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Group:  D | 09.07.2010, 21:15h
Group:  D | 09.07.2010, 21:15h
66-54
19 - 1418 - 1712 - 1317 - 10
19 - 1418 - 1712 - 1317 - 10
Venue: Makarska (CRO) |
Spectators: 600 |
Referees: Ioannis Foufis (GRE), Ademir Zurapovic (BIH), Andris Aunkrogers (LAT)

GAME REPORT


Injured Prostran Sits Out Croatia Win Over Germany

Croatia have been dealt a major blow in their pursuit of gold at the U20 European Championship for Men 2010 after it was revealed an injury to key guard Toni Prostran could rule him out of action for four or five days according to head coach Borislav Kurtovic.

While his team managed to shrug off the absence of their influential playmaker to claim a 66-54 win over Germany, the team and even more so the fans will be anxiously waiting to see how the guard reacts to treatment over the weekend.

Toni Prostran (Croatia)
Injured Toni Prostran watches on as his Croatia team-mates better Germany

Thankfully for them, they still have the outstanding talent of Mario Delas to rely on and he weaved his magic on the court once again to finish with a super line of 15 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. It certainly met with the approval of Croatian internatioanal Zoran Planinic who was watching intently court-side. He was again the difference-maker for the hosts.

Germany meanwhile were looking for a repeat of their heroics against Spain and while they couldn't quite summon the same kind of intensity, they again showed they have what it takes to push some of the tournament favourites.

Croatia held a 37-31 lead at the half and after they returned for the third quarter, they were always in control and never seriously looked under threat thanks to the inability of Germany to finish consistently around the hoop.

Delas was well supported by Olivari who fired three triples in his 14 point haul while also grabbing 7 boards. Maurice Stuckey and Jonas Wolfarth-Botterman both recorded 12 points each for Germany.

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

43.6%

24/55
FG
M/A

32.8%

20/61

55.2%

16/29
FG2P
M/A

43.6%

17/39

30.8%

8/26
FG3P
M/A

13.6%

3/22

55.6%

10/18
FT
M/A

91.7%

11/12

40

10/30
RT
RO/RD

33

10/23

9

AS

9

16

TO

12

6

ST

4

3

BS

0

23

PF

19

66

Pts

54

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