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.
- 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
3/15 games played
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.