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The End of First Round in Lignano Sabbiadoro - Jul 12, 2015

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Group A
Italy - France 57-55
Italy handed the first defeat to France at the tournament. The Azzurri snatched a tough narrrow win at the end. Tommaso Laquintana (187-PG-95) stepped up with 15 points to pace the hosts. Italy opened a 17:15 lead after ten minutes. They stretched the lead at as many as 10 points at the final intermission. France went on a 17:9 run in the fourth quarter but came up short of victory at the end. Luca Vencato delivered 11 points in the winning effort. Guerschon Yabusele (201-PF-95, agency: Comsport) responded with 13 points for France. Petr Cornelie (211-F/C-95, agency: Comsport) had 11 points in the defeat.

Belgium - Croatia 85-68
Belgium fired past Croatia for the third victory in Group A. Manu Lecomte (180-PG-95) stepped up with 32 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds for the winners. Croatia eked out an 18:17 lead after the opening quarter. Belgium rebounded in the second term and posted a 36:32 halftime lead. Belgium fired 25 points in the third quarter and ensured a 15-point lead at the final intermission. They sank 24 points in the fourth term and sealed the victory. Vincent Kesteloot (201-F-95) had 16 points and 11 boards in the win. Domagoj Bosnjak (201-F/G-95, agency: Homeland Sports Group) responded with 16 points for Croatia.

Group B
Greece - Serbia 62-80
Serbia coasted past Greece to take the fourth consecutive victory in Group B. Rade Zagorac (205-G/F-95, agency: Beo Basket) posted 18 points and 6 rebounds in the win. Serbia accumulated a 34:26 halftime lead. Serbia unleashed 46 points in the second half and marched to the victory. Nikola Rebic (188-PG-95) and Ognjen Jaramaz (193-G-95, agency: Beo Basket) finished with 12 points each for Serbia. Michail Liapis (192-G-95) topscored with 16 points for Greece.

Israel - Latvia 70-67
Israel celebrated the third victory in Group B. They held off Latvia for 3-1 record. Naor Sharon (193-PG-95) posted 19 points to pace the winners. Latvia led by four points at the interval 33:29. But Israel turned things around in the second half. They narrowed the gap at 2-point mark at the final break and then followed with a 24-point effort in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Idan Zalmanson (206-C/F-95) finished with 11 points and 8 reboudns for Israel. Rolands Smits (207-F/C-95) responded with 27 points and 17 rebounds for Latvia.

Group C
Czech Republic - Russia 72-53
Martin Peterka (205-PF-95) tallied 18 points and 12 rebounds to pace Czech Republic past Russia. The winners gained 3-1 record in Group C. Russia spurred ahead to a 36:25 halftime lead. But Czech Republic turned the tables in the second half. They went on a strong 47:17 rally and sealed the victory. Radovan Kouril (184-PG-95) posted 14 points and 8 assists for Czech Republic. Alexandr Gankevich (201-PF-95) answered with 14 points and 9 rebounds for Russia.

Poland - Spain 52-72
Spain remained undefeated in Lignano Sabbiadoro. They rallied past Poland for the fourth consecutive victory. Juancho Hernangomez (198-F-95) accounted for 14 points for Spain. They opened a 24:14 lead after ten minutes. Spain maintained the advantage throughout the reminder of the contest and breezed to the win. Marc Garcia (197-SF-96, agency: Octagon Europe) had 13 points for Spain. Grzegorz Kulka (203-PF-96) answered with 14 points and 7 rebounds for Poland.

Group D
United Kingdom - Lithuania 49-56
Lithuania rolled past Great Britain for the third win in Group D. Edvinas Jurgutis came up with 14 points to pace the winners. Lithuania opened a 32:23 halftime lead. The Baltic team extended the gap at 12-point mark at the final break and marched to the win. Erikas Kubilius (191-G-95) connected for 9 points in the victory. Kavell Bigby-Williams (206-F-95) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Great Britain.

Germany - Turkey 53-62
Turkey topped Germany to gain 3-1 record on top of Group D. Kartal Ozmizrak (189-PG-95) and Emircan Kosut (216-C-95) knocked down 13 points each for the winners. Germany built a 28:26 halftime lead. Turkey reacted with a 20:10 rally in the third quarter to spur ahead. Turkey held their opponents to just 15 points in the fourth quarter and secured the victory. Tolga Gecim (202-PG-96) had 12 points in the win. Christian Sengfelder (202-C/F-95) replied with 14 points and 6 rebounds for Germany.  

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FINAL Greece - Israel 65-56 Greece celebrated Gold in Crete. The Hellenes prevailed against Israel to clinch the title. Antonios Koniaris (196-PG-97) came up with 15 points to lead the champions. Israel silenced the home crowd with a 16:9 start to the game. But Greece quickly picked up the tempo. The Hellenes went on a 17:7 run in the second term to gain a 26:23 halftime lead. Greece poured in 22 points in the third quarter to gain a 7-point lead. The home side kept Israel at distance th...   [read more]

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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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