The second day of the 2018 Women’s U24 European Championships was a copy of the first day with all three teams playing each other again to determine the final standings and the two teams that will play in the final on the third day.
The day opened with the game between France and Germany. France came looking for their first win and to avenge their disheartening last-minute defeat they suffered at the hands of Germany the night before.
Despite Germany’s opening 10-point unanswered run at the start of the game, France responded in the second quarter and brought the deficit back to six points, to trail 16-22 at the half-time break. The third and fourth quarters both went the way of Germany though, 6-4 and 12-6, for them to secure the win, 40-26, and a place in the final.
Germany were back on the court in the second game of the day, this time up against undefeated Great Britain. Again, it was another commanding performance from Great Britain as they were too strong for the less experienced German team winning their third game in a row at these championships, 64-14. Great Britain captain Joy Haizelden led the way with a triple-double (11 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists).
Great Britain finished the day off with a win over France, 53-18, to make a clean sweep of the round robin stages, and they will now meet Germany in the final at 17.00pm tomorrow.
Results from Friday 2nd November 2018
10:00 – G4 – France 26-40 Germany
14:00 – G5 – Germany 14-64 Great Britain
18:00 – G6 – Great Britain 53-18 France
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Photo courtesy of Team Germany Rollstuhlbasketball