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August 2022
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Serbia cruise to Division B title over Turkey

PODGORICA (Montenegro) - Serbia have been crowned champions at the FIBA U16 Women's European Championship, Division B after defeating Turkey 84-66 and capping off an undefeated tournament run.

Serbia led for all but 43 seconds and had four players score double figures with Jana Vesic leading the way with 18 points and Lana Maric recording a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Turkey were led again by Selin Tekin who finished with 17 points and knocked down 4-of-9 three-pointers.

In the Third-Place game, Israel knocked off Sweden 59-47 in a fairly one-sided affair. Israel made things difficult for Sweden, forcing 26 turnovers and swiping away 15 steals. Maya Zilbershlag nearly missed out on a double-double with 15 points and 9 rebounds along with 2 assists and 4 steals.

Bulgaria claimed a fifth-place finish over Slovakia, 66-63, after trailing by as many as 17 points in the third quarter. Denitsa Manolova put up one of the best stat lines of the tournament, posting a huge double-double with 26 points and 16 rebounds.

Bosnia and Herzegovina held off Austria 66-61 for 7th place behind Lyla Kahrimanovic's 31 points and 11 rebounds, while hosts Montenegro gave their home crowd one more reason to cheer, finishing their tournament on a high note with a 9th place finish over Netherlands, 67-57.

Great Britain secured 11th place by sliding past Iceland 69-66, Ukraine got a convincing 87-62 win over Romania for 13th place behind 30 points, 9 rebounds and 8 steals from Daria Biriuk.

Ireland got their second win of the tournament at the expense of Norway, 73-46, while Luxembourg came out on top of Group E in the 17-19 Classification Group thanks to a 59-51 win over North Macedonia.

Final Standings

1. Serbia
2. Turkey
3. Israel
4. Sweden
5. Bulgaria
6. Slovakia
7. Bosnia and Herzegovina
8. Austria
9. Montenegro
10. Netherlands
11. Great Britain
12. Iceland
13. Ukraine
14. Romania
15. Ireland
16. Norway
17. Luxembourg
18. North Macedonia
19. Switzerland