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Group:  E | 25.07.2012, 16:00h
Group:  E | 25.07.2012, 16:00h
67-70
18 - 1822 - 1815 - 2312 - 11
18 - 1822 - 1815 - 2312 - 11
Venue: Ventspils (LAT) |
Spectators: 100 |
Referees: Boris Schmidt (GER), Petr Hrusa (CZE), Gentian Cici (ALB)

GAME REPORT


Croatia Victory Ends Ukrainian Hopes

By Jared Grellet

10. Luka Bozic (Croatia)
Luka Bozic erupted for a huge double-double of 24 points and 18 rebounds when Croatia needed him most

Croatia have stamped their ticket to the quarter-finals of the Dadu U16 European Championship, defeating Ukraine 70-67 in their final second-round game.

The news however was not so great for the Ukrainians with the loss leaving them out of contention for a final eight spot. Croatia's win also confirms the place of Spain in the quarter-finals. Turkey's and Italy's position had already been confirmed a day previous.

With everything to play for, Ukraine pushed the Croats to the end, leading for significant parts of the game.

But in a low-scoring final frame, Ukraine failed to make the most of their opportunities. In the final eight seconds Oleksandr Kobets missed three three-point attempts that would have tied the game up.

Croatia's Luka Bozic top-scored in the game with a 24-point, 18-rebound double-double. Lovro Mazalin scored 13 and Marko Arapovic 12 points.

For Ukraine, Yevgen Balaban lead with 22 points.

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

35.2%

25/71
FG
M/A

47.6%

30/63

42.5%

17/40
FG2P
M/A

54.3%

25/46

25.8%

8/31
FG3P
M/A

29.4%

5/17

64.3%

9/14
FT
M/A

50.0%

5/10

40

17/23
RT
RO/RD

48

14/34

8

AS

8

11

TO

14

3

ST

7

4

BS

5

13

PF

15

67

Pts

70

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