Qualifying Round Day Two Roundup

21.07.2011

U20 Men Division B

7. Jaan Puidet (Estonia)
Jaan Puidet and his Estonia teammates are celebrating clinching a spot in the Semi-Finals after defeating Bulgaria, 97-74 

One more win is missing for the four teams that qualified to the Semi-Finals of the U20 European Championship Division B to complete the task and celebrate the jump up to the main stage.

Georgia, Estonia, Belgium and the Czech Republic are the four finalists and on Saturday night we'll know who are the two qualifiers to Division A.

Georgia will take on Czech Republic in the first pair, while Belgium will fight Estonia in the following encounter.

While Group F was already decided before the last day, in Group E everything was open before the last two games today, and both were decided by a big margin that didn't leave any doubts.

Georgia managed to remain perfect with an 84-66 victory over Denmark after taking a 31-16 gap already at the end of the first quarter.

Their leader Tornike Shengelia hit 28 points, added five rebounds, four assists and two blocks. Thomas Laerke collected 20 points for Denmark.

Estonia beat Bulgaria 97-74 to grab the other ticket from the group.

The Estonians took a 13-point margin already at the end of the first quarter and dominated the second half as well.

Janar Soo was on fire with 33 points behind eight three-pointers.

Martin Dorbek added 18 points while Stanislav Tsonkov had 15 points and five assists.


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