Quartet Still Undefeated

28 July 2014
9. Oleksandr Kobets (Ukraine)
Oleksandr Kobets was once again outstanding for Ukraine

All four teams that were undefeated after Day Three at the U18 European Championship Division B were still perfect after the fourth day of games as the quartet all continued their winning ways while Israel needed overtime to beat Estonia.

Ukraine eased to a 4-0 record in Group A as Oleksandr Kobets scored 22 points and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk added 13 points in an 87-55 win over Ireland.

Ukraine allowed just nine points in the second quarter in pulling away from the Irish, who got 14 points from Cian Hickey.

Portugal raced back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter with a 13-0 run to win 56-51 over Bulgaria in the group. Diogo Brito scored 17 points for the Portuguese, who are second at 3-1 and Bulgaria dropped to 1-3.

Four players scored in double figures for Denmark in a 64-53 win over Scotland to improve to 2-2 while the Scots are at 1-3.

There is a tie atop Group C as both Slovenia and Finland improved to 3-0 with wins.

Nejc Zupan had 27 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks as Slovenia knocked off Norway (2-2). There were three other Slovenian players in double figures.

Finland allowed just six points in the fourth quarter in beating Switzerland 89-64 with Okko Järvi leading the way for the Finns with 22 points.

The fourth undefeated team is Germany, who man-handled Austria 101-50 in Group D. Victor Wagner paced Germany with 20 points while Constantin Ebert added 18 points, Luis Figge had 14 points and Joschka Ferner chipped in 10 as the Germans booked their spot in the next stage.

Israel moved to 3-1 in the group thanks to a 107-93 overtime win over Estonia. Robert Valge nailed a three-pointer with six seconds left to force overtime at 85-85 and Israel used a 9-0 run in the extra session to get the win.

Iceland improved to second place in Group B with an 86-80 win over Georgia for a 3-1 record while Georgia dropped to 0-4.

The final group is Group B where Luxembourg are 2-2, Sweden and Hungary are both 2-1 and last place is currently held by Romania.

Sweden beat Luxembourg 59-47 while Netherlands (1-2) beat up on Romania 81-56.


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