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 […]

Spain Claims The Bronze

BELARUS 56 – SPAIN 63 The first quarter was marked by poor shooting from both teams –a 30% in field goals for each team and trading baskets in the first was really poor. With 3:·0 remaining Anastaiya Verameyenka made it 9-8 with Spain in front but it would take 1:30 more to score somebody again. […]

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 […]

Italy Ends Latvia’s Hopes Of Making It To The Worlds

ITALY 68 – LATVIA 66 Latvia came out strong and was ahead 12-3 after 3:30 Gunta Basko and Zane Tamane scored 4 apiece- Italy struggled in front Latvia’s defense, while Basko lead the team in the offense to end the first ahead 25-10. Both teams struggled in the offense in the first 5 minutes of […]

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 […]

Greece And Italy Will Fight For A Spot At The Worlds

SLOVAKIA 59 – GREECE 64 In a game in which teams got off to a slow start in shooting Dimitra Kalentzou lead the team in the first with Dimitra Kalentzou of her teams 17 pts and the score was 17-11 after a struggling first half of the quarter. Slovakia stopped the Greeks after four minutes […]

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 […]

Hammon Leads Russia To Semifinals After Overtime

RUSSIA 69 – LATVIA 64 Svetlana Ambrosimova came out strong for Russia scoring 6 of the first 10 pts from her team, making it10-2 after 3:30 -she scored 10 from Russia's 14 pts in the first. Latvia struggled in the beginning credit to Russia's defense. Ambrosimova made it 14-5 with three minutes remaining but then […]

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 […]