Georgia Win Division B Title

23.07.2006

Georgia defeated FYROM on Sunday night to claim the Ostchem European Championship Division B title.

Tournament MVP Viktor Sanikidze was once again the driving force for Georgia and his 30-point haul included 11 of 21 shooting, four three-pointers and a couple of thunderous dunks.

Combining with some smart play from his team-mates and in particular point guard Giorgi Gamqrelidze, who netted 15 points of his to go with his 8 assists, the Georgians took control in the last quarter running out winners 88-96.

With both teams already qualified for Division A, some thought the game would be a formality, but with serious bragging rights at stake both teams sought the win from the tip-off.

Some spectacular play from both teams had the crowd applauding through the game, and the intensity saw emotions and tempers rise at one point.

However ultimately with five Georgian players in double figures, FYROM could do little in the last quarter to prevent their drive for the gold medal. FYROM's center Samardziski tried to rally his team but his 23 points and 12 rebounds could not halt the sweet Georgia victory.


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