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The End of Preliminary Round in Crete - Jul 17, 2017

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Group A
Germany - Greece 77-86
Greece topped Germany to improve at 3-0 record in Group A. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (205-SF-97) came up with 18 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Germany enjoyed a 25:18 lead after the opening quarter. They maintained the lead throughout the next two periods. But Greece used a massive 36:22 run in the fourth stanza to get away with the victory. Antonios Koniaris (196-PG-97) tossed in 17 points for the winners. Georg Beyschlag (182-G-97) and David Kramer (191-PG-97) responded with 16 points each for Germany.

Czech Republic - Sweden 56-70
Sweden edged Czech Republic to improve at 2-1 record in Group A. Simon Birgander (211-F/C-97, agency: Dynamics Global Management) posted 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead the winners. Sweden recorded a 21:19 lead after ten minutes. Czech Republic surged ahead for a 36:34 halftime lead. But Sweden stiffened defensively in the second half. They held the Czech counterparts to just 20 points in the second half and marched to the win. John Brandmark (200-F-97) tossed in 15 points and 6 rebounds in the victory. Martin Roub (206-C-97) replied with 13 points for Czech Republic.

Group B
France - Turkey 71-54
France finished the preliminary round unbeaten. They rallied past Turkey to gain 3-0 record on top of Group B. Elhadji-Digue Diawara (206-F-98) recorded 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead the winners. France piled up a 42:21 halftime lead. les Bleues went on a 16:9 run in the final period and sealed the victory. Lucas Hergott (200-F/G-97) and Elie-Franck Okobo (191-PG-97) notched 9 points each for the winners. Egehan Arna (202-G/F-97, agency: 1x1 Sports) responded with 16 points for Turkey.

Montenegro - Iceland 50-60
Iceland opened win count at the tournament. They beat Montenegro in Group B action. Tryggvi Hlinason (215-C-97) registered 19 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Montenegro enjoyed a 21:7 lead ten minutes into the game. But Iceland bounced back with a 22:6 run in the second quarter. They followed with a 15:6 run in the fourth stanza to seal the win. Thorir Thorbjarnarsson (196-F-98) accounted for 12 points in the victory. Milos Popovic (197-PF-98) answered with 15 points and 13 rebounds for Montenegro.

Group C
Latvia - Lithuania 61-89
Lithuania clinched the second place in Group C. They stormed past Latvia for 2-1 record. Martynas Echodas (204-C/F-97) posted 17 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Latvia jumped to a 26:18 lead after ten minutes. But Lithuania quickly tuned in offensively. They unloaded 71 points in the next three quarters to ease to the victory. Arnas Berucka (195-F-97, agency: Octagon Europe) and Mykolas Dieninis (197-F-97) had 15 points each for the winners. Verners Kohs (203-F-97) responded with 17 points for Latvia.

Ukraine - Israel 83-91
Israel secured the third consecutive victory in Crete. They topped Ukraine to remain undefeated. Tamir Blatt (180-PG-97) and Yovel Zoosman (199-G/F-98) recorded 23 points each to lead the winners. Ukraine led by a single point after ten minutes 17:16. But Israel stepped on the gas in the next periods. Israel grabbed a 40:33 halftime lead. They poured in 24 points in the third term to secure an 11-point lead. Ukraine erupted for 30 points in the fourth period but could not avoid the loss. Netanel Artzi (198-F-97) chipped in 12 points for the winners. Sergiy Pavlov (203-PF-97, agency: AproK Sports Group) answered with 24 points and 10 boards for Ukraine.

Group D
Spain - Serbia 88-87
Spain nipped Serbia for the third consecutive victory in Group D. Santiago Yusta (200-F/G-97) came up with 26 points to lead the winners. Serbia eked out a 44:43 halftime lead. Spain responded with a 25:15 rally in the third term to surge ahead. Serbia sank 28 points in the final stanza but came up short of victory at the end. Jaume Sorolla (211-C-97) chipped in 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in the victory. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 16 points for Serbia.

Italy - Slovenia 63-82
Slovenia outscored Italy for the first victory at the championship. Nejc Martincic (182-PG-97) stepped up with 20 points to lead the winners. Slovenia accumulated a 43:29 halftime lead. They controlled the tempo throughout the second half and rallied to the win. Urban Durnik (201-PF-97) notched 19 points for the winners. Leonardo Tote (209-C/F-97) responded with 15 points for Italy.


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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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