In the final of the youth European championship in basketball (players under 20) team Israel lost to the Greeks 56:65.
The Israelis for the third time played in the final of the tournament. In 2000 and 2004, our team lost to the Slovenians.
Team Oded Katash started the match powerfully 5:0, 14:6. The first quarter of the guests won 16:9.
But in the second the initiative was intercepted by the hosts reduced the gap to 15:16, and then gaining the lead 20:18. After the first half of the match ahead of the Greeks 26:23.
Then the hosts increased the advantage of 37:25. After 30 minutes, 48:41. In the last quarter, the home team pushed the advantage to double 53:43, 60:48.
Greece: Antonios, Koniaris (15 + 6 rebounds), Michael Lonza (12), Vasilis Charalampopoulos (10 + 10 rebounds)
Israel: the Yovel Zusman (23 + 7 rebounds), Tamir Blatt (10 + 7 assists)
The match for third place. Spain — France 58:72
The match for fifth place. Lithuania — Serbia 86:102
The match for seventh place. Germany — Iceland 79:73
The match for ninth place. Turkey — Ukraine 85:82
Match for 11th place. Montenegro — Sweden 65:61
Match for 13th place. Slovenia — Italy 52:69
Match for 15th place. Latvia — Czech Republic 77:80