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2017 EuroBasket Qualifiers. Day 5 - Sep 15, 2016

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Group A
Iceland - Cyprus 84-62
Iceland outgunned Cyprus for the second win in Group A. Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F/C-82) produced 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the win. Cyprus jumped to a 20:17 lead after ten minutes. But Iceland went on a 52:26 run in the next two quarters to secure a 23-point lead before the fourth stanza. They maintained the lead throughout the final term to secure the win. Haukur Palsson (197-SF-92, college: Maryland) netted 15 points for the hosts. Andreas Sizopoulos (192-G-83) replied with 12 points for Cyprus.

Belgium - Switzerland 87-49
Belgium secured 2017 EuroBasket birth. They fired past Switzerland for the fourth consecutive victory in Group A. Jonathan Tabu (189-PG-85) recorded 20 points to lead the hosts. Belgium posted a 33:16 halftime lead. They added 54 points in the second half to roll to the victory. Retin Obasohan (185-G-93, college: Alabama) provided 16 points in the win. Jonathan Kazadi (193-G-91) responded with 9 points for Switzerland.

Group B
Holland - Denmark 98-88 OT
Netherlands stepped closer to qualifying for the 2017 EuroBasket. They outgunned Denmark in overtime to gain 4-1 record in Group B. Six players scored in double digits for the Dutch team. Worthy de Jong came up with 20 points for the winners. Denmark posted a 45:40 halftime lead. But Netherlands erased the deficit in the second half. They tied things up at 78 at the end of regulation. Netherlands sank 20 points in the extra period to seal the win. Jessey Voorn (197-SG-90, agency: Court Side) provided 15 points, while Roeland Schaftenaar (211-F/C-88, college: Oregon St.) had 14 points in the victory. Jonas Berdstedt replied with 23 points and 7 rebounds for Denmark.

Germany - Austria 78-58
Germany knocked down Austria to gain 3-2 record in Group B. Johannes Voigtmann (210-C-92) tallied 19 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Germany piled up a 43:28 halftime lead. The hosts went on a 20:12 run in the fourth period to seal the win. Patrick Heckmann (198-G-92, college: Boston Coll.) delivered 14 points for the winners. Rasid Mahalbasic (210-C-90, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 21 points for Austria.

Group C
Sweden - Bosnia 76-78
Bosnia nipped Sweden on the road to clinch the second position in Group C. Jusuf Nurkic (213-C-94) posted 21 points and 10 caroms for the visitors. Bosnia snatched a 37:35 halftime lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the second half as Bosnia managed to get away with a narrow victory. Miralem Halilovic (205-F-91) delivered 18 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Tobias Spires and Thomas Massamba (183-PG-85, agency: Octagon Europe) had 14 points each for Sweden.

Group D
Poland - Belarus 57-76
Belarus upset Poland in Torun today. Maalik Wayns (185-PG-91, college: Villanova) scored 21 points coming off bench for the visitors. Belarus grabbed a 34:28 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 12-point mark at the final intermission. The visitors went on a 21:14 run in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87, college: Radford) tossed in 14 points and pulled down 10 boards for Belarus. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G/F-93) responded with 16 points for Poland.

Estonia - Portugal 82-63
Estonia fired past Portugal to improve at 3-2 record in Group D. Rain Veideman (192-G-91) scored 17 points to lead the Baltic side. Estonia posted a 31:27 halftime lead. They sank 27 points in the third quarter to boost the lead at 11-point mark. Estonia held their opponents to just 16 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Kristjan Kitsing (205-F-90, agency: Octagon Europe) provided 14 points for the winners. Joao Gomes (201-SG-85) responded with 20 points and 10 rebounds for Portugal.

Group E
Slovenia - Bulgaria 85-63
Slovenia stayed perfect in the Qualifying Round. They cruised past Bulgaria for the fifth straight victory in Group E. Goran Dragic (190-PG-86) netted 17 points and issued 10 assists to pace the winners. Bulgaria jumped to a 21:16 lead after ten minutes. But Slovenia responded with a 53:14 run in the next two quarters to spur ahead for good. Gasper Vidmar (211-C-87) netted 12 points for the hosts. Jason Washburn (210-C-90, college: Utah, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds for Bulgaria.

Ukraine - Kosovo 100-61
Ukraine cruised past Kosovo to gain the fourth victory in Group E. Olexandr Mishula (192-SG-92) nailed 21 points to pace the hosts. Ukraine got to a strong start. They established a 55:28 halftime lead. They followed with a 26:8 run in the third term to clear off for good. Viacheslav Kravtsov (211-C-87, agency: BeoBasket) had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Dardan Berisha (193-SG-88) responded with 20 points for Kosovo.

Group F
Montenegro - Albania 94-56
Montenegro punched their 2017 EuroBasket tickets. They fired past Albania to gain 5-0 record in Group F. Vladimir Mihailovic (193-G-90, agency: BeoBasket) provided 13 points to pace the winners. Montenegro piled up a 46:27 halftime lead. The hosts unloaded 48 points in the second half and rallied to a crucial win. Nikola Vucevic (213-C-90, college: USC) delivered 12 points for the winners. Gerti Shima (204-PF-86) responded with 24 points for Albania.

Georgia - Slovakia 96-68
Georgia outgunned Slovakia behind 31 points from Tornike Shengelia (205-F-91). Georgia accounted for a 30:19 lead ten minutes into the game. They stayed in charge throughout the reminder of the contest. Georgia therefore improved at 4-1 record in Group F. Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89) provided 12 points in the win. Nenad Milosevic (190-PG-83, agency: 011 Sports) responded with 21 points for Slovakia.

Group G
FYR Macedonia - United Kingdom 62-89
Great Britain coasted past FYR Macedonia to earn the third victory in Group G. Daniel Clark (210-F/C-88) produced 21 points to lead the visitors. Great Britain posted a 44:30 halftime lead. They went on a 22:9 run in the fourth quarter and rallied to the win. Andrew Lawrence (185-PG-90, college: Charleston, agency: Two Points) nailed 14 points for the British side. Kiril Nikolovski (210-F/C-88) responded with 17 points for FYR Macedonia.

Luxembourg - Hungary 65-68
Hungary sealed their 2017 EuroBasket birth. They snatched a road win over Luxembourg to ice the top position in Group G. Adam Hanga (199-SG-89, agency: Octagon Europe) tallied 18 points to lead the charge. Luxembourg enjoyed a 38:35 halftime lead. Hungary stiffened defensively in the third term. They held Luxembourg to 11 points to take a 4-point lead. Luxembourg narrowed the deficit in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Janos Eilingsfeld (198-F/C-91) provided 12 points for the winning side. Samy Picard (195-PF-88) responded with 15 points for Luxembourg.


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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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