Kalve Makes Giessen Switch

Latvia's young star Ernests Kalve will play for Giessen 46ers next season after being loaned to the German club from Italian powerhouses Benetton Treviso.

Kalve is currently starring at the U20 European Championships, averaging 20.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2.2 steals in his first five games in Turkey.

Parakhouski Effort Gives Belarus First Win

Belarus managed to avoid bottom place in Group A at the OSTCHEM U20 European Championship with an 84-77 defeat of Latvia.

The two sides entered the contest without a victory between them but it is Latvia who remain winless, thanks largely to Belarus center Artsiom Parakhouski.

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Croatians Hammer Latvia

Hrvoje Kovacevic had 19 points to lead a balanced scoring attack and Croatia established a big lead in the second quarter en route to a 95-79 triumph over winless Latvia in Group A.

The Croatians, who beat Belarus in their opener, trailed 22-20 at the end of the first quarter but outscored the Baltic country 32-19 in the second for a 52-41 advantage at the break.

Latvians Cool Off In Fourth Quarter

Latvia had an opportunity to beat Serbia & Montenegro on opening day in Group A but went cold in the fourth quarter and suffered a 72-61 defeat.

Leading 58-54 following a three-pointer by Ernests Kalve at the end of the third quarter, the Baltic nation was held to just three points over the final 10 minutes and no points over the last 5:56.





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