Mateusz Ponitka scored 22 points, Przemyslaw Karnowski had 21 and Piotr Niedzwiedzki collected a double-double as hosts Poland started their Group A play at the U18 European Championship Men with a convincing 89-58 victory over Slovenia.
Karnowski also had eight rebounds and five blocks while Niedzwiedzki had 10 points and 10 rebounds and Michal Michalak added 14 points for Poland, who lived up to their status as title contenders.
Jan Osolnik scored 13 points and Luka Rupnik had 11 points and six assists for Slovenia.
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Slovenia struggled offensively but trailed just 11-9 before the hosts began to pull away. The lead was 23-13 after one quarter.
The gap was down to five points before Poland went on an 8-0 run and led 42-33 at halftime.