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Division B: Poland triumphs in Pitesti - Jul 21, 2013

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United Kingdom - Poland 71-83
Poland clinch Division B title at the U20 European Championship. The Polish side overcame United Kingdom 83:71 in the Final game. Both teams advanced to Division A for the next year. Both teams met each other in the same group at the start of the tournament when United Kingdom posted the win. This time Poland looked better and started with 23:18 lead. United Kingdom managed to tie the score at the halftime, while the second half belonged again to Poland. The latter posted a 20-11 surge in the third period and then won the last stanza 21-18. Grochowski Grzegorz top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Przemyslaw Karnowski (216-C-93) collected 13 points and 16 rebounds. Ponitka Mateusz brought 13, while Michalak Michal had 12. Devon Van Oostrum (190-G-93) erupted with 29 points in the losing effort and Nick Lewis (190-G-93) nailed 8. Graham Rowell, Stewart John and Thomas-Edwards Raphell added 7 points in a loss.

Group 3rd place
Hungary - Belgium 70-69
Hungary surprise Belgium for the third place at the U20 European Championship. The Hungarian side grabbed a 70:69 win in the game for the third place at the U18 European Championship in Division B. Belgium won the first five games, but lost last two to finish 4th. Hungary won the first period 24-13 and led 11 points at the halftime. Belgium did everything they could to win the game but managed only to reduce to 1 point. Hazard and Mollekens Arno reduced to 63:58 and then the latter made two free throws for 65:62. Laszlo Polyak (191-PG-93, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) nailed three for 70:65 and Vlamynck replied with the final shot in the game. Markovic Luka top-scored for the winners with 27 points and Rosco Allen (216-PF-93) netted 18. Kovacs Adam delivered 13, while Laszlo Polyak netted 6. Emmanuel Lecomte (175-PG-95) answered with 20 points in the losing effort and Mollekens Arno netted 13. Schoepen Yoeri brought 11 and Hazard Louis had 7.

5-6 places
Switzerland - Portugal 68-74
Portugal clinch 5th place in Pitesti at the U20 European Championship. The team overcame Switzerland 74:68 in Division B. Portugal grabbed 27:14 lead at the end of the first period and added 21-19 rally in the second frame. After 17-17 in the third period the board showed 65:50 for the winners. Switzerland however did not give up and responded with a late 18-9 surge. Lehmann made two free throws for the final 74:68 result. Cardoso Miguel and Pedro Bastos (186-PG-94) stepped up with 15 points each, while Artur Castela (200-C/F-93) nailed 13. Correia de Sa Emanuel collected 10 points and 10 rebounds. Dusan Mladjan (198-SG-86, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 18 points and 14 rebounds in defeat, whilst Kostic Branislav had 14. Hoxha Arben netted 10, while Affolter Christian brought 9.

7-8 places
Holland - Romania 62-71
Romania ensure the last win at the U20 European Championship. The hosts outscored Holland 71:62 in the game for 7-8 places. Holland upset the hosts with 23-12 lead in the first period, but Romania erupted with an 18-6 surge in the second frame for 30:29 halftime advantage. Again Holland won the third period 17-13, but the host needed massive 28-16 run in the last period to seal the victory. Romania produced a 14-0 run midway through the last stanza to take 57:52 lead. Stoicoviciu and Bouwknecht exchanged the free throws at the end for the final result. Alexandru Olah (213-C-93) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Stoicoviciu Vlad added 15. Adrian Movileanu (195-F-93) scored 11 and Damian Andrei had 10. Hidde Arjans Vos ended up with 13 points and Dexter Hope (185-PG-93) added 12. Bleeker Kevin collected 10 points and 13 rebounds, whilst Roel Aarts (201-PF-93) also scored 10.

9-12 places
Luxembourg - Slovakia 67-68
Slovakia escaped with the narrow win over Luxembourg in their last game at the U20 European Championship in Division B. The Slovakian side posted a 68:67 win to finish on the 9th spot. Luxembourg dropped to the 12th position. Luxembourg surprised the opponents with 23-15 lead and managed to win also the third period 30-21. Slovakia however enjoyed a 15-8 rally in the second period and finished the game with 17-6 burst in the last stanza. Trailing 62:67 with 5 minutes to go, Slovakia did not allow Luxembourg to score in the rest of the game and created a 6-0 run to win the game. Vladimir Brodziansky (206-PF-94) led the way with 17 points and 14 rebounds, while Dedecek Viktor had 14. Jakub Novysedlak (188-PG-93) brought 13, while Tot Oliver had 9. Alex Laurent (196-PF-93) answered with 26 points and 12 rebounds, while Ittenbach Chris added 17. Melcher Bob notched 8 and Martin Raphael posted 7.

Finland - Cyprus 66-57
Finland finished 10th after the win over Cyprus at the U20 European Championship. The Nordic side finished the tournament with a 66:57 win, while Cyprus ended up on the 11th spot. Cyprus won the first period 15-12, but failed in the second frame. The Finnish side erupted with a 22-6 surge to take 3:21 lead at the halftime after a Kauppinen shot. Cyprus however was too far to give up and grabbed 41:39 lead after a massive run. Finland meanwhile closed the quarter with a 9-0 run and took 50:45 advantage. Finland added 16-12 rally in the last stanza to seal the victory. Joonas Lehtoranta (194-SG-94) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Topias Palmi (190-SG-94) as well as Dolenc Daniel had 9 each. Mantovani Roberto Alexander ended up with 17 points and 15 rebounds in defeat and Viktoras Ieronymidis (200-G/F-95) had 15. Iliadis Stefanos scored 9 points and Antoniou Symeon chipped in with 6.   

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European Championships U20 Final Standings
 1. Greece
 2. Israel
 3. France
 4. Spain
 5. Serbia
 6. Lithuania
 7. Germany
 8. Iceland
 9. Turkey
 10. Ukraine
 11. Montenegro.
 12. Sweden
 13. Italy
 14. Slovenia
 15. Czech Rep.
 16. Latvia
European Championships U20 Final Standings Div.B
 1. Romania
 2. Croatia
 3. U.Kingdom
 4. Russia
 5. Poland
 6. Belgium
 7. Georgia
 8. Portugal
 9. Finland
 10. Holland
 11. Hungary
 12. Kosovo
 13. FYR Macedon.
 14. Albania
 15. Belarus
 16. Slovakia
 17. Armenia
 18. Ireland
 19. Azerbaijan
 20. Malta
 21. Moldova
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Sviatoslav MYKHAILIUK
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Mykhailiuk, UKR20.4 
 2. Popovic, MNT18.4 
 3. Echodas, LTU17.1 
 4. Yurtseven, TUR17.0 
 5. Birutis, LTU17.0 
 6. Hlinason, ISL16.7 
 7. Zoosman, ISR16.3 
 8. Wagner, GER16.1 
 9. Blatt, ISR16.0 
 10. Marinkovic, SRB15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Birgander, SWE13.8 
 2. Popovic, MNT12.2 
 3. Hlinason, ISL11.6 
 4. Yurtseven, TUR11.4 
 5. Sjoberg, SWE9.0 
 6. Echodas, LTU8.9 
 7. Okeke, ITA8.1 
 8. Birutis, LTU8.1 
 9. Skapintsev, UKR8.0 
 10. Noua, FRA7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Tamir BLATT
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Blatt, ISR10.1 
 2. Beliauskas, LTU6.3 
 3. Garcia, ESP5.6 
 4. Sisko, SLO5.3 
 5. Beyschlag, GER5.3 
 6. Peno, SRB5.0 
 7. Korkmaz, TUR4.8 
 8. Birkans, LAT4.7 
 9. Mykhailiuk, UKR4.4 
 10. Bakic, MNT4.0 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Korkmaz, TUR2.6 
 2. Wagner, GER2.6 
 3. Koniaris, GRE2.4 
 4. Zotov, UKR2.3 
 5. Zoosman, ISR1.9 
 6. Mykhailiuk, UKR1.7 
 7. Thorbjarnars., ISL1.7 
 8. Sisko, SLO1.7 
 9. Beyschlag, GER1.6 
 10. Yilmaz, TUR1.6 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Hlinason, ISL3.1 
 2. Yurtseven, TUR2.1 
 3. Durmaz, TUR2.1 
 4. Cekic, MNT1.9 
 5. Simanic, SRB1.8 
 6. Birutis, LTU1.7 
 7. Macura, SLO1.6 
 8. Birgander, SWE1.6 
 9. Tote, ITA1.4 
 10. Tkachenko, UKR1.3 
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