FIBA Europe U20 Championship
Day 7 summary


It was quarter-final day at the FIBA Europe U20 Championship Women Division A. Spain eliminated France (55-53) while the Netherlands knocked out the Ukraine (71-63). Turkey and Russia also booked their places in the last four.

Russia qualified for their fifth straight U20 semi-final after hitting an avalanche of three-pointers (9 in total) to see off Sweden (73-65).

Russia had their usual issues in taking care of the ball turning the ball over 16 times. However Sweden were having an off day and were not able to take advantage of such gifts.

Russia will take on the Netherlands in the semi-final.

 Olcay Cakir, Gizem Sezer, Aysegül Günay, Özge Kavurmacioglu, Pelin Bilgic, Büsra Akgün, Cansu Köksal, Elif Emirtekin, Emel Güler, Merve Aydin, Gizem Basaran, Ayse Cora

Turkey are the only team not to have suffered a defeat in this competition but they did not look the all conquering team against Belarus.

Aziz Akkaya, the Turkish coach was concerned that the pressure of trying to win the first medal at a youth European women's championship might get to his players.

He was right to be worried with his team trailing (35-40) during the third quarter. However a 13-0 run finally put Turkey in charge as they rolled to victory (66-61) with 12 points apiece by Ayse Cora and Pelin Bilgic.

You may watch the game highlights below:



In the classification games for 9th place Poland needed double overtime to win against Serbia (72-66) while Lithuania beat the Slovak Republic (57-54). This means that Poland will take on Lithuania in the 9th place game while Serbia and the Slovak Republic are in the 11th place game.

Italy are one win away from winning the relegation group after beating Portugal (56-52). In the other game Latvia beat Great Britain (72-61).

These results mean that Great Britain and Portugal have been officially relegated.


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Final Round


29 August 2012 Latvia: Bridina Krista's reflections

26 August 2012 U20 European Championship title goes to Spain

26 August 2012 France take fifth place

25 August 2012 France will face Sweden for fifth place

25 August 2012 Spain to meet Russia in the final again

24 August 2012 Russia and Turkey qualify for semi-final

24 August 2012 The Netherlands on history course

24 August 2012 Spain eliminate France (55-53)



Qualifying Round

24 August 2012 Erin Mc Garrachan, GB U20 captain fighting for a win

23 August 2012 Eugénio Rodrigues from Portugal is proud of his team

22 August 2012 Second round comes to an end

22 August 2012 France eliminate the Slovak Republic

21 August 2012 Turkey, only team with perfect record - Portugal win

21 August 2012 France gave Serbia no chance

21 August 2012 Spain and Turkey remain perfect on day 4

20 August 2012 Third defeat in a row for France

20 August 2012 Slovak Republic beat Ukraine the hard way

Preliminary Round

18 August 2012 First phase comes to a dramatic end

18 August 2012 Turkey beat France for Group win

18 August 2012 The Slovak Republic send Great Britain into the relegation round

17 August 2012 Injuries and illness still the focus on day 2

17 August 2012 France lost against Ukraine

17 August 2012 Latvia defeat Belarus

16 August 2012 The show goes on despite players falling ill

16 August 2012 Turkey open with a comfortable victory against Ukraine

16 August 2012 France made to work hard against Portugal



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15 August 2012 Coaches and players cannot wait to start

13 August 2012 French U20 roster for European Championship