Italy Turn Tables On Russia


Italy completed an incredible comeback to snatch a 69-68 victory against Russia in the Classification Round for 9th to 12th place at the U20 European Championship 2012.

Amadeo Tessitori had a game-high 17 points for Italy, Fabio Mian collected 13 points, while Awudu Abass finished the game with 12 points and 6 rebounds.

5. Erbil Eroglu (Turkey)
Erbil Eroglu paced the Turkish side against Ukraine

Alexander Varnakov was the top-scorer for Russia with 12 points and Denis Zakharov was the only other player in double digits having collected 10 points.

Italy will meet Turkey in the game for the 9th place, while Russia will have to fight for the 11th spot against Ukraine.

Turkey had no problems against Ukraine, as the 74-47 score line clearly states.

Erbil Eroglu scored 14 points and 4 steals for the winners, Ramazan Tekin chipped in with 12 points and 7 boards, while Ugur Dokuyan collected 10 points and 7 rebounds.

None of the Ukraine players reached double digits, as Vyacheslav Bobrov had a team-high 9 points and 10 rebounds.

Georgia celebrated their first victory in the U20 European Championship by knocking off Estonia 75-72 in the Classification Round for 13th to 16th place.

Beka Burjanadze had a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds, Revaz Rogava collected 15 points and 6 rebounds, while Duda Sanadze chipped in with 11 points, but needed 15 field goals.

For Estonia, Rannar Raap had 15 points and 9 rebounds, Oliver Metsalu finished the game with 14 points, while Martin Paasoja had 12 points.

Georgia improved to a 1-3 record in the Classification Round but are still last in the four team group, while Estonia are third with 2-2.

Montenegro pulled off a huge 86-48 win against Sweden, handing the Scandinavian side thire first loss of the Classification Round for the 13th to 16th place.

Marko Mugosa paced the Montenegrins with 23 points, Danilo Nikolic collected 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Vukota Pavic chipped in with 11 points and 5 boards.

Marcus Eriksson was the only Swedish player in double digits with 16 points, with the whole team shooting only 31.5% from the field.

Sweden dropped to a 3-1 while the victory allowed Montenegro to move to 2-2.

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