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Recap of Day 1 in Crete - Jul 15, 2017

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Group A
Czech Republic - Greece 47-88
Greece coasted past Czech Republic in the opener. Dionysis Skoulidas (200-PF-97) recorded 12 points to lead the effort. Greece accumulated a 56:32 halftime advantage. Greece limited their opponents to just 15 points in the second half and raced to the win. Theodor Dlugos (183-PG-97) answered with 11 points for Czech Republic.

Sweden - Germany 72-66
Sweden held off Germany at the start of the championship. Simon Birgander (211-F/C-97, agency: Dynamics Global Management) provided 19 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Sweden secured a narrow 31:30 halftime lead. They buried 41 points in the second half and secured the winning outcome. Nils Johansson (198-SG-97) provided 15 points for the winners. Leon Kratzer (210-C-97) responded with 14 points for Germany.

Group B
Montenegro - Turkey 73-69 OT
Montenegro outgunned Turkey in overtime in opener. Milos Popovic (197-PF-98) scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Balkan team. Turkey jumped to a 16:11 lead after the first period. But Montenegro surged ahead for a 29:27 halftime advantage. Turkey managed to force overtime but surrendered at the end. Filip Bakic (193-G-97) tossed in 16 points in the victory. Berkan Durmaz (205-F-97) responded with 20 points and 10 boards for Turkey.

Iceland - France 50-58
France overcame Iceland to ensure the winning start in Group B. Amine Noua (202-PF-97, agency: BeoBasket) produced 12 points and 9 boards to pace the charge. les Bleues claimed a 22:17 halftime advantage. They followed with a 20:14 run in the fourth period to seal the win. Gauthier Denis (201-SF-97) netted 11 points for the winners. Tryggvi Hlinason (215-C-97) responded with 16 points and 15 rebounds for Iceland.

Group C
Israel - Latvia 90-54
Israel coasted past Latvia for the opening victory at the tournament. Yovel Zoosman (199-G/F-98) scored 23 points to lead the effort. Israel piled up a 45:32 halftime advantage. They went on a 30:9 run in the third quarter to build an unassailable lead. Tamir Blatt (180-PG-97) accounted for 18 points and 10 assists for the winning side. Roberts Blumbergs (204-F/C-97) responded with 11 points for Latvia.

Ukraine - Lithuania 79-92
Lithuania outgunned Ukraine in Group C opener. Laurynas Birutis (213-C/F-97) sank 27 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the effort. Lithuania erupted for 57 points in the first half to pile up a 17-point lead. Ukraine narrowed the deficit in the second half but could not avoid the loss. Martynas Echodas (204-C/F-97) delivered 22 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (203-G-97) answered with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Ukraine.

Group D
Italy - Serbia 69-77
Serbia overcame Italy to open win count in Group D. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97, agency: BeoBasket) came up with 30 points and 6 rebounds in the win. Serbia accumulated a 45:31 halftime advantage. The teams traded baskets throughout the third term. The Azzurri managed to narrow the gap in the fourth period but could not rescue the game. Borisa Simanic (209-PF-98, agency: BeoBasket) had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. David Okeke (202-F/C-98, agency: Interperformances) answered with 20 points for Italy.

Slovenia - Spain 59-91
Spain cruised past Slovenia at the start of the championship. Santiago Yusta (200-F/G-97) netted 17 points for the winning side. Spain accumulated a 47:30 halftime lead. They added 44 points in the second half and marched to the win. Ramon Vila (202-C-97) chipped in 14 points for Spain. Zan Mark Sisko (189-PG-97, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 15 points for Slovenia.


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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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