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Group:  G | 26.07.2010, 14:30h
Group:  G | 26.07.2010, 14:30h
88-66
19 - 2216 - 1032 - 1421 - 20
19 - 2216 - 1032 - 1421 - 20
Venue: Vilnius (LTU) |
Spectators: 50 |
Referees: Andrej Lovsin (SLO), Ersan Kartal (TUR), Rafael Ganiev (RUS)

GAME REPORT


Sweden Rock Bulgaria

A historical day for Swedish basketball following an 88-66 win over Bulgaria in the opening day of the Classification Round of the OMNITEL U18 European Championship at the Lietuvos Rytas Arena in Vilnius, Lithuania on Monday afternoon.

Jonathan Person (Sweden)
Lightning quick guard Jonathan Person chippen in with 14 points 5 rebounds and 5 assists

It was the first ever win for a Swedish men national team in Division A, and their first step in surviving in the top stage for another year.

Sweden took a 1-0 record in the group before their match with Germany tomorrow, while Bulgaria dropped to 0-1 and will take on Ukraine the next day.

Marcus Eriksson led the way for Sweden with 20 points, Charles Barton added 15 with 8 assists and Jonathan Person finished with 14, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

Planimir Dafinov and Hristo Gospodinov had 12 points each with the later adding 11.

It was Bulgaria who enjoyed the better start, taking a 17-9 lead after 7 minutes, but Barton and Person shaked things up, and together with Gaddefors turned the game over as Sweden took a 35-24 difference in the 16th minute.

Dafinov connected good plays, to give his team some hope at the half time break, down just 35-32 but Sweden came back with a plan.

Eriksson and Barton hit from the arc to create the first double-digit lead, before Barton added a couple more and soon the gap reached 21, 67-46 at the end of the 3rd.

Gaining confidence from their good performance, Sweden continued to extend the gap, and reached already 79-52 and created a historical moment for their country.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

47.3%

35/74
FG
M/A

31.3%

21/67

61.0%

25/41
FG2P
M/A

35.6%

16/45

30.3%

10/33
FG3P
M/A

22.7%

5/22

80.0%

8/10
FT
M/A

65.5%

19/29

49

9/40
RT
RO/RD

44

13/31

21

AS

11

16

TO

15

7

ST

12

6

BS

1

23

PF

15

88

Pts

66

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