Croatia bounce back to pick up first win, Hungary win overtime thriller
IZMIR (Turkey) - Hungary improved to 2-0 in Group B after a comeback victory over Serbia in overtime and are one of the five remaining undefeated teams after two days at the FIBA U16 Women's European Championship 2023.
- Hungary erase 11-point deficit against Serbia, stay unbeaten with overtime win
- Croatia edge out Italy to get into win column behind Vukosa's huge double-double
- Five teams still with no losses heading into final day of Group Stage
For the second consecutive day, Croatia's Olivia Vukosa was a top performer, as she posted the highest efficiency of 33 on Day 2 after putting up a huge 22-point, 22-rebound double-double along with 2 assists. The 14-year-old shot 8-of-17 from the field.
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Serbia's Jovana Popovic led the way for Serbia in their overtime loss to Hungary with a team-high 21 points, 7 steals, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocks for an efficiency of 28.
Slovenia took control and pulled away in the fourth quarter over Belgium behind Lina Jerkovic's well-rounded stat line of 19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists whilst sinking 4-of-5 three-pointers for a 27 efficiency.
Wiktoria Haegenbarth was instrumental in helping Poland get to 2-0 thanks to grabbing a tournament-high 23 rebounds in addition to scoring 14 points for an efficiency of 27.
There was a third efficiency of 27 on the second day for Lilyana Fontcha, as she helped France also move to 2-0 with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals on 8-of-9 shooting from the field.
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