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17.08.2013, 14:15h
17.08.2013, 14:15h
56-58
7 - 1220 - 1714 - 1415 - 15
7 - 1220 - 1714 - 1415 - 15
Venue: Kyiv |
Spectators: 120 |
Referees: Regis Bardera (FRA), Navitalai Naivalu (FIJ), Christoph Rohacky (AUT)

GAME REPORT


Belgium Edge Sweden To Stay Alive

8. Sigfredo Casero  (Belgium)
Sigfredo Casero goes up to block Craig Lecesne's shot as Belgium gave themselves hope for survivial in Division A

Belgium lived to fight another day at the U16 European Championship Men but sent Sweden straight back to Division B in a thrilling contest in the classification round.

Mohamed Riahi's lay-up with three seconds left was all that separated these two teams, both promoted from Division B last summer, in a game where neither led by more than five and the advantage changed hands eight times, with 11 ties.

It was Sweden who led 53-50 when John Brandmark split a pair of free throws with 3:07 left on the clock, but Thomas Akyazili went to the line at the other end and made both shots before Theo Beaujean's three-pointer saw the advantage swing the other way.

More than a minute came off the clock before the score changed again, Erik Busk tying it up at 55-55 with 66 seconds left.

Riahi went to the line to split his three throws and then after turnovers from both teams, Craig Lecesne did the same to make it 56-56 with 23 seconds left.

Riahi then raced through to put Belgium up and although Sweden called time out to draw up one final play, Samuel Berkelund's desperation three was off target at the buzzer and Belgium could turn their attention to a relegation decider on Sunday.

Beaujean led Belgium with 14 points while Akyazili and Riahi had 13 each.

Lecesne had 19 points in the losing cause for Sweden.

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

26.7%

16/60
FG
M/A

35.6%

21/59

28.6%

10/35
FG2P
M/A

36.1%

13/36

24.0%

6/25
FG3P
M/A

34.8%

8/23

69.2%

18/26
FT
M/A

66.7%

8/12

50

22/28
RT
RO/RD

32

10/22

10

AS

10

17

TO

13

5

ST

13

1

BS

4

19

PF

19

56

Pts

58

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