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August 2019
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Unbeaten quartet lead teams into the Quarter-Finals in Klatovy

KLATOVY (Czech Republic) - Russia, Belgium, France and Spain all maintained their perfect records at the FIBA U20 Women's European Championship as the Quarter-Finals lineup was confirmed on Wednesday.

Russia survived a major scare against Germany - who went 0-3 in the Group Phase - before they eventually prevailed 53-47 with Anastasiia Zotkina collecting 15 rebounds to go with 7 points to help her side through a stern test.

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Poland claimed arguably the biggest surprise of the day when they opened the Round of 16 action with a 59-48 victory over the Netherlands. Having trailed 18-9 after 10 minutes, they battled back in a strong finish and their reward is a last eight meeting with Belgium.

With a rested Billie Massey returning to action with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 5 steals, the Young Cats moved into the next round, despite a second-half slump in a 48-42 win against Latvia.

The hosts saw their top eight hopes dashed as Italy produced a decisive 9-0 run to close out a 64-59 triumph over Czech Republic. Costanza Verona finished with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists 

Spain continued their quest for a 5th consecutive title and set up a showdown with Italy after easing past Belarus, 86-55 as with France far from convincing as they beat Sweden 53-31.

Earlier, Serbia held on to beat Lithuania 66-62 in a close encounter, while Dalma Czukor put up 23 points, 6 rebounds and 6 steals to lead Hungary to a comfortable 65-53 success over Portugal.


Spain v Italy

Hungary v France

Serbia v Russia

Belgium v Poland