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Results and Stats from Day 1 in Helsinki - Jul 17, 2016

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Tamir Blatt
Group A
Hungary - Germany 44-92
Germany thrashed Hungary in the opener in Helsinki. Jan Niklas Wimberg (206-F-96) totaled 20 points to lead the winners. Germany established a 45:14 halftime lead. They followed with 47 points in the second half and coasted to the win. Mahir Agva (206-C-96, agency: Octagon Europe) delivered 14 points for the winners. Marko Krivacevic (205-C/F-96) answered with 10 points for Hungary.

Turkey - Lithuania 90-68
Turkey cruised past Lithuania for the opening victory in Group A. Ege Arar (208-PF-96) and Akif Egemen Guven (209-C-96) nailed 13 points each for the winners. Turkey jumped to a 44:33 halftime lead. They poured in 46 points in the second half and marched to the win. Tolga Gecim (202-SF-96) produced 12 points for the winners. Martynas Varnas (196-G/F-97) and Regimantas Miniotas (206-C/F-96) chipped in 10 points each for Lithuania.

Group B
Spain - France 60-59
Spain snatched a narrow victory over France at the start of their campaign in Helsinki. Marc Garcia (199-SF-96) notched 14 points to lead the winners. France eked out a 27:24 halftime lead. But Spain went on a 17:13 rally in the fourth term to eke out a tough victory. Francisco Alonso posted 13 points in the win. Amine Noua (202-PF-97) responded with 14 points and 10 boards for France.

Israel - Finland 81-72
Israel outgunned hosting Finland in the opener. Tamir Blatt (180-PG-97) came up with 25 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds to lead the winning side. Israel eked out a 35:33 halftime lead. Finland pulled within one point at the final intermission. But Israel used a 24:16 run in the fourth frame to celebrate victory. Orr Leumi (192-G/F-96) had 13 points for the winners. Lauri Markkanen (213-PF-97) responded with 18 points for Finland.

Group C
Slovenia - Ukraine 70-68
Slovenia overcame a slow start to nip Ukraine in the opener in Helsinki. Gaber Ozegovic (196-F-98) delivered 16 points to lead the winners. Ukraine accumulated a 19:7 lead after ten minutes. But Slovenia went on a 23:11 run in the third term to spur ahead. The teams traded baskets throughout the fourth term. The scoreboard read 68:68 with 7 seconds left in regulation. But Urban Durnik (201-PF-97) sank a jumper at the buzzer and sealed the win for Slovenia. He finished with 15 points for the winners. Oleksandr Kobets (194-SF-96) responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds for Ukraine.

Serbia - Latvia 70-68
Stefan Lazarevic (197-SG-96) delivered 18 points and 6 rebounds to lead Serbia past Latvia for the opening victory. Serbia grabbed a 36:29 halftime lead. Latvia pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. They stayed aggressive throughout the fourth term but Serbia hung on to avoid an upset. Stefan Peno (195-G-97) produced 11 points for the winners. Rihards Lomazs (187-G-96) topscored with 29 points for Latvia.

Group D
Italy - Czech Republic 71-82
Czech Republic stunned Italy in the first game in Finland. Matej Svoboda (200-F-96) unloaded 28 points to lead the winners. Czech Republic accounted for a 33:30 halftime lead. They sank 25 points in the third term to boost the gap at 11-point mark. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the fourth term as Czech Republic rolled to the victory. Filip Kroutil (185-PG-96) tossed in 10 points for the winners. Diego Flaccadori (194-PG-96) responded with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Italy.

Sweden - Belgium 60-53
Sweden enjoyed the taste of victory on the first day of the championship. They beat Belgium in Group D. Sheriff Drammeh (186-G-96) notched 21 points to lead the Scandinavian team. Sweden eked out a 31:30 halftime lead. They stretched the gap at 4-point mark at the final intermission. Sweden followed with a 19:16 run in the fourth term to seal the win. Denzel Andersson (203-F-96) accounted for 11 points and 12 rebounds for Sweden. Tim Lambrecht (206-C/F-98, agency: Court Side) responded with 20 points and 9 caroms for Belgium.


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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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