July 14, 2011
Georgia Tech women’s basketball student-athlete Frida Fogdemark and the Swedish U20 team produced a 4-0 record in the preliminary round of the 2011 FIBA U20 European Championship Division B being held in Ohrid, Macedonia.
The Swedish team began its streak of winning four games in five days with a 64-51 win over Hungary on July 9. It followed that with a 67-50 win over Portugal on July 10.
After a day off, the Swedes cruised past the host Macedonia team, 87-47, on July 12. Sweden finished pool play with another romp, this time a 100-52 victory over Bulgaria.
Fogdemark has started all four games and has averaged 9.0 points per game while shooting nearly 47 percent from the field, and 4.3 rebounds per game.
Against Macedonia, she finished with a team-best 15 points and knocked down three three-pointers. In the contest with the host nation, Fogdemark was second on the team with six rebounds. Fogdemark started and played 21 minutes against Bulgaria, finishing with 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including four three-pointers. Her 18 points were second best on the team and she tied for team-high honors with six rebounds.
The Swedes will be back in action on Friday, July 15, at 12:45 ET when they face Belgium. If Sweden wins, they will play the winner of Greece (4-1) and Hungary (2-2) at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 16. If they lose, they will face the loser of Greece and Hungary at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 16.
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