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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 Final Standings
 1. Slovenia
 2. Serbia
 3. Spain
 4. Russia
 5. Latvia
 6. Germany
 7. Italy
 8. Greece
 9. Lithuania
 10. Croatia
 11. Finland
 12. France
 13. Montenegro
 14. Turkey
 15. Ukraine
 16. Hungary
 17. Georgia
 18. Poland
 19. Belgium
 20. Czech Rep.
 21. Israel
 22. U.Kingdom
 23. Romania
 24. Iceland
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Alexey SHVED
  (198-G-88)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Shved, RUS24.3 
 2. Schroeder, GER23.7 
 3. Porzingis, LAT23.6 
 4. Dragic, SLO22.6 
 5. Bogdanovic, CRO22.5 
 6. Bogdanovic, SRB20.4 
 7. Markkanen, FIN19.5 
 8. Shengelia, GEO18.8 
 9. Belinelli, ITA17.9 
 10. Howell, ISR17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonas VALANCIUNAS
  LTU
  (213-C-92)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Valanciunas, LTU11.8 
 2. Olaseni, ENG11.4 
 3. Pachulia, GEO9.2 
 4. Doncic, SLO8.3 
 5. Vucevic, MNT7.7 
 6. Gasol, ESP7.6 
 7. Shengelia, GEO7.6 
 8. Mozgov, RUS7.4 
 9. Moldoveanu, ROM7.3 
 10. Gasol, ESP7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Mantas KALNIETIS
  LTU
  (195-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Kalnietis, LTU7.2 
 2. Rodriguez, ESP6.6 
 3. Satoransky, CZE6.4 
 4. Strelnieks, LAT6.3 
 5. Koponen, FIN6.2 
 6. Shved, RUS5.9 
 7. Schroeder, GER5.4 
 8. Jovic, SRB5.4 
 9. Lukashov, UKR5.3 
 10. Bertans, LAT5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Richard HOWELL
  USA
  (203-C/F-90)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Howell, ISR3.3 
 2. Lukashov, UKR2.0 
 3. Osman, TUR2.0 
 4. Mandache, ROM2.0 
 5. Belinelli, ITA2.0 
 6. Jovic, SRB1.9 
 7. Satoransky, CZE1.8 
 8. Rubio, ESP1.8 
 9. De-Colo, FRA1.8 
 10. Dragic, SLO1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Kristaps PORZINGIS
  LAT
  (221-C/F-95)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Porzingis, LAT1.9 
 2. Pustovyi, UKR1.7 
 3. Gasol, ESP1.6 
 4. Gasol, ESP1.4 
 5. Vidmar, SLO1.3 
 6. Randolph, SLO1.3 
 7. Barovic, MNT1.2 
 8. Bender, CRO1.2 
 9. Vucevic, MNT1.2 
 10. Saric, CRO1.0 
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