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Group:  B | 24.07.2009, 15:45h
Group:  B | 24.07.2009, 15:45h
97-74
20 - 2224 - 1129 - 2024 - 21
20 - 2224 - 1129 - 2024 - 21
Venue: Hagondange |
Referees: Nicolas Maestre (FRA), Igor Dragojevic (MNE), Gentian Cici (ALB)

GAME REPORT


Spain Too Much For Ukraine

Spain used a high-octane offense to beat Ukraine 97-74 at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Hagondange, France.

Alberto Jodar had a team-high 15 points and five other Spanish players reached double-figures to secure the team's first win in Group B while sending their opponents to the bottom of the table with two defeats.

Ukraine had the edge in the first quarter, jumping to a 15-7 lead thanks to some balanced scoring.

Following their slow start, Spain started clicking and attacked the basket time and time again, a strategy that paid dividends as they ran off 10 unanswered points at one point in the second quarter.

Jose Maria Gil opened the spurt when he connected on an alley-oop for a 32-30 lead and the Spaniards made a concerted effort to get to the basket with Joan Tomas, Ignacio Guigou and Alejandro Lopez also getting to the basket.

The Spaniards were up by 11, 44-33, as the teams went into the locker room and Alejandro Martinez's men stuck to their winning formula after the break, taking every opportunity to get to the basket where they scored more often than not.

Spain's lead was 62-44 on Servera's three-point play with under four minutes left in the period. Ukraine found themselves down by 20, 71-51, after Miguel Lorenzo made a pair of free-throws with just over a minute left in the third quarter and the fourth quarter was just a mere formality.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

52.1%

38/73
FG
M/A

37.3%

25/67

66.0%

31/47
FG2P
M/A

50.0%

20/40

26.9%

7/26
FG3P
M/A

18.5%

5/27

82.4%

14/17
FT
M/A

73.1%

19/26

47

17/30
RT
RO/RD

30

12/18

15

AS

8

16

TO

15

10

ST

7

6

BS

4

20

PF

19

97

Pts

74

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