Day Two Wrap

17.07.2013

U18 MEN DIVISION C

8. Junior Ugbo (Moldova)
Junior Ugbo and Moldova recorded their second win in as many days

Moldova had it all their way against San Marino in a 90-55 win on day two of the U18 European Championship Division C after they had to fight for 40 minutes in their first game against Wales on Monday.

On Tuesday they stormed out of the gates to win the first frame 29-4 and put the game beyond doubt.

Although San Marino found their rhythm afterwards, they never threatened to come back and Moldova head coach Oleg Dical was able to use a big rotation to safely bring home the win.

Day one hero Vladislav Solopa had a landmark 45 points, 50% of his team's total, adding 14 rebounds and four assists on the way.

He made 17 of his 34 shots from the field and 9 of 10 free-throws in 40 minutes but was also guilty of seven turnovers in his heroics.

San Marino gained 20 points from Igor Biordi and 19 from Juan Gualtieri.

In the other game of the day, Andorra enjoyed an 87-47 win over Gibraltar as they joined the action after sitting out day one.

Gibraltar held their own in the first ten minutes, immediately erasing the 8-0 start of Andorra to tie things up at 11 and only trail 14-12 at the end of the frame.

They tied scores one last time at 14 apiece but then had to watch Andorra go on a 15-0 run, capped by Adria Besoli's seven points, that put an end to all their hopes.

After the break, the lead soon ballooned to more than 20 points and Andorra cruised to victory.

Juan Bustamante led the charge for the Andorrans, recording 19 points and 14 rebounds as all his teammates logged court-time with nine of them writing their name on the scoreboard.

Jake Haefner's 18 points and eight rebounds were in vain for Gibraltar.


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