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European Championship for Small Countries: Day 1 - Jul 2, 2012


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Group A

Moldova-Gibraltar 81:62

Moldova opens Division C of the European Championship Of The Small Countries Men 2012 with the win over Gibraltar. The Moldovan side overcame the opponents 81:62 in San Marino.
Moldova was the favorite of the game and started it with the ambition. They produced a 18-9 in the first period and never looked behind after. Moreover Moldova added 20-17 in the second frame for 38:26 at the halftime. In the third quarter both teams nailed 23 points each that remained the same difference in the court. Moldova won the last stanza 20-13 and clinched the first victory of the European Championship of the Small Countries Men 2012.
Vladimir Priscepnii (200-F/G-88) and Rulevski top-scored for the winners with 14 points each. Ivan Cropotov (208-F-88, college: SW Baptist) netted 13, while Coputerco delivered 11. Dylan Gomez (193-F/G-89) ended up with 13 points in the losing effort, whilst Buxton brought 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Moldova: Vladimir Priscepnii 14+14 rebs, Rulevski 14, Ivan Cropotov 13, Coputerco 11
Gibraltar: Dylan Gomez 13, Buxton 11+10 rebs

Group B
San Marino-Wales 58:53


San Marino overcame Wales at the end of Day 1 at the European Championship Small Countries. The hosts of the tournament grabbed 58:53 in the last game of the day.
Wales took 15:14 after the first period and added 14-11 in the second frame. The third quarter however was decisive in the game and brought 21-10 for the home side. Enrico Zanotti (195-C-90) and Rossini brought 53:46, while Pearce cut it to 5 points. Enrico Zanotti later made two free throws for 58:52 and Williams made the final result in the game. Although Wales won the last period 14-12 they managed to reduce only to 5.
Enrico Zanotti top-scored for the winners with 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Raschi delivered 12 points and 11 rebounds. Cardinali notched 9 and Rossini scored 8. Ioan Nickson posted 16 points in defeat and Duppa had 10.

San Marino: Enrico Zanotti 16+12 rebs, Raschi 12+11 rebs, Cardinali 9, Rossini 8
Wales: Ioan Nickson 16, Duppa 10

Malta -Scotland 75:64

Malta started their Division C of the European Championship of the Small Countries Men 2012 with the win over Scotland.
The Maltese squad opened the game with 24-14 and dominated the first half. They added 15-9 in the second frame and enjoyed 39:23 halftime advantage. In the third period Scotland bounced back with 23-17 and reduced to 10 points entering the last stanza. Darryl Jackson, college: N.Mexico) scored for 61:53, while Alistair Mackay brought 61:55. Danny Huffor (193-G, college: Newberry) and Schembri exchanged the baskets for 63:56 and Samuel Deguara (224-C-91) made two free throws for the double digit lead. Omar Said (177-PG-80) nailed a three-pointer for 69:56 when it became clear about the winner. Samuel Deguara later made it 70:58, while Omar Said and Samuel Deguara scored for 73:59. Schembri and Glass exchanged meanwhile the last shots in the game.

Samuel Deguara paced all the winners with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Darryl Jackson poured in 15. Omar Said netted 14 and Schembri added 11. Danny Huffor ended up with 17 points in the losing case, while Collins collected 16 points and 10 boards. Murray followed them with 14 points.

Malta: Samuel Deguara 21+10 rebs, Darryl Jackson 15, Omar Said 14, Schembri 11
Scotland: Danny Huffor 17, Collins 16+10 rebs, Murray 14   




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European Championships Standings
Group A
 1. Finland 0-0 
 2. France 0-0 
 3. Greece 0-0 
 4. Iceland 0-0 
 5. Poland 0-0 
 6. Slovenia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Georgia 0-0 
 2. Germany 0-0 
 3. Israel 0-0 
 4. Italy 0-0 
 5. Lithuania 0-0 
 6. Ukraine 0-0 
Group C
 1. Croatia 0-0 
 2. Czech Rep. 0-0 
 3. Spain 0-0 
 4. Hungary 0-0 
 5. Montenegro 0-0 
 6. Romania 0-0 
Group D
 1. Belgium 0-0 
 2. U.Kingdom 0-0 
 3. Latvia 0-0 
 4. Russia 0-0 
 5. Serbia 0-0 
 6. Turkey 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Vojdan STOJANOVSKI
  MKD
  (194-G-87)
  Avg: 28
 1. Stojanovski, Vojdan28.0 
 2. Veideman, Rain24.0 
 3. Hanga, Adam23.0 
 4. Gomes, Joao22.0 
 5. Dragic, Goran21.0 
 6. Vojvoda, David20.5 
 7. de Jong, Worthy19.5 
 8. Nurkic, Jusuf19.0 
 9. Lawrence, Andrew19.0 
 10. Hermannsson, Mart.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jusuf NURKIC
  BIH
  (213-C-94)
  Avg: 15
 1. Nurkic, Jusuf15.0 
 2. Gomes, Joao10.5 
 3. Baeringsson, Hlynur9.5 
 4. Todorovic, Marko9.0 
 5. Karasev, Sergey9.0 
 6. Iarochevitch, Ioa.8.0 
 7. Shengelia, Tornike7.5 
 8. Tumba, Kevin7.0 
 9. Gordon, Ben7.0 
 10. Fesenko, Kyrylo7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Goran DRAGIC
  SLO
  (190-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Dragic, Goran8.5 
 2. Lypovyy, Oleksandr7.5 
 3. Tsintsadze, Giorgi7.5 
 4. Gordon, Ben6.5 
 5. Mihailovic, Vladim.5.5 
 6. Vojvoda, David5.5 
 7. Travis, Romeo5.5 
 8. Vilhjalmsson, Hord.5.0 
 9. Tabu, Jonathan5.0 
 10. Velikov, Asen5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Derek NEEDHAM
  USA
  (180-PG-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Needham, Derek4.0 
 2. Dorbek, Martin3.5 
 3. Keller, Akos3.0 
 4. Baburin, Evgenii3.0 
 5. Hajrizi, Drilon3.0 
 6. Obasohan, Retin3.0 
 7. Broadus, Rashaun3.0 
 8. Tumba, Kevin2.5 
 9. Barroso, Tomas2.5 
 10. Kostov, Chavdar2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Vyacheslav BOBROV
  UKR
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bobrov, Vyacheslav2.0 
 2. Kulagin, Dmitrii2.0 
 3. Panteli, Iakovos1.5 
 4. Zipser, Paul1.5 
 5. Benzing, Robin1.5 
 6. Palsson, Haukur1.5 
 7. Hajrizi, Drilon1.5 
 8. Bergstedt, Jonas1.5 
 9. Kitsing, Kristjan1.0 
 10. Mahalbasic, Rasid1.0 
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