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Group:  C | 19.07.2013, 14:00h
Group:  C | 19.07.2013, 14:00h
48-97
6 - 1714 - 3016 - 2712 - 23
6 - 1714 - 3016 - 2712 - 23
Venue: Liepaja (LAT) |
Spectators: 150 |
Referees: Ademir Zurapovic (BIH), Alexey Davydov (RUS), Anastasios Manos (GRE)

GAME REPORT


Italy Rebound To Beat Bulgaria

15. Nikolay Vangelov (Bulgaria), 13. Jacopo Vedovato (Italy)
Jacopo Vedovato and Italy's height caused issues for Bulgaria in their second consecutive game in Latvia

Italy bounced back from its opening day loss to Spain to record a strong 98-47 win over Bulgaria in Group C at the U18 European Championship on Friday.

A mix of hot shooting and solid defence opened up the game for the Italians in the first half. A five-minute scoring drought allowed Italy to hold Bulgaria to just six first-quarter points before the Italians built on their double-digit lead by making five-from-seven three-point attempts in the second quarter.

Italy's defence registered 15 steals and forced 26 Bulgarian turnovers in the 49-point win.

Wings Simone Fontecchio and Nicola Akele led Italy with 21 and 16 points respectively while point guard Marco Spissu collected eight assists.

Bulgaria were again dependent on high-scoring forward Aleksandar Vezenkov (21 points) to provide offence. They now fall to 0-2 after consecutive losses. Another tough matchup looms against Spain on Saturday.

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

34.7%

17/49
FG
M/A

52.1%

38/73

32.4%

12/37
FG2P
M/A

61.4%

27/44

41.7%

5/12
FG3P
M/A

37.9%

11/29

60.0%

9/15
FT
M/A

76.9%

10/13

31

7/24
RT
RO/RD

39

11/28

10

AS

29

26

TO

11

2

ST

15

1

BS

5

22

PF

18

48

Pts

97

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