11 - 19
August 2023
15 Olivia Vukosa (CRO)
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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.

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Key Storylines

- 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

Top Performers

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.

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.

Results of the Day

Group A

Finland 62-54 Czech Republic
Portugal 45-68 Latvia

Group B

Turkey 57-62 France
Serbia 64-68 Hungary

Group C

Croatia 58-56 Italy
Israel 54-64 Poland

Group D

Greece 31-82 Spain
Slovenia 79-71 Belgium