Spain Advance After Thriller


Spain squeezed through to the semi-finals of the Under-18 European Championship Men on Sunday with a hard-fought 83-82 defeat of Greece.

Sergio Llull, the 17-year-old guard, led Spain with 23 points while Marc Fernandez and Jose Angel Antelo contributed 17 each.

Defeat was hard on Greece and power forward Sotirios Manolopoulos, in particular.

Manolopoulos poured in 22 points but to no avail.

The other qualifier from Group B was Latvia, who overcame Belgium 87-64.

Ernests Kalve was the Latvian hero with 35 points in 37 minutes.

Hosts Serbia & Montenegro and Turkey advanced from Group D.

The top two met on Sunday with Serbia & Montenegro taking the honours, 71-69, thanks largely to 18 points from Nenad Mijatovic.

Oguz Savas hit a match-high 23 for the Turks and had a 100% shooting record from two-point range.

Croatia finished bottom of the pool following a 69-66 defeat to Poland.


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