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19 - 25
July 2021
6 Roy Paretsky (ISR)
19/07/2021
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Day 1 recap: Israel round out opening day with comeback victory; Slovenia, Greece also win

MUNICH (Germany) - Greece and Slovenia both enjoyed comfortable wins to commence the FIBA U20 European Challengers with Israel overcoming Russia in a tense battle to close out the opening day.

Headlines:

- Israel late show denies Russia to conclude Day 1
- Slovenia jump out to fast start in opening win
- Hosts Greece too strong for Ukraine

Day 1 Standout Performers:

Heraklion: Yahel Melamed (ISR) - 14 PTS / 7 REB / 6 STL
Heraklion: Bine Prepelic (SLO) - 15 PTS / 9 REB / 2 AST
Heraklion: Omer Netzipoglou (GRE) - 21 PTS / 3 AST / 3 STL

Heraklion Challenger:

Group C

3/15 games played

  GAMES GAME POINTS POINTS
# Team P W L % For Agt +/- FA AA  
1 GRE Greece 1 1 0 100 88 49 39 88 49 2
2 SLO Slovenia 1 1 0 100 74 59 15 74 59 2
3 ISR Israel 1 1 0 100 78 72 6 78 72 2
4 RUS Russia 1 0 1 0 72 78 -6 72 78 1
5 BEL Belgium 1 0 1 0 59 74 -15 59 74 1
6 UKR Ukraine 1 0 1 0 49 88 -39 49 88 1

Day 1 results: Israel used a 25-10 final period to see off Russia 78-72 after both sides had traded double-digit leads in the first half. Earlier, Slovenia raced out to an early 18-point lead as they kept Belgium to just 5 points in the opening quarter on their way to a 74-59 victory, while hosts Greece were dominant as they brushed aside Ukraine in an 88-49 success. 

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