NEWS

17.07.2005
Russia Champions!

Russia are the 2005 ACI Trading Ltd U20 European Champions after a 61-53 defeat against Lithuania in Sunday’s final.

In a mistake-filled, tension-packed contest, it was Russia who were able to just do enough to edge their counterparts after an enthralling 40 minutes.

17.07.2005
Kurbanov Heads All Tournament Team

Russia forward Nikita Kurbanov has been elected MVP of the ACI Trading Ltd U20 European Championship Men in Chekov.

The 200 cm Kurbanov was a key performer in Russia's gold medal winning side, averaging 11.3 ppg and 7.9 rpg during the competition.

17.07.2005
Serbia & Montnegro Win Bronze

Serbia & Montenegro completed the ACI Trading Ltd U20 European Championship Men on Sunday with a bronze medal following their victory over Israel on Sunday.

The game proved to be something of an anti-climax as an emotionally drained Israel, 24 hours after a heart-breaking final second loss to Lithuania, fell quickly behind.

SCOREBOARD

Preliminary Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Greece33/0239/1766
2. Latvia32/1218/2025
3. Ukraine31/2203/2234
4. Germany30/3190/2493
Germany   Ukraine
6371
13-16   15-18   15-12   20-25  
Latvia   Greece
5663
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Lithuania33/0303/1836
2. Italy32/1214/2145
3. Belarus31/2174/2094
4. Czech Republic30/3161/2463
Czech Republic   Lithuania
57101
12-23   17-24   11-23   17-31  
Italy   Belarus
6453
19-13   22-13   18-11   5-16  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Russia32/1223/1935
2. France32/1202/1905
3. Croatia31/2206/2214
4. Slovenia31/2184/2114
France   Croatia
7657
23-20   18-11   21-7   14-19  
Russia   Slovenia
6465
14-21   14-12   19-22   17-10  
 Team