Slovakia Comeback Stuns Dutch
Slovakia coach Peter Valo praised his team's fighting spirit after they came from behind to post an 80-75 victory over the Netherlands in Group B of EuroBasket 2007 qualifying Division B.

Radoslav Rancik scored a game-high 31 points while Anton Gavel added 19 for the hosts, who trailed 60-55 at the end of the third quarter before turning things around in the final 10 minutes.

Deng Leads Brits To Win

Luol Deng scored 21 points and Richard Midgley and Robert Archibald added 14 points each as Great Britain resumed their EuroBasket Division B campaign with a comfortable 77-52 victory over Slovakia at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

Needing to win all four of this year's qualifiers against the Netherlands, Albania, Belarus and the Slovaks, coach Chris Finch's side made a cautious start with Deng missing four of his first five attempts at scoring.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Jozef Bucak 2.07 19.06.1981 Kosice (SVK)  
 David Demecko PG 1.88 07.11.1981 Levoca (SVK)  
 Anton Gavel PG 1.88 24.10.1984 Kosice (SVK)  
 Vladimír Hovanák 1.93 02.01.1982 Spisská Nová Ves (SVK)  
 Richard Misinsky PG 1.86 21.04.1980 Kosice 
 Peter Praznovsky 2.05 17.03.1978 Bratislava (SVK)  
 Peter Rerko SG 1.98 26.03.1984 Spisská Nová Ves (SVK)  
 Justin Sedlak PF 2.06 03.08.1987 Trnava (SVK)  
 Peter Sedmák 2.07 08.07.1985 Poprad (SVK)  
 Ondrej Soska 2.08 22.11.1978 Zilina (SVK)  
 Marek Stec 1.95 10.08.1980 Krompachy (SVK)  
 David Toya GF 2.00 13.09.1976 Bratislava (SVK)  
 4Dusan Pandula SF 1.97 02.07.1984 Snina (SVK)  
 6Martin Micka 1.80 15.05.1981 Poprad (SVK)  
 7Stefan Svitek FC 2.03 25.05.1977 Povazska Bystrica (SVK)  
 8Juraj Gavlák 1.85 30.04.1979 Zilina (SVK)  
 9Daniel Novák SF 2.01 02.11.1978 Bratislava (SVK)  
10Robert Nuber PG 1.87 14.12.1983 Kosice (SVK)  
11Martin Sykora GF 1.93 01.01.1981 Levice (SVK)  
12Gabriel Szalay 2.15 12.03.1986 Bojnice (SVK)  
13Radoslav Rancik PF 2.06 06.10.1979 Kosice (SVK)  
14Richard Lesko PF 2.04 21.02.1981 Kosice (SVK)  
15Igor Pesta   26.03.1984 Presov (SVK)  


Head Coach: Peter Valo

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Slovakia Gain Confidence In Defeat To Germany

Slovakia slipped to a narrow 70-64 defeat to Germany in a friendly played in Vienna, but the mood is upbeat ahead of the EuroBasket Division B campaign which resumes on August 21 at Great Britain.

Radoslav Rancik top-scored for the Slovakians with 15 points as they pushed a Dirk Nowitzki-less Germany all the way in a tight contest.

Slovakia: Carnicky In Bullish Mood

Slovakia coach Milan Carnicky believes his team will gain promotion to EuroBasket's Division A by winning their remaining four qualifying games in Group B.

The Slovaks have so far defeated Great Britain and Albania at home, but have lost away to both Holland and Belarus.

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Tough Warm-up For Slovakia28.08.2006
Slovakia Waiting On Key Pair25.08.2006
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Mixed Success For Slovakia16.08.2006


Slovak Republic
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PTSA. Gavel15.7
RTS. Svitek5.5
ASA. Gavel2.4
STA. Gavel2.4
BSD. Novák0.3


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02.09.2006vs GBR[W] 73-62 (H)
06.09.2006vs NED[L] 63-71 (A)
09.09.2006vs ALB[W] 101-88 (H)
13.09.2006vs BLR[L] 59-82 (A)
21.08.2007vs GBR[L] 52-77 (A)
25.08.2007vs NED[W] 80-75 (H)
29.08.2007vs ALB[W] 93-63 (A)
01.09.2007vs BLR[L] 68-75 (H)



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