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Results and Stats from Day 1 in Bulgaria - Jul 12, 2012

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Group A
Israel - Bulgaria 69-78
The hosts edge Israel at the U20 European Championship in Division B. Bulgaria outscore Israel 78:69 in Group A. A shaky start to the opening quarter saw Bulgaria jump out to a 17-4 lead. Surprisingly for the hosts, those points were the last in the first 10 minutes. Israel erupted with a 19-0 run to take 23:17 lead at the halftime. Bulgaria later replied with an 8-0 run as Dimitrov scored for 25:23. Again Israel played better at the end of the frame and grabbed 39:29 lead. In the third period Bulgaria produced a 29-17 surge and took 58:56 advantage. Guy Lavie (188-PG-92, agency: Ronsport) tied the game at 60:60 and he scored for 63:65. Bulgaria pushed the tempo for good and added a 6-0 run for 71:63. Pavlin Ivanov (195-G-93, agency: Beo Basket) made the last four points from the free throw line for the total success. Pavlin Ivanov paced all the winners with 23 points, while Dimitrov collected 14 points and 15 rebounds. Angel Natskin (182-PG-93) netted 11, while Boyanov collected 10 points and 10 rebounds. Guy Lavie notched 24 points in defeat and Timor added 18.

Slovakia - Austria 59-64
Austria opened their European Championship in Division B with victory. They knocked down Slovakia in Group A. Daniel Friedrich (182-PG-92) came up with 13 points to lead the winners. Austria surged ahead in the opening quarter. They posted a 22:15 lead after ten minutes. Slovakia narrowed the margin in the second term. They got within 5 points at halftime 29:34. But Austria regained control in the third period. They held Slovakian side to 11 points in the quarter posting an 11-point lead before the fourth frame. The margin grew at 13-point mark midway through the final quarter before Slovakia went on an 11:3 run to sweeten the pill at the end. Dennis Kramer (208-F-92) posted 12 points and 16 rebounds, while Maximilian Hopfgartner (206-PF-92) added 11 points in the victory. Jaroslav Moravek (204-F/C-92) answered with 14 points and 12 rebounds for Slovakia. Maurizio Galata (203-F-92) netted 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in the loss.

Group B
Holland - Poland 39-97
Poland overwhelm Netherlands at the U20 European Championship in Division B. The Polish side erupted with 97:39 win in the opener for the high ambitions in Sofia. It was Holland that won the opening tip in the game as Stolk scored for 6:4. Later on the court was dominated by only one team-Poland. Kowalczyk closed the first period at 23:7 and then Ponitka brought 30:11. Grzegorz Grochowski (178-PG-93) and Sokolowski delivered their points for 36:18 and Sam De Haas (193-G/F-92, agency: Court Side, college: St.Bonaventure) sent the teams to the lockers at 38:21. Poland erupted with 34-11 in the third period for 72:32 after three quarters. Wojciechowski and Sokolowski scored for 76:34, while Piotr Niedzwiedzki (210-F-93) brought 87:36. Poland tried to reach three digits but enjoyed 97:39 victory. Ponitka and Gielo paced all the winners with 14 points each. Piotr Niedzwiedzki notched 11, while Zyskowski added 10. Sam De Haas replied with 10 points in the losing effort and Stolk added 9.

Belgium - FYR Macedonia 79-49
Belgium leave no chance to F.Y.R. of Macedonia in the start of the European Championship in Division B. Belgium overcame the opponents 79:49 in Sofia. A shaky start to the opening quarter saw Belgium jump out to a 21-5 lead. Kostadinov closed the period at 21:7 and then Boukichou increased to 27:10. Amaury Gorgemans (212-C-92) scored the last six points for the winners at the first half for 38:20. In the third period F.Y.R. of Macedonia played better and managed to grab 20-18 in the frame. Dinevski and Lecomte exchanged the late free throws for 56:40 after three quarters. Belgium added 23-9 in the last stanza to seal the victory. Amaury Gorgemans paced all the winners with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Ojomoh added 16. Arne Steinbach (182-PG-92) ended up with 10 points and Lasisi posted 9. Goran Markovski (195-G/F-92) delivered 11 in defeat and Ivanovikj notched 10.

Group C
Belarus - Croatia 73-77
Croatia beat Belarus thanks to the second half at the U20 European Championship in Division B. The Croatian side made the first step back to Division A with a 77:73 win. Belarus won the opening tip 10:4 and Vitali Liutych (198-SG-92) gave his team the biggest lead at 16:6. Croatia managed to reduce and Matic closed the period at 22:19. Moreover Bruno Markulin (192-SF-92) tied the game at 26:26 and Sirko gave Croatia a 37:36 lead. Suhaniaka later sent the teams to the lockers at 38:38. Belarus led in the majority of the third period but could not keep the score for good. Krstanovic and Vukovic brought 57:54 for Croatia after thirty minutes and Sirko delivered three for 65:59. Pronin brought Belarus back at 74:72, however Sirko and Luka Panduric (192-G-93) made the final result in the game. Vukovic paced all the winners with 17 points and Bruno Markulin netted 15. Sirko delivered 13, whilst Matic added 9. Vitali Liutych ended up with 28 points in the losing case, while Anton Papruha (190-PG-93) and Semianiuk posted 8 apiece.

United Kingdom - Portugal 76-64
Great Britain U20 won their opener at the European Championship B Division game on Thursday afternoon. The team overcame Portugal U20 76:64 in Group C opener. Jonah Callenbach (194-F/G-93) scored the first 5 points in the game and later gave Portugal 12:3 lead. Cardoso made four free throws midway through the period and v closed the frame at 21:14. Portugal also led in the whole second period, but allowed the opponents to reduce to 32:28 at the halftime. Both teams nailed 17 points each in the third quarter, while the last frame became decisive in the game. Great Britain U20 erupted with 31-15 to seal the victory. Devon Van Oostrum (190-G-93) top-scored for the winners with 26 points, while Fraser collected 16 points and 11 rebounds. Hart nailed 11 and three other players scored 5 each. Jonah Callenbach ended up with 17 points in defeat and Cardoso added 16. Fernandes delivered 10, whilst Wildner had 6.

Group D
Finland - Czech Republic 59-74
Czech Republic wins their opener in Sofia at the U20 European Championship in Division B. The Czechs rolled over Finland 74:59 mostly due to the last period. Czech Republic started the game with 18-12 and scored another 18 points in the second frame. They grabbed 36;26 lead at the halftime but slowed down a bit in the third period. Finland produced a 20-16 surge and reduced to 6 points. Due to 22-13 in the last stanza Czech Republic sealed the victory in Group D. Finland lost also the rebounds (34-59). Both teams were missing a lot of 3-pointers and FTs, but Czech R. was shooting and hitting 2-pointers with 65 % accuracy. Jaromir Bohacik (197-G/F-92) led the way with 25 points and Kriz nailed 14. Michal Sotnar (189-PG-92) followed them with 10, while Halada delivered 8. Villematti Kopio (182-PG-92) ended up with 23 points for Finland and Murphy scored 11.

Hungary - Switzerland 53-60
Switzerland pip Hungary at the U20 European Championship in Division B. The Swiss side grabbed 60:53 win in Sofia. Mladjan and Meszaros exchanged the early lead and then Bozovic tied the game at 6:6. Switzerland grabbed 13:10 at the end of the first period, while Laszlo Polyak (190-G-93) tied it again at 18:18. Although Hungary won the second period 14-12, the opponents enjoyed 25-24 lead at the halftime. Moreover Hungary needed 21-15 in the third quarter to take 45:40 after three quarters. Somenek scored for 53:50, but could not score anymore in the game. Switzerland finished with 10-0 run to win their opener. Brian Savoy (192-SG-92) stepped up with 23 points for the winners. Mladjan netted 15, while Bozovic added 10. Laszlo Polyak finished the game with 14 points in defeat and Meszaros had 11. Jakab delivered 10 and Balazs Kerpel-Fronius (195-G/F-92) chipped in with 4.   

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European Championships U20 Final Standings
 1. Greece
 2. Israel
 3. France
 4. Spain
 5. Serbia
 6. Lithuania
 7. Germany
 8. Iceland
 9. Turkey
 10. Ukraine
 11. Montenegro.
 12. Sweden
 13. Italy
 14. Slovenia
 15. Czech Rep.
 16. Latvia
European Championships U20 Final Standings Div.B
 1. Romania
 2. Croatia
 3. U.Kingdom
 4. Russia
 5. Poland
 6. Belgium
 7. Georgia
 8. Portugal
 9. Finland
 10. Holland
 11. Hungary
 12. Kosovo
 13. FYR Macedon.
 14. Albania
 15. Belarus
 16. Slovakia
 17. Armenia
 18. Ireland
 19. Azerbaijan
 20. Malta
 21. Moldova
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Sviatoslav MYKHAILIUK
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Mykhailiuk, UKR20.4 
 2. Popovic, MNT18.4 
 3. Echodas, LTU17.1 
 4. Yurtseven, TUR17.0 
 5. Birutis, LTU17.0 
 6. Hlinason, ISL16.7 
 7. Zoosman, ISR16.3 
 8. Wagner, GER16.1 
 9. Blatt, ISR16.0 
 10. Marinkovic, SRB15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Birgander, SWE13.8 
 2. Popovic, MNT12.2 
 3. Hlinason, ISL11.6 
 4. Yurtseven, TUR11.4 
 5. Sjoberg, SWE9.0 
 6. Echodas, LTU8.9 
 7. Okeke, ITA8.1 
 8. Birutis, LTU8.1 
 9. Skapintsev, UKR8.0 
 10. Noua, FRA7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Tamir BLATT
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Blatt, ISR10.1 
 2. Beliauskas, LTU6.3 
 3. Garcia, ESP5.6 
 4. Sisko, SLO5.3 
 5. Beyschlag, GER5.3 
 6. Peno, SRB5.0 
 7. Korkmaz, TUR4.8 
 8. Birkans, LAT4.7 
 9. Mykhailiuk, UKR4.4 
 10. Bakic, MNT4.0 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Korkmaz, TUR2.6 
 2. Wagner, GER2.6 
 3. Koniaris, GRE2.4 
 4. Zotov, UKR2.3 
 5. Zoosman, ISR1.9 
 6. Mykhailiuk, UKR1.7 
 7. Thorbjarnars., ISL1.7 
 8. Sisko, SLO1.7 
 9. Beyschlag, GER1.6 
 10. Yilmaz, TUR1.6 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Hlinason, ISL3.1 
 2. Yurtseven, TUR2.1 
 3. Durmaz, TUR2.1 
 4. Cekic, MNT1.9 
 5. Simanic, SRB1.8 
 6. Birutis, LTU1.7 
 7. Macura, SLO1.6 
 8. Birgander, SWE1.6 
 9. Tote, ITA1.4 
 10. Tkachenko, UKR1.3 
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