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Day 7 (Finals)

11-12 Place
Montenegro Jul.23 Sweden 80%
13-14 Place
Slovenia 96% Jul.23 Italy
15-16 Place
Latvia 50% Jul.23 Czech R.
3-4 Place
Spain 50% Jul.23 France
5-6 Place
Lithuania 50% Jul.23 Serbia
7-8 Place
Germany 50% Jul.23 Iceland
9-10 Place
Turkey 50% Jul.23 Ukraine
Greece 50% Jul.23 Israel
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Day 8 (Finals)

11-12 Place
Kosovo Jul.23 Hungary 69%
13-14 Place
Albania 50% Jul.23 FYR Macedon
15-16 Place
Slovakia 50% Jul.23 Belarus
17-18 Place
Armenia 67% Jul.23 Ireland
19-20 Place
Azerbaijan 50% Jul.23 Malta
3-4 Place
United Kingd 50% Jul.23 Russia
5-6 Place
Poland 50% Jul.23 Belgium
7-8 Place
Georgia Jul.23 Portugal 51%
9-10 Place
Holland 56% Jul.23 Finland
Romania 50% Jul.23 Croatia
Spain, Serbia, Lithuania and France reach semifinals in Slovenia - Jul 20, 2012

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Serbia - Latvia 74-65
Serbia will play in U20 European Championship semifinal. They overcame Latvian counterparts tonight to stay in the title race. The Balkan team will now take on another Baltic side Lithuania in the semifinal clash. Luka Mitrovic (204-F/C-93) accounted for 16 points and 10 rebounds to pace the winners. Serbia started strongly. They held Latvia to 12 points in the first quarter posting a 6-point lead at the first break. The margin grew at 10-point mark early in the second quarter. But Latvia found the way to return into contest. Bremers even put the Latvian side in front 29:27. Nenad Miljenovic (194-G-93, agency: Beo Basket) capped the first half with two free throws to draw things level at 29. Vitols, Helmanis and Janis Timma (201-F/G-92, agency: FCM) put Latvia ahead by 7 points early in the second half 38:31. But Serbia answered right back to ensure a narrow 51:49 lead at the final intermission. Bogdan Bogdanovic (197-F-92) hit a triple to ignite a 13:0 run midway through the fourth frame as Serbia cleared off for good in this one. Nenad Miljenovic notched 14 points, while Bogdan Bogdanovic delivered 11 points for the winners. Janis Timma responded with 16 points for Latvia. Arturs Bricis had 15 points in the losing case.

Lithuania - Greece 79-43
Lithuania advanced into semifinal round of U20 European Championship. They knocked down Greece in the first quarterfinal of the day in Slovenia. Edgaras Ulanovas (197-G-92) accounted for 18 points to lead the winners. Lithuania opened the game with a stifling defence. They held Greece to 10 points in the first quarter posting a 5-point lead. Lithuania boosted the margin in the second quarter. The Baltic team accumulated a 38:23 halftime advantage. Lithuania cleared off in the third quarter. They unloaded 29 points to secure a comfortable 36-point cushion heading into the fourth frame. Lithuania never looked back afterwards coasting to the victory. Zygimantas Skucas (200-SF-92) delivered 14 points, while Vytenis Cizauskas added 11 points, 7 assists and 5 boards for the winners. Petros Melissaratos (205-F/C-93) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds for Greece. Spyridon Motsenigos and Kostas Tsaprounis netted 6 points each in the loss.

Germany - Spain 47-73
Spain will play in the U20 European Championship semifinals. Daniel Diez (203-F-93) scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Spain past Germany. The reigning champions led from start to finish. They built a 13:8 lead ten minutes into the game. The margin grew throughout the second quarter. Spain ensured a 33:24 halftime lead. Spain did not slow down in the third quarter. The defending champions ensured a 14-point buffer heading into the fourth frame. Spain held Germany to 8 points in the final quarter and sealed the victory at the end. Alejandro Abrines posted 13 points, while Jaime Fernandez (187-G-93) added 14 points for the winning side. Dennis Schroeder (185-PG-93) responded with 9 points for Germany. Philipp Neumann and Daniel Theis had 8 points each in the loss.

Slovenia - France 54-77
France advanced into U20 European Championship semifinals. They shocked hosting Slovenia handing those the first defeat at the tournament in the quarterfinal clash tonight. Leo Westermann (198-G-92, agency: Beo Basket) unleashed 21 points and issued 7 assists to lead Les Bleus. Slovenia got to a confident start. They posted a 19:15 lead at the first intermission. The teams stayed close throughout the second quarter. The hosts accounted for a 32:28 halftime lead. But things took a wrong turn for the home team in the third quarter. Leo Westermann knocked down 9 points to ignite a 26:8 run from Les Bleus as they posted a 54:40 lead with ten minutes remaining. Leo Westermann helped France gain a 66:42 lead midway through the fourth quarter and France never looked back en route to the victory. Axel Toupane (200-G/F-92) netted 19 points, while Rudy Gobert added 16 points and 12 rebounds for France. Klemen Prepelic (194-G-92) answered with 17 points for Slovenia. Gezim Morina netted 11 points in the loss.

9-12 Place
Russia - Italy 68-69
Italy overcame Russia in the classification round at U20 European Championship. Traini knocked down a free throw late in regulation to seal the victory for the Azzurri. Italy will now take on the winners of Ukraine vs. Turkey clash for the ninth overall position at the tournament. Russia got to a flying start. They piled up a 24:13 lead after ten minutes. Russia boosted the margin in the second term. They established a 40:25 halftime lead. But Italy turned the tables in the second half. They held Russia to 7 points in the third frame to cut the deficit to just two points at the final break. Italy gained a 62:54 lead midway through the fourth frame. Russia recovered and tied things up after three-pointer from Denis Zakharov. But Traini sank one free throw and clinched the victory for Italy. Amedeo Tessitori (205-C-94) posted 17 points, while Fabio Mian (196-F-92) had 13 points for the winners. Alexander Varnakov (185-PG-92) answered with 12 points for Russia. Denis Zakharov netted 10 points in the loss.

Turkey - Ukraine 74-47
Turkey will play for the 9th overall position at U20 European Championship. They held off Ukraine to set up the clash versus Italy. Ukraine will face Russia for the 11th overall position. Erbil Eroglu (195-PG-93) knocked down 14 points to lead Turkey. Turkey stunned Ukraine in the opening frame. They went on a 22:8 run to ensure a comfortable lead. Turkey stayed in control throughout the second quarter. They piled up a 40:22 halftime lead. Turkey maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. They ensured a 26-point lead at the final intermission. Turkey and Ukraine exchanged baskets throughout the fourth term as Ertugrul Erdogan team coasted to the victory. Ramazan Tekin (212-C-93) notched 12 points, while Ugur Dokuyan accounted for 10 points for the winners. Vyacheslav Bobrov (202-F-92) answered with 9 points and 10 rebounds for Ukraine. Olexandr Misyats had 8 points in the losing case.

Group G
Montenegro - Sweden 86-48
Montenegro clinched the second win at the U20 European Championship classification round. They overcame Sweden to improve at 2-2 record staying hopeful about remaining in Division A. Marko Mugosa (198-F-93) scored 23 points to pace the winners. Montenegro thumped their opponents in the first half. The Balkan team built a 21:9 lead at the first break. They stayed on top throughout the second quarter. Montenegro built a 41:22 halftime advantage. The Balkan side exploded with 33 points in the third term to boost the lead to 39-point mark at the final intermission and cruised to the victory at the end. Danilo Nikolic (206-C-93) posted 22 points and 11 rebounds for Montenegro. Vukota Pavic added 11 points in the victory. Marcus Eriksson (196-G/F-93) answered with 16 points for Sweden. Viktor Gaddefors, Tobias Borg and Fredrik Andersson notched 8 points each in the loss.

Georgia - Estonia 75-72
Georgia accounted for the first win at the U20 European Championship. They held off Estonia in the fourth round of action in classification round Group G. Beka Burjanadze (203-F-94) scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Georgia improved at 1-3 record in the ladder. Estonia in the meantime fell at 2-2. The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 17:17 at the first break. Estonia pulled in front in the second quarter. They accumulated a 36:33 halftime lead. Estonia gained a 6-point lead midway through the third quarter but Georgia managed to narrow the deficit at 2-point mark 53:55. Beka Burjanadze scored 7 points early in the fourth period as Georgia pulled ahead 60:56. Estonia drew things level at 69 with under two minutes remaining. But Beka Burjanadze and Duda Sanadze dropped six free throws in the dying seconds to seal the victory for Georgia. Revaz Rogava (185-PG-93) notched 15 points, while Duda Sanadze added 11 points for the winners. Rannar Raap (190-G/F-92) answered with 15 points for Estonia. Oliver Metsalu had 14 points in the loss.   

Greece and Israel to clash for title in Crete - 11 hours ago
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Emanuel Cate
Division B. Romania and Croatia enter Final - 11 hours ago
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Emanuel Cate
Division B. Semifinalists determined in Oradea - 2 days ago
Quarterfinals Russia - Belgium 80-70 Russia outscored Belgium to advance into the semifinal round. Ilya Karpenkov (203-F/C-97) provided 16 points for the winners. Russia posted a 20:16 lead after ten minutes. Belgium tied things up at 39 after twenty minutes. Belgium surged ahead in the third term to eke out a 4-point lead. Russia however erupted for 26 points in the final stanza and celebrated victory. Timofey Gerasimov (195-G-97, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) had 15 points for the winners....   [read more]

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European Championships U20 Standings
Group A
 1. Greece 3-0 
 2. Sweden 2-1 
 3. Germany 1-2 
 4. Czech Rep. 0-3 
Group B
 1. France 3-0 
 2. Iceland 1-2 
 3. Montenegro. 1-2 
 4. Turkey 1-2 
Group C
 1. Israel 3-0 
 2. Lithuania 2-1 
 3. Ukraine 1-2 
 4. Latvia 0-3 
Group D
 1. Spain 3-0 
 2. Serbia 2-1 
 3. Slovenia 1-2 
 4. Italy 0-3 
European Championships U20 Standings Div.B
Group A
 1. Poland 3-1 
 2. Belgium 3-1 
 3. Finland 2-2 
 4. Armenia 1-3 
 5. Belarus 1-3 
Group B
 1. Russia 3-1 
 2. U.Kingdom 3-1 
 3. Holland 3-1 
 4. Slovakia 1-3 
 5. Azerbaijan 0-4 
Group C
 1. Romania 4-0 
 2. Georgia 3-1 
 3. FYR Macedon. 2-2 
 4. Albania 1-3 
 5. Malta 0-4 
Group D
 1. Croatia 5-0 
 2. Portugal 4-1 
 3. Hungary 3-2 
 4. Kosovo 2-3 
 5. Ireland 1-4 
 6. Moldova 0-5 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Sviatoslav MYKHAILIUK
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Mykhailiuk, UKR19.8 
 2. Popovic, MNT18.4 
 3. Echodas, LTU17.3 
 4. Blatt, ISR17.0 
 5. Marinkovic, SRB16.8 
 6. Birutis, LTU16.3 
 7. Yurtseven, TUR16.0 
 8. Hlinason, ISL15.7 
 9. Yusta, ESP15.3 
 10. Zoosman, ISR15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Birgander, SWE13.8 
 2. Popovic, MNT12.2 
 3. Hlinason, ISL12.2 
 4. Yurtseven, TUR10.8 
 5. Okeke, ITA8.7 
 6. Echodas, LTU8.7 
 7. Birutis, LTU8.5 
 8. Skapintsev, UKR7.7 
 9. Tkachenko, UKR7.3 
 10. Noua, FRA7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Tamir BLATT
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Blatt, ISR10.7 
 2. Beliauskas, LTU6.0 
 3. Garcia, ESP5.8 
 4. Beyschlag, GER5.7 
 5. Sisko, SLO5.2 
 6. Birkans, LAT4.7 
 7. Okobo, FRA4.5 
 8. Korkmaz, TUR4.3 
 9. Peno, SRB4.2 
 10. Charalampopo., GRE4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Moritz WAGNER
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Wagner, GER2.7 
 2. Zotov, UKR2.3 
 3. Koniaris, GRE2.3 
 4. Zoosman, ISR2.0 
 5. Mykhailiuk, UKR1.8 
 6. Korkmaz, TUR1.8 
 7. Yilmaz, TUR1.7 
 8. Beyschlag, GER1.7 
 9. Sisko, SLO1.7 
 10. Thorbjarnars., ISL1.7 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Hlinason, ISL3.3 
 2. Yurtseven, TUR2.3 
 3. Durmaz, TUR2.0 
 4. Cekic, MNT1.8 
 5. Simanic, SRB1.8 
 6. Birutis, LTU1.7 
 7. Birgander, SWE1.6 
 8. Macura, SLO1.3 
 9. Echodas, LTU1.3 
 10. Tkachenko, UKR1.3 
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