Opening Day Roundup



The U20 European Championship Men Division B opened on Thursday in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Day One was almost equally split between thrillers and blowouts as four games were decided by no more than a 4-point gap while five others saw a double-digit difference at the final buzzer.

In Group A, Poland edged F.Y.R. of Macedonia 74-71 to grab their first win, Estonia smashed Romania 85-50 while Georgia beat Switzerland 82-74 behind 31 points by Tornike Shengelia.

Group B saw Slovak Republic stun Netherlands 57-55 as Richard Grznar scored 26 points for the winners. Denmark had the upper hand against Hungary with a 57-42 win.

In the Group C the big blow out of Day 1 was when the Czech Republic dominated Luxembourg 127-60 as seven players scored in double-digits.

Portugal bettered Great Britain 60-57 while Finland didn't work hard against their another Scandinavian team - Norway - with an 80-55 win.

In Group D Belgium ran over Belarus 76-50 behind a 3rd quarter run while the local team of Bosnia and Herzegovina came close to losing to Iceland yet eventually pulled an 82-78 victory behind 24 points by Dino Begagic.


Qualifying Round Day One Roundup20.07.2011
Preliminary Round Day Five Roundup18.07.2011
Preliminary Round Day Four Roundup17.07.2011
Preliminary Round Day Three Roundup16.07.2011
Preliminary Round Day Two Roundup15.07.2011

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