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19.08.2006, 18:45h
19.08.2006, 18:45h
82-74
19 - 2223 - 2220 - 1420 - 16
19 - 2223 - 2220 - 1420 - 16
Venue: Linares |
Spectators: 600 |
Referees: Paulus Maria Van Den Heuvel (NED), Robert Lottermoser (GER), Marcin Kowalski (POL)

GAME REPORT


Russia Into Final

An electric performance by Teymuraz Babunashvili helped guide Russia into the final of the Termosteps U16 European Championship at the expense of Serbia & Montenegro on Saturday.

The 1.86m guard scored 20 points, had five assists and pulled down four boards as his team won 82-74 in the first semi-final in Spain.

Andrey Semenov (Russia)
Andrey Semenov played an important role in Russia's win.
Russia were leading by just one point (73-72) with 1.59 left to play but they pulled away through a jump shot and then a lay-up by Babunashvili to make it 77-72 with 34 seconds remaining.

He was able to add three more points before the final buzzer, giving him a team-high haul and making him the joint leading scorer in the game with Serbo-Montenegrin duo Dejan Musli and Bojan Subotic.

Musli was in inspired form, adding 14 rebounds to his 20-point contribution but his team could not benefit.

Babunashvili had help from centre Andrey Semenov, who added 14 points and five rebounds to Russia's cause.

Serbia & Montenegro were ahead 44-42 at half-time but a strong third quarter by the Russians saw them take a 62-58 lead into the final period and they never looked back thanks to the play of Babunashvili.

Accumulated statistics

51.7%

31/60
FG
M/A

35.4%

29/82

55.1%

27/49
FG2P
M/A

48.3%

28/58

36.4%

4/11
FG3P
M/A

4.2%

1/24

47.1%

16/34
FT
M/A

65.2%

15/23

44

13/31
RT
RO/RD

51

26/25

12

AS

10

22

TO

20

13

ST

12

4

BS

4

23

PF

30

82

Pts

74

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