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European Championship for Small Countries. Semifinal Stage - Jul 6, 2012


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SEMIFINALS

San Marino - Moldova 63:88


Moldova will play in the title game at European Championship for Small Countries. They overcame San Marino to book the spot in the championship game. Ivan Cropotov (210-C-88, college: SW Baptist) (210-C-88, college: SW Baptist) accounted for 22 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. San Marino will now take on Malta in the consolation final.
Moldova built a 10-point lead after ten minutes 24:14. Moldova boosted the margin to 11 points at halftime 39:28. Moldova maintained the lead throughout the third period. They piled up a 17-point buffer before the final stanza 62:45. Moldova did not slow down for a second and rallied to a confident win at the end. Vladimir Colesnicov accounted for 17 points, while Vladimir Priscepnii added 16 points and 11 rebounds and Nicolai Coputerco had triple-double of 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Andrea Raschi (198-SG-79) answered with 23 points and 13 rebounds for San Marino. Fabio Tentoni (183-G-79) and Enrico Zanotti finished with 7 points each in the loss.

San Marino: Andrea Raschi 23+13 boards, Fabio Tentoni 7, Enrico Zanotti 7
Moldova: Ivan Cropotov 22, Vladimir Colesnicov 17, Vladimir Priscepnii 16+11 boards

Andorra - Malta 75:65

Andorra claimed the win in the first semifinal at the European Championship for Small Countries tonight. They held off Malta for the spot in the Final. Xavier Galera (182-PG-82) came up with 21 points for the winners.
Malta jumped to a 23:12 lead ten minutes into the game. Andorra slowly took over in the second quarter. They cut the deficit to trail by 8 points at halftime 33:41. Andorra narrowed the gap even more in the third quarter. They trailed by just 4 points heading into the fourth period 52:56. Andorra then stunned their opponents with a 23:9 run in the fourth period to seal a comfortable win. Oriol Fernandez (186-F-88) accounted for 14 points, 7 assists and 4 boards, while Rafael Casals added 12 points for the winners. Darryl Jackson (189-SG-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Warner Pacific) answered with 25 points for Malta. Samuel Deguara tallied 22 points and 17 rebounds in the loss.

Andorra: Xavier Galera 21, Oriol Fernandez 14, Rafael Casals 12
Malta: Darryl Jackson 25, Samuel Deguara 22+17 boards

5-7 places

Gibraltar-Wales 72:95


Wales beat Gibraltar and finished 5th at the European Championship for Small Countries. The team needed 95:72 win to win the Group for 5-7 places.
Gibraltar grabbed 20-18 lead at the end of the first period, but could not keep the lead for good. Wales replied with 28-18 in the second frame and took 8-point advantage at the halftime. The third quarter brought 20-19 for Gibraltar as the latter reduced to 7 points entering the final stanza. Wales however erupted with 30-14 in the last stanza to seal the victory.
Jordan Seeley (190-PG-89) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Christopher Pearce notched 17. Ioan Nickson delivered 14, while Ryan Kilmartin posted 11. Adam Cassaglia (191-G/F-78) finished the game with 15 points in defeat, while Angel Guerrero (192-F-75) netted 14. Jamie Sercombe scored 11 and Christopher Noon chipped in with 10.
Tomorrow Gibraltar will face Scotland for the 6-7 places.

Gibraltar: Adam Cassaglia 15, Angel Angel Guerrero 14, Jamie Sercombe 11, Christopher Noon 10
Wales: Jordan Seeley 20, Christopher Pearce 17, Ioan Nickson 14, Ryan Kilmartin 11   




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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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