No Russian Mercy For The Swedes

16 July 2012

U16 WOMEN

Russia topped Sweden, 61-37, getting their fourth consecutive win in the U16 European Championship Women in Miskolc.

The Russian frontcourt showed early to be nearly unstoppable, with head coach Liudmila Kornenkova asking her players to get the ball into the paint.

It comes as no surprise that Russia made 44 of their points inside the restrictive area.

The Swedish understood early they needed a plan to match up their opponents, trying to press the Russian guards.

But with Ksenia Levchenko getting stronger every day in this competition, Russia was able to find solutions to all the problems created by the Swedes.

Daria Kolosovskaya was, once again, the best Russian scorer, with 14 points, having in Zhosselina Maiga her most remarkable teammate, with 10 points and six rebounds.

Andjela Hrnjez scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds for Sweden.

Russia will face a big challenge on Tuesday, playing against Belgium, as only one of these teams will stay undefeated in Group E.


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