Bosnia - France 55-62 France overcame Bosnia and Herzegovina to stay perfect in Italy. France used a 22:8 run in the second period to secure a 36:29 halftime lead. Bosnia pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. But France held their opponents to just 9 points in the fourth term and spurred ahead for the victory. Axel Bouteille (200-G/F-95, agency: Comsport) knocked down 25 points for France. Paul-Lou Duwiquet (193-G-95) had 12 points in the victory. Stefan Lakic (196-F/G-95) answered with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Belgium - Italy 66-60 Belgium outgunned Italy to improve at 2-0 record in Group A. Manu Lecomte (180-PG-95) stepped up with 19 points to pace the winners. Italy grabbed a 37:32 halfitme lead but could not held on it. Belgium tied things up at 49 heading into the fourth quarter. They held the hosts to just 11 points in the final term and surged to the victory. Vincent Kesteloot finished with 15 points for Belgium. Tommaso Laquintana (187-PG-95) answered with 14 points for the Azzurri.
Bulgaria - Serbia 61-104 Serbia registered the second victory in Lignano Sabbiadoro. They stormed past Bulgaria to stay undefeated in Group B. Marko Guduric (197-SG-95) finished with 21 points to pace the winners. Serbia unleashed 66 points in the first half to gain a 23-point halftime advantage. Serbia did not slow down after the big break and cruised to the victory. Petar Rakicevic had 14 points for Serbia. Aleksandar Milov (197-G-95) replied with 16 points for Bulgaria.
Israel - Greece 69-64 Israel toppled Greece to improve at 2-0 record in Group B. Naor Sharon (193-PG-95) posted 16 points to lead the charge. Israel accumulated a 36:22 halftime lead. They withheld a furious comeback effort from Greece in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Idan Zalmanson (206-C/F-95) finished with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Israel. Andreas Christodoulou (197-SF-95) responded with 15 points for Greece.
Ukraine - Russia 66-59 Ukraine gained 2-1 record in Group C as they outgunned Russia. Oleksandr Antypov (202-F-95) delivered 21 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Russia stayed in front throughout the first half. They accumulated a 33:27 halftime lead. But Ukraine turned things around in the second half. They used a strong 26:16 rally in the fourth quarter to snatch the victory. Anton Dziuba (204-F-95) tossed in 11 points for Ukraine. Ilya Popov (208-C-95, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) answered with 20 points and 11 rebounds for Russia.
Poland - Czech Republic 67-102 Czech Republic fired past Poland to take 2-1 record in Group C. Martin Peterka (205-PF-95) was pivotal with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Czech Republic connected for 60 points in the first half to secure a 31-point lead. They controlled the tempo in the second half cruising to the victory. David Skranc (196-C/F-96) delivered 15 points for the winners. Grzegorz Kulka (203-PF-96) responded with 17 points for Poland.
Slovenia - Lithuania 60-85 Lithuania stamped Slovenia en route to the initial win in Group D. Paulius Valinskas (190-SG-95) stepped up with 19 points to pace the Baltic team. Lithuania grabbed a 48:38 halftime lead. They held Slovenia to just 22 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Domantas Sabonis (209-F/C-96) had 12 points and 15 boards for Lithuania. Blaz Mesicek (197-G/F-97) responded with 19 points for Slovenia.
Germany - United Kingdom 64-53 Germany celebrated the second straight win in Lignano Sabbiadoro. They held off Great Britain in Group D. Joschka Ferner (202-F-96) stepped up with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Germany accounted for a 30:24 halftime lead. They extended the gap at 12-point mark before the fourth quarter. Germany never looked back afterwards marching to the win. Maximilian Ugrai (202-SF-95) delivered 11 points for Germany. Benjamin Lawson (216-F-95) responded with 11 points and 9 rebounds for Great Britain.
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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