Israel climb to 5-3 record in Group A EuroBasket Qualification Round. The team overcame Iceland 92:75 and share the second place with Serbia. Iceland meanwhile dropped at 1-7 record in the group. Iceland surprised the host in the first period and grabbed 20:17 lead. Israel needed the win more and bounced back with 25-18 in the second quarter. Moreover Israel scored 25 points also in the third and the last quarters. They produced 25-19 in the third period and finished the game with 25-18 in the last stanza. Ohayon made the last points for the winning side from the free throw line. Omri Casspi (204-SF-88) paced all the winners with 22 points and Lior Eliyahu (203-SF-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) collected 20 points and 11 rebounds. Alex Tyus (205-C-88, college: Florida) delivered 19 points and 10 rebounds, whilst Ido Kozikaro (202-C-78) posted 8. Jakob Sigurdarson (192-PG-82, college: Birm.Southern) finished the game with 21 points for the guests and Jon Stefansson (196-G-82) brought 20. Finnur Magnusson (208-C-85, college: Catawba) and Pavel Ermolinskij (202-G-87, agency: I.D.S. Law) followed them with 10 points apiece in defeat.
Iceland U16 finished second in Solna - May 16, 2013
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Iceland U16 finished second in Solna at the Nordic Championship Men U16. The team won 4 games and lost only one to Denmark that became the champion.
In Day 1 Iceland U16 rolled over Estonia U16 86:67. The teams were tied at the halftime before a 27-13 burst in the third period. Kristinn Palsson (186-F) top-scored for the winners with 34 points and 9 boards, while Kari Jonsson netted 19. Kregor Hermet and Sander Viilup (186-SG-97) answered with 12 points each in defeat [read more]
Iceland U16 finished second in Solna at the Nordic Championship Men U16. The team won 4 games and lost only one to Denmark that became the champion. In Day 1 Iceland U16 rolled over Estonia U16 86:67. The teams were tied at the halftime before a 27-13 burst in the third period. Kristinn Palsson (186-F) top-scored for the winners with 34 points and 9 boards, while Kari Jonsson netted 19. Kregor Hermet and Sander Viilup (186-SG-97) answered with 12 points each in defeat. In Day 2 Iceland U16 destroyed Norway U16 109:48. Iceland dominated the whole game and reached 61-point victory due to the win in all four quarters. Kristinn Palsson led the well-balanced team with 16 points, while Halldor Hermannsson (183-G-97) and Kari Jonsson added 15 apiece. August Nicolay Volckmar delivered 18 points in the losing case. In Day 3 Iceland U16 posted a 97:64 win against Finland U16. Iceland managed to win all the quarters in the game and dominated the court. Ragnar Fridriksson and Kristinn Palsson top-scored for the winners with 19 points each, while Hilmir Kristjansson brought 17. Aatu Kivimaki (177-PG-97) chipped in with 14 in defeat, while Edon Maxhuni delivered 11. Iceland U16 closed Day 4 defeating Sweden U16 81:53. Although the teams exchanged the victories in the first two quarters, Iceland pushed the tempo in the second half and added 26-8 and 22-17 respectively in the third and the last quarters. Hilmir Kristjansson stepped up with 16 points for the winners and Kristinn Palsson followed him with 14 points. Craig Lecesne and Tobias Sjoberg (201-C-97) poured in 10 points each in defeat. Denmark U16 finished the campaign with 5-0 record beating Iceland U16 88:69 in the last game. The winners of the tournament started with 31-16 lead and never looked behind after. Tage Dembele (201-F-97) and Jacob Glarbjerg Larsen posted 21 points each for the winners. Kari Jonsson top-scored in the game with 24 points for the opponents.
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