Bosnia - Estonia 95-57 Bosnia and Herzegovina registered the fourth straight victory at the tournament. The hosts fired past Estonian counterparts to remain on top of Group A. Adin Vrabac (203-G-94) accounted for 19 points in the victory. Bosnia outscored their opponents in every period. Stefan Glogovac (205-PF-94) and Jusuf Nurkic (213-C-94) posted 15 points each for the winners. Brett Nomm (185-PG-94) responded with 15 points for Estonia.
Luxembourg - Romania 68-79 Romania improved at 2-2 record in Group A as they knocked down Luxembourg. Vlad Cobzaru (201-C-95) accounted for 15 points in the victory. Romania led by 8 points at the interval. They stretched the gap at 16-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Mirel Dragoste (185-PG-95) had 15 points for Romania. Tim Schmit (195-F/G-95) replied with 13 points for Luxembourg.
Belgium - Cyprus 58-41 Belgium posted the second win in Sarajevo as they rolled past Cyprus today. Manu Lecomte (175-PG-95) recorded 15 points to pace the winners. Belgium gained a 33:15 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Naim El Khounchar netted 10 points for the winners. Roberto Alexander Mantovani (200-F-94) answered with 14 points for Cyprus.
Belarus - Georgia 82-63 Maksim Salash (206-C/F-96) stepped up with 22 points and 11 rebounds to pace Belarus past Georgia. Yauheni Beliankou (197-F-95) added 20 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Georgia grabbed a 19:17 lead after the opening quarter. But Belarus used a 25:11 run in the second term to spur ahead. Georgia pulled within 8 points at the final intermission. However Belarus sank 25 points in the final stanza and celebrated victory. Beka Burjanadze (203-PF-94) delivered 15 points and 11 rebounds for Georgia.
Holland - Switzerland 52-49 Netherlands escaped with a narrow win over Switzerland to improved at 2-1 record in Group B. Jito Kok (206-C-94) posted 12 points to topscore for the winners. Netherlands used a 20:10 run to gain a key advantage. Switzerland worked hard to deny the deficit in the reminder of the contest but the Dutch side held on to win it at the end. Mike Schilder (185-PG-94, agency: Court Side) and Tom Koopman produced 10 points each in the victory. Arnaud Cotture responded with 15 points and 12 rebounds for Switzerland.
Ukraine - Finland 79-59 Ukraine grabbed the third straight win in Sarajevo as they bruised Finland tonight. Vladislav Korenyuk (207-C-94) scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Ukraine improved at 3-1 record on top of Group B. Yevgen Sakhniuk (201-PF-95) added 15 points for Ukraine. Niko Mattila (192-SG-94) responded with 20 points for Finland. Ozan Odabasi (202-F/C-95) chipped in 11 points in the loss.
FINAL Lithuania - Spain 55-68 Spain celebrated the title in Helsinki. They overcame Lithuania in the championship game tonight. Marc Garcia (199-SF-96) came up with 21 points to lead the champions. Spain broke away in the second frame. They established a 40:32 halftime lead. Lithuania narrowed the deficit in the third term. The Baltic team pulled within 6 points at the final intermission. Spain however triggered a 16:9 rally in the fourth stanza and marched to the victory. Ramon Vila tal... [read more]
Lithuania - Spain 55-68 Spain celebrated the title in Helsinki. They overcame Lithuania in the championship game tonight. Marc Garcia (199-SF-96) came up with 21 points to lead the champions. Spain broke away in the second frame. They established a 40:32 halftime lead. Lithuania narrowed the deficit in the third term. The Baltic team pulled within 6 points at the final intermission. Spain however triggered a 16:9 rally in the fourth stanza and marched to the victory. Ramon Vila tallied 18 points and 14 rebounds for the winning side. Ignas Fiodorovas (196-SG-96) responded with 13 points for Lithuania. Kristupas Zemaitis (191-G-96) had 11 points in the defeat.
Turkey - Germany 76-61 Turkey outscored Germany to clinch the Bronze medals in Helsinki. Berk Ugurlu (191-PG-96) delivered 17 points, 8 assists and 4 rebounds for the winning side. Germany eked out a 36:34 halftime lead. They arrived at the final intermission up by two points. But Turkey picked up the tempo in the fourth frame. They went on a 29:12 surge in the final quarter and sealed the victory. Mert Cevik (200-G/F-96) notched 16 points for the winners. Andreas Obst (192-SG-96, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 11 points for Germany.
Italy - Latvia 86-79 Italy finished fifth in Helsinki. They wrapped up their campaign with a narrow win over Latvia. Diego Flaccadori (194-PG-96) delivered 18 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the Azzurri. Italy eked out a 43:42 halftime lead. They went on a 29:13 run in the third term to clear off for good. Leonardo Candi (190-PG-97) chipped in 11 points for the winners. Davis Gutmanis (195-F-97) responded with 17 points for Latvia.
Czech Republic - Ukraine 105-103 Czech Republic survived a determined comeback rally from Ukraine in the fourth quarter to secure a tough victory in their final game in Helsinki. Simon Pursl (200-F/G-97) delivered 29 points to lead the Czech team to the 7th position. Czech Republic drained 32 points in the second quarter to take an 8-point halftime lead. Czech Republic sank 29 points in the third term to secure an 11-point lead at the final intermission. Ukraine drilled 27 points in the fourth stanza but came up short of victory. Martin Roub (203-C-97) had 17 points for the winners. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (203-SG-97) answered with 21 points for Ukraine.
Slovenia - Sweden 82-77 Slovenia claimed the ninth position in Helsinki. Sandi Grubelic (190-PG-96, agency: XL Basketball Agency) posted 17 points to lead the winners. Slovenia accumulated a 38:33 halftime lead. Sweden pulled within a single point at the final intermission. Slovenia poured in 28 points in the fourth frame to celebrate the victory. Urban Durnik (201-PF-97) had 16 points for the winners. Anton Kobylak-Berglund (200-G-96) answered with 21 points for Sweden.
Serbia - Israel 88-60 Serbia finished their campaign in Helsinki on a high note. They cruised past Israel to earn the 11th position. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97, agency: BeoBasket), Stefan Lazarevic (197-SG-96) and Stefan Simic (195-F/G-96, agency: BeoBasket) scored 14 points each for the winners. Serbia jumped to a 44:25 halftime lead. They kept Israel at bay throughout the second half and raced to the win. Orr Leumi responded with 20 points for Israel.
France - Belgium 79-70 France outgunned Belgium to avoid relegation. Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot (202-SF-96, agency: Comsport) posted 22 points and 7 rebounds to lead les Bleues. Belgium eked out a 40:39 halftime lead. France sank 22 points in the third term to spur ahead. They limited Belgium to just 11 points in the fourth quarter and marched to the win. Elie Okobo (188-SG-97) had 18 points for the winners. Ordane Kanda-Kanyinda (184-PG-96) responded with 20 points for Belgium.
Finland - Hungary 91-70 Finland breezed past Hungary for the 15th position at the championship. Lauri Markkanen (213-PF-97) posted 26 points and 10 rebounds for the hosts. Finland jumped to a 50:32 halftime lead. They followed with a 24:19 run in the third term to clear off for good. Joonas Tahvanainen (198-F-96) had 23 points for the Finnish team. Geza Andrassy (197-F-96) responded with 11 points for Hungary.
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