Georgia Thrash Slovakia, Ireland Win

22 August 2009

Slovakia pushed undefeated Sweden close on Wednesday before losing by just six points but they were no match for Georgia in another Group C game on Saturday.

Zaza Pachulia dominated for the Georgians in Tbilisi with 34 points and 14 rebounds as the home side routed the Slovakians, 91-50.

Viktor Sanikidze finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds for Georgia, who won for the sixth time in seven games and kept the pressure on Sweden (6-0) in the race for first place in Group C.

Sweden travel to Tbilisi for a game on Wednesday that is likely to determine the winners of the group.

Slovakia slumped to 2-4 with the setback.

In the other Group C game on Saturday, Ireland defeated Luxembourg 100-83.

Colin O'Reilly scored 25 points and Ian O'Boyle 23 for the Irish, who improved to 2-5 while dropping Luxembourg to 0-6.

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