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Day 2 in Lignano Sabbiadoro - Jul 8, 2015

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Group A
Italy - Bosnia 69-73
Bosnia and Herzegovina recorded the opening victory in Group A. They upset hosting Italy for 1-1 record. Nedim Buza (205-SF-95) was unstoppable with 28 points and 10 rebounds for the visitors. Italy enjoyed a 35:33 halftime lead. But Bosnia bounced back with a 20:12 run in the third quarter to pull ahead. They withheld comeback efforts from the Azzurri in the fourth quarter and snatched an important victory. Stefan Lakic (196-F/G-95) netted 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the winners. Jacopo Vedovato (205-C-95) responded with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts.

France - Croatia 72-55
France got to the winning start of their European Championship campaign. They knocked down Croatia in the opener. Axel Bouteille (200-G/F-95, agency: Comsport) stepped up with 21 points to pace Les Bleues. France accumulated a 36:25 halftime lead. They protected it well throughout the second half and raced to the win. Guerschon Yabusele (201-PF-95, agency: Comsport) netted 16 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Domagoj Bosnjak (201-F/G-95, agency: Homeland Sports Group) responded with 11 points for Croatia.

Group B
Greece - Bulgaria 60-51
Greece opened win count in Lignano Sabbiadoro. They overcame Bulgaria for 1-1 record in Group B. Michail Liapis (192-G-95) tallied 19 points to lead the Hellenes. Greece opened a 28:23 halftime lead. They protected the lead well throughout the second half marching to the victory. Alexandros Spyridonidis (182-PG-95) had 10 points for the winners. Ivko Ivkov (195-G/F-95) replied with 17 points for Bulgaria as they fell at 0-2 record.

Serbia - Latvia 69-56
Serbia posted the first victory in Italy. They edged Latvian counterparts for 1-0 record in Group B. Serbia eked out a narrow 32:31 halftime lead. They sank 21 points in the third term to open a 5-point lead at the final break. Serbia held Latvia to just 8 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the win. Marko Tejic (209-C/F-95) and Dejan Davidovac (202-SF-95) had 11 points each for the winners. Ervins Meznieks-Zahars (191-G/F-96) answered with 14 points for Latvia.

Group C
Czech Republic - Ukraine 90-68
Czech Republic coasted past Ukraine for 1-1 record in Group C. Martin Peterka (205-PF-95) dominated the paint scoring 21 points and pulling down 8 rebounds for the winners. Czech Republic accounted for a 43:35 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 19-point mark at the final intermission. They never looked back afterwards marching to the win. Adam Pehachek produced 18 points for the Czech team. Oleksandr Antypov (202-F-95) replied with 21 points and 7 rebounds for Ukraine.

Russia - Spain 60-69
Spain opened 2-0 record in Group C. They edged Russia to stay undefeated. Juancho Hernangomez (198-F-95) came up with 13 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Russia jumped to a 16:6 lead ten minutes into the game. But Spain improved offensively in the second quarter. They drained 26 points in the second term to take a 32:31 halftime lead. Russia regained the advantage in the third term however Spain tossed in 23 points in the final period and iced the victory. Ilimane Diop accounted for 12 points and 7 rebounds for Spain. Alexander Martynov (196-G-95) posted 16 points in the loss.

Group D
United Kingdom - Slovenia 72-80
Slovenia overcame a slow start to tame Great Britain for the first victory in Group D. Aleksej Nikolic (190-PG-95) was pivotal with 26 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Great Britain piled up a 50:39 halftime lead. But Slovenia stiffened defensively in the second half. They limited Great Britain to just 22 points after the long break and got away with a tough win at the end. Jan Barbaric and Vlatko Cancar (201-SF-97) had 11 points each for Slovenia. Kavell Bigby-Williams (206-F-95) replied with 18 points and 12 rebounds for Great Britain.

Lithuania - Turkey 50-66
Turkey celebrated the second consecutive victory at the championship. They knocked down Lithuania for 2-0 record in Group D. Kartal Ozmizrak (189-PG-95) netted 14 points for the winners. Turkey accumulated a 34:25 halftime lead. Turkey boosted the gap at 19-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. Lithuania cut the deficit in the fourth term but could not avoid the loss. Metecan Birsen (205-SF-95) provided 12 points for Turkey. Domantas Sabonis (209-F/C-96) answered with 14 points and 11 rebounds for Lithuania.  

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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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