NEWS

24.07.2006
France Hold Off Italy To Notch Semi-Finals Spot

What seemed unconceivable a few days ago has become reality as France advanced to the semi-finals following an 82-72 win over Italy at the UMCOR U18 European Championship Men in Greece.

As the final buzzer sounded, the French team rejoiced at half court, a sight that would have been difficult to fathom just a few days ago after France lost to Iceland.

22.07.2006
Greece Pulls Out Hard Fought Victory Over Italy

Trailing for most of the fourth quarter in a tight contest, Greece fought back to defeat Italy 73-70 in the quarter-final round of the UMCOR U18 European Championship Men.

Greece took their first lead of the fourth quarter with 3:24 to go in the game when Marios Sakellarakis hit a mid-range corner jumper and the Greeks would maintain that lead for the rest of the game.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Lorenzo D'Ercole 1.90 11.02.1988 Pistoia (ITA)  
 5Massimo Chessa PG 1.88 30.04.1988 Sassari (ITA)  
 6Marco Diviach 2.00 26.03.1988 Trieste (ITA)  
 7Giancarlo Ferrero 1.94 29.08.1988 Bra (ITA)  
 8Nicola Natali 1.96 01.09.1988 Firenze (ITA)  
 9Giovanni Tomassini PG 1.86 31.05.1988 Cattolica (ITA)  
10Pietro Aradori SG 1.94 09.12.1988 Brescia (ITA)  
11Daniele Bonessio 1.97 09.04.1988 Roma (ITA)  
12Riccardo Castelli 1.98 15.04.1988 Cuneo (ITA)  
13Riccardo Malagoli 2.06 07.08.1988 Modena (ITA)  
14Mitchell Poletti FC 2.03 23.01.1988 Milano (ITA)  
15Andrea Renzi PF 2.08 18.08.1989 Genova (ITA)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Gaetano Gebbia

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19.07.2006
Group C: Kostov Carries Bulgaria, Italy Coast To Win Over Israel

Chavdar Kostov’s game-high 37 points propelled Bulgaria to a 86-71 win over Germany in Group C play of the Ostchem U18 European Championship in Greece.

The 196-cm guard hit on 13-of-26 field goal attempts, including 6-of-10 from three-point range as Bulgaria controlled the game throughout.

18.07.2006
Roundup: Second Quarter Surge Propels Lithuania

Lithuania outscored Latvia 30-13 in the pivotal second quarter to win 85-67 in their opening game of the UMCOR U18 European Championship Men in Argostoli, Greece.

Lithuania had balanced scoring with five players in double figures: Martynas Gecevicius (16), Rokas Uzas (13), Marius Valukonis (12), Panas Skurdauskas (12) and Zygimantas Janavicius (10).

Team

Italy
Italy
Italy

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSP. Aradori22.1
RTP. Aradori6.0
ASD. Bonessio2.1
STL. D'Ercole1.9
BSD. Bonessio0.4

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

18.07.2006vs GER[W] 62-58
19.07.2006vs ISR[W] 95-63
20.07.2006vs BUL[L] 81-92
22.07.2006vs GRE[L] 70-73
23.07.2006vs LTU[L] 71-88
24.07.2006vs FRA[L] 72-82
26.07.2006vs SCG[L] 85-101
27.07.2006vs BUL[W] 77-76

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