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Day 3 recap: Slovenia continue dominant form, Malta's Ylenia Bonett records rare triple-double

MUNICH (Germany) - The action continues to heat up at the FIBA U18 Women's European Challengers as the number of unbeaten teams was cut to eight on Thursday, while there was also the rare feat of a triple-double.

Headlines:

- Croatia survive wobble, Portugal also stay unbeaten in Riga
- Jocyte has 31 as Lithuania hand Turkey first loss in Klatovy
- Heraklion sees Greece open win column; France, Spain still perfect
- Slovenia rack up another big win, Bulgaria riding high in Sofia
- Triple-double for Malta's Bonett in Andorra la Vella

Day 3 Standout Performers:

Riga: Nika Lokica (CRO) - 21 PTS / 6 REB / 5 AST / 3 STL
Klatovy: Juste Jocyte (LTU) - 31 PTS / 13 REB / 6 AST
Heraklion: Georgia Grigoropoulou (GRE) - 16 PTS / 18 REB / 2 STL
Heraklion: Anaelle Dulat (FRA) - 15 PTS / 10 REB / 3 BLK
Sofia: Iliyana Georgieva (BUL) - 20 PTS / 8 REB / 5 AST / 3 BLK
Sofia: Daria Biriuk (UKR) - 17 PTS / 5 REB / 5 AST / 4 STL
Andorra la Vella: Ylenia Bonett (MLT) - 12 PTS / 11 REB / 12 STL / 4 BLK

Riga Challenger:

Group A

9/15 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 POR Portugal 3 3 0 100 214 152 62 71.3 50.7 6
2 CRO Croatia 3 3 0 100 219 182 37 73 60.7 6
3 LAT Latvia 3 2 1 66.7 182 176 6 60.7 58.7 5
4 RUS Russia 3 1 2 33.3 195 182 13 65 60.7 4
5 GER Germany 3 0 3 0 173 200 -27 57.7 66.7 3
6 ROU Romania 3 0 3 0 141 232 -91 47 77.3 3

Gameday 3 results: Croatia came through a stern test to preserve their unbeaten start as Nika Lokica netted 21 points in their 76-71 triumph over Germany, who had been ahead with 2:17 remaining. Portugal picked up their third win in Riga as they brushed aside the challenge of Russia, 74-50, with another 20+ game for Ines Vieira, while Latvia secured their second win by beating Romania, 67-54.

Klatovy Challenger:

Group B

9/15 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 SRB Serbia 3 3 0 100 186 135 51 62 45 6
2 LTU Lithuania 3 2 1 66.7 209 170 39 69.7 56.7 5
3 TUR Turkey 3 2 1 66.7 182 173 9 60.7 57.7 5
4 HUN Hungary 3 1 2 33.3 161 160 1 53.7 53.3 4
5 CZE Czech Republic 3 1 2 33.3 167 188 -21 55.7 62.7 4
6 IRL Ireland 3 0 3 0 154 233 -79 51.3 77.7 3

Gameday 3 results: Juste Jocyte poured in 31 points along with 13 rebounds and 6 assists to lead Lithuania to a come-from-behind 71-65 success over Turkey having outscored their opponents 19-7 in the fourth. Serbia are the outright leaders as they saw off Hungary in a 63-43 victory to move to 3-0, while Czech Republic pulled away from Ireland in the middle periods in an 80-52 success to get off the mark on home soil.

Heraklion Challenger: 

Gameday 3 results: Spain came out on top in the unbeaten clash Poland with a strong third quarter helping secure a 59-45 victory as they joined France on a 3-0 record at the top after their comprehensive 92-44 win over Israel. Meanwhile, hosts Greece ended their losing start as they held off Slovakia to claim a dramatic 56-54 victory as Georgia Grigoropoulou posted 16 points and 18 rebounds.

Sofia Challenger:

Group D

9/15 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 SLO Slovenia 3 3 0 100 243 77 166 81 25.7 6
2 BUL Bulgaria 3 3 0 100 201 164 37 67 54.7 6
3 UKR Ukraine 3 2 1 66.7 213 157 56 71 52.3 5
4 SUI Switzerland 3 1 2 33.3 160 179 -19 53.3 59.7 4
5 MKD North Macedonia 3 0 3 0 129 221 -92 43 73.7 3
6 ALB Albania 3 0 3 0 103 251 -148 34.3 83.7 3

Gameday 3 results: Slovenia now have a combined winning margin of +166 through three games as they enjoyed another convincing success in beating Switzerland, 65-34, with the damage having been done in the first half. Bulgaria also moved to 3-0 with a 64-55 victory over North Macedonia with Deana Stoyanovska and Iliyana Georgieva sharing 42 of those points, while Ukraine ran out strong 85-35 winners over Albania.

Andorra la Vella Challenger:

Group F

6/6 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 CYP Cyprus 3 3 0 100 261 88 173 87 29.3 6
2 MLT Malta 3 2 1 66.7 194 124 70 64.7 41.3 5
3 MDA Moldova 3 1 2 33.3 129 231 -102 43 77 4
4 AND Andorra 3 0 3 0 96 237 -141 32 79 3

Gameday 3 results: Ylenia Bonett recorded a rare triple-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 12 steals as Malta defeated Andorra, 73-21, with Marie Buhagiar adding 19 points and 11 boards. Earlier, Cyprus had all 12 players on the scoresheet as they cruised to a 100-23 victory against Moldova with all four teams now heading into the Semi-Finals on Saturday.

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