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Qual. to European Championships Standings
Group A
 1. Belgium 5-1 
 2. Iceland 4-2 
 3. Cyprus 2-4 
 4. Switzerlan. 1-5 
Group B
 1. Germany 4-2 
 2. Holland 4-2 
 3. Austria 2-4 
 4. Denmark 2-4 
Group C
 1. Russia 4-0 
 2. Bosnia 2-2 
 3. Sweden 0-4 
Group D
 1. Poland 5-1 
 2. Belarus 3-3 
 3. Estonia 3-3 
 4. Portugal 1-5 

Qual. to European Championships Standings
Group E
 1. Slovenia 6-0 
 2. Ukraine 4-2 
 3. Bulgaria 2-4 
 4. Kosovo 0-6 
Group F
 1. Georgia 5-1 
 2. Montenegro. 5-1 
 3. Slovakia 1-5 
 4. Albania 1-5 
Group G
 1. Hungary 6-0 
 2. U.Kingdom 3-3 
 3. FYR Macedo. 2-4 
 4. Luxembourg. 1-5 
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 

 


Germany, Georgia, Iceland, Ukraine, Poland and Great Britain punch 2017 EuroBasket tickets - Sep 17, 2016

Group A
Cyprus - Switzerland 92-78
Cyprus finished the Qualifying Round with victory. They held off Switzerland at home court for 2-4 record. Nikolaos Stylianou (198-F-88, college: W.Texas A&M) came up with 26 points to pace the home side. Switzerland jumped to a 41:37 halftime lead. However Cyprus went on a 24:14 run in the third term to surge ahead. Cyprus unloaded 31 points in the final term and sealed the victory. Anthony King (206-C/F-85, college: Miami, FL) provided 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the win. Brian Savoy (189-SG-92) replied with 19 points for Switzerland.

Iceland - Belgium 74-68
Iceland earned the fourth victory in Group A. They topped Belgium to clinch the second position in the group. Martin Hermannsson (190-G-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) delivered 18 points for the winners. Belgium jumped to a 21:14 lead after the opening quarter. But Iceland picked up the tempo. Iceland cut the deficit at 3-point mark at the interval. The hosts ignited a 40:31 run in the second half to seal the victory. Haukur Palsson (197-SF-92, college: Maryland) produced 11 points in the win. Jean Salumu (193-F-90) responded with 24 points for Belgium.

Group B
Denmark - Austria 86-72
Denmark finished their Group B on a winning note. They knocked down visiting Austria for the second win in the Qualifiers. Alan Voskuil (191-G-86, college: Texas Tech) nailed 17 points to lead the winners. Denmark got to a strong start. They ensured a 40:26 halftime lead. They protected it well throughout the second half and marched to the win. Darko Jukic (199-G-90) and Gabriel Lundberg (193-G-94) had 16 points each for the hosts. Thomas Schreiner (195-PG-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management) responded with 15 points for Austria.

Holland - Germany 51-82
Germany secured the 2017 EuroBasket qualification. They stormed past Netherlands on the road to claim the top position in Group B. Johannes Voigtmann (210-C-92) provided 15 points to lead the visitors. Germany grabbed a 40:26 halftime lead. The visitors went on a 42:25 run in the second half and rallied to the victory. Daniel Theis (204-PF-92, agency: Octagon Europe) delivered 14 points for the winners. Charlon Kloof (190-G-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 18 points for Netherlands.

Group C
Russia - Sweden 63-59
Russia finished their EuroBasket Qualifying campaign with victory. They edged Sweden for the fourth straight win in Group C. Sergey Bykov (190-G-83) tossed in 15 points to lead the winners. Sweden posted an 18:12 lead after the opening frame. But Russia picked up the tempo in the next periods. The hosts erased the deficit and grabbed a 10-point lead heading into the fourth term. Sweden narrowed the distance in the final stanza but could not avoid the loss. Sergey Karasev (201-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) chipped in 12 points for Russia. Ludvig Hakanson (190-PG-96) responded with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for Sweden.

Group D
Estonia - Poland 63-94
Poland eased past Estonia to clinch 5-1 record on top of Group D. Five players scored in double digits for the visitors. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) delivered 16 points in the victory. Poland established a 46:27 halftime lead. The visitors sank 48 points in the second half to cruise to the victory. Przemyslaw Zamojski (193-G/F-86, college: Independence CC) notched 15 points in the win. Reinar Hallik (208-F/C-84) answered with 15 points for Estonia.

Portugal - Belarus 77-62
Jose Silva (194-G/F-89) scored 16 points to lead Portugal past Belarus. Portugal eked out a 33:30 halftime advantage. The hosts sank 21 points in the third term. They built a 54:47 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Portugal held Belarus to just 15 points in the final period and raced to the victory. Joao Gomes (201-SG-85) notched 15 points and 16 rebounds in the win. Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87, college: Radford) responded with 15 points for Belarus.

Group E
Ukraine - Slovenia 69-80
Slovenia celebrated the sixth straight victory in Group E. They upset Ukraine in Kyiv to finish the Qualifying Round undefeated. Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) nailed 22 points to lead the winners. Slovenia sank 27 points in the second term to gain a 6-point halftime lead. Ukraine erased the deficit and secured a 2-point advantage. But Slovenia unloaded 27 points in the fourth period to snatch the victory. Klemen Prepelic and Alen Omic (217-C-92) had 15 points each in the win. Denys Lukashov (190-PG-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds for Ukraine.

Group F
Montenegro - Georgia 84-90
Georgia clinched the top position in Group F. They upset Montenegro on the road therefore qualifying for 2017 EuroBasket. Michael Dixon (186-G-90, college: Memphis) stepped up with 31 points for the visitors. Georgia built a 45:41 halftime lead. Montenegro pulled within two points at the final intermission. But Georgia poured in 26 points in the fourth term and got away with a crucial win. Zaza Pachulia delivered 21 points and 13 rebounds for the visitors. Nikola Vucevic (213-C-90, college: USC), Nemanja Djurisic (203-PF-92, college: Georgia) and Bojan Dubljevic (205-PF-91, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 17 points each for Montenegro.

Albania - Slovakia 72-65
Albania wrapped up their EuroBasket Qualifying Round campaign with victory. They fired past Slovakia at home court. Rashaun Broadus (183-PG-84, college: BYU, agency: Octagon Europe) tossed in 17 points in the victory. Albania erupted for 29 points in the first term to gain a 12-point lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the reminder of the contest as Albania maintained the advantage and rolled to the win. Endrit Hysenagolli posted 15 points for the winners. Nenad Milosevic (190-PG-83, agency: 011 Sports) answered with 18 points for Slovakia.

Group G
Luxembourg - United Kingdom 82-75
Great Britain punched their 2017 EuroBasket tickets despite losing to Luxembourg on the road tonight. Tom Schumacher (190-PG-87, college: Cal.Baptist) scored 20 points to lead the hosts to the victory. Great Britain established a 45:37 halftime lead. But Luxembourg went on a strong 45:30 second half rally to ice the victory. Alex Laurent (198-PF-93) notched 15 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Andrew Lawrence responded with 16 points for Great Britain. Gabriel Olaseni (211-C-91, college: Iowa, agency: Pensack Sports) notched 14 points and 15 boards in the defeat.

Hungary - FYR Macedonia 63-61
Hungary nipped visiting FYR Macedonia to record the sixth consecutive victory in Group G. Csaba Ferencz (194-SF-85) tossed in 18 points to pace the winners. FYR Macedonia grabbed a 25:18 lead after ten minutes. Hungary limited their opponents to just 21 points in the next two quarters to even things up at 46. Hungary went on a 17:15 run in the fourth period to seal a tough victory. Zoltan Perl (195-G/F-95) had 13 points in the win. Aleksandar Kostovski (186-PG-88) responded with 18 points for FYR Macedonia.




2017 EuroBasket Qualifiers. Day 5 - Sep 15, 2016

Group A
Iceland - Cyprus 84-62
Iceland outgunned Cyprus for the second win in Group A. Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F/C-82) produced 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the win. Cyprus jumped to a 20:17 lead after ten minutes. But Iceland went on a 52:26 run in the next two quarters to secure a 23-point lead before the fourth stanza. They maintained the lead throughout the final term to secure the win. Haukur Palsson (197-SF-92, college: Maryland) netted 15 points for the hosts. Andreas Sizopoulos (192-G-83) replied with 12 points for Cyprus.

Belgium - Switzerland 87-49
Belgium secured 2017 EuroBasket birth. They fired past Switzerland for the fourth consecutive victory in Group A. Jonathan Tabu (189-PG-85) recorded 20 points to lead the hosts. Belgium posted a 33:16 halftime lead. They added 54 points in the second half to roll to the victory. Retin Obasohan (185-G-93, college: Alabama) provided 16 points in the win. Jonathan Kazadi (193-G-91) responded with 9 points for Switzerland.

Group B
Holland - Denmark 98-88 OT
Netherlands stepped closer to qualifying for the 2017 EuroBasket. They outgunned Denmark in overtime to gain 4-1 record in Group B. Six players scored in double digits for the Dutch team. Worthy de Jong came up with 20 points for the winners. Denmark posted a 45:40 halftime lead. But Netherlands erased the deficit in the second half. They tied things up at 78 at the end of regulation. Netherlands sank 20 points in the extra period to seal the win. Jessey Voorn (197-SG-90, agency: Court Side) provided 15 points, while Roeland Schaftenaar (211-F/C-88, college: Oregon St.) had 14 points in the victory. Jonas Berdstedt replied with 23 points and 7 rebounds for Denmark.

Germany - Austria 78-58
Germany knocked down Austria to gain 3-2 record in Group B. Johannes Voigtmann (210-C-92) tallied 19 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Germany piled up a 43:28 halftime lead. The hosts went on a 20:12 run in the fourth period to seal the win. Patrick Heckmann (198-G-92, college: Boston Coll.) delivered 14 points for the winners. Rasid Mahalbasic (210-C-90, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 21 points for Austria.

Group C
Sweden - Bosnia 76-78
Bosnia nipped Sweden on the road to clinch the second position in Group C. Jusuf Nurkic (213-C-94) posted 21 points and 10 caroms for the visitors. Bosnia snatched a 37:35 halftime lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the second half as Bosnia managed to get away with a narrow victory. Miralem Halilovic (205-F-91) delivered 18 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Tobias Spires and Thomas Massamba (183-PG-85, agency: Octagon Europe) had 14 points each for Sweden.

Group D
Poland - Belarus 57-76
Belarus upset Poland in Torun today. Maalik Wayns (185-PG-91, college: Villanova) scored 21 points coming off bench for the visitors. Belarus grabbed a 34:28 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 12-point mark at the final intermission. The visitors went on a 21:14 run in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87, college: Radford) tossed in 14 points and pulled down 10 boards for Belarus. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) responded with 16 points for Poland.

Estonia - Portugal 82-63
Estonia fired past Portugal to improve at 3-2 record in Group D. Rain Veideman (192-G-91) scored 17 points to lead the Baltic side. Estonia posted a 31:27 halftime lead. They sank 27 points in the third quarter to boost the lead at 11-point mark. Estonia held their opponents to just 16 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Kristjan Kitsing (205-F-90, agency: Octagon Europe) provided 14 points for the winners. Joao Gomes (201-SG-85) responded with 20 points and 10 rebounds for Portugal.

Group E
Slovenia - Bulgaria 85-63
Slovenia stayed perfect in the Qualifying Round. They cruised past Bulgaria for the fifth straight victory in Group E. Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) netted 17 points and issued 10 assists to pace the winners. Bulgaria jumped to a 21:16 lead after ten minutes. But Slovenia responded with a 53:14 run in the next two quarters to spur ahead for good. Gasper Vidmar (211-C-87) netted 12 points for the hosts. Jason Washburn (210-C-90, college: Utah, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds for Bulgaria.

Ukraine - Kosovo 100-61
Ukraine cruised past Kosovo to gain the fourth victory in Group E. Olexandr Mishula (192-SG-92) nailed 21 points to pace the hosts. Ukraine got to a strong start. They established a 55:28 halftime lead. They followed with a 26:8 run in the third term to clear off for good. Viacheslav Kravtsov (211-C-87, agency: BeoBasket) had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Dardan Berisha (193-SG-88) responded with 20 points for Kosovo.

Group F
Montenegro - Albania 94-56
Montenegro punched their 2017 EuroBasket tickets. They fired past Albania to gain 5-0 record in Group F. Vladimir Mihailovic (193-G-90, agency: BeoBasket) provided 13 points to pace the winners. Montenegro piled up a 46:27 halftime lead. The hosts unloaded 48 points in the second half and rallied to a crucial win. Nikola Vucevic (213-C-90, college: USC) delivered 12 points for the winners. Gerti Shima (204-PF-86) responded with 24 points for Albania.

Georgia - Slovakia 96-68
Georgia outgunned Slovakia behind 31 points from Tornike Shengelia (205-F-91). Georgia accounted for a 30:19 lead ten minutes into the game. They stayed in charge throughout the reminder of the contest. Georgia therefore improved at 4-1 record in Group F. Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89) provided 12 points in the win. Nenad Milosevic (190-PG-83, agency: 011 Sports) responded with 21 points for Slovakia.

Group G
FYR Macedonia - United Kingdom 62-89
Great Britain coasted past FYR Macedonia to earn the third victory in Group G. Daniel Clark (210-F/C-88) produced 21 points to lead the visitors. Great Britain posted a 44:30 halftime lead. They went on a 22:9 run in the fourth quarter and rallied to the win. Andrew Lawrence (185-PG-90, college: Charleston, agency: Two Points) nailed 14 points for the British side. Kiril Nikolovski (210-F/C-88) responded with 17 points for FYR Macedonia.

Luxembourg - Hungary 65-68
Hungary sealed their 2017 EuroBasket birth. They snatched a road win over Luxembourg to ice the top position in Group G. Adam Hanga (199-SG-89, agency: Octagon Europe) tallied 18 points to lead the charge. Luxembourg enjoyed a 38:35 halftime lead. Hungary stiffened defensively in the third term. They held Luxembourg to 11 points to take a 4-point lead. Luxembourg narrowed the deficit in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Janos Eilingsfeld (198-F/C-91) provided 12 points for the winning side. Samy Picard (195-PF-88) responded with 15 points for Luxembourg.




2017 EuroBasket Qualifiers. Day 4 - Sep 10, 2016

Group A
Switzerland - Iceland 83-80
Switzerland snapped three-game losing skid and beat Iceland for the first victory in Group A. David Ramseier (202-F/C-87) posted 19 points to lead the hosts. Iceland secured an 18:15 lead after the opening quarter. Switzerland picked up the tempo after the break. They sank 25 points in the second term to pull within a single point. Switzerland held Iceland to 13 points in the third term to spur ahead. They erupted for 27 points in the fourth stanza and iced the victory. Jonathan Kazadi (193-G-91) tossed in 11 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and issued 5 assists in the win. Martin Hermannsson (190-G-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) responded with 19 points for Iceland.

Cyprus - Belgium 55-72
Belgium claimed the fourth straight victory in Group A. They fired past Cyprus in Nicosia to remain perfect. Khalid Boukichou (208-C-92, agency: BeoBasket) posted 13 points to pace the winners. Belgium dominated in the first half. The Lions established a 43:21 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Kevin Tumba (205-C/F-91) and Jonathan Tabu (189-PG-85) produced 10 points each for the winners. Nikolaos Stylianou (198-F-88, college: W.Texas A&M) responded with 15 points for Cyprus.

Group B
Austria - Holland 61-75
Netherlands beat Austria away from home today to improve at 3-1 record on top of Group B. Worthy de Jong (194-SG-88) and Jessey Voorn (197-SG-90, agency: Court Side) came up with 19 points each to lead the Dutch side. Austria ensured a narrow 23:21 lead after the first period. But Netherlands snatched a 39:38 halftime advantage. Netherlands held the hosts to just 7 points in the third term to take a 13-point lead at the final intermission. Netherlands kept the home side at bay throughout the fourth term and rallied to an important victory. Yannick Franke (194-G-96) posted 12 points in the win. Rasid Mahalbasic (210-C-90, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Austria.

Denmark - Germany 106-102 3OT
Denmark survived a triple-overtime drama to tame visiting Germany. Six players scored in double digits to pace the hosts. Alan Voskuil (191-G-86, college: Texas Tech) nailed 22 points to lead the Scandinavian team to the first win in Group B. Denmark established a 48:37 halftime lead. But Germany went on a strong rally in the second half to force overtime. The teams did not decide on the winner in the first two extra periods. However Denmark sank 14 points in the third overtime to snatch victory. Darko Jukic (199-G-90) provided 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Danilo Barthel (207-PF-91) responded with 26 points and 10 rebounds for Germany. Johannes Voigtmann (210-C-92) had 20 points in the loss.

Group C
Bosnia - Russia 67-78
Russia posted the third straight victory in Group C. They upset Bosnia and Herzegovina away from home tonight. Timofey Mozgov (216-C-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) recorded 17 points to pace the winners. Bosnia ensured a 22:12 lead ten minutes into the game. Russia however slowed the hosts down in the second term. The visitors ignited a strong 47:28 second half rally to seal the winning outcome. Andrey Vorontsevich (207-F-87) netted 16 points and collected 8 rebounds for the winners. Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85, agency: BeoBasket) answered with game-high 23 points for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Group D
Portugal - Poland 74-81
Poland snatched a road win over Portugal tonight. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) posted 17 points and 7 rebounds to lead the visitors. Poland piled up a 45:36 halftime lead. Portugal pulled within 5 points at the final intermission. But Poland protected the lead and registered the fourth straight win in Group D. A.J. Slaughter (191-PG-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) provided 13 points in the win. Joao Gomes (201-SG-85) and Jose Silva (194-G/F-89) responded with 16 points each for Portugal.

Belarus - Estonia 79-63
Belarus improved at 2-2 record in Group D as they held off visiting Estonia. Vitali Liutych (198-SG-92) posted 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the hosts. Belarus established a 42:33 halftime lead. They extended the gap at 12-point mark at the final intermission. Belarus stretched the margin in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Aliaksandr Semianiuk (207-F-93) netted 13 points for the home team. Reinar Hallik (208-F/C-84) responded with 14 points for Estonia.

Group E
Kosovo - Slovenia 81-91
Slovenia registered the fourth win in a row in Group E. They outlasted Kosovo on the road. Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) nailed 27 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the winners. Kosovo accounted for a 41:38 halftime lead. Slovenia however picked up the tempo in the third term. They unloaded 30 points to take a 6-point lead at the final intermission. Slovenia kept Kosovo at distance throughout the fourth term and marched to the win. Gasper Vidmar (211-C-87) had 20 points and 9 rebounds for the visitors. Justin Doellman (205-F-85, college: Xavier, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 30 points for Kosovo.

Bulgaria - Ukraine 67-72
Ukraine toppled Bulgaria on the road to improve at 2-1 record in Group E. Viacheslav Kravtsov (211-C-87, agency: BeoBasket) posted 18 points to pace the visitors. Bulgaria eked out an 18:16 lead ten minutes into the game. But Ukraine stepped on the gas in the second frame to secure a 35:29 halftime advantage. They extended the lead at 11-point mark at the final intermission. Bulgaria put up a fight in the fourth term but came up short of victory at the end. Denys Lukashov (190-PG-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) provided 14 points, while Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-F-92) added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the visitors. Alexander Vezenkov (206-PF-95) responded with 19 points for Bulgaria.

Group F
Albania - Georgia 64-84
Georgia thumped Albania on the road to gain the third victory in Group F. Zaza Pachulia (211-C-84) posted 20 points to lead the winning side. The teams were tied at 36 at the interval. Georgia however went on a strong 28:13 run in the fourth term and secured the victory. Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89) recorded 15 points in the win. Rashaun Broadus (183-PG-84, college: BYU, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 26 points for Albania.

Slovakia - Montenegro 62-99
Montenegro ensured the fourth consecutive victory in Group F. They stormed past Slovakia on the road. Five players scored in double digits in the victory. Nikola Vucevic (213-C-90, college: USC) posted 17 points in the win. Montenegro established a 47:31 halftime lead. They sank 35 points in the third term to clear off for good. Derek Needham (180-PG-90, college: Fairfield) accounted for 13 points for the winners. Nenad Milosevic (190-PG-83, agency: 011 Sports) answered with 15 points for Slovakia.

Group G
Luxembourg - FYR Macedonia 74-82
FYR Macedonia rolled past Luxembourg on the road tonight. Aleksandar Kostovski (186-PG-88) netted 20 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished out 7 assists for the visitors. FYR Macedonia piled up a 48:34 halftime lead. However Luxembourg unleashed 31 points in the third term to eke out a narrow lead at the final break. But FYR Macedonia limited the hosts to just 9 points in the fourth stanza and iced the victory. Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron) netted 18 points in the win. Alex Laurent (196-PF-93) replied with 25 points for Luxembourg.

United Kingdom - Hungary 80-88
Hungary upset Great Britain to stay perfect in Group G action. Adam Hanga (199-SG-89, agency: Octagon Europe) tallied 18 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists for the visitors. Great Britain secured a 44:38 halftime lead. But Hungary used a 27:17 surge in the third term to spur ahead. They poured in 23 points in the fourth stanza and snatched the victory. David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) and Csaba Ferencz (194-SF-85) tossed in 18 points apiece in the win. Gabriel Olaseni (211-C-91, college: Iowa, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 17 points for Great Britain.




2017 EuroBasket Qualifiers. Day 3 - Sep 8, 2016

Group A
Switzerland - Cyprus 76-80
Cyprus opened win count at the 2017 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They snatched a road win over Switzerland. Anthony King (206-C/F-85, college: Miami, FL) came up with 21 points and 9 rebounds in the victory. Switzerland grabbed a 45:38 halftime lead. Cyprus however turned things around in the second half. They ignited a 42:31 second half rally to snatch a narrow victory. Iakovos Panteli (187-G-85) tossed in 16 points for the winners. David Ramseier (202-F/C-87) responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds for Switzerland.

Belgium - Iceland 80-65
Belgium recorded the third straight victory in Group A. They held off Iceland to stay undefeated. Maxime De Zeeuw (205-PF-87) scored 22 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the winners. Belgium grabbed a 20:14 lead ten minutes into the game. Iceland pulled within a single point at the interval. But Belgium held Iceland to just 26 points in the second half and rallied to the win. Jonathan Tabu (189-PG-85) finished with 12 points for the home side. Haukur Palsson (197-SF-92, college: Maryland) responded with 21 points for Iceland.

Group B
Austria - Denmark 86-66
Austria claimed the second victory in Group B. They cruised past Denmark for 2-1 record. Five players scored in double digits for the hosts. Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83, agency: Interperformances) had 14 points in the win. Austria established a 45:30 halftime advantage. They sank 41 points in the second half and marched to the win. Anton Maresch (191-SG-91) contributed 13 points and 7 assists for the winners. Alan Voskuil (191-G-86, college: Texas Tech) replied with 22 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds for Denmark.

Germany - Holland 71-75
Netherlands revived their Qualifying Round campaign as they shocked Germany in Oberhausen on Wednesday. Nicolas de Jong (210-C-88, agency: Comsport) and Charlon Kloof (190-G-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 20 points each to pace the Dutch side. Netherlands posted a 40:35 halftime lead. Germany narrowed the deficit in the second half but could not avert the defeat. Yannick Franke (194-G-96) finished with 18 points in the win. Paul Zipser (203-G/F-94, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 14 points for Germany.

Group C
Sweden - Russia 73-85
Russia celebrated the second win in a row in Group C. They upset Sweden on the road to stay perfect. Andrey Vorontsevich (207-F-87) scored 20 points to lead the visitors. Russia got to a strong start. They piled up a 21:8 lead ten minutes into the game. Sweden cut the deficit at 9-point mark heading into the fourth stanza. But Russia unloaded 24 points in the final frame and clinched the win. Dmitrii Khvostov (190-G-89) posted 16 points in the victory. Nicholas Spires (210-C-94) responded with 16 points for the hosts.

Group D
Belarus - Portugal 72-62
Belarus overcame Portugal for the opening victory in Group D. Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87, college: Radford) notched 16 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Belarus secured a 41:25 halftime lead. Portugal pulled within 9 points at the final intermission. But Belarus sank 20 points in the fourth term to get away with the win. Aliakdandr Semianiuk and Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-SG-80) had 10 points each for the winners. Joao Gomes (201-SG-85) answered with 21 points and 11 rebounds for Portugal.

Poland - Estonia 78-64
Poland earned the third straight victory in Group D. They held off visiting Estonia behind 17 points and 11 rebounds from Lampe Maciej (211-C/F-85). Poland grabbed a 36:26 halftime lead. They followed with a 23:15 run in the final stanza to ice the win. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) contributed 15 points in the victory. Kristjan Kitsing (205-F-90, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 15 points for Estonia.

Group E
Bulgaria - Kosovo 105-84
Bulgaria opened win count in Group E. They stormed past Kosovo for 1-2 record. Aleksandar Georgiev (203-F-90, agency: Interperformances) nailed 28 points to lead the hosts. Bulgaria and Kosovo were tied at 40 at the big break. But Bulgaria unleashed 65 points in the second half to seal the winning outcome. Alexander Vezenkov and Dee Bost (188-PG-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: Three Eye Sports) produced 18 points each in the victory. Dardan Berisha (193-SG-88) responded with 18 points for Kosovo.

Slovenia - Ukraine 84-77
Slovenia overcame a fierce opposition from Ukraine to record the third consecutive victory in Group E. Zoran Dragic (196-F/G-89) was unstoppable with 28 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Slovenia ensured a 23:15 lead ten minutes into the game. They boosted the margin at 13-point mark heading into the fourth term. But Ukraine managed to narrow the deficit at the end losing by just 7 points. Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) produced 12 points for the winners. Denys Lukashov (190-PG-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) responded with 14 points for Ukraine.

Group F
Slovakia - Albania 69-60
Slovakia snapped two-game losing skid and edged Albania at home. Richard Korner (197-SF-90) stepped up with 20 points and 10 rebounds for the hosts. Slovakia eked out a 34:31 halftime lead. They poured in 25 points in the third quarter to secure an 11-point lead at the final break. Albania narrowed the gap in the fourth term but could not avoid the defeat. Michal Batka had 17 points for Slovakia. Rashaun Broadus (183-PG-84, college: BYU, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 23 points for Albania.

Georgia - Montenegro 74-76
Montenegro eked out a narrow win over Georgia to remain perfect in Group F ladder. Nikola Vucevic (213-C-90, college: USC) posted 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Balkan team. Georgia accounted for a 25:19 lead ten minutes into the game. Montenegro however denied the deficit in the next two periods. They posted a 62:54 lead at the final intermission. Georgia erased the deficit in the fourth stanza but Nemanja Djurisic sank a late jumper to seal the win for the visitors. Derek Needham (180-PG-90, college: Fairfield) had 12 points for the winners. Zaza Pachulia (211-C-84) responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds for Georgia.

Group G
FYR Macedonia - Hungary 66-76
Hungary upset FYR Macedonia in Kavadarci to improve at 3-0 record on top of Group G. David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) posted 27 points and 6 assists to pace the winners. FYR Macedonia secured a 35:32 halftime lead. Hungary however turned things around in the second half. They unleashed 44 points after the big break and marched to the victory. Adam Hanga (199-SG-89, agency: Octagon Europe) tallied 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the visitors. Vojdan Stojanovski (194-G-87, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 16 points for FYR Macedonia.

United Kingdom - Luxembourg 95-72
Great Britain knocked down Luxembourg to improve at 2-1 record in Group G. Kyle Johnson (195-G-88, college: LIU Brooklyn, agency: Two Points) tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds to pace the British side. Great Britain unleashed 29 points in the first period to open a 10-point lead. They added 33 points in the third period to stretch the gap at 16-point mark. Great Britain held Luxembourg to just 12 points in the fourth stanza and rallied to the win. Andrew Lawrence provided 13 points in the victory. Alex Laurent (196-PF-93) responded with 30 points for Luxembourg.




2017 EuroBasket Qualifiers. Day 2 - Sep 3, 2016

Group A
Switzerland - Belgium 72-87
Belgium upset Switzerland in Fribourg to jump at 2-0 record on top of Group A. Retin Obasohan (185-G-93, college: Alabama) stepped up with 18 points to lead the visitors. Belgium grabbed a 24:16 lead ten minutes into the game. The Lions went on a 46:36 second half rally to ice the victory. Jean Salumu (193-F-90) and Loic Schwartz (197-G/F-92) had 14 points apiece in the win. David Ramseier (202-F/C-87) and Dusan Mladjan (198-G/F-86) responded with 15 points apiece for Switzerland.

Cyprus - Iceland 64-75
Iceland celebrated the second straight victory in Group A. They upset Cyprus on the road to stay perfect. Martin Hermannsson (190-G-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) scored 21 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and issued 6 assists for the visitors. Cyprus eked out a 32:31 halftime lead. But Iceland picked up the tempo in the second half. They went on a 44:32 second half run to ice the win. Haukur Palsson (197-SF-92, college: Maryland) had 19 points for the winners. Iakovos Panteli (187-G-85) and Aristides Koronides (188-PG-82) responded with 9 points each for Cyprus.

Group B
Austria - Germany 59-61
Germany nipped Austria in Schwechat to post the second straight victory in Group B. Danilo Barthel (207-PF-91) nailed 12 points to lead the visitors. Austria secured a 25:16 lead ten minutes into the game. The hosts ensured a 10-point halftime lead. Austria arrived at the final intermission up by as many as 11 points. But Germany went on a 19:6 run in the final stanza to snatch a tough victory. Paul Zipser (203-G/F-94, agency: BeoBasket) had 10 points and 7 boards in the win. Rasid Mahalbasic (210-C-90, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds for Austria.

Denmark - Holland 72-90
Netherlands registered the opening victory in the Qualifying Round. They upset Denmark in Horsens. Worthy de Jong (194-SG-88) scored 15 points to lead the Dutch side. Netherlands posted a 28:13 lead after ten minutes. They followed with a 27:15 rally in the third term to gain a 23-point lead at the final intermission. Denmark narrowed the distance in the final quarter but could not avert the defeat. Charlon Kloof (190-G-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 13 points for the winners. Alan Voskuil (191-G-86, college: Texas Tech) responded with 16 points for Denmark.

Group C
Bosnia - Sweden 63-48
Bosnia and Herzegovina opened win count in Group C. They beat visiting Sweden for 1-1 record. Jusuf Nurkic (213-C-94) tallied 19 points and 15 rebounds to pace the hosts. Bosnia grabbed a 25:16 lead ten minutes into the game. The home side piled up a 12-point halftime advantage. Bosnia dropped 32 points in the second half and marched to the victory. Dzanan Musa (204-SG-99, agency: BeoBasket) had 17 points and 9 rebounds in the win. Chris Czerapowicz (201-G-91, college: Davidson) responded with 13 points for Sweden.

Group D
Portugal - Estonia 68-76
Estonia kept on winning in Group D action. Rain Veideman (192-G-91) scored 16 points to lead the them past Portugal on the road. Estonia grabbed a 40:29 halftime lead. Portugal pulled within four points at the final intermission. But Estonia dropped 20 points in the fourth stanza to ice the victory. Sten-Timmu Sokk (184-PG-89) chipped in 13 points for the Baltic side. Joao Gomes (201-SG-85) responded with 26 points and 11 rebounds for Portugal.

Belarus - Poland 79-97
Poland registered the second consecutive victory in Group D. They eased past Belarus on the road. Lampe Maciej (211-C/F-85) tallied 25 points and 8 rebounds for the visitors. Poland unloaded 53 points in the first half to open a 5-point lead. They followed with a 44:31 run in the second part of the clash to seal the victory. Przemyslaw Zamojski (193-G/F-86, college: Independence CC) had 15 points for the winners. Vitali Liutych (198-SG-92) responded with 23 points for Belarus.

Group E
Kosovo - Ukraine 63-70
Ukraine survived a tough challenge from Kosovo to eke out the second consecutive victory in Group E. Maxym Korniyenko (205-F/C-87, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with 20 points for the visitors. Kosovo snatched a 34:32 halftime lead. Ukraine denied the deficit as the teams entered the fourth quarter tied at 52. Ukraine limited the home side to just 11 points in the final frame to escape with a tough win. Viacheslav Kravtsov (211-C-87, agency: BeoBasket) had 12 points for the visitors. Justin Doellman (205-F-85, college: Xavier, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 20 points for Kosovo.

Bulgaria - Slovenia 78-83
Slovenia outlasted Bulgaria to gain 2-0 record in Group E. Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) tossed in 20 points, issued 9 assists and pulled down 4 rebounds for Slovenia. The visitors grabbed a 22:9 lead ten minutes into the game. Bulgaria cut the deficit at 3-point mark at the interval 35:38. Slovenia however drained 45 points in the second half and rolled to the victory. Edo Muric (202-F-91) provided 19 points and 8 boards in the win. Alexander Vezenkov (206-PF-95) answered with 22 points for Bulgaria.

Group F
Albania - Montenegro 73-113
Montenegro eased past Albania on the road to open 2-0 record in Group F. Six players scored in double digits for the visitors. Nikola Vucevic (213-C-90, college: USC) tallied 19 points for the winners. Montenegro unleashed 73 points in the first half to secure a 41-point lead. They never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory. Bojan Dubljevic (205-PF-91, agency: BeoBasket) provided 16 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Rashaun Broadus (183-PG-84, college: BYU, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 26 points for Albania.

Slovakia - Georgia 63-94
Georgia thumped Slovakia on the road to improve at 2-0 record in Group F. Tornike Shengelia (205-F-91) came up with 18 points and 9 rebounds to lead the winners. Georgia dominated from start to finish in this one. The visitors piled up a comfortable 52:29 halftime lead. They sank 42 points in the second half to ice the victory. Michael Dixon (186-G-90, college: Memphis) netted 16 points and handed out 7 assists for the winners. Milan Ziak (190-G-88) responded with 14 points for Slovakia.

Group G
United Kingdom - FYR Macedonia 96-79
Great Britain overcame FYR Macedonia to improve at 1-1 record in Group G. Eric Boateng (208-C-85, college: Arizona St.) netted 18 points and collected 7 rebounds in the victory. FYR Macedonia erupted for 30 points in the opening quarter to gain a 2-point lead. But Great Britain picked up defensive intensity in the next quarters. They held their opponents to 36 points in the second half to rally to the win. Ben Gordon (190-G-83, college: Connecticut) chipped in 17 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and issued 5 assists for the hosts. Vojdan Stojanovski (194-G-87, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 28 points for FYR Macedonia.

Hungary - Luxembourg 89-64
Hungary toppled Luxembourg for the second straight victory in Group G. David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) posted 17 points and 6 assists to lead the hosts. Hungary grabbed a 32:15 advantage after the opening quarter. The home side built a 19-point halftime lead 47:28. Hungary went on a 27:17 run in the third term to clear off for good. Akos Keller (208-F/C-89) had 15 points and 8 boards in the victory. Alex Laurent (196-PF-93) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds for Luxembourg.




2017 EuroBasket Qualifiers. Day 1 - Sep 1, 2016

Group A
Iceland - Switzerland 88-72
Iceland outgunned visiting Switzerland at the start of their Qualifying Round campaign. Six players scored in double digits for the hosts. Iceland dominated in the first half. They piled up a 47:29 halftime lead. They protected the lead well throughout the second half and marched to the win. Hordur Vilhjalmsson (194-G-88) provided 16 points and 8 assists for Iceland. Hlynur Baeringsson added 15 points and 9 rebounds in the win. Marko Mladjan (205-F-93) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds for Switzerland.

Belgium - Cyprus 65-46
Belgium celebrated the opening victory in Group A. They knocked down visiting Cyprus in the opener. Maxime De Zeeuw (205-PF-87) scored 12 points and issued 6 assists to lead the hosts. Belgium built a 36:20 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Retin Obasohan (185-G-93, college: Alabama) added 10 points for the winners. Aristides Koronides (188-PG-82) responded with 13 points for Cyprus.

Group B
Holland - Austria 72-77
Austria shocked Netherlands in Leiden. Rasid Mahalbasic (210-C-90, agency: BeoBasket) posted 15 points to lead the visitors to the victory. Netherlands jumped to a 20:18 lead ten minutes into the game. But Austria turned things around in the second frame. They established a 43:34 halftime lead. They extended the gap at 10-point mark at the final intermission. Netherlands went on a strong charge in the fourth quarter but came up short at the end. Thomas Schreiner (195-PG-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management) finished with 13 points for the winners. Worthy de Jong (194-SG-88) answered with game-high 24 points and 6 rebounds for Netherlands.

Germany - Denmark 101-74
Germany cruised past Denmark in Group B opener. Maodo Lo (190-G-92, college: Columbia) and Maik Zirbes (208-C-90, agency: BeoBasket) finished with 17 points each to lead the effort. Germany unloaded 52 points in the first half to open a 14-point halftime lead. They followed with a 49-point effort in the second half to ice the victory. Daniel Theis (204-PF-92, agency: Octagon Europe) delivered 16 points in the win. Jonas Bergstedt (210-C-91) and Jonathan Gilling (203-F-91, college: Arizona St.) answered with 18 points apiece for Denmark.

Group C
Russia - Bosnia 83-54
Russia opened 2017 EuroBasket Qualifying Round with a comprehensive home win. They bruised Bosnia and Herzegovina in Group C. Dmitrii Kulagin (197-G/F-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) scored 17 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 4 assists for the winners. Bosnia posted a 35:34 halftime lead. But Russia responded with a strong 49:19 second half run to seal a comfortable win. Timofey Mozgov (216-C-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) had 14 points for the winners. Jusuf Nurkic (213-C-94) responded with 19 points and 15 rebounds for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Group D
Estonia - Belarus 81-62
Estonia cruised past Belarus in Tallinn to record the first win in Group D. Rain Veideman (192-G-91) was pivotal with 32 points and 7 assists for the home side. Estonia registered a 40:27 halftime lead. They sank 41 points in the second half to rally to the win. Martin Dorbek (194-G-91) produced 19 points for the hosts. Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87, college: Radford) responded with 14 points for Belarus.

Poland - Portugal 83-57
Poland thumped visiting Portugal to open their campaign with victory. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) was responsible for 14 points and 6 rebounds in the win. Poland jumped to a 23:14 lead ten minutes into the game. Portugal though cut the deficit at 2-point at the interval. But Poland shifted the gear in the second half. They triggered a 48:24 run after the big break to roll to the win. A.J. Slaughter (191-PG-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) finished with 12 points for the hosts. Joao Gomes (201-SG-85) responded with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Portugal.

Group E
Slovenia - Kosovo 113-68
Slovenia fired past Kosovo in Group E. Five players scored in double digits for the hosts. Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) delivered 22 points and 8 assists to lead the charge. Slovenia unloaded 64 points in the first half to open a massive 33-point halftime lead. They breezed to the victory after the big break. Zoran Dragic (196-F/G-89) provided 17 points for the hosts. Dardan Berisha (193-SG-88) responded with 21 points for Kosovo.

Ukraine - Bulgaria 79-69
Ukraine gave little change to visiting Bulgaria in the Qualifying Round opener for both sides. Kyrylo Fesenko (216-C-86) notched 15 points and 10 rebounds as Ukraine celebrated victory in Kyiv. The hosts kept Bulgaria at bay throughout the first half. Ukraine piled up a 42:25 halftime lead. Bulgaria managed to narrow the deficit in the fourth term but had to surrender at the end. Ruslan Otverchenko netted 14 points for Ukraine. Chavdar Kostov (195-SG-88, agency: Interperformances) answered with 16 points for Bulgaria.

Group F
Montenegro - Slovakia 97-65
Montenegro posted the first victory in the Qualifying Round. They stormed past Slovakia in Podgorica. Vladimir Dasic (207-PF-88) netted 17 points and 9 rebounds for the hosts. Montenegro claimed a 50:28 halftime lead. They boosted the margin at 33-point mark entering the fourth frame. Marko Todorovic (209-F-92) had 13 points and 10 boards in the victory. Michal Batka (204-C-87) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds for Slovakia.

Georgia - Albania 86-47
Georgia coasted past Albania for the opening victory in Group F. Viktor Sanikidze (203-F-86) delivered 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Georgia accumulated a comfortable 45:19 halftime lead. They extended the gap at 36-point mark heading into the fourth term and eased to the victory. Tornike Shengelia (205-F-91) accounted for 12 points in the win. Endrit Hysenagolli responded with 15 points for Albania.

Group G
FYR Macedonia - Luxembourg 89-75
FYR Macedonia overcame pesky Luxembourg in Skopje at the start of their Qualifying Round campaign. Vojdan Stojanovski (194-G-87, agency: BeoBasket) nailed 28 points to lead the hosts. FYR Macedonia looked well in control throughout the first half. They recorded a 51:36 halftime lead. Luxembourg cut the deficit at 10-point mark at the final intermission. They sank 21 points in the fourth stanza to pull even closer but could not avoid the defeat. Damjan Stojanovski (198-SG-87, agency: BeoBasket) produced 13 points and 7 boards in the win. Alex Laurent (196-PF-93) responded with 16 points for Luxembourg.

Hungary - United Kingdom 96-77
Adam Hanga (199-SG-89, agency: Octagon Europe) came up with 32 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists as Hungary beat Great Britain in Group G. Hungary established a 53:41 halftime lead. They held Great Britain to just 15 points in the fourth quarter and secured a convincing win at the end. David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90) produced 24 points for the hosts. Andrew Lawrence (185-PG-90, college: Charleston, agency: Two Points) and Daniel Clark (210-F/C-88) responded with 22 points each for Great Britain.







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