Day Seven: Semi-Final Pairings Set


The Semi-Final pairs in the Division B games of the U16 European Championship Men are set and ready.

By Friday night we'll know which are the two teams to climb to Division A and be part of the biggest U16 competition.

Denmark will take on England in the first semi's while Slovenia and Bulgaria will compete in the second match.

The four finalists faced each other to decide who will win the Qualifying Round group.

In Group E Denmark beat Bulgaria 75-64 thanks to a stunning start.

Frederik Rungby led the winners with 16 while Esben Reinholt had 15.

As always Tencho Tenchev and Pavlin Ivanov led Bulgaria with 19 and 17 respectively.

Bulgaria led 7-2 before Denmark ran over them with a 20-2 run and before the end of the quarter added an 11-3 stint to take a 15 point, 33-18, lead after one quarter.

Denmark kept the double-digit lead, before Bulgaria came back all the way to 64-60 in the last five minutes of the game, but answered in time.

Slovenia maintained their perfect record with a 72-56 victory over England, and by staying perfect one more night will qualify to Division A.

Tim Skerbec with 14 and Aleksandar Tomic with 12 led Slovenia.

England rested their star - Devon Van Oostrum, who didn't play a second in this game, but saw 13 points each by Harrison Turner and Joshua McGinn.

Slovenia was on top of this game right from the start, took a double-digit lead early in the second quarter, and never looked back.

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