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Group:  D | 19.07.2013, 16:15h
Group:  D | 19.07.2013, 16:15h
93-81
21 - 2213 - 1925 - 1634 - 24
21 - 2213 - 1925 - 1634 - 24
Venue: Liepaja (LAT) |
Spectators: 700 |
Referees: David Chambon (FRA), Haris Bijedic (BIH), Luis Miguel Gallardo Oyaneder (NZL)

GAME REPORT


England Create History In Liepaja

6. Luke Nelson (England)
English captain Luke Nelson led by example, downing a game-high 25 points

England have captured their first ever win in U18 European Championship Division A, defeating Ukraine 93-81 in Liepaja on Friday.

24 fast-break points and five double-digit scorers proved to be the key to England's win, turning a 41-34 halftime deficit into a 12-point win.

England was able to recapture the form that almost led to an upset win over Turkey in yesterday's opener, jumping out to an early lead on the back of 15 quick points from Benjamin Mead and Luke Nelson.

Ukraine used a 19-2 run to climb back into the contest in the second period, but a determined England plugged away at the difference and secured a small two-point lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Nelson finished with a game-high 25 points while point guard Jules Dang Akodo collect eight assists to go with nine points.

Ukraine lost its second straight game despite 20-point games from Yevgen Sakhniuk and Andrii Shalamov.

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

56.9%

37/65
FG
M/A

40.0%

28/70

60.9%

28/46
FG2P
M/A

43.2%

19/44

47.4%

9/19
FG3P
M/A

34.6%

9/26

62.5%

10/16
FT
M/A

72.7%

16/22

35

8/27
RT
RO/RD

42

18/24

21

AS

15

14

TO

14

10

ST

5

8

BS

3

20

PF

16

93

Pts

81

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