FIBA Europe U18 European Championship Women, Division B:
Qualification round comes to an end

Romanian players celebrate qualification for the semi-final of the U18 Global Vision championship © FIBA Europe

Romania, the hosts of the 2010 Global Vision FIBA Europe U18 European Championship Women Division B, booked their ticket for the semi-final by beating Denmark (65-58) to finish second in their group.

Romania took control of the game during the second quarter to go into the locker room leading (41-30).

Cristina Bigica led the scoring for the hosts with 16 points while Sonia Ursu added 12 points.

For England it was not a case of "defense hustle" but "no more turnovers please".

They were never in control of the game against Belarus. Yet they went into the final quarter leading (58-56).

They committed 6 turnovers at crucial times during the final quarter that came back to hurt them as Belarus took hold of the game during the last four minutes to win the game (81-76).

Nadzeya Bohdan from Belarus and Temitope Fagbenle led their teams in scoring with 24 points each.

Georgia Kantara © FIBA EuropeEngland's chance of qualifying for the semi-final was taken by the Netherlands who blitzed Finland in the first quarter (27-13) and hung on to the victory (66-56) with 17 points coming from Petronella Kraaijenoord.

Croatia gave Greece a scare early on leading (31-30) at the interval. However Greece came through with 20 points and 15 points from Artemis Spanou and Georgia Kantara (left) to win (68-60).

All the results from the second day of qualification round action are:

Croatia 60-68 Greece
Belarus 81-76 England
Denmark 56-65 Romania
Netherlands 66-56 Finland

Classification round results:

Switzerland 47-61 Germany

Bosnia and Herzegovina 59-46 Luxembourg

Estonia 60-74 Montenegro

Israel 63-39 Scotland

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Date created: 07 August 2010

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