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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 3 - Sep 8, 2016

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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.


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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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