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June 2023
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Germany's first win in 12 years eliminates Slovenia, sends France to Quarter-Finals

LJUBLJANA / TEL AVIV (Slovenia / Israel) - There were starkly contrasting emotions in Ljubljana as Germany won their first FIBA Women's EuroBasket game since 2011 and Slovenia crashed out of contention. 

Meanwhile, a number of teams all bounced back from their opening day disappointments. These included Spain and Italy in Tel Aviv, as well as Greece, who upset Latvia in one of the more unlikely results of the competition so far. In the other half of the tournament bracket, Turkey took their first victory - although only after a last second intervention from the towering Teaira McCowan.

Germany take landmark win to inflict misery on hosts; France into Quarter-Finals

There were tears of joy and despair as Germany outlasted Slovenia 66-62 to claim a win on their return to the competition after a 12-year absence.

The victory also meant that Slovenia now can't progress beyond the Group Phase. Marie Guelich impressed for Germany with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds. 

The win for Germany also propelled France directly to the last eight of the competition. Earlier in the day they had dug out a 63-57 win against Great Britain. Temi Fagbenle led the Brits with a fine 20 points and 8 boards, but France had too much collectively. Mamignan Toure stood out with 15 points for the winning side. 

Greece show incredible heart as fantastic Fasoula takes over

Beaten in disappointing fashion on the first day in Israel by Montenegro, there was a perfect response by Greece as they collected a 73-65 victory against Latvia. It was a win that few would have predicted considering that their opponents had opened up their Group A account by beating favorites Spain.

But there was to be no denying Greece thanks mainly to the brilliant work of Maria Fasoula who finished the contest with 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Eleanna Christinaki weighed in with 11 points and 12 boards as Artemis Spanou netted 22 points. 

Also in Group A, there was a jaw-dropping 26-6 last quarter for Spain against Montenegro and that laid the foundation for them to take a first success as they rode out 78-57 winners. Maria Conde was the standout baller with 20 points and 6 rebounds.

Zanadlasini catches fire for Italy; Meesseman and the Cats show their class again 

Cecilia Zanadalasini helped Italy to bounce back from their opening day misery as they got a first win on the board. The guard was sensational as she scored 33 points to take down Israel 88-68 in what was her highest ever tally in the tournament.

Relieved to get a first victory on the board, Italy also had Laura Spreafico adding a nice 16 point cameo, while Israel now have one last chance to avoid an unwanted 0-3 campaign on home soil,

Having lit up the first day with a record-breaking effort that completely swamped co-hosts Israel, they picked up where they left off by overwhelming Czech Republic 84-41. Their opponents simply couldn't cope with some incredible fast-break basketballl.

The formula was a familiar one, with Emma Meesseman unstoppable and finishing the contest with 24 points and 11 rebounds, as well as 6 assists and 6 steals. Once again, Julie Allemand expertly directed traffic from the backcourt and came out with a terrific 12 points and 11 assists.

Turkey slip past Hungary in nail-biter as McCowan says no

A big double-double of 14 points and 15 rebounds plus a dramatic last second swat by Teaira McCowan was the difference as Turkey sneaked past Hungary 69-68 in Group D.

Hungary had a double-digit lead in the third quarter but were punished for missing nine free-throws, while Turkey also prospered from some big downtown scores in the closing minutes from Alperi Onar and Sevgi Ozun. Meanwhile Reka Lelik had a game-high 18 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists in a losing effort for Hungary.

Serbia top the Group D standings after overwhelming Slovakia 90-52 off the back of a 6 of 7 shooting display from Ivana Raca who scored 16 points. 

Daily Highs

Efficiency: 39 - Cecilia Zandalasini (ITA)
Points: 33 - Cecilia Zandalasini (ITA)
Rebounds: 15 - Teaira McCowan (TUR)
Assists: 11 - Julie Allemand (BEL)
Steals: 6 - Emma Meesseman (BEL)
Blocks: 3 - Jasmine Keys (ITA)


Group A (Tel Aviv)

Greece 73-65 Latvia 
Spain 78-57 Montenegro 

Group B (Tel Aviv)

Czech Republic 41-84 Belgium 
Israel 68-88 Italy 

Group C (Ljubljana)

France 63-57 Great Britain 
Slovenia 66-62 Germany

Group D (Ljubljana)

Hungary 68-69 Turkey
Serbia 90-52 Slovakia