An inspired fourth quarter gave Spain the win against Russia. Spain trailed for more than three quarters before taking over the lead in the middle of fourth and never giving it back.
Italy held a 19 point fourth quarter lead against Belgium and eventually allowed it to be narrowed down to 6 with 90 seconds remaining. Belgians were unable to score in the remaining time to make it a one possession game.
In the relegation round the final place in division A will be determined on Sunday between Serbia and Turkey who both won tonight. Germany’s loss will mean they will be relegated to division B.
Daria Kolosovskaya (Russia, SF) 14 points, 8 rebounds in L against Spain
Laura Quevedo (Spain, F) 15 points, 3 rebounds in W against Russia
Elena Capella (Spain, G) 12 points, 7 rebounds in W against Russia
Cecilia Zandalasini (Italy, F) 17 points, 9 rebounds, 6 turnovers in W against Belgium
Marzia Tagliamento (Italy, SF) 16 points, 8 rebounds in W against Belgium
Julie Allemand (Belgium, PG) 17 points in L against Italy
Kyara Linskens (Belgium, C) 14 points, 11 rebounds in L against Italy
A last second shot by Maria Kamburova gave Bulgaria a place in division A. Lithuania also will advance to division A, while Portugal and Latvia will play tomorrow for the final spot in division A.
Borislava Hristova (Bulgaria, SG) 24 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals in W against Latvia
Maria Kamburova (Bulgaria, PF) 14 points, 13 rebounds in W against Latvia
Ieva Spigule (Latvia, SG) 15 points, 6 rebounds in L against Bulgaria
Agne Cereckyte (Lithuania, G) 19 points in W against Portugal
Dalia Belickaite (Lithuania, G) 22 points, 7 rebounds in W against Portugal
Simone Costa (Portugal, SF) 17 points in L against Lithuania