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10/08/2016
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Quarter-Final tickets punched on dramatic Day 4 in Udine

UDINE (FIBA U16 Women's European Championship 2016) - There was no shortage of drama on the fourth day of the FIBA U16 Women's European Championship 2016 as the Quarter-Finals places were confirmed.

There were an array of nail-biting finishes in a number of absorbing Round of 16 match-ups. Lithuania had to hold their breath when Hungary launched a last-gasp triple attempt, but it fell short. Helped by 22 points, seven steals and a late baseline jumper from Dalia Donskichyte, Lithuania collected a 72-70 victory.

Just as dramatic was Spain dodging a bullet against Russia to win 48-47. They were protecting a proud 25 year long record of always reaching the last eight and they survived thanks mainly to a go-ahead triple by Laura Piera in the closing stages.

Belarus made the Quarter-Finals for the first time in a decade by outlasting Sweden 62-56, as Daryna Bachkarova came alive with 22 points.

Italy had to work hard to get past a resilient Portugal 60-51. While their opponents had not won a game, they caused the hosts a headache and it needed 19 points and 11 rebounds from Sara Madera to get them across the finishing line.

The other tickets were stamped in more emphatic fashion, including Germany who shrugged off a slow start to cruise past Turkey 63-43 as Emily Bessior and Leonie Fiebich shared 32 points.

Czech Republic eased past Slovak Republic 65-47 to take a derby win, with Anezka Kopecka racking up 14 points and 13 rebounds, while France blasted away Serbia.

Wednesday's results
Germany beat Turkey 63-43
Belarus beat Sweden 62-56
Spain beat Russia 48-47
Czech Republic beat Slovak Republic 65-47
Lithuania beat Hungary 74-72
Croatia beat Latvia 53-49
Italy beat Portugal 60-51
France beat Serbia 85-50

Quarter-Finals
Germany v Belarus
Spain v Czech Republic
Lithuania v France
Italy v Croatia

All other teams will play in the 9-16 Classification which will see three teams relegated to Division B.

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