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Group:  B | 14.07.2006, 13:30h
Group:  B | 14.07.2006, 13:30h
66-64
24 - 1516 - 1912 - 1114 - 19
24 - 1516 - 1912 - 1114 - 19
Spectators: 250 |
Referees: Davorin Nakic (CRO), Vladimir Okhrimenko (RUS), Oliver Krause (GER)

GAME REPORT


Israel Win Thriller Over Italy

Nitzan Yehuda Hanochi led Israel with 15 points against Italy in their Group B encounter on the opening day of the Ostchem U20 European Championship Men in Izmir.

His most important contribution came with just four seconds remaining as Hanochi's lay-up lifted Israel to a 66-64 victory.

The Italians had trailed by as many as 11 points early in the final period but they pulled level with 1:15 to play with a couple of free throws from Brian Sacchetti.

Michele Antonutti then came up with a steal just 49 seconds from the end to give Italy a chance to move in front for the first time since the opening minute of the game, but they could not take advantage.

Iftach Bouchman picked off a bad pass 20 seconds later and after a timeout, Hanochi scored the game-winning points.

Supporting the 1.9m guard Hanochi in the scoring was Jonatan Nir, who had 14 points.

Luca Vitali had a game-high 19 points in defeat for the Italians.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

47.3%

26/55
FG
M/A

39.2%

20/51

52.2%

24/46
FG2P
M/A

41.7%

10/24

22.2%

2/9
FG3P
M/A

37.0%

10/27

85.7%

12/14
FT
M/A

82.4%

14/17

29

9/20
RT
RO/RD

29

10/19

7

AS

12

13

TO

20

15

ST

7

1

BS

2

21

PF

19

66

Pts

64

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