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July 2022
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Montenegro jump out on Turkey to lift the trophy in Skopje

SKOPJE (North Macedonia) - Montenegro added on Sunday an extra special note alongside promotion when they stormed past Turkey 98-56 to win the FIBA U20 Women's European Championship, Division B title.

A stunning 16-0 start to the contest gave them a jump start and they never had cause to look back as they piled on the agony for Turkey.

Jovana Sakovic went 6 of 7 from the field en-route to 17 points, Maja Bigovic barely missed either as she added 14 points and Jovana Radonjic racked up 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.  

Slovenia were not a match for Israel in the Third-Place Game as they went down 82-64. Both nations at a low ebb after missing out on promotion, Israel responded to finish on a high note, with Yarden Garzon outstanding. She accumulated a brilliant 25 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. 

Greece powered their way to a top-five finish with ease as Ioanna Chatzileonti returned 18 points and 9 rebounds, with teammate Danai Papadopoulou contributing 20 points in a 74-49 victory.

Norway had no trouble nailing 7th place after breezing past North Macedonia 77-45, Karyn Sanford excelling with 26 points. Switzerland swept away Romania 79-52 in the battle for 9th place as Emma Chardon fired 21 points. Ukraine waltzed past Iceland 72-55 to tke 11th, helped by 16 points from Daria Dubniuk.

Slovakia secured 13th by sliding past Albania 78-56 thanks to 17 points and 8 assists from Simona Neuschlova. Kosovo squeezed out Armenia 70-64 to take 15th, with Agnesa Rrahmani amassing a spectacular 31 points. Croatia avoided last spot by beating Georgia 74-45 as Nika Kurdija claimed 16 points. 10 boards and 7 assists.

Final Standings

1. Montenegro
2. Turkey
3. Israel
4. Slovenia
5. Greece
6. Germany
7. Norway
8. North Macedonia
9. Switzerland
10. Romania
11. Ukraine
12. Iceland
13. Slovakia
14. Albania
15. Kosovo
16. Armenia
17. Croatia
18. Georgia