The draw for the tournament will be held on September 21 in Paris, France.
In essentially a playoff game between Ukraine and Hungary, the visitors had issues containing young guard Alina Iagupova who broke down defenders one-on-one one after another. What limited her was foul trouble – she picked up two in the first quarter and two more in the third one. For Ukrainians it was compensated by Oleksandra Kurasova picked up 16 points and dominated on the boards with 19. Ukraine won the battle on the boards by 18.
Portugal played evenly with Israel for most of the game, but ultimately failed to secure their first win of the summer.
|Ukraine – Hungary 73-66
Ukraine: Iagupova 23, Kurasova 16 (19 reb), Zarytska 12
Hungary: Honti 21, Horti 11, Quigley 11
|Israel – Portugal 58-47
Israel: Levitsky 14, Doron 12, Cohen 11
Portugal: Da Silva 11 (12 reb), Oliveira 11, Filipe 7, Correia 7
Serbia didn’t give no glimmer of hope to Poland who were hoping they would sensationally lose to Estonia in their final game. It didn’t happen as the Serbians claimed a 39 points win. Poland’s win created a three-way tie on top of Group B where, due to points scored for and against ratio between those three games, Montenegro and Serbia advanced ahead of Poland.
|Poland – Switzerland 64-51
Poland: Majewska 11, Koc 11, Skobel 10, Losi 10
Switzerland: Twehues 20, Giroud 16, Thalmann 5
|Estonia – Serbia 58-97
Estonia: Nikolai 17, Pokk 14, Rausberg 8
Serbia: M.Dabovic 21, Maksimovic 21, Krnjic 18, Jovanovic 14
Having already secured a place in the EuroBasket Women 2013, Slovak Republic secured first place in Group C by defeating undermanned Slovenian squad. Having lost 4 players to injuries, they gave their PG Nika Baric a game off.
Belgium evened the score in the Benelux battle by defeating Netherlands at home.
|Slovak Republic – Slovenia 93-54
Slovak Republic: Sujova 16, Tetemondova 15, Jalcova 13, Kupcikova 12, Kmetova 10, Cernakova 9
Slovenia: Trebec 15, Osterman 11, Pirsic 11
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|Belgium – Netherlands 72-61
Belgium: Mayombo 13, Van Malderen 13, Meesseman 12, Hendrickx 10
Netherlands: Halman 16, Brorin 13, Klein 9
Bulgaria gave their neighbors Romanians a run for their money despite playing without their leader Jaklin Zlatanova. Sweden finished their dream summer with a win at Germany.
|Romania – Bulgaria 75-68 OT
Romania: Marginean 26, Pavel 12, Stoenescu 8
Bulgaria: Bachvarova 18, Perostiyska 15, Georgieva 13
|Germany – Sweden 62-73
Germany: Austmann 17, Fikiel 15, Richter 7
Sweden: Halvarsson 20, F.Eldebrink 16, E.Eldebrink 10 (12 reb)
Despite Taaru Tuukkanen scoring 24 points and grabbing 13 rebounds Finland lost their final game of the summer to Italy. Having lost to Italy in Round 9, Greece was the only team in the tournament that defeated Luxembourg by only a single digit margin.
|Finland – Italy 62-82
Finland: Tuukkanen 24 (13 reb), Korpivaara 8, Pounds 8
Italy: Zanoni 21, Masciadri 10, Gatti 9
|Greece – Luxembourg 70-62
Greece: Skiadopoulou 21 (12 reb), Dimitrakou 14, Lymoura 8
Luxembourg: Schmit 15, Hetto 14, Mosson 13 (11 reb)
*e means the teams are eliminated for EuroBasket Women 2013 contention
*x marks teams that have clinched spots in EuroBasket Women 2013