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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 4 - Sep 10, 2016

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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.


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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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