Day Five: Polish, Dutch Still Perfect

21.07.2009

By David Hein

Poland and Netherlands are the only two remaining undefeated teams at the U20 European Championship Men Division B after Georgia knocked off previously perfect Sweden and hosts FYROM lost.

Adam Waczynski collected 21 points, nine rebounds and four assists to lead Poland to an 84-67 victory over Great Britain in Group B. Jakub Wojciechowski added 17 points and six rebounds in pushing Poland to 3-0.

Great Britain fell to 0-3 in the group.

Finland improved to 2-1 in Group B by knocking off Norway 87-81 with Antti Kanervo scoring 19 points and Miska Ahokas chipping in 18 points and six rebounds off the bench.

Norway dropped to 1-2, wasting a 25-point showing by Anders Stien.

Group C saw the two undefeated leaders hooking horns and Netherlands prevailed, beating Czech Republic 80-72 to improve to 3-0.

Jessey Voorn led the Dutch with 17 points while Thomas Koenis added 16 points and 15 rebounds in a winning effort.

The Czechs' record went to 2-1 despite David Jelinek (20) and Pavel Harcar (16) combining for 36 points.

Also in Group C, Christophe Varidel scored 22 points and Roman Albrecht had 21 points and 11 rebounds in Switzerland's 84-71 victory over Romania.

Switzerland improved to 1-2 in the group while Romania are 0-3.

Another team suffered their first loss of the tournament in Group A where Tomike Shengelia had 15 points and seven rebounds in leading Georgia to a 62-53 victory over Sweden, moving both teams to 3-1 in the group.

Slovakia picked up their first victory in the group as Richard Grznar had 23 points and Peter Dorazil collected 19 points and 10 rebounds off the bench in Slovakia's 96-66 win over Luxembourg. Both teams are 1-3 in the group.

And in Group D, previous leaders and hosts FYROM were knocked off 92-62 by previously winless Bulgaria, who allowed just seven points in the second quarter.

Hristo Zahariev led a balanced attack with 13 points for Bulgaria, who improved to 1-2 while FYROM dropped to 2-1.
Also 2-1 in Group D are Austria, who received 15 points from Alexander Heuberger in a 74-48 victory over Hungary, who fell to 1-2.


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