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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 2 - Sep 3, 2016

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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.


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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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