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Mbulito crowned MVP to lead All-Star Five in Sopron

SOPRON (FIBA U20 Women's European Championship 2018) - There was double cause for Iris Mbulito to celebrate at the FIBA U20 Women's European Championship after she added the MVP title to her winners medal.

Having scored the game-winning basket in the pivotal 50-51 win during the Quarter-Finals against France, Mbulito then did even better in the title game.

She then saved her best for last, claiming in a 21-point, 12-rebound double-double for an impressive efficiency of 29 in the Final.

She pipped the impressive Ivana Raca, who was chosen as MVP in the Fan Vote. The Serbian forward was superb throughout and the main reason Serbia depart Sopron with a silver medal.

She was joined in the All-Star Five by her teammate Ivana Katanic, and that meant a touch of deja vu for the Serbian captain, who took that honor in the same Arena last year at U18, when her team also finished on the second podium step.

Netherlands took a medal for only the second time in their history at the event, landing the bronze, with Laura Westerik rewarded for her efforts at both ends of the court.

Meanwhile, Germany's standout star Satou Sabally did not make the Quarter-Finals with her team, but her towering displays and eye-popping numbers made her impossible to ignore. She finished the tournament leading both the points and rebound categories, also with a tournament-best efficiency of 24.6.

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