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July 2016
Team France
27/07/2016
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Chartereau's game-winner rescues France

SOPRON (FIBA U18 Women's European Championship 2016) - Laure Resimont and Alexia Chartereau scored game-winners as Belgium and France survived scares in a dramatic day of Round of 16 action.

Both teams had to watch helplessly as their opponents had shots to win, but Josipa Silov of Croatia and Gabija Meskonyte of Lithuania were left gutted as their final efforts bounced clear.

In the end, Turkey provided the only shock of the day in the very first game, surviving a stunning fourth-quarter comeback from Czech Republic to take a victory that their commanding play in the first three periods had earned.

But Latvia joined France in preserving their unbeaten record only by the skin of their teeth, with Digna Strautmane’s offensive rebound leading to Dinija Pavelsone’s last-minute basket that finally shook off a fantastic effort from the winless Israeli team.

Reka Lelik's wonderful double-double of 22 points and 11 assists enabled her team to dominate Serbia, while Spain cruised past Slovenia and Italy shut down Slovak Republic’s offence, holding them to nine points over the second and third quarters combined.

Russia capped the day with a convincing win over Netherlands, spurred by Daria Kurilchuk’s 14 points in the opening quarter on her way to a game-high 20 overall.

For more on all of today's action, you can also go to the #FIBAU18Europe Live Feed.

Wednesday's results
Turkey beat Czech Republic 60-56
Belgium beat Croatia 61-59
Spain beat Slovenia 69-42
Latvia beat Israel 59-56
Italy beat Slovak Republic 44-31
Hungary beat Serbia 69-53
France beat Lithuania 53-51
Russia beat Netherlands 82-50

Quarter-Finals (Friday)
Turkey vs Spain
Belgium vs Latvia
Italy vs France
Hungary vs Russia

Classification Games 9-16 (Friday)
Czech Republic vs Slovenia
Croatia vs Israel
Slovak Republic vs Lithuania
Serbia vs Netherlands

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