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European Championships U20 Basketball (Men)


Division A  Division B  
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Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia and Israel clinch promotion to Division A - Jul 21, 2012


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SEMIFINALS
Czech Republic - Israel 72-61
Czech Republic and Israel head to Division A, while the Czechs proved their ambitions from the start of the tournament. The team overcame Israel 72:61 in the Semifinal game of the U20 European Championship in Division B. Czech Republic opened the game with 15:12 and improved to 7 points early in the second. Jaromir Bohacik (197-G/F-92) scored for 24:17 and Martin Kriz (202-F-93) brought 33:24. Later Ondrej Balvin (216-C-92) and Timor exchanged the late baskets in the quarter for 37:31 at the halftime. Czech Republic also won the third period 20-19 and increased to 7 points after three quarters. They needed 15-11 in the last stanza to win the game. Ondrej Balvin top-scored for the winners with 20 points and 16 rebounds, while Martin Kriz added 20 points and 15 rebounds. Jaromir Bohacik notched 16 and Mares had 9. Or Solomon (197-F-93) ended up with 16 points and 15 boards in the losing case, whilst Timor scored 15. Oz Blayzer (199-F-92) nailed 11 and Dawson delivered 9.

Bulgaria - Croatia 79-85
Croatia upset the hosts, while both teams head to Division A of the U20 European Championship. The Croatian team overcame Bulgaria 85:79 and will play in top division next year with 3 other Semifinalists. More than 1500 fans to support Bulgaria in Sofia. The hosts started with 24:13 and dominate the first half. Croatia only managed to reduce to 9 points at the end of the second period as Roko Jurlina (194-G-93) scored for 45:36. The third quarter belonged to Croatia and after 29-17 in it, the guests grabbed 65:62. Rogic scored for 72:64, while Vukovic brought 76:68. Krstanovic and Sirko brought the final victory for the winners. Sirko paced all the winners with 29 points, while Vukovic collected 12 points and 10 rebounds. Rogic had 10, whilst Roko Roko Jurlina and Markulin delivered 9 each. Pavlin Ivanov (195-G-93, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 19 points in the losing effort and Georgi Boyanov (200-F-93) brought 12. Zahariev and Dimitrov poured in 11 each, whilst Simeonov scored 10.

5-8 places
Poland - Finland 83-70
Poland step closer to the 5th place at U20 European Championship in Division B. The team overcame Finland 83:70 in the start of the Classification Round for 5th to 8th Places. Poland went on a 4-0 run and Michalak scored for 8:2. Gielo and Karnowski brought 21:18, while Akpaso tied the game at 21:21. Later Michalak and Vaenerberg exchanged the late baskets in the first period and Jaroslaw Zyskowski (201-G-92) drove a lay-up for 34:26 early in the second. Akpaso again reduced to 42:41, while Jaroslaw Zyskowski closed a 10-0 run at the half for 52:41. Poland added 20-15 in the third period and led 14 points in the start of the fourth period. Finland answered with 14-11 in the frame but lost the game. Gielo top-scored for the winners with 17 points, while Karnowski nailed 14. Jaroslaw Zyskowski delivered 13 and Michalak as well as Mateusz Ponitka (196-G-93) had 11 each. Alex Murphy (203-F-93) poured in 30 points in the losing effort, whilst Akpaso scored 13.

United Kingdom - Belgium 101-100 OT
Great Britain needed overtime to beat Belgium at the U20 European Championship in Division B. Great Britain grabbed 101:100 victory over Belgium and will play tomorrow for the 5th place. Belgium grabbed 23:17 after the first period. Great Britain however played better in the second frame and after 29-18 in the second quarter took 46:41 advantage. Moreover Great Britain added 21-18 in the third frame for 67:59 after 30 minutes. Obasohan Ojomoh (183-PG-93) however managed to help Belgium and sent the teams to overtime after the last two shots in the fourth quarter. Great Britain produced a 14-13 surge in overtime to seal the victory. Alasdair Fraser (203-F-92) stepped up with 37 points and Sayers nailed 20. Van Oostrum Devon collected 13 points, 12 assists and 8 rebounds, while Hart posted 13. Schwartz replied with 26 points and 15 rebounds in defeat and Obasohan Ojomoh as well as Boukichou scored 20. Lecomte delivered 14, whilst Lasisi added 13.



15-16 places
FYR Macedonia - Switzerland 71-80
Switzerland clinch 15th place in Division B of the U20 European Championship. The Swiss side finished the tournament with the win over F.Y.R. of Macedonia 80:71 as the latter ended up on the 16th place. Both teams realized the importance of the last game at the tournament. They desired to finish on the higher place and showed their best on Saturday night. F.Y.R. of Macedonia took 19:18 after the first 10 minutes in the court and added 12-9 in the second frame for 4-point lead at the halftime. The second half however belonged to the Swiss side. They won the third period 28-17 and finished the game with 25-23 in the last stanza. Evrard Atcho (207-C/F-92) erupted with 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Savoy added 22. Marko Mladjan (206-F-93) finished the game with 11 points and Bozovic scored 8. Boban Stajic (185-PG-93) produced 25 points in defeat and Goran Markovski (195-G/F-92) added 21.

17-18 places
Luxembourg - Hungary 94-86
Luxembourg sent Hungary to the last spot in Sofia as they beat them in the last game for both teams. Luxembourg outscored Hungary 94:86 at the Classification Game for 17th to 18th Place. Luxembourg took 16:14 after the first period and added 28:27 at the second period. Steffen and Bellwald scored for 55:49 and the latter also brought 64:58. Hungary started to play better in the end of the frame and grabbed 69:68 at the end of the quarter. Tursics and Meszaros gave Hungary 73:70 advantage, but Hungary could not win. Luxembourg won the quarter 26-17 and clinched the 17 places in Sofia. Louis Arendt (187-F/G-93) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Max Schmit (182-PG-92) netted 15. Steffen delivered 13 points in a winning effort. Mate Meszaros finished the game with high 27 points and Peter Jakab (187-G-93) delivered 17. Somenek ended up with 15, whilst Tursics notched 8.



  




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European Championships U20 Final Standings
 1. Spain
 2. Lithuania
 3. Turkey
 4. Germany
 5. Italy
 6. Latvia
 7. Czech Rep.
 8. Ukraine
 9. Slovenia
 10. Sweden
 11. Serbia
 12. Israel
 13. France
 14. Belgium
 15. Finland
 16. Hungary
Last:7/26/2016

European Championships U20 Final Standings Div.B
 1. Montenegro.
 2. Iceland
 3. Greece
 4. Croatia
 5. Bosnia
 6. Poland
 7. U.Kingdom
 8. Georgia
 9. Russia
 10. Romania
 11. Portugal
 12. Ireland
 13. Belarus
 14. FYR Macedo.
 15. Holland
 16. Slovakia
 17. Armenia
 18. Bulgaria
 19. Estonia
 20. Kosovo
 21. Albania
Last:7/26/2016
Points Per Game
 Lauri MARKKANEN
  FIN
  (213-PF-97)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Markkanen, FIN24.9 
 2. Svoboda, CZE19.0 
 3. Okobo, FRA18.9 
 4. Mocsan, HUN17.6 
 5. Flaccadori, ITA16.7 
 6. Noua, FRA15.8 
 7. Lomazs, LAT15.6 
 8. Koperberg, ISR15.1 
 9. Garcia, ESP14.9 
 10. Mykhailiuk, UKR14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Regimantas MINIOTAS
  (206-C/F-96)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Miniotas, LTU9.3 
 2. Markkanen, FIN8.6 
 3. Lambrecht, BEL8.6 
 4. Andersson, SWE8.3 
 5. Cavars, LAT8.3 
 6. Noua, FRA8.2 
 7. Lazarevic, SRB8.1 
 8. Svoboda, CZE7.3 
 9. Zupan, SLO7.3 
 10. Cancar, SLO7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Zan Mark SISKO
  SLO
  (189-PG-97)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Sisko, SLO7.1 
 2. Blatt, ISR6.4 
 3. Pulpan, CZE6.3 
 4. Hirvonen, FIN6.1 
 5. Zemaitis, LTU4.9 
 6. Sidorov, UKR4.4 
 7. Birkans, LAT4.3 
 8. Pongo, HUN4.1 
 9. Zotov, UKR4.1 
 10. Flaccadori, ITA4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Yigit ARSLAN
  (195-SG-96)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Arslan, TUR2.4 
 2. Flaccadori, ITA2.4 
 3. Sisko, SLO2.3 
 4. Akyazili, BEL2.3 
 5. Markkanen, FIN2.3 
 6. Garcia, ESP2.3 
 7. Mykhailiuk, UKR2.1 
 8. Yusta, ESP2.1 
 9. Leumi, ISR2.0 
 10. Francisco, FRA2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Denzel ANDERSSON
  (203-F-96)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Andersson, SWE2.1 
 2. Wimberg, GER1.6 
 3. Sima, ESP1.4 
 4. Kratzer, GER1.4 
 5. Yurtseven, UZB1.4 
 6. Sajus, LTU1.3 
 7. Markkanen, FIN1.3 
 8. Cavars, LAT1.3 
 9. Noua, FRA1.2 
 10. Birgander, SWE1.1 
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