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European Championship for Small Countries. Day 2 - Jul 3, 2012


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Group A
Andorra - Gibraltar 96:47
Andorra posted the first win at the European Championship for Small Countries. They defeated Gibraltar in the opener. Alberto Farfan (193-F-91) scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the winners. Gibraltar fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Andorra scored 23 points in the first frame and grabbed an 8-point lead. Andorra maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They boosted the margin to 14-point mark at halftime 42:28. Andorra left their opponents behind in the third quarter. They went on a 24:8 run and secured a 30-point advantage heading into the final quarter. Andorra did not slow down in the fourth period and sealed the victory at the end. Daniel Marin (192-SF-78) and Xavier Galera (182-PG-82) posted 12 points apiece in the victory. Sam Buxton (195-F-89) and Angel Guerrero (192-F-75) responded with 10 points each for Gibraltar.

Andorra: Alberto Farfan 14, Daniel Marin 12, Xavier Galera 12
Gibraltar: Sam Buxton 10, Angel Guerrero 10

Group B
Scotland - San Marino 71:68
Scotland earned the initial victory at the European Championship for Small Countries. They defeated hosting San Marino for 1-1 record. San Marino slipped at 1-1 record after the loss. Scott Russell (182-PG-81) notched 19 points for the winners.
Scotland built a 20:18 lead ten minutes into the game. But the hosts adjusted defensively and pulled in front for a 33:32 halftime lead. Scotland denied the deficit in the third term. The teams entered the final frame tied at 50. Scotland spurred ahead late in the regulation and held on to win the game at the end. Nicholas Collins (195-F-84) posted 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Alistair Mackay (208-C-91) added 18 points and 13 rebounds for Scotland. Andrea Raschi (198-SG-79) answered with 24 points and 11 rebounds for San Marino.

Scotland: Scott Russell 19, Alistair Mackay 18+13 boards, Nicholas Collins 17+10 boards
San Marino: Andrea Raschi 24+11 boards, Stefano Rossini (182-G/F-74) 12

Malta - Wales 81:51
Malta recorded the second straight win at the start of European Championship for Small Countries. They held off Wales to improve at 2-0 record in Group B. Samuel Deguara (223-C-91) came up with 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the winners.
Malta jumped to a 25:14 lead at the first break. They held the Welsh team to just 7 points in the second quarter to boost the lead. Malta arrived at halftime up by 29 points 50:21. Malta cruised throughout the second half. They established a 70:33 advantage at the final break and never looked back en route to the victory. Steve Schembri (187-SF-79) posted 18 points for Malta. Christopher Pearce (195-G/F-89) answered with 13 points for Wales. Alan Duppa (198-PF-80) posted 10 points in the loss.

Malta: Samuel Deguara 20+12 boards, Steve Schembri 18, Omar Said (177-PG-80) 9
Wales: Christopher Pearce 13, Alan Duppa 10  




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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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