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First Day Schedule
Group A
Slovenia 50% Aug.31 Poland
Iceland 50% Aug.31 Greece
France 50% Aug.31 Finland
Group B
Germany 50% Aug.31 Ukraine
Italy 50% Aug.31 Israel
Lithuania 50% Aug.31 Georgia
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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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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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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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