Nordic Championships 2014 Day two Report
Norway 41-60 Iceland
Denmark 36 -75Sweden
Estonia 62-74 Finland
Norway 41-69 Iceland
Denmark 51-55 Sweden
Estonia 36-67 Finland
Iceland heating up!
A tightly contested first qtr with just one point separating the teams, Norway were 1/8 from he field but 3/5 from three point land. As the game progressed so did Iceland’s confidence. Led by key players doing damage in the key the team finished the game shooting 20/24 from the FT line. Agustsdottir finished the game with 14 pts, Halfdanardottir had an impressive second half 9 pts and 12 rebounds. Raa the only player from Norway to make double figures. However don’t count out the nippy SG Mildestvedt to put up some numbers later in the tournament
U18 Estonia v Finland
Finland for three!
Back in January in the BSBC Finland cruised by Estonia 76-40. It seems Kadri-Ann Lass and Kadri Uiga have had enough of losing, both managed game high scores of 20 points for Estonia and kept the game close throughout. However it was Finland for three!… nine of the 12 man roster stuck one in from downtown, the team shooting at total of 12/19. Emilia Helle had one of her best games to date 11 pts, 3 assts, 3 rebounds and zero turnovers.
U16 Demark v Sweden
The game of the tournament so far for me was a thrilling and nail biting contest. It was great for me to see some fresh faces, my first viewing of Denmark u16’s and Sweden were able to field 7 new additions to the squad that performed competently in January in the BSBC. Caroline Martin and Lena Svanholm carried Denmark offensively with 14 and 19 pts respectively. The games was tight throughout the only thing missing was solid outside shooting and then Wilma Sjogren Njie nailed this shot from the corner in the last minute of the game and Denmark were unable to respond. Great advert for the strength of the women’s games in this area. Some very exciting prospects for the future.
Showing whose boss, Sweden!
Not to be out shone by their younger team, Sweden’s u18’s stamped their mark on the tournament with an emphatic win over Denmark 75-36. The improving Caroline Wich hit 10 and the consistent Enna Pehadzic had 13 pts from 25 minutes each, but the team struggled with 26 turnovers and Sweden out rebounded Denmark 49-29. New comer Matilda Agren was Sweden’s most effective player and her team high of 15 pts was well supported by the usual’s. Sweden were able to cruise through the latter stages of the game and are likely to cruise through the following two games, question is can Finland upset the party on Sunday? Remember Finland got the 50-45 win on the last day of the BSBC, time for revenge?
Enna Pehadzic showing great shooting form and great leadership here in Solna