NEWS

06.04.2004
Italy's Easy Win over Finland Takes Them to the European Championships

To place in the championships Italy needed a win over Finland. The 'Azzuri' did more than 'just win'.

Finland managed to land 15 points in the first five minutes with the tense Italians. It was then that coach Gaetano Gebbia called a time-out which proved critical to the game. The new strategy set the stage for a series of 16:3 by the Italians, after which the Fins were unable to gain victory.

05.04.2004
Again Cisse, again France Triumphs
As expected of the match between France and Finland, Finland departs the fight for the European Championships, while France becomes the most solid candidate for first place in group C.

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Joonas Suotamo 2.10 03.10.1986 Espoo (FIN)  
 5Jari Vanttaja PF 2.08 15.08.1986 Oulu (FIN)  
 6Antti Vesa Matti Virta  2.04 15.01.1986 Kaarina (FIN)  
 7Samuel Haanpää SG 2.03 27.09.1986 Kerava (FIN)  
 8Vesa Mäkäläinen PF 2.00 03.09.1986 Hyvinkää (FIN)  
 9Mikko Koivisto SG 1.94 18.04.1987 Vantaa (FIN)  
10Ville Johannes Liimo SF 1.91 31.01.1986 Kotka (FIN)  
11Jani Jesper Blomster   29.06.1986 Uusikaupunki (FIN)  
12Panu Markus Vertio SG 1.92 09.03.1986 Helsinki (FIN)  
13Turo Lehtonen SG 1.87 13.04.1986 Helsinki (FIN)  
14Ilkka Vuori PG 1.82 28.01.1986 Järvenpää (FIN)  
15Eero Levä SG 1.83 22.08.1986 Helsinki (FIN)  

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02.04.2004
Italy Open Group C with Victory
The qualification tournament for the FIBA U18 European Championship (group C) opened with fireworks in the way of beautiful moves, major excitement and unbelievable twists and turns. After three matches today, looking forward to Friday with wins are Italy, Latvia and Croatia.

Team

Finland
Finland

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSJ. Vanttaja12.4
RTJ. Vanttaja8.0
ASI. Vuori4.8
STE. Levä1.4
BSJ. Vanttaja1.6

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

06.08.2003vs LAT[W] 69-58
07.08.2003vs SWE[W] 80-75
08.08.2003vs GER[W] 68-56
09.08.2003vs EST[W] 74-61
10.08.2003vs ENG[W] 81-69

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