France Upsets Russia Claims First Seed

FRANCE 72 – RUSSIA 66 The first quarter teams traded baskets with none of the teams controlling the game and in which only the lack of accuracy decided who lead. Ilona Korstin put Russia ahead 8-5 after 2:40 and Thikonenko’s team kept ahead until the end of the first, reaching a biggest lead of 6 […]

Belarus Beats Turkey and Advances To Quarter Finals

TURKEY 70 – BELARUS 86 Both teams came out strong in the offense, mostly Belarus, knowing that they had to overcome an amount of points to advance to quarter finals, putting ahead from the first minute after five straight points -2 from Anastasiya Verameyenka and a three pointer from Nataliya Trafimava. They kept ahead until […]

Italy Dismantle Lithuania In Second Half, Advances To Quarter Finals

ITALY 72 – LITHUANIA 58 First quarter was all about trading baskets with the lead changing hands five times. Gintare Petronyte scored Lithuania’s first five points and Italy answered and put in front after scoring five straight points – a trey from Raffaella Masciadri and a fastbreak from Simona Ballardini to make it 9-5 afte […]

Ndongue Decides For France

TURKEY 43 – FRANCE 55 France dominated the early stages of the game making it 10-2 after only 3:30. Sandrine Gruda scored her 8th point of the quarter –all jumpers from the key- to put France ahead 12-7. Pierre Vincent rotated his bench after 6:30 putting his starters to rest –Gruda, Dumerc, Ndongue, Melain y […]

Ambrosimova Leads Russia Pass Italy

RUSSIA 67 – ITALY 59 Italy switched one on one to zone defense during the game trying avoid that Russia pulled away and hoping to have a chance against Thikonenko’s team. Italy put ahead in the early stages, 8-5 after back to back three pointers from Raffaella Maciadri and Simona Ballardini. Svetlana Ambrosimova answered also […]

Belarus Survives Lithuanias Late Reaction

BELARUS 61 – LITHUANIA 55 Teams were even in the first where defenses weren’t specially aggressive but teams struggled in the offense. Belarus took an early 7-2 lead and they would keep their noses in front at the end of the first 12-11 after a freebie from Volha Padabed. Belarus came out better in the […]

Underdog Slovakia Gives Latvia First Defeat

SLOVAKIA 78 – LATVIA 69 Latvia came out strong as usual and made a 11-2 run with 8 of the 9 first points coming from Anete Jekabsone Zogota, leading to Pokey Chatman's time out due to the offensive storm after which they reacted making a 13-4 pts run , only allowing Latvia four points in […]

Spain Wins In Second Half

SPAIN 67 – POLAND 55 A good defensive polish team stopped Spain from doing its game although Spain put in front 7-3 after three minutes, then the Polish reacted playing the game down under where Magdalena Liecejewska started a 6-0 run with back to back baskets capped by two freebies by Agnieszka Bibrzyca to put […]

Greece Overcome Czech Reaction And Wins Convincingly

GREECE 62 – CZECH REPUBLIC 45 Greene started with a three pointer from EVanthia Maltsi who scored 8 pts from her team 16 and they kept their noses in front the whole first quarter, although the Czechs tied the score twice. The first was dominated mostly by Trading until when with 3:40 remaining and with […]

France Edges Lithuania In Last Minute

LITHUANIA 55 – FRANCE 57 The whole first quarter was about Trading. Isabelle Yacobou entered in the second half of the quarter and she scored 6 of the 8 last points of her team which ended the first ahead, 15-14, after a jump shot from Florence Lepron. France struggled in the offense in the second […]