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Group:  D | 12.07.2012, 21:00h
Group:  D | 12.07.2012, 21:00h
81-68
23 - 1720 - 1720 - 2018 - 14
23 - 1720 - 1720 - 2018 - 14
Venue: Domzale (SLO) |
Spectators: 2000 |
Referees: Ilija Belosevic (SRB), Oliver Krause (GER), Sergey Krug (RUS)

GAME REPORT


Slovenia Don’t Play Nice Hosts To Italy

The hosts of the U20 European Championship gave a packed Dvorana Komunalnega Centra arena a reason to celebrate as Slovenia passed their first test of the tournament with flying colours, by defeating Italy 81-68 in a Group D duel.

Having led throughout the whole game, Slovenia slowed down only for three and a half minutes in the third quarter, when Italy used a 7-0 run to tie the game at 46-46.

However, cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd and Slovenian president Danilo Turk in the stands, the hosts went on a 10-0 run almost immediately to break away once again and decide the outcome of the game for good.

Marko Pajic used his all-around game well against Italy, collecting 16 points and grabbing six rebounds, whilst Klemen Prepelic finished the game with 14, but made only 5-of-15 field goal attempts for the home team.

Marco Lagana was the key man for Italy with 18 points, as Andrea Trainini added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

On Friday, Slovenia will take on Sweden, while Italy will aim to bounce back from their opening-day loss against Lithuania.


 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

44.8%

26/58
FG
M/A

48.2%

27/56

48.6%

17/35
FG2P
M/A

59.5%

22/37

39.1%

9/23
FG3P
M/A

26.3%

5/19

74.1%

20/27
FT
M/A

47.4%

9/19

38

11/27
RT
RO/RD

28

5/23

13

AS

9

12

TO

11

4

ST

10

2

BS

0

21

PF

24

81

Pts

68

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