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European Championship for Small Countries. Day 3 - Jul 4, 2012


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Daniel Marin
Group A
Andorra - Moldova 100:84

Andorra earned the second straight win at the European Championship for Small Countries. They held off Moldova to win Group A. Moldova finished in the second position at 1-1 record. Daniel Marin (192-SF-78) stepped up with 33 points to lead the winners.
Andorra unloaded 27 points in the starting quarter to take a 7-point lead. Moldova bounced back in the second quarter. They fired 24 points to narrow the deficit at 4-point mark 44:48. But Andorra took over after the big break. They held Moldova to 15 points in the third period to earn an 11-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Andorra did not slow down throughout the fourth term and raced to a comfortable win at the end. Jorge Olcina (190-F-76) provided 17 points, while Cinto Gabriel (199-C-87) had 15 points for the winning side. Anton Rulevski (194-SF-88) responded with 22 points for Moldova. Nicolai Coputerco (191-SG-85) and Andrus notched 13 points each in the loss.

Andorra: Daniel Marin 33, Jorge Olcina 17, Cinto Gabriel 15
Moldova: Anton Rulevski 22, Nicolai Coputerco 13, Andrus 13

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

San Marino - Malta 71:69
San Marino posted the second win at the European Championship for Small Countries. They nipped Malta to occupy the top position in Group B. Andrea Raschi came up with 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the winners. Malta finished second at 2-1 record. San Marino will now take on Moldova, while Malta will face Andorra in the semis.
Malta snatched a 13:12 lead ten minutes into the game. The teams traded baskets throughout the second quarter as Malta ensured a 34:33 halftime lead. Malta stretched the lead in the third term. They ensured an 8-point buffer before the fourth frame. But San Marino went on a massive run in the final quarter to turn things around. Stefano Rossini knocked down a jumper with one second remaining to seal the victory for San Marino. Stefano Rossini notched 20 points for the winners. Federico Cardinali added 11 points for the hosts. Darryl Jackson (189-SG-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Warner Pacific) answered with 21 points for Malta. Samuel Deguara (223-C-91) had 17 points in the loss.

San Marino: Andrea Raschi 22+12 boards, Stefano Rossini 20, Federico Cardinali 11
Malta: Darryl Jackson 21, Samuel Deguara 17   



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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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