Germany Pip Latvia For 5th Place

22.07.2012

U20 MEN

Germany concluded their U20 European Championship expedition with an 80-63 victory against Latvia, to grab an overall fifth place in the tournament.

The Germans took over the game in the second half and outscored Latvia 18-6 in transition.

14. Philipp Neumann (Germany)
Philipp Neumann had a double-double in Germany's strong finish against Latvia

Johannes Voigtmann collected 15 points for the winners, Leon Tolksdorf scored 11 points, while Philipp Neumann finished the game with a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Arturs Bricis was the top scorer for Latvia with 16 points and Marcis Vitols added 9 points and four assists, but the Latvians couldn't stop Germany's fast-break production.

Slovenia Beat Greece For 7th

Slovenia took seventh spot after defeating Greece 80-61 on the last day of the tournament.

The Slovenians took control of the game from the off and they never looked back despite two Greek attempts for a comeback in the second and third periods.

Alen Omic scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the hosts to the victory, Marko Pajic had 15 points, while Luka Rupnik finished the game with 13 points.

Anastasios Antonakis had a team-high 20 points for Greece, while Spyridon Motsenigos chipped in with 14 points.


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