EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers Game 4 November 27th

Group A:

A dream first window became a nightmare second window for Bosnia and Herzegovina as they lost to Emma Meesseman, Julie Vanloo, and Belgium 100-60 in Leuven. Germany did not look convincing early in Skopje, but Leonie Fiebich helped them take care of business against Merritt Hempe and North Macedonia to win 71-47.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2711/Belgium-Bosnia-and-Herzegovina#|tab=boxscore
Belgium [100]: Meesseman 20/9r/10a Vanloo 20/14a Ben Abdelkader 16/6r/6a Delaere 16 Linskens 11 Massey 7 Lisowa Mbaka 4 Geldof 3 Joris 3 Ramette 0 Resimont 0 Nauwelaers 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina [60]: Hurt 15/7r Babic 10 Delic 9 Mandic 6 Deura 6 Domuzin 5 Markovic 5 N. Zubac 4 Miseljic 0 Viskovic 0 Selimovic 0 D. Zubac DNP

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2711/North-Macedonia-Germany#|tab=boxscore
North Macedonia [47]: Hempe 20 Antic 8 Trajchevska 7 Stojanovska 6 Kmetovska 4 Selcova 2 Nikolikj 0 Adamovska 0 Dimitrijevikj 0 Dimova DNP Alesovska DNP Dimitrovska DNP
Germany [71]: Fiebich 23/13r Gulich 11/7r Brunckhorst 10 Bar 9/6r Degbeon 9 Greinacher 5/7r Hartmann 3 Geiselsoder 1 Schinkel 1 Schiffer 0 Lappenkuper 0 Eichmeyer DNP

Standings: Belgium 3-1, Germany 3-1, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-2, North Macedonia 0-4

Group B:

One of the early games of the day was in Helsinki and Kamile Nacickaite and Lithuania carried momentum from their last game to win 65-56 over Finland. Ukraine was looking to repeat their early upset in Roanne behind Alina Iagupova and kept the game within makeable distance for the middle portion of the game despite a tough start before Marine Johannes and France won 109-88.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2711/Finland-Lithuania#|tab=boxscore
Finland [56]: Kuier 19/9r Aarnisalo 18 Sandvik 4/8r Pounds 4 Koskimies 3 Pekonen 3 Lemmila 2 Pirttinen 2 Lehtoranta 1 Pelander 0/6r Viita 0 Agyei DNP
Lithuania [65]: Nacickaite 24 Labuckiene 16/11r Jocyte 9 Petronyte 6/6r Grigalauskyte 4/6r Juskaite 3 Sulske 3 Sventoraite 0 Baltkojiene 0 Meskonyte 0 Jurciute DNP Zelnyte DNP

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2711/France-Ukraine#|tab=boxscore
France [109]: Johannes 21 Chartereau 19 Badiane 14 Fauthoux 12/7a Vukosavljevic 11 Heriaud 9 Michel 8 Chery 7 Toure 5 Astier 3 Salaun 0 Malonga DNP
Ukraine [88]: Iagupova 28/6a Maznichenko 16/10r Balaban 14 Dubniuk 12 Uro-Nile 8 Yurkevichus 5 Filevych 3 Datsko 2 Horobets 0 Havrylchyk 0 Rulyova DNP

Standings: France 3-1, Lithuania 3-1, Ukraine 2-2, Finland 0-4

Group C:

In Huelva, Astou Ndour-Fall and Spain took care of the part that they could control with a 77-66 win over Hungary. After their win, they were able to sit back and watch the game in Reykjavik and Sara Hinriksdottir firing Iceland past Anamaria Virjoghe and Romania 68-58 allowed Spain to officially qualify.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2711/Spain-Hungary#|tab=boxscore
Spain [77]: Ndour-Fall 21/6r Casas 13/6r Rodriguez 11/6r Cazorla 9/6a Torrens 7/6a Carrera 6 Araujo 5 Conde 5 Romero 0 Pena DNP Ginzo DNP Quevedo DNP
Hungary [66]: V. Kiss 14/6r Goree 10/8r Studer 10 Dombai 9 Kanyasi 7 Dubei 5 Lelik 4 Horvath 3 Meresz 2 Ruff-Nagy 2 Torok 0 A. Kiss DNP

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2711/Iceland-Romania#|tab=boxscore
Iceland [68]: Hinriksdottir 33/7r Svensdottir 10 Kjartansdottir 9/7r Kristjansdottir 5/7r Karlsdottir 4/6r Jonsdottir 4/7a Sigurdardottir 3 Alexandersdottir 0 Davidsdottir 0 Grimsdottir 0 Larusdottir DNP Aegisdottir DNP
Romania [58]: Virjoghe 21/17r Ghizila 16 Podar 10 Vaida 8/8r Panait 2 Fota 1 Ardelean 0 Armanu 0 Pop 0 Kilin 0 Pricop DNP Nan DNP

Standings: Spain 4-0, Hungary 2-2, Iceland 1-3, Romania 1-3

Group D:

It would have been extremely improbable for Turkey to officially qualify, but their 80-74 win over Zala Friskovec and Slovenia in Mersin behind Teaira McCowan gets them pretty close. The game in Durres went about as expected with Liliana Banaszak and Kamila Borkowska helping Poland roll to a 136-50 win over Albania.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2711/Turkey-Slovenia#|tab=boxscore
Turkey [80]: McCowan 26/9r Onar 16 Senyurek 14/7r/6a Cakir 7 Caglar 6/6r Uzun 5 Yildizhan 3 Canitez 2 Fitik 1 Bilgic 0 Aydin 0 Gulcan DNP
Slovenia [74]: Friskovec 27/7r Lisec 13 Jakovina 11 Oblak 7/7r/14a Sivka 7 Kroselj 7 Senicar 2/7r Debeljak 0 Cvijanovic 0 Jelenc 0 Rupnik DNP Kramzar DNP

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2711/Albania-Poland#|tab=boxscore
Albania [50]: Verri 11 Rreshpja 8 Palko 8 Pellumbi 6 Qosja 5 Mala 5 Lugaj 5 Lalaj 2 Memushi 0 Gjoni 0 Shallo 0 Baraj 0
Poland [136]: Banaszak 23/11r Borkowska 20/11r Makurat 17/7r/9a Telenga 15/9r Jakubiuk 13 Niemojewska 10 Pietrzynska 10 Gertchen 9 Drop 8 Skobel 7 Parzenska 4

Standings: Turkey 4-0, Slovenia 2-2, Poland 2-2, Albania 0-4

Group E:

There were some fears that this could be a trap game for Croatia in Vukovar, but having a naturalized player helped and Ana-Marija Begic was magnificent for them in a 93-74 win over Borislava Hristova and Bulgaria.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2711/Croatia-Bulgaria#|tab=boxscore
Croatia [93]: Begic 27/10r Bura 19/11r Zellous 19 Slonjsak 13 Tadic 11/9a Cvitkovic 4/6r Masic 0 Perisa 0 Rodek DNP Dedic DNP Mandic DNP Vojtulek DNP
Bulgaria [74]: Hristova 20/9r/6a A. Petrova 11 Ivanova 10 Kostova 9 Konstantinova 7 Dimitrova 6 Sharankapova 5 Nikolova 3 Stoichkova 2 Dineva 1 A.K. Petrova 0 Natskina 0

Standings: Croatia 2-1, Serbia 2-0, Bulgaria 0-3

Group F:

This group was a little bit more open heading into this window with today’s game in Vienna. Maria Jespersen led Denmark again, but Austria used a strong fourth quarter to win 66-63. The teams are all technically tied on points, but Montenegro has played one fewer game and a win in either of the last two games will get them the qualification spot.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2711/Austria-Denmark#|tab=boxscore
Austria [66]: Koizar 18/7r C. Neumann 11 Wildbacher 9 Fuchs-Robetin 8/8r Schicher 6/9r Sill 6 Koppl 4 A. Neumann 2 Krisper 2 Solyom 0 Alborova 0 Jurhar DNP
Denmark [63]: Jespersen 21/9r Brynaa 18 Seilund 8/9a Pehadzic 6 Hesseldal 4/11r Viso 3 Agmund 2 Wich 1 Trygeddsson 0 Gudman DNP Iversen DNP Espsensen DNP

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

Group G:

Greece could not officially qualify in Faliraki, but knew that a win would get them close. Great Britain knew that finishing this window with another win would put them right back in the middle of the qualification picture, but their halftime lead did not hold up and Mariella Fasoula led the hosts in a 72-65 win. Portugal bounced back from a tough loss to win 76-52 over Estonia in Tartu.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2711/Greece-Great-Britain#|tab=boxscore
Greece [72]: Fasoula 22/8r Spanou 15/12r Stamati 14 Pavlopoulou 11 Stamolamprou 6 Christinaki 4 Chairistanidou 0 Alexandri 0 Sotiriou 0 Gkizani DNP Diela DNP Karlafti DNP
Great Britain [65]: Fagbenle 18/8r Anigwe 11/9r Norton 9 Leonard 7/8a Handy 6 Robb 5 Stewart 4 Gayle 3 Simpson 2 Monakana 0 Joseph 0 Charles 0

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2711/Estonia-Portugal#|tab=boxscore
Estonia [52]: Lass 12 Pulk 12 Bratka 9 Pokk 8 Koster 4/8r Rattasepp 3 Kangur 2 Koorits 2 Toks 0 Poldmaa 0 Lilleallik 0 Jaama 0
Portugal [76]: Bettencourt 15 Filipe 14 Robalo 11 Ferreira 10 Kostourkova 9/9r S. Silva 9/6r Viana 6 Umabano 2 Soeiro 0/6a M. Silva 0 Goncalves 0 Carvalheira 0

Standings: Greece 4-0, Portugal 2-2, Estonia 1-3, Great Britain 1-3

Group H:

Luxembourg has looked strong in this window and it ended with a fantastic result in Fribourg after Catherine Mreches and Faith Etute led them to an 81-43 win over Switzerland. That result meant that Italy would qualify with a win and they did so in Naples 81-60 over Slovakia.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2711/Switzerland-Luxembourg#|tab=boxscore
Switzerland [43]: Constantin 16 Schwarz 9/8r Fora 8 Ruga 3 Margot 2 Franchina 2 Stoianov 2 Jacquot 1 Topaloglu 0 C. Martinez 0 S. Martinez 0
Luxembourg [81]: Mreches 24 Etute 20/12r Jablonowski 17/6r Skrijelj 5/8r Bidinger 5 Irthum 5 Geniets 2 Muller 2 Dittgen 1 Wolff 0 Baum 0 Schumacher 0

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2711/Italy-Slovakia#|tab=boxscore
Italy [81]: Verona 16/8r Keys 14/7r Spreafico 9 Fassina 8 Cubaj 7 Madera 5 Bestagno 5 Zandalasini 4/6a Andre’ 4 Penna 3 Romeo 3/6a Carangelo 3
Slovakia [60]: Palenikova 16 Jakubcova 12/8r Wrzesinski 12/9a Oroszova 6 Mistinova 6 Dudasova 5/6r Stasova 3 Buknova 0 Remenarova 0 Moravcikova 0 Martiskova 0 Svetlikova DNP

Standings: Italy 4-0, Slovakia 2-2, Luxembourg 1-3, Switzerland 1-3

Group I:

This is the other group with one qualification place up for grabs and Ireland took a big lead in Dublin early, which would have made it very difficult for the Netherlands to still have a reasonable chance, but the visitors completed a furious rally late and left with a 59-56 win to mean that they key game will be their visit to the Czech Republic.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2711/Ireland-Netherlands#|tab=boxscore
Ireland [56]: Melia 19/13r E. Thornton 10 Herlihy 7 O’Reilly 7 Finn 7 Tiernan 6 O’Connor 0 Huijsdens 0 Clarke 0 Bracken 0 H. Thornton 0 Hickey DNP
Netherlands [59]: Bettonvil 15/9r Treffers 10/9r Westerik 8 De Kleijn 7 Van Den Adel 6/7r Fokke 6/6r Driessen 4 Kuijt 3 De Jonge 0 Fleuren 0 Jorritsma DNP Guijt DNP

Standings: Netherlands 2-1, Czech Republic 2-0, Ireland 0-3

Group J:

One of the early games of the day was in this group and Latvia had the chance to qualify with a win in Riga. Eden Rotberg and Israel had the lead for a large portion of the game, but Kitija Laksa and Anete Steinberga led the hosts in the fourth quarter and a 79-73 win sealed their spot.

https://www.fiba.basketball/womenseurobasket/2023/qualifiers/game/2711/Latvia-Israel#|tab=boxscore
Latvia [79]: Laksa 23 Steinberga 22/10r/7a Pilabere 9 Jakobsone 7/6a Jurjane 6 Strautmane 4 Gulbe 3/6r Pulvere 3 Babkina 2 Vilka 0 Vihmane DNP Meldere DNP
Israel [73]: Rotberg 28 Cohen 18/8r Baron 13 Karsh 11 Raber 2 Edelman 1 Eisner 0 Zipel 0 Hadad 0 Fleischer 0 Revahe DNP Kayuf DNP

Standings: Latvia 3-0, Israel 1-2, Sweden 0-2

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