NEWS

14.07.2007
Greece, Latvia Smile, FYROM, Hungary Go Down
Ronalds Zakis and Rihards Kuksiks each scored 27 points and Latvia made eight of 10 free throws in the final 1:28 to hold off FYR of Macedonia 90-82 and relegate FYROM to Division B of the U20 European Championship Men.

Reinis Strupovics added 17 points and 12 rebounds as well as two big three-pointers early in the fourth quarter in helping Latvia build a 10-point lead with four minutes to play, which proved enough for the victory.

08.07.2007
Group D: Italy Survive Latvia Scare, Georgia Pip Bulgaria

Italy came back from a 14-point second half deficit to knock off Latvia 72-65 on Sunday and finish undefeated at 3-0 in Group D of the U20 European Championship Men.

Pietro Aradori made two foul shots and a three-pointer in the final 45 seconds to secure the victory for the co-hosts Italy, who were playing in Nova Gorica while fellow hosts Slovenia played in Gorizia.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Rudolfs Rozitis PG 1.88 04.01.1988 Riga (LAT)  
 5Reinis Strupovics PG 1.90 26.08.1987 Riga (LAT)  
 6Kristaps Kanbergs SG 1.90 22.02.1988 Talsi (LAT)  
 7Karlis Trops SG 1.94 01.04.1987 Riga (LAT)  
 8Toms Celmins SF 1.95 11.05.1988 Saldus (LAT)  
 9Kristaps Brencans SG 1.95 26.07.1987 Riga (LAT)  
10Rolands Freimanis PF 2.10 21.01.1988 Gulbene (LAT)  
11Edgars Eglitis PF 2.01 05.08.1988 Riga (LAT)  
12Rihards Kuksiks SF 1.97 17.07.1988 Riga (LAT)  
13Andrejs Selakovs 2.07 08.11.1988 Dobele (LAT)  
14Ronalds Zakis 2.07 08.07.1987 Talsi (LAT)  
15Aleksandrs Melniks 2.16 07.02.1987 Jurmala (LAT)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Raivo Otersons
Assistant Coach: Aigars Brigmanis

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07.07.2007
Group D: Italy Breeze Past Georgia, Bulgaria Top Latvia

Co-hosts Italy breezed to a 2-0 record at the U20 European Championship Men with a 94-56 victory against Georgia to grab control of Group D in Gorizia.

Luigi Da Tome scored 17 of his game-high 21 points in the first half with Daniel Lorenzo Hackett adding 17 for Pino Sacripanti's team.

06.07.2007
Group D: Italy Overpower Bulgaria, Georgia Thrash Latvia

Italy followed the lead of U20 European Championship Men co-hosts Slovenia with an 86-51 victory over Bulgaria in their Group D opener.

Pietro Aradori led the way for Pino Sacripanti's team with 15 points while Gino Cuccarolo added 13 points and 21 rebounds as Italy were hardly ever threatened.

Team

Latvia
Latvia
Latvia

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSR. Zakis24.7
RTR. Zakis9.0
ASR. Strupovics2.5
STR. Kuksiks1.3
BSA. Selakovs0.5

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

06.07.2007vs GEO[L] 72-102
07.07.2007vs BUL[L] 89-96
08.07.2007vs ITA[L] 65-72
10.07.2007vs HUN[W] 81-65
12.07.2007vs GRE[L] 76-78
14.07.2007vs MKD[W] 90-82

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