EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers Game 3 November 24th

Group A:

After the first window, Bosnia and Herzegovina was in the lead and riding the high of unprecedented accomplishments, but in some ways were the victims of their own success and their struggles carried over in Weissenfels after a 97-58 loss to Germany. That opened the door in Leuven and Belgium is on top of the tiebreaker at the halfway point after scoring the first 22 points on the way to a 112-41 win over North Macedonia.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2411/Germany-Bosnia-and-Herzegovina#|tab=boxscore
Germany [97]: Gulich 18/7r Hartmann 17 Brunckhorst 14/6a Bar 12/7a Degbeon 11 Fiebich 7/10r/9a Greinacher 7 Schiffer 5 Geiselsoder 4 Schinkel 2 Lappenkuper 0 Eichmeyer 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina [58]: Hurt 17/6r N. Zubac 9 Babic 8 D. Zubac 7 Delic 4 Domuzin 4 Markovic 4 Deura 3 Mandic 2 Miseljic 0 Viskovic DNP Selimovic DNP

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2411/Belgium-North-Macedonia#|tab=boxscore
Belgium [112]: Meesseman 17/6r Linskens 14/13r Ben Abdelkader 14 Delaere 12 Claessens 11 Resimont 9 Vanloo 9/6a Joris 9 Ramette 7 Be. Massey 6 Lisowa Mbaka 4 Bi. Massey 0
North Macedonia [41]: Antic 15/6r Stojanovska 14 Hempe 4 Nikolikj 4 Kmetovska 2 Adamovska 2 Trajchevska 0 Selcova 0 Dimitrijevikj 0 Aleksovska 0 Dimova 0 Dimitrovska 0

Standings: Belgium 2-1, Germany 2-1, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1, North Macedonia 0-3

Group B:

Ukraine had a big lead after the first window last year, but with everything going on in the country since then, it was unclear how they would handle this window and it was a tough start in Vilnius with an 81-62 loss to Gintare Petronyte, Laura Juskaite, and Lithuania. France was able to move into the group lead as their 103-77 win over Elina Aarnisalo and Finland in Saint-Chamond put them at the top of the tiebreaker.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2411/Lithuania-Ukraine#|tab=boxscore
Lithuania [81]: Petronyte 27/12r Juskaite 20 Jocyte 15 Nacickaite 11 Labuckiene 5/11r Baltkojiene 3 Meskonyte 0 Grigalauskyte 0 Sulske 0 Sventoraite 0 Miknaite DNP Raulusaityte DNP
Ukraine [62]: Iagupova 18/7a Maznichenko 15 Filevych 12 Uro-Nile 8 Yurkevichus 7/10r Dubniuk 2 Rulyova 0 Datsko 0 Balaban 0 Shmatova 0 Horobets 0 Havrylchyk 0

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2411/France-Finland#|tab=boxscore
France [103]: Johannes 16 Vukosavljevic 15 Toure 15 Michel 12 Salaun 12 Chartereau 9/7r Fauthoux 8/6a Astier 6 Heriaud 4 Badiane 4 Chery 2/7r Ciak 0
Finland [77]: Aarnisalo 24/6a Kuier 14/7r Holopainen 13 Pounds 6 Sandvik 6 Koskimies 5 Ollilainen 3 Lehtoranta 3 Pelander 2 Lemmila 1 Pirtinnen 0 Agyei 0

Standings: France 2-1, Ukraine 2-1, Lithuania 2-1, Finland 0-3

Group C:

Neither game in this group was competitive, starting in Timisoara with Virag Kiss and Hungary leaving with a 99-40 win over Romania. In Huelva, Spain rolled to a 120-54 win over Iceland.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2411/Romania-Hungary#|tab=boxscore
Romania [40]: Armanu 9 Virjoghe 8/8r Podar 8 Panait 5 Vaida 4 Ardelean 2 Ghizila 2 Fota 2 Kilin 0 Nan 0 Pricop 0 Pop 0
Hungary [99]: V. Kiss 24/9r Lelik 12 Goree 10/12r Studer 10 Meresz 9 Dombai 9 Dubei 8 Nagy 7 Kanyasi 5 Torok 3 A. Kiss 2 Horvath 0

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2411/Spain-Iceland#|tab=boxscore
Spain [120]: Araujo 19/10r Rodriguez 14 Ginzo 13 Conde 12/6a Casas 10 Torrens 9 Quevedo 8 Carrera 8 Cazorla 8 Pena 7 Romero 7/6a Etxarri 5/6r
Iceland [54]: Hinriksdottir 16 Kjartansdottir 13 Alexandersdottir 9 Svansdottir 8 Sigurdardottir 4 Jonsdottir 4 Kristjansdottir 0 Grimsdottir 0 Aegisdottir 0 Davidsdottir 0 Larusdottir 0 Karlsdottir 0

Standings: Spain 3-0, Hungary 2-1, Romania 1-2, Iceland 0-3

Group D:

The big storyline in this group has been Turkey’s naturalization of Teaira McCowan and they had a good game to ease her into proceedings as she and Tilbe Senyurek led them in a 140-44 win over Albania in Mersin. Poland had their best chance at creating some chaos in this group when they hosted event hosts Slovenia in Gniezno, but their rally to take the lead into halftime was erased in a 78-71 loss.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2411/Turkey-Albania#|tab=boxscore
Turkey [140]: McCowan 28/17r Senyurek 20/7r Onar 15/7a Canitez 14 Bilgic 14 Yildizhan 10 Fitik 8/9r Caglar 8/7a Cakir 8/8a Uzun 7/6r Istanbulluoglu 4 Gulcan 4
Albania [44]: Lugaj 9 Dishnica 7 Lalaj 6/9r Verri 6 Baraj 6 Qosja 4 Mala 2 Memushi 2 Palko 2 Shallo 0 Pellumbi 0 Gjoni 0

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2411/Poland-Slovenia#tab=boxscore
Poland [71]: Kastanek 11 Telenga 10/15r Rembiszewska 10 Gertchen 10 Makurat 8 Gajda 8 Skobel 5 Jakubiuk 4 Drop 3 Borkowska 2 Banaszak 0 Parzenska DNP
Slovenia [78]: Oblak 14/7r/13a Lisec 14/7r Friskovec 14 Cvijanovic 13 Jelenc 12 Jakovina 6 Debeljak 3 Sivka 2 Senicar 0 Kroselj 0 Abramovic DNP Ceh DNP

Standings: Turkey 3-0, Slovenia 2-1, Poland 1-2, Albania 0-3

Group E:

After a disappointing summer, Serbia started out strong in Belgrade and have a clear lead in this group after a 79-51 win over Bulgaria.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2411/Serbia-Bulgaria#|tab=boxscore
Serbia [79]: Krajisnik 18/13r Crvendakic 15 Nogic 12 Anderson 10/8a Raca 10 Stankovic 6 Jovanovic 5/7r/6s Topuzovic 3 Cado 0 Stanacev 0 Zec 0 Djordjevic 0
Bulgaria [51]: Hristova 14 Dimitrova 11/9r Sharenkapova 8 Ivanova 6 Stoichkova 3 Kostova 3 Konstantinova 2 A. Petrova 2 A.K. Petrova 2 Nikolova 0 Dineva DNP Natskina DNP

Standings: Serbia 2-0, Croatia 1-1, Bulgaria 0-2

Group F:

The removal of Russia from the qualification process made this group a lot more straightforward with the winner advancing. Maria Jespersen and Denmark knew that this gave them at least a reasonable chance at an upset for the lone spot, but they fell short in their first meeting with Jelena Dubljevic and Montenegro 67-60 in Gentofte.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2411/Denmark-Montenegro#|tab=boxscore
Denmark [60]: Jespersen 30/11r Formann 12 Seilund 7 Hesseldal 6/13r Brynaa 4 Pehadzic 1 Tryggedsson 0 Wich 0 Sandback 0 Gudmand 0 Viso 0 Iversen DNP
Montenegro [67]: Dubljevic 23/11r Mujovic 13 Zivaljevic 12 Lekovic 9 Zivkovic 6 Kovacevic 2/6r Vucetic 2 Radonjic 0 Jaksic 0 Scepanovic 0 Pasic DNP Vukcevic DNP

Standings: Montenegro 2-0, Denmark 1-1, Austria 0-2

Group G:

Greece has the advantage at the halfway point in this group after an 86-61 win over Estonia in Faliraki. The last game of the day was in this group in Matosinhos and then it took overtime for Temi Fagbenle and Great Britain to pick up their first win 76-69 over Marcia Robalo and Portugal.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2411/Greece-Estonia#|tab=boxscore
Greece [86]: Spanou 19/9r Fasoula 16/9r Christinaki 11 Stamolamprou 11 Sotiriou 9 Karlafti 6 Diela 5 Stamati 5 Pavlopoulou 2/9a Chairistanidou 2 Alexandri 0 Tzanetatou 0
Estonia [61]: Toks 11 Pokk 10/11r Pulk 10 Bratka 9 Koster 9 Rattasepp 6 Koorits 5 Uprus 1 Kangur 0/6r Lass 0 Poldmaa 0 Jaama 0

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2411/Portugal-Great-Britain#|tab=boxscore
Portugal [69]: Robalo 33 Correia 11 S. Silva 8/6r Kostourkova 5/6r Da Silva 5 Ferreira 2 Filipe 2 Umabano 2 Viana 1 Soeiro 0 M. Silva 0 Goncalves DNP
Great Britain [76]: Fagbenle 28/7s Anigwe 16/10r Handy 14/7r Gayle 7 Robb 5 Leonard 3/6r Stewart 2 Simpson 1 Norton 0 Charles 0 Joseph DNP Brown DNP

Standings: Greece 3-0, Portugal 1-2, Great Britain 1-2, Estonia 1-2

Group H:

Faith Etute and Luxembourg had a plan to create a big surprise, but Slovakia recovered to win 77-57. In Naples, Italy left no doubts and crushed Switzerland 78-29.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2411/Luxembourg-Slovakia#|tab=boxscore
Luxembourg [57]: Etute 27/15r Jablonowski 15/7r Mreches 10 Skrijelj 5/7r Geniets 0 Dittgen 0 Muller 0 Bidinger 0 Baum 0 La. Irthum 0 Wolff 0 Li. Irthum 0
Slovakia [77]: Wrzesinski 17/6a Prazenicova 16 Dudasova 14 Oroszova 9/10r Jakubcova 9/10r Stasova 7 Buknova 4 Remenarova 1 Moravcikova 0 Martiskova DNP Palenikova DNP Svetlikova DNP

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2411/Italy-Switzerland#|tab=boxscore
Italy [78]: Zandalasini 17 Verona 14 Keys 9/6r Andre’ 8/10r Fassina 6 Cubaj 6 Spreafico 6 Bestagno 4 Trucco 3 Romeo 3 Attura 2 Carangelo 0
Switzerland [29]: Favre 7 Herminjard 6 Fora 4 Topaloglu 3 Constantin 2 Jacquot 2 Stoianov 2 Ruga 2 Schwarz 1 Franchina 0 Margot 0 Martinez 0

Standings: Italy 3-0, Slovakia 2-1, Switzerland 1-2, Luxembourg 0-3

Group I:

Belarus’s removal from this group meant that the group winners here would take the lone qualification place. The Netherlands knew that an upset in Almere would be tough without two key players and the Czech Republic did leave with a 71-66 win.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2411/Netherlands-Czech-Republic#|tab=boxscore
Netherlands [66]: Westerik 11 Fokke 11 Bettonvil 10/7r Treffers 10 Fleuren 6 De Kleijn 5 Driessen 5 Van Den Adel 4 Kuijt 4 Jorritsma 0 De Jonge 0 Guijt 0
Czech Republic [71]: Reisingerova 19/7r Andelova 15 Hamzova 11/6s Brezinova 7 Zeithammerova 6 Holesinska 5 Vyoralova 4/6r Stoupalova 2 Vorackova 2/8a Kopecka 0 Sklenarova 0 Malikova DNP

Standings: Czech Republic 2-0, Netherlands 1-1, Ireland 0-2

Group J:

With Israel already qualified as hosts, Sweden needed a win to get back in the picture, but Klara Lundquist and Amanda Zahui B could not help them get them the win and they fell short 75-68.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2411/Sweden-Israel#|tab=boxscore
Sweden [68]: Lundquist 21/8a Zahui B 20/10r Ekh 15 Asoro 4 Nystrom 3 Abdi 2/6r Gultekin 2 Hjern 1 Vesterberg 0 Kantzy DNP Ahlberg DNP Astrom DNP
Israel [75]: Baron 19 Cohen 17/9r Rotberg 16 Zipel 9 Edelman 4 Fleischer 3/7r Eisner 3 Raber 2 Karsh 2 Hadad DNP Revahe DNP Kayuf DNP

Standings: Latvia 2-0, Israel 1-1, Sweden 0-2

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