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
 4Ilkka Vuori PG 1.82 28.01.1986 Järvenpää (FIN)  
 5Eero Levä SG 1.83 22.08.1986 Helsinki (FIN)  
 6Turo Lehtonen SG 1.87 13.04.1986 Helsinki (FIN)  
 7Ville Johannes Liimo SF 1.91 31.01.1986 Kotka (FIN)  
 8Saku Viljami Vanjoki GF 1.94 27.06.1986 Espoo (FIN)  
 9Mikko Koivisto GF 1.94 18.04.1987 Vantaa (FIN)  
10Vesa Mäkäläinen PF 2.00 03.09.1986 Hyvinkää (FIN)  
11Gerald Lee PF 2.08 23.11.1987 Uusikaupunki (FIN)  
12Tero Laitinen PF 2.01 23.04.1987 Helsinki (FIN)  
13Antti Vesa Matti Virta  2.04 15.01.1986 Kaarina (FIN)  
14Jari Vanttaja PF 2.08 15.08.1986 Oulu (FIN)  
15Joonas Suotamo 2.10 03.10.1986 Espoo (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
PTST. Lehtonen13.6
RTJ. Suotamo5.8
ASI. Vuori2.7
STI. Vuori2.7
BSJ. Suotamo0.8

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

01.04.2004vs CRO[L] 51-79
02.04.2004vs LAT[L] 64-76
03.04.2004vs GEO[L] 69-72
04.04.2004vs FRA[L] 51-80
05.04.2004vs ITA[L] 52-84

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