Finland Ride Fourth Quarter Surge

25 August 2007

Finland thrashed Iceland 85-66 on Saturday for their sixth consecutive victory in EuroBasket Division B.

Shawn Huff led the way with 16 points while Tuukka Kotti had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The Finns opened up a 44-32 half-time lead but Iceland didn't give up.

Brenton Birmingham's lay-up closed the gap to 59-53 late in the third quarter.

They got no closer the rest of the contest.

Kotti scored the last two points of the third quarter and that sparked an 11-2 surge that left the Finns in command at 70-55 with 8:11 remaining.

Henrik Dettmann's team eased to victory, leaving them two games ahead of Georgia in Group C.

Finland shot a very impressive 13 of 26 from three-point range, and out-rebounded Iceland 42-37.

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