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Sweden hold off Azerbaijan for first win - Aug 21, 2012


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Christian
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Sweden - Azerbaijan 96:79

Sweden posted the first win at 2013 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. They powered past visiting Azerbaijan for 1-1 record in Group B. Christian Maraker (206-PF-82, college: Pacific) accounted for 19 points to lead the hosts.
Azerbaijan opened the game aggressively. The hosts set the tone scoring 25 points in the first ten minutes and taking a 10-point lead. It did not take long for Sweden to recover. The hosts organized a rally that put them within one at halftime 41:42. Jonas Jerebko (206-PF-87) allowed the hosts to spur in front early in the third term. Sweden piled up a 66:60 advantage heading into the fourth frame. Azerbaijan stayed close throughout the first part of the final quarter but then the visitors ran out of steam and Sweden capitalized. The home team went on a 13:3 run to post a 90:77 lead. Sweden did not look afterwards cruising to the victory. Jonas Jerebko delivered 18 points, 7 assists and 6 boards for Sweden. Kenny Grant (188-G-82, college: Davidson) added 14 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) answered with 27 points for Azerbaijan. Rasim Bashak (200-F-80, agency: Court Side) had 24 points in the loss.

Sweden: Christian Maraker 19, Jonas Jerebko 18, Kenny Grant 14+10 boards
Azerbaijan: Jaycee Carroll 27, Rasim Bashak 24  




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