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Day 3 recap: France battle to stay unbeaten; Serbia, Slovenia also move to 3-0

MUNICH (Germany) - The FIBA U16 European Challengers move onto the rest day on Thursday with five teams still unbeaten amongst the Top 18 Challengers.

Headlines:

- France finish Group Phase 3-0 in Skopje
- Poland stay unbeaten, second win in Sofia for Croatia
- Three in three for Serbia, Slovenia in Novi Sad
- Georgia inflict first loss on Hungary in Sofia (19-25)
- Kosovo, Luxembourg both 3-0 in Pristina

Day 3 Standout Performers:

Skopje: Killian Malwaya (FRA) - 21 PTS / 3 REB / 58% FG
Sofia: Juris Vitols (LAT) - 13 PTS / 15 REB / 8 AST / 3 STL
Sofia: David Pavin (CRO) - 21 PTS / 5 REB / 8 AST
Novi Sad: Jan Vide (SLO) - 31 PTS / 8 REB / 8 AST
Novi Sad: Demir Dogan (TUR) - 15 PTS / 14 REB / 6 AST
Sofia (19-25): Nazarii Kulishenko (UKR) - 18 PTS / 13 REB / 6 BLK
Sofia (19-25): Luka Alavidze (GEO) - 24 PTS / 7 REB / 5 STL
Pristina: Jon Ismajli (KOS) - 25 PTS / 8 REB / 10 AST / 12 STL

Skopje Challenger:

Group A

6/6 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 FRA France 3 3 0 100 254 147 107 84.7 49 6
2 RUS Russia 3 2 1 66.7 192 173 19 64 57.7 5
3 LTU Lithuania 3 1 2 33.3 199 196 3 66.3 65.3 4
4 ROU Romania 3 0 3 0 122 251 -129 40.7 83.7 3

Gameday 3 results: France were pushed all the way before claiming a 71-63 success over Lithuania to finish the group stage 3-0 in Skopje. Killian Malwaya top scored with 21 points in the win with the tournament now moving onto the Semi-Finals on Friday, while Russia defeated Romania 67-38 for their second win to claim second spot.

Semi-Finals: France v Romania; Russia v Lithuania

Sofia Challenger:

Group B

6/10 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 CRO Croatia 3 2 1 66.7 218 208 10 72.7 69.3 5
2 GER Germany 2 2 0 100 147 110 37 73.5 55 4
3 POL Poland 2 2 0 100 166 140 26 83 70 4
4 LAT Latvia 3 0 3 0 172 207 -35 57.3 69 3
5 BUL Bulgaria 2 0 2 0 128 166 -38 64 83 2

Gameday 3 results: Poland joined Germany on a 2-0 start in Sofia as they recorded a 79-69 success over Latvia with five players in double figures. It sees Latvia drop to 0-3, despite a near triple-double from Juris Vitols, who had 13 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists. Croatia also picked up their second win by beating Bulgaria 78-63 with David Pavin posting 21 points and 8 assists.

Novi Sad Challenger:

Group C

9/15 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 SRB Serbia 3 3 0 100 239 174 65 79.7 58 6
2 SLO Slovenia 3 3 0 100 253 227 26 84.3 75.7 6
3 CZE Czech Republic 3 1 2 33.3 180 235 -55 60 78.3 4
4 ISR Israel 3 1 2 33.3 229 222 7 76.3 74 4
5 TUR Turkey 3 1 2 33.3 222 222 0 74 74 4
6 BEL Belgium 3 0 3 0 191 234 -43 63.7 78 3

Gameday 3 results: Serbia closed out the day's action with their third win in as many games in beating Belgium 76-48, having finished with a 20-3 fourth quarter. Slovenia also moved to 3-0 with another hard-fought success as Jan Vide fired in 31 points along with 8 rebounds and 8 assists in their 84-79 triumph over Turkey, while Israel beat Czech Republic 85-55.

Sofia Challenger (19-25):

Group D

3/3 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 POR Portugal 2 2 0 100 140 101 39 70 50.5 4
2 UKR Ukraine 2 1 1 50.0 131 136 -5 65.5 68 3
3 SUI Switzerland 2 0 2 0 108 142 -34 54 71 2

Group E

6/6 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 GEO Georgia 3 2 1 66.7 223 204 19 74.3 68 5
2 HUN Hungary 3 2 1 66.7 200 163 37 66.7 54.3 5
3 CYP Cyprus 3 1 2 33.3 180 210 -30 60 70 4
4 SVK Slovakia 3 1 2 33.3 201 227 -26 67 75.7 4

Gameday 3 results: Ukraine claimed their first win by beating Switzerland 77-61 in Group D with Nazarii Kulishenko putting up 18 points, 13 rebounds and 6 blocks along with 4 assists in an all-round display. In Group E, Georgia prevented a sweep of the group for Hungary as they earned a 61-51 success behind 24 points from Luka Alavidze, while Cyprus edged out Slovakia for a 65-61 victory.

Semi-Finals: Portugal v Hungary; Georgia v Ukraine

Pristina Challenger:

Group F

9/15 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 KOS Kosovo 3 3 0 100 337 81 256 112.3 27 6
2 LUX Luxembourg 3 3 0 100 225 154 71 75 51.3 6
3 GIB Gibraltar 3 1 2 33.3 120 212 -92 40 70.7 4
4 MLT Malta 3 1 2 33.3 118 237 -119 39.3 79 4
5 ALB Albania 3 1 2 33.3 172 185 -13 57.3 61.7 4
6 MDA Moldova 3 0 3 0 163 266 -103 54.3 88.7 3

Gameday 3 results: Kosovo ran out comprehensive 98-19 winners over Gibraltar - scoring the last 45 points of the game including a 40-0 fourth quarter - as Jon Ismajli flirting with a quadruple-double of 25 points, 10 assists, 12 steals and 8 rebounds. Luxembourg joined the hosts on a 3-0 start with a 75-36 victory over Malta, while Albania overcame Moldova, 67-56 for their first win.

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