Turkey, Russia Finish On A High Note


Turkey ended their U20 European Championship campaign on a high note after they came back late to beat Italy 65-61 and grab an overall 9th place in the tournament.

Ahmet Tuncer led the winners with 13 points, Safak Edge had 11, but shot only 2-of-12 from the field, while Ramazan Tekin chipped in with 9 points and 10 rebounds.

6. Amedeo Tessitori (Italy)
Amedeo Tessitori is barely 18 but, once again, was the go-to player in the Italian team

Despite being only 17 years old, Italy's big man Amadeo Tessitori was the go-to man in the team once again, finishing the game with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.

Russia defeated Ukraine 83-63 in the game for the 9th place and ended the tournament in 11th place.

Denis Zakharov was the top scorer for Russia with 14 points, Alexander Varnakov had 13 and 5 rebounds, while Gleb Goldyrev chipped in with 12 points.

For Ukraine, Olexandr Mishula had 14 points, while V'Yacheslav Bobrov contributed 12 points and 7 rebounds, but also committed 7 turnovers.

Russia will be disappointed with their finish after starting the tournament with three straight victories in the First Round.

Georgia was close to its second victory in the game against Montenegro, but the Balkan side escaped with an 83-82 victory in the Classification Round for the 13th to 16th Place.

Marko Mugosa led the winners with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, Vukota Pavic had 15 and 8 rebounds, while Danilo Nikolic chipped in with 14 points and 6 boards.

For Georgia, Duda Sanadze had 20 points and 11 rebounds, as Beka Burjanadze collected 18 points and 7 boards in yet another loss for the team.

Montenegro improved to a 3-2 record and are third in the group, while Georgia dropped to 1-4.

In the other game of the day in the Classification Round for the 13th to 16th place, Sweden took a big 91-54 victory against Estonia.

Six players reached double digits for Sweden, as Viktor Gaddefors had a team-high 13, while Jonathan Person, Charles Barton, Tobias Borg and Marcus Eriksson had 12 points each.

The Estonians were led by Oliver Metsalu with 15 points, as Rait-Riivo Laane chipped in with 10 points.

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