June 23, 2021
The quarterfinals were played on Wednesday with winners also grabbing spots in world championship qualifying in addition to staying in championship contention. Losing teams have one more chance on Saturday with two more qualifying spots on the line. Belarus continued their same pattern in Valencia, stifling opponents as they beat Sweden 58-46, but will have to step outside of their group for the first time on Saturday. Their opponent will be France, which withstood a fantastic effort from Jonquel Jones, who was without her frontcourt partner, to win 80-67. Bosnia and Herzegovina is not a deep enough team to cope with such a key player out, but has a solid chance against Sweden, which lost most of their preferred post players before the tournament. The other game in Strasbourg was fantastic as two players who spend most of the year as teammates led their teams. In the end, it was Emma Meesseman and Belgium just fending off Maria Vadeeva and company 85-83. Russia has been desperate to return to the global stage, but they will have a tough opponent ahead for the last spot as the last game of the day had even more drama. Spain had the advantage for most of the game at home only to give up the lead late and then missed a chance to regain it at the foul line, allowing Serbia to dominate the overtime period and win 71-64.
Belarus vs. Sweden 58-46 BLR Papova 18/11r Verameyenka 16/10r Bentley 11 Hasper 5 Likhtarovich 2 Rytsikava 2 Ziuzkova 2 Tarasava 2 Karasevich DNP Vasilevich DNP Brych DNP Inkina DNP SWE F. Eldebrink 11/8r Fontaine 10 E. Eldebrink 7/9r/6a E. Nystrom 6 Johansson 4 Drammeh 4 Loyd 2 Lundquist 2 A. Nystrom 0 Ekh DNP Visscher DNP Hersler DNP
France vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina 80-67 FRA Johannes 15 Gruda 15 Miyem 14 Williams 12/6r Vukosavljevic 9 Michel 5/6r Rupert 4 Chartereau 2 Tchatchouang 2 Ciak 2 Duchet 0 Epoupa DNP BIH Jones 29/24r Tavic 8 Dzombeta 8 A. Delic 5 Babic 5 Brcaninovic 4 Dzebo 4 Deura 3 N. Delic 1 Domuzin 0 Gajic DNP Vrancic DNP
Belgium vs. Russia 85-83 BEL Meesseman 33/11r K. Mestdagh 19 Linskens 13 Allemand 9/6a Delaere 6/8a Vanloo 5 Bi. Massey 0 Geldof 0 H. Mestdagh 0 Nauwelaers 0 Carpreaux DNP Be. Massey DNP RUS Vadeeva 30/7r Glonti 17 Levchenko 11 Shilova 11 Musina 10 Komarova 3 Goldyreva 1 Shtanko 0 Kurilchuk 0 Ogun DNP Fedorenkova DNP Shabanova DNP
Serbia vs. Spain 71-64(OT) SER Vasic 19/9r Anderson 17 Jovanovic 15/10r Brooks 7/7r Krajisnik 5/7r Skoric 2 Crvendakic 2 Dabovic 2 Cajo 2 Butulija 0 Dugalic 0 Jankovic DNP ESP Ouvina 14/8r Ndour 12/8r Cazorla 11 Carrera 9 Gil 6/9r Conde 5 Dominguez 5 Casas 2 Quevedo 0 Palau 0 Rodriguez 0 Ginzo DNP