PREVIEW: Ireland U16 Women face tricky Swiss at #FIBAU16Europe
August 19, 2018
Ireland U16 women will face Switzerland on Monday in an all-important group phase clash. Ireland go into the game in third place, while Switzerland are a place below them, in fourth.
Switzerland lost their opening game to Romania, 58-49, but bounced back with a victory over group minnows, Kosovo. The Swiss were then tasked with facing group leaders Israel and failed to meet the challenge, losing 39-87.
Ireland are currently one point ahead of Switzerland and a victory over them gives the Irish a much higher chance of finishing among the top places in the group.
With victories over Luxembourg and Kosovo, and a loss to Romania, the final to games are crucial for Ireland, where they face the Swiss and Israel.
Head coach Karl Kilbride looked ahead to the game; “The girls are grateful for the rest day as we’ve been working hard these last couple of games. We’ll prepare, have a look at Switzerland and some video, and hopefully we’ll be able to pull out another good performance.
Ireland Under 16 Women v Switzerland tips of at 16:15 (Irish time) on Monday, 20th August.