Classification Round-Up: Spain, Russia To Battle For 5th

Spain will face Russia in Sunday's 5th-6th place game at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Metz, France.

The Spaniards beat Italy 84-72 thanks to some balanced scoring which saw five players score in double-digits.

Greece, Ukraine Survive Relegation Battle

Greece beat Israel 80-54 to finish 3-0 in Group G of the Classification Round at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Metz France.

The result saw Greece hold on to their Division A status while the loss for Israel - combined with Ukraine's 79-70 win over the Czech Republic - saw them fall to 1-2 only good enough for third place and more importantly relegate them to Division B.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
4Nauris Miezis SG 1.92 31.03.1991 Riga (LAT)  
5Klavs Freimanis SF 2.02 07.06.1991 Liepaja (LAT)  
6Ugis Pinete SG 1.94 15.02.1991 Tukums (LAT)  
7Andris Misters SG 1.94 08.04.1992 Dobele (LAT)  
8Janis Antrops SG 1.93 28.02.1991 Ogre (LAT)  
9Ernijs Ansons PG 1.91 12.12.1991 Riga (LAT)  
10Armands Osins 1.85 17.07.1991 Limbazi (LAT)  
11Harijs Rubenis PF 1.96 16.03.1991 Riga (LAT)  
12Artjoms Butjankovs PF 2.05 26.08.1991 Rezekne (LAT)  
13Ervins Jonats PF 2.03 10.02.1991 Ogre (LAT)  
14Martins Meiers FC 2.08 30.03.1991 Jurmala (LAT)  
15Viktors Iljins 2.08 17.07.1991 Daugavpils (LAT)  


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Russia Surge Seals Win Over Latvia

Russia went on an incredible run midway through the second half to take the lead and then cruise to a 72-58 win over Latvia in the Qualifying Round at the U18 European Championship Men in Hagondange, France.

The Russians, who were playing catch-up for much of the first two and a half quarters, scored 18 consecutive points to turn a 39-37 deficit into a 55-39 lead over a period of more than six minutes and 30 seconds spanning the second part of the third quarter and the early part of the final period.

Lithuania Leave It Late Against Latvia

Lithuania pulled away in the third and fourth quarters to turn a close game into a beating, crushing Latvia 89-60 in the Qualifying Round at the U18 European Championship Men in Hagondange, France.

Latvia proved a worthy adversary as they recovered from an early nine-point deficit to tie the game at 37 with 8:15 left to play in the third quarter but were then outscored 62-23 as Lithuania, who had a poor shooting first half, eventually found their stroke to remain the only undefeated team in the tournament.

Inconsistent Italy Hang On To Beat Latvia27.07.2009
Greece Win In Vain As Latvia Advance25.07.2009
Turkey Roll Over Latvia24.07.2009
Latvia Finish Strong Against Bulgaria23.07.2009




PTSM. Meiers12.9
RTM. Meiers9.4
ASE. Ansons3.3
STM. Meiers1.3
BSM. Meiers1.9


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23.07.2009vs BUL[W] 63-47
24.07.2009vs TUR[L] 50-85
25.07.2009vs GRE[L] 68-71
27.07.2009vs ITA[L] 58-66
28.07.2009vs LTU[L] 60-89
29.07.2009vs RUS[L] 58-72
31.07.2009vs SLO[W] 93-71
01.08.2009vs BUL[W] 65-55



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