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Recap of Round of 16 in Crete - Jul 19, 2017

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Greece - Montenegro 56-49
Greece held off Montenegro in Round of 16 clash. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (205-SF-97) recorded 14 points and 8 rebounds to pace the Hellenes. Greece accumulated a 17:9 lead ten minutes into the game. Montenegro cut the distance at 2 points at the interval 29:27. Greece stretched the margin at 8-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. Montenegro limited Greece to just 8 points in the final period but could not avoid the loss. Antonios Koniaris (196-PG-97) tossed in 11 points for the winners. Marko Grkovic (202-F-97) answered with 11 points for Montenegro.

Serbia - Ukraine 98-63
Serbia coasted past Ukraine to reach the quarterfinal stage. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97, agency: BeoBasket) recorded 17 points to lead the effort. Serbia ensured a 51:28 halftime advantage. They erupted for 47 points in the second half to march to the victory. Nemanja Kapetanovic (195-G-97, agency: BeoBasket) delivered 14 points in the win. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (203-G-97) replied with 18 points and 9 boards for Ukraine.

France - Czech Republic 88-61
France outscored Czech Republic to advance into the quarterfinal stage. Elie-Franck Okobo (191-PG-97) came up with 16 points for les Bleues. France accumulated a 46:32 halftime advantage. They went on a 29:16 run in the third term to create a comfortable cushion and cruised to the victory in the final term. Amine Noua (202-PF-97, agency: BeoBasket) had 14 points in the victory. Michal Kozak (204-PF-98) and Martin Roub (206-C-97) responded with 11 points each for Czech Republic.

Lithuania - Slovenia 76-61
Lithuania outgunned Slovenia to stay in the title race. Martynas Echodas (204-C/F-97) provided 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the Baltic team. Lithuania established a 44:33 halftime advantage. They held Slovenia to just 28 points in the second half and raced to the win. Laurynas Birutis (213-C/F-97) and Karolis Lukosiunas (196-SG-97) netted 18 points each for Lithuania. Urban Durnik (201-PF-97) and Nejc Baric (183-PG-97, agency: PEPI SPORT) answered with 13 points each for Slovenia.

Israel - Italy 79-71
Israel fired past Italy to stay in the title race in Crete. Netanel Artzi (198-F-97) came up with 22 points and 6 rebounds to pace the effort. Israel grabbed a 23:15 lead after the opening quarter. Israel and Italy traded baskets throughout the reminder of the contest as Israel managed to pull away with the victory at the end. Roi Huber (188-PG-97), Daniel Koperberg (208-F/C-97) and Yovel Zoosman (199-G/F-98) had 14 points each for the winners. Leonardo Tote (209-C/F-97) responded with 27 points for Italy.

Sweden - Iceland 39-73
Iceland cruised past Sweden en route to the quarterfinal stage. Kari Jonsson (190-G-97) scored 15 points to lead the winners. Iceland used a 22:5 run in the second frame to build a 40:21 halftime advantage. They went on a 33:18 run in the second half to ice the victory. Tryggvi Hlinason (215-C-97) accounted for 13 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Simon Birgander (211-F/C-97, agency: Dynamics Global Management) responded with 12 points and 21 rebounds for Sweden.

Spain - Latvia 96-52
Spain rallied past Latvia to ensure the quarterfinal birth. Five players scored in double digits for the winners. Spain dominated from start to finish. They established a 57:22 halftime lead. Spain dropped 39 points in the second half and eased to the win. Santiago Yusta (200-F/G-97) provided 18 points, while Eric Vila (211-F-98) and Alejandro Mazaira (202-C/F-97) had 12 points each for the winners. Roberts Blumbergs (204-F/C-97) responded with 12 points for Latvia.

Turkey - Germany 77-80
Germany outgunned Turkey to advance into the quarterfinal stage in Crete. Moritz Wagner (208-F-97) stepped up with 23 points to lead the winners. Germany and Turkey were tied at 31 heading into the second half. But Germany erupted for 49 points in the second part of the game to snatch a tough win. David Kramer (191-PG-97) notched 19 points for the winners. Egehan Arna (202-G/F-97, agency: 1x1 Sports) responded with 21 points for Turkey.


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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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