Quarter-Final tickets punched on dramatic Day 4 in Udine
UDINE (FIBA U16 Women's European Championship 2016) - There was no shortage of drama on the fourth day of the FIBA U16 Women's European Championship 2016 as the Quarter-Finals places were confirmed.
There were an array of nail-biting finishes in a number of absorbing Round of 16 match-ups. Lithuania had to hold their breath when Hungary launched a last-gasp triple attempt, but it fell short. Helped by 22 points, seven steals and a late baseline jumper from Dalia Donskichyte, Lithuania collected a 72-70 victory.
Just as dramatic was Spain dodging a bullet against Russia to win 48-47. They were protecting a proud 25 year long record of always reaching the last eight and they survived thanks mainly to a go-ahead triple by Laura Piera in the closing stages.
Belarus made the Quarter-Finals for the first time in a decade by outlasting Sweden 62-56, as Daryna Bachkarova came alive with 22 points.
Italy had to work hard to get past a resilient Portugal 60-51. While their opponents had not won a game, they caused the hosts a headache and it needed 19 points and 11 rebounds from Sara Madera to get them across the finishing line.
Czech Republic eased past Slovak Republic 65-47 to take a derby win, with Anezka Kopecka racking up 14 points and 13 rebounds, while France blasted away Serbia.
Germany beat Turkey 63-43
Belarus beat Sweden 62-56
Spain beat Russia 48-47
Czech Republic beat Slovak Republic 65-47
Lithuania beat Hungary 74-72
Croatia beat Latvia 53-49
Italy beat Portugal 60-51
France beat Serbia 85-50
Germany v Belarus
Spain v Czech Republic
Lithuania v France
Italy v Croatia
All other teams will play in the 9-16 Classification which will see three teams relegated to Division B.
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