Sweden Make A Statement Against Greece

22.07.2011

U20 European Championship

Sweden enjoyed a 73-66 win over Greece in the 9-12 Classification Games and will play for the ninth place in the U20 European Championship.

Their opponent will come from the winner of the encounter between Ukraine and Slovenia.

Greece will play for the 11th spot against the loser of the same game.

Christopher Czerapowicz had 23 points and nine rebounds, Alexander Lindqvist added 11 points and four assists while Viktor Gaddefors finished with 10 points and eight rebounds.

Emmanouil Koukoulas had 15 points and seven rebounds for Greece and Spyridon Motsenigos finished with 14.

Czerapowicz and Gaddefors pusehd Sweden to a 14-2 lead, that later extended to 25-6 at the end of the first quarter.

Gaddefors with a lay-up and Charles Barton with a three pointer pushed the gap to 35-12, yet Greece managed to recover a little and finished the first half down by just 19 points, 45-26.

Sweden once again made a run and this time reached already a 26-point gap, but late in the third quarter Greece started to come back.

With just two minutes to play it was already only a seven-point game, 68-61, yet that's when Greece once again lost their rhythm and Sweden managed to protect the lead until the final buzzer.


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