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European Pre-Qualifiers. Day 2 - Aug 6, 2017


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Dzanan Musa
Group A
Bosnia - Slovakia 84-71
Bosnia and Herzegovina held off Slovakia for 1-1 record in Group A. Dzanan Musa (200-SG-99, agency: BeoBasket) tallied 32 points to lead the effort. Bosnia posted a 38:33 halftime lead. They sank 26 points in the third quarter to boost the margin at 13-point mark and never looked back en route to the win. Aleksandar Lazic (201-F/G-96) delivered 15 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Radoslav Rancik (205-F/C-79, college: St.Cloud St., agency: BeoBasket) answered with 14 points for Slovakia.

Armenia - Sweden 82-69
Armenia registered the second straight win in the World Cup European pre-qualifiers. They held off Sweden in Yerevan. Ryan Boatright (183-PG-92, college: Connecticut) scored 23 points to lead the hosts. Armenia eked out a 43:42 halftime lead. Sweden secured a 58:56 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. But Armenia ignited a 26:11 run in the final term to seal the win. Andrew Chrabascz (203-F-94) netted 18 points in the victory. Marcus Eriksson (201-G/F-93) netted 15 points in the loss.

Group B
Austria - Holland 72-79
Netherlands opened win count in Group B. They upset Austria on the road in the opener. Worthy de Jong (194-SG-88) delivered 22 points to lead the charge. Austria grabbed an 18:15 lead after the first period. But Netherlands went on a 23:14 run in the second term to secure a 6-point halftime lead. They sank 41 points in the second half and marched to the victory. Charlon Kloof (190-G-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) tossed in 17 points for the winning side. Jakob Poeltl (213-F-95, college: Utah) replied with 24 points for Austria.

Group C
FYR Macedonia - Estonia 76-80
Estonia outgunned FYR Macedonia for 1-o record in Group C. Rain Veideman (192-G-91) scored 26 points to lead the visitors. FYR Macedonia enjoyed a 29:17 lead at the first break. But Estonia went on a strong 26:13 rally in the second period to surge ahead. They maintained the lead throughout the second half and managed to snatch a tough win at the end. Kristjan Kangur (201-SF-82) had 14 points for the Baltic team. Vojdan Stojanovski (194-G/F-87, agency: BeoBasket) topscored with 26 points for the hosts.

Group D
Bulgaria - Belarus 78-68
Bulgaria knocked down Belarus to gain 2-0 record on top of Group D. Pavel Marinov (199-SF-88) delivered 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the win. Bulgaria posted a 35:29 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 10-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. The teams traded baskets throughout the final period as Bulgaria marched to the win. Aleksander Vezenkov (206-PF-95) chipped in 15 points and collected 15 rebounds for the winners. Vitali Liutych (198-SG-92) netted 19 points for Belarus.

  




Dzanan Musa
European Pre-Qualifiers. Day 6 - 2 days ago
Group A Armenia - Bosnia 66-83 Bosnia and Herzegovina upset Armenia in Yerevan to advance into the World Cup European Qualifiers. Dzanan Musa (200-SG-99, agency: BeoBasket) produced 21 points to lead the visitors to the crucial win. Bosnia eked out a 44:41 halftime lead. They went on an 18:4 run in the fourth quarter to ice the vital win. Obrad Tomic (206-C-93, agency: PEPI SPORT) netted 16 points in the victory. Ryan Boatright (183-PG-92, college: Connecticut) notched 22 points, 9 assis...   [read more]

Dzanan Musa
European Pre-Qualifiers. Day 5 - 6 days ago
Group A Sweden - Armenia 93-70 Sweden fired past Armenia for the third win in Group A. Tobias Borg (184-PG-93) delivered 16 points in the win. Sweden piled up a 56:32 halftime lead. They controlled the tempo in the second half and rallied to the victory. Viktor Gaddefors (201-SF-92, agency: Interperformances) tossed in 15 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and issued 5 assists in the victory. Ryan Boatright (183-PG-92, college: Connecticut) accounted for 32 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for A...   [read more]

Thomas
Massamba
European Pre-Qualifiers. Day 4 - 9 days ago
Group A Bosnia - Sweden 72-88 Sweden overcame Bosnia to climb at 2-2 record in Group A. Thomas Massamba (183-PG-85) delivered 20 points to lead the Scandinavian team. Sweden secured a 44:36 halftime advantage. They held Bosnia to just 36 points in the second half and secured a key victory. Marcus Eriksson (201-G/F-93) tossed in 15 points in the win. Dzanan Musa (200-SG-99, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 12 points for Bosnia. Slovakia - Armenia 78-92 Armenia fired past Slovakia on the...   [read more]


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World Cup Standings
Group A - EU Pre-QF
 1. Sweden 4-2 
 2. Bosnia 4-2 
 3. Armenia 3-3 
 4. Slovakia 1-5 
Group B - EU Pre-QF
 1. Holland 3-1 
 2. Austria 3-1 
 3. Albania 0-4 
Group C - EU Pre-QF
 1. Estonia 3-1 
 2. Kosovo 2-2 
 3. FYR Macedon. 1-3 
Group D - EU Pre-QF
 1. Bulgaria 4-0 
 2. Belarus 1-3 
 3. Portugal 1-3 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ryan BOATRIGHT
  USA
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Boatright, ARM24.2 
 2. Musa, BIH22.8 
 3. Poeltl, AUT20.0 
 4. Theodore, MKD19.5 
 5. Stojanovski, MKD18.8 
 6. Berisha, KOS18.8 
 7. Liutych, BLR17.8 
 8. Mahalbasic, AUT17.0 
 9. Vezenkov, BUL16.8 
 10. Veideman, EST15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksander VEZENKOV
  CYP
  (206-PF-95)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Vezenkov, BUL10.8 
 2. Parakhouski, BLR8.8 
 3. Rancik, SVK8.2 
 4. Fischer, ARM7.8 
 5. Spires, SWE6.8 
 6. Ihring, SVK6.7 
 7. Paliashchuk, BLR6.5 
 8. Mahalbasic, AUT6.5 
 9. Kangur, EST6.5 
 10. Norel, NED6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ryan BOATRIGHT
  USA
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Boatright, ARM5.8 
 2. Berisha, KOS5.3 
 3. Kloof, NED5.0 
 4. Marinov, BUL5.0 
 5. Massamba, SWE4.8 
 6. Bost, BUL4.8 
 7. Theodore, MKD4.8 
 8. Lanegger, AUT4.5 
 9. Williams, NED4.5 
 10. Klepeisz, AUT4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Worthy DE JONG
  (194-SG-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. de-Jong, NED2.5 
 2. Hallman, POR2.3 
 3. Gaddefors, SWE2.3 
 4. Bost, BUL2.0 
 5. Stojanovski, MKD2.0 
 6. Voorn, NED1.8 
 7. Vezenkov, BUL1.8 
 8. Renfroe, BIH1.8 
 9. Boatright, ARM1.7 
 10. Musa, BIH1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Nicholas SPIRES
  ENG
  (210-C-94)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Spires, SWE2.3 
 2. Fusek, SVK1.2 
 3. Talts, EST1.0 
 4. Parakhouski, BLR1.0 
 5. Guerreiro, POR1.0 
 6. Shima, ALB0.8 
 7. Poeltl, AUT0.8 
 8. Shoshi, KOS0.8 
 9. Mahalbasic, AUT0.8 
 10. Chrabascz, ARM0.8 
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