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2017 EuroBasket Qualifiers. Day 1 - Sep 1, 2016

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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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Men Women

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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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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