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Group:  D | 29.07.2011, 15:45h
Group:  D | 29.07.2011, 15:45h
72-84
19 - 1621 - 2519 - 1513 - 28
19 - 1621 - 2519 - 1513 - 28
Venue: Pardubice (CZE) |
Spectators: 150 |
Referees: Tomasz Trawicki (POL), Vladan Sundic (MNE), Milan Adamovic (BIH)

GAME REPORT


Italy Turn Around Game, Beat Bulgaria

8. Vittorio Nobile (Italy)
Vittorio Nobile and Italy beat Bulgaria behind a fantastic last quarter.

Italy broke open a tight game with a 16-2 run in the fourth quarter to claim their first win of the U16 European Championship Men in Pardubice.

Italy were led by 26 points from Federico Di Prampero on 11-19 shooting.

Lorenzo Benvenuti added five blocks to a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Lorenzo Baldasso contributed 16 points to the win also.

Bulgaria's captain Aleksandar Vezenkov again played every minute in the loss and reached a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Aleksandar Milov added 12 points.

In the first half, Italy used a 12-0 run to turn an early deficit into a lead, but Vezenkov drained a three-pointer with five seconds remaining to leave Italy one point ahead at the break, 41-40.

The Bulgarian team then scored the first nine points of the second half as they surged ahead, another late three-pointer (this time from Vassil Stoimenov) giving them a 59-56 lead going into the final quarter.

But Benvenuti and Di Prampero inspired the Italian team in the final period and they pulled away for a good victory.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

39.4%

26/66
FG
M/A

42.1%

32/76

43.4%

23/53
FG2P
M/A

44.6%

25/56

23.1%

3/13
FG3P
M/A

35.0%

7/20

70.8%

17/24
FT
M/A

56.5%

13/23

41

18/23
RT
RO/RD

51

23/28

13

AS

14

20

TO

16

9

ST

14

3

BS

6

20

PF

21

72

Pts

84

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