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Serbia, Turkey, Spain and France advance into semis - Jul 18, 2015


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Quarterfinals
Serbia - Lithuania 82-69
Serbia outgunned Lithuania to remain in the title quest. Five players scored in double digits for Serbia. Marko Guduric (197-SG-95) posted 17 points to lead the winners. Serbia used a massive 30:8 rally in the second quarter to open a comfortable 47:21 halftime lead. Lithuania tried to bounce back in the third term. They pulled within 17 points at the final break. The Baltic team dropped 24 points in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the loss. Dejan Davidovac (202-SF-95) had 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Edvinas Seskus (194-F/G-95) and Paulius Valinskas (190-SG-95) had 19 points each for Lithuania.

Turkey - Latvia 72-58
Turkey thumped Latvia to reach the semifinal stage. Metecan Birsen (205-SF-95) accounted for 17 points and 6 rebounds in the victory. Turkey got to a very strong start. They accounted for a 22:11 lead after ten minutes. Latvia narrowed the gap in the next two quarters. They got within 5 points at the final break. But Turkey dropped 24 points in the fourth frame and raced to the victory. Kartal Ozmizrak (189-PG-95) chipped in 15 points for the winners. Kristaps Gluditis (191-G-95) answered with 17 points for Latvia.

Spain - Belgium 67-55
Spain fired past Belgium to stay in the title hunt. Juancho Hernangomez (198-F-95) posted 17 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Belgium eked out a 33:32 halftime lead. But Spain turned things around in the third term. They held Belgium to just 7 points and accounted for a 51:40 advantage. Spain stayed aggressive defensively in the fourth quarter and coasted to the win. Marc Garcia (197-SF-96, agency: Octagon Europe) delivered 14 points for Spain. Vincent Kesteloot (201-F-95) replied with 17 points for Belgium.

France - Czech Republic 80-58
France advanced into the semifinal stage. They knocked down Czech Republic in the opening quarterfinal of the day. Guerschon Yabusele (201-PF-95, agency: Comsport) tallied 13 points for Les Bleues. France built a 42:31 halftime lead. They scored 23 points in the third term to take a 19-point lead at the final intermission. France held Czech Republic to just 12 points in the fourth term and rallied to the win. Petr Cornellie tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds for France. Martin Peterka (205-PF-95) responded with 11 points for Czech Republic.
9-12 Place
Italy - Ukraine 73-48
Italy fired past Ukraine in the battle for the ninth place. Simone Fontecchio (199-SF-95, agency: Players Group) stepped up with 22 points and 6 rebounds for the Azzurri. Italy accounted for a 45:22 halftime lead. Italy limited Ukraine to just 26 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Giacomo Zilli (206-F-95) tossed in 12 points for the winners. Volodymyr Orlov (208-C-95, agency: BrezoPro) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Ukraine.

Germany - Israel 46-54
Israel toppled Germany in the classification round. Naor Sharon (193-PG-95) posted 15 points to lead the winners. Germany accounted for a 17:12 lead after ten minutes. Israel however bounced back in the second frame. They spurred ahead for a 33:29 halftime lead. Germany got within 3 points at the final intermission. However Israel held their opponents to just 7 points in the fourth term and rallied to the win. Nimrod Levi (204-C-95) chipped in 11 points for the winners. Maximilian Ugrai (202-SF-95) responded with 7 points for Germany.
13-16 Place
Poland - United Kingdom 86-84 OT
Poland survived an overtime thriller to tame Great Britain. Igor Wadowski (193-G-96) capped the regulation with a three-pointer to force overtime. Then Jakub Niziol (201-SG-96) sank a crucial three-pointer to help Poland got away with an important victory. Igor Wadowski scored 20 points to pace the winners. Jakub Niziol added 19 points and 6 rebounds for Poland. Luke Nelson (190-G-95) responded with 26 points and 8 assists for Great Britain. Kavell Bigby-Williams (206-F-95) had 22 points and 10 rebounds in the win.

Russia - Slovenia 65-78
Slovenia made one step away from relegation beating Russia in the classification round. Aleksej Nikolic (190-PG-95) posted 21 points to lead the winners. Slovenia eked out a 35:34 halftime lead. They used a 26:16 run in the third term to open an 11-point advantage. Slovenia kept Russia at bay throughout the fourth quarter and raced to the win. Jan Barbaric (185-G-95) and Blaz Mesicek (197-G/F-97) had 9 points each for the winners. Ilya Popov (208-C-95, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) answered with 11 points and 8 rebounds for Russia.

17-20 Place
Greece - Bulgaria 74-67
Greece coasted past Bulgaria in the classification round in Italy today. Michail Liapis (192-G-95) and Anastasios Spyropoulos (204-F-95, agency: Octagon Europe) posted 14 points each for the winners. Bulgaria piled up a 42:36 halftime lead. However Greece limited Bulgaria to just 25 points in the second half and rallied to the victory. Evgeni Hadjirusev (192-G-95) responded with 16 points for Bulgaria.

Croatia - Bosnia 76-45
Croatia cruised past Bosnia and Herzegovina in the classification round today. Josip Gulam (188-PG-95) recorded 15 points to pace the winners. Croatia built a 40:22 halftime lead. Croatia maintained the lead throughout the second half and coasted to the victory. Luka Bozic (199-PG-96) scored 12 points for the winners. Nedim Buza (205-SF-95) responded with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for Bosnia and Herzegovina.  




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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
Last:7/24/2017
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
Last:7/24/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Sviatoslav MYKHAILIUK
  UKR
  (203-G-97)
  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
 Simon BIRGANDER
  SWE
  (211-F/C-97)
  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
  (180-PG-97)
  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
 Furkan KORKMAZ
  TUR
  (198-G-97)
  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
 Tryggvi HLINASON
  ISL
  (215-C-97)
  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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