Latvia Knock France out

Latvia always appeared to be in control of this game and a 9:0 run in the final period proved to be the decisive moment in a game that went down to the last seconds. Gunta Basko may have finished as top scoring but this was a true team performance that has put them into the […]

Belarus Upsets Czech Republic

The deciding factor in this low scoring game was a 9:0 run by Belarus in the fourth quarter that put them in front for the very last time. Not even a late 3-pointer by Eva Viteckova at the wire was enough to put Anatoli Buyaiski team out of their stride as they edged out the […]

France Moves On With Win Over Serbia

Millica Dabovic caused France difficulties early on as her in-your-face style troubled France when her team took an early lead (14-7) midway through the first quarter. France forced to run after the score, leaving the back door open for their opponents to exploit. Even when the backdoor was closed Serbia found a way to get […]

Spain Falls To Russia

Russia 64 – Spain 49 The only score in the first 2 minutes came from the charity stripes. Lucila Pascua scored the first field gaol of the match as she managed to work herself inside the paint. Maria Stepanova showed her soft touch with a delicate 3-pointer to put Russia back in front, while Olga […]

Host of Eurobasket 2007 Italy Out

Belarus abandoned their outside game from the off and went for the inside strength of Marina Kress and Anastasiya Verameyenka while Italy opened with a pair of treys by Francesca Modica in a hectic opening session. Belarus alternated their defensive systems between zone and player to player that disturbed the Italian attack while giving themselves […]

Latvia Wins and Goes Through As Second Seed

GERMANY 47- LATVIA 60 Latvia went out of the gates with an 8-2 run and never looked back in the first. Teams traded baskets and Germany slowly chipped the difference until they got within 2, 10-8, with 5:37, remaining, after a lay up by Dorothea Richter. Germany took then a 6-0 run which put Latvia […]

Czech Republic Claims First Spot After Thriller Against Belgium

REPUBLIC 72 – BELGIUM 70 The first quarter was leveled, with a constant trade of baskets, with none of the teams being able to pull away, and with no big runs. Both teams looked for their go-to players in the offense. Belgium found Ann Wauters who finished the quarter with 8 points and 5 rebounds, […]

Lithuania's Hot Hand Seals Their Passport To Quarterfinals

Lithuania 67 – Turkey 61 After a first lead of 5-4 for Lithuania (5-4), Algirdas Paulauskas’ team took a 6-0 from the Turks – with 4 pts coming from Yasemin Horasan- that put Turkey 10-5 up Lithuania rushed in the offense, thanks partly to the good turk defense, which also dominated the boards. They weren’t […]

Spain Remains The Only Team Undefeated at Eurobasket 2007

Spain 63 France 53 Slow start but, strong finish for the Spanish National Team after defeating France. In the last period Spain won 23-7 with inspiration from Amaya Valdemoro. “We lost our confidence and it’s a real pity because we played so well at the beginning of the game.” Sandrine Gruda, who finished with 13 […]

Great Italy Overwhelm Serbia

SERBIA 43 – ITALIA 64 Serbia and Italy played a very balanced first half of their game, since both teams know what was on stake. Both teams performed aggressive defense that made that was hard to move the score, although teams traded baskets. The first quarter finished 12-17 for Italy, with Laura Macchi as the […]