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Serbia earn title in Lignano Sabbiadoro - Jul 19, 2015

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Serbia - Spain 70-64
Serbia are crowned U20 European champions. They overcame Spain in the title game in Lignano Sabbiadoro. Ognjen Jaramaz (193-G-95, agency: Beo Basket) came up with 19 points and 10 rebounds to pace the winners. Marko Guduric (197-SG-95) added 14 points and 6 rebounds to be named the MVP. Spain eked out a 21:20 lead after the first period. But Serbia gradually took over. The Balkan team accumulated a 37:36 halftime lead. Serbia held Spain to just 9 points in the third term to open a 53:45 lead heading into the fourth frame. Serbia boosted the gap at double digits early in the final period. But Spain pulled within striking distance late in regulation. However Marko Guduric sank an improbable contested key layup and Serbia got away with the victory. Rade Zagorac (205-G/F-95, agency: Beo Basket) delivered 11 points for the winners. Juancho Hernangomez (198-F-95) answered with 18 points and 9 boards for Spain. Marc Garcia (197-SF-96, agency: Octagon Europe) delivered 17 points in the loss.
3-4 Place
Turkey - France 84-74
Turkey climbed onto the pedestal in Lignano Sabbiadoro. They edged France in the consolation final to earn the Bronze medals. Kartal Ozmizrak (189-PG-95) and Muhsin Yasar (205-F/C-95) provided 13 points each to pace the winners. Turkey recorded a 46:27 halftime lead. Les Bleues narrowed the deficit in the third term. They pulled within 12 points at the final intermission. France went for 26 points in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Berk Ugurlu (191-PG-96) tossed in 11 points for the winners. Timothe Luwawu (197-SF-95) responded with 19 points for France. Petr Cornelie (211-F/C-95, agency: Comsport) delivered 12 points in the loss.

5-6 Place
Latvia - Czech Republic 77-66
Latvia earned the fifth place in Lignano Sabbiadoro. They beat Czech Republic in the final game of the tournament. Linards Jaunzems (198-F-95) provided 16 points for the winners. Czech Republic piled up a 35:28 halftime lead. But the Baltic side turned things around in the second half. They went on a 49:31 second half run and rallied to the victory. Rihards Lomazs (187-G-96) and Davis Geks (192-SG-95) accounted for 15 points each for the winners. Martin Peterka (205-PF-95) responded with 13 points and 9 rebounds for Czech Republic.

7-8 Place
Lithuania - Belgium 77-70
Domantas Sabonis (209-F/C-96) posted 19 points and 18 rebounds for Lithuania as they outgunned Belgium for the 7th place in Lignano Sabbiadoro. Belgium posted a 40:30 halftime lead. But Lithuania turned things around after the big break. The Baltic team dropped 47 points in the second half and snatched a tough victory. Rytis Pipiras (201-F-95) accounted for 15 points in the win. Vincent Kesteloot (201-F-95) answered with 17 points and 10 rebounds for Belgium.

9-10 Place
Italy - Israel 77-69
Italy celebrated the ninth position at the European Championship. They beat Israel in the final game at the tournament. Marco Spissu (183-G-95) stepped up with 15 points for the hosts. Italy registered a 46:32 halftime lead. Israel narrowed the gap at 6-point mark at the final intermission. The Azzurri limited Israel to just 11 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the win. Simone Fontecchio (199-SF-95, agency: Players Group) and Jacopo Vedovato (205-C-95) had 13 points each for the hosts. Jonathan Morse (200-F-91) responded with 24 points and 7 boards for Israel.
11-12 Place
Ukraine - Germany 62-72
Germany occupied the 11th position at the championship. They held off Ukraine in the final game of the tournament. Daniel Mayr (217-C-95) scored 15 points to lead the winners. Germany piled up a 42:32 halftime lead. They stayed in charge throughout the second half and marched to the victory. Christian Sengfelder (202-C/F-95) had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Germany. Illya Sidorov (184-PG-96) answered with 12 points for Ukraine.

13-14 Place
Slovenia - Poland 86-43
Slovenia capped their championship campaign with a comfortable victory over Poland. Blaz Mesicek (197-G/F-97) posted 27 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Slovenia opened a 24:13 lead after ten minutes. They went on a 19:4 rally in the third term to take a comfortable 22-point lead at the final intermission. Slovenia finished the game on a 26:7 rally and sealed the victory. Jan Barbaric (185-G-95) accounted for 13 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Jakub Niziol (201-SG-96) responded with 12 points for Poland.

15-16 Place
Russia - United Kingdom 62-86
Great Britain capped the tournament on a winning note. They edged Russia for the 15th position finish. Luke Nelson (190-G-95) came up with 26 points and 8 assists for Great Britain. Russia snatched a 21:20 lead ten minutes into the game. But Great Britain bounced back with a 23:10 rally in the second frame to take a 12-point halftime lead. Great Britain unloaded 43 points in the second half and drove to the win. Benjamin Lawson (216-F-95) produced 18 points in the victory. Alexander Antonikovskiy (202-F-95, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) responded with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Russia.   

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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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