Greece Sign Off With Win Over Luxembourg



9. Nafsika Stavridou (Greece)
Nafsika Stavridou and Greece finished on a high against Luxembourg

Greece didn't make it to next year's EuroBasket Women in France but they finished the Qualification Round campaign with a 70-62 home triumph over Luxembourg on Saturday.

Center Faidra Skiadopoulou, 21, poured in 21 points and corralled 12 rebounds for the Greeks, who finished third in Group E behind Italy and Latvia with a 5-3 record.

Greece led Luxembourg from start to finish.

They stormed into a 16-4 lead with veteran guard Olga Chatzinikolaou scoring six of those points and Zoe Dimitrakou four.

Luxembourg, who had some bright moments this summer, never gave up against Greece.

Down by 14, they closed to within four points midway through the third quarter.

The visitors weren't able to come all the way back, though, and lost for the eighth time in as many games in the Qualification Round.

In a losing effort, Cathy Schmit had 15 points and six assists and Nadia Mossong finished with 13 points and 11 boards.