Lucky Seven For Champions Greece

26.08.2012

U20 WOMEN DIVISION B

Greece celebrate their promotion to Division A
Greece only lost one game at the U20 European Championship Women Division B to finish first in Klatovy

U20 European Championship Women Division B tournament winners Greece pulled away in the fourth quarter to top hosts Czech Republic 76-71 and finish with a 7-1 record.

Greece, who have secured promotion alongside Germany and Hungary, were trailing 55-54 going into the final period but reeled off seven quick points to lead 61-55 on Anna Stamolamprou's jump-shot with 6:46 left to go.

The Czechs kept battling and were within three, 74-71, when Dominika Pohunkova split a pair of free throws 55 seconds from time.

But after Stamolamprou added two more free throws, Pohunkova missed a three-pointer and then a lay-up and the Czech challenge faded away.

Tournament MVP Artemis Spanou led Greece there with another huge game, pouring in 33 points and collecting nine rebounds, while Stamolamprou added 17.

Pohunkova led the Czechs with 16 points while Pamela-Therese Effangova added 12 and Barbora Kasparkova 11.

The Czechs finished fifth with a 4-4 record.

Germany wrapped up second place with a 6-2 record as they enjoyed an 83-64 win over Bulgaria after getting off to a strong start.

They led 23-12 after Sonja Greinacher ended the first quarter with a lay-up, and never looked back.

Greinacher was on her way to 20 points and eight rebounds to lead Germany, with Finja Schaake adding 10 points.

Kristina Peychinova led Bulgaria with 17 points while Gabriela Kostova added 15.

Hungary stormed to the finish as they beat Belgium 56-41 to take third place, also with a 6-2 record.

Hungary trailed 35-33 after Liza Biebuyck nailed a three-pointer, but a 10-0 Hungary run signalled the start of a 23-6 surge in a brilliant finish.

Zsofia Licskai led Hungary with 12 points while Viktoria Fuisz added 10. Merieke Versavel was Belgium's topscorer with seven.

Switzerland moved to 2-6 as they finished off with a 65-43 win over 4-4 Romania.

Rosalie Grobet had 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead Switzerland, with Sarah Cavin hitting 13 and Vanessa Dorestant 11.

Cristina Bigica had 12 points for Romania, with Dora Ardelean adding 10.


RELATED NEWS

Spanou Named Tournament MVP27.08.2012

Advertisement

FIBA Europe sponsor stripAerosvitI Feel SloveniaMolten