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July 2023
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Markovic, Mara impress for group winners; Round of 16 matchups confirmed

NIS (Serbia) - Spain followed in the footsteps of Germany, France and Serbia by closing out Day 3 of the FIBA U18 European Championship 2023 with a close victory.

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Key Storylines

- Defending champions Spain survive scare against Italy
- Germany and Serbia withstand games of the unbeaten
- Doron fires in tournament-high 31 points for Israel

Top Performers

Not only did the hosts Serbia get to cheer for an 11-point win over Slovenia, but Bogoljub Markovic posted the highest efficiency of 32 as the forward scored 26 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and gathered 3 steals, while being a perfect 6-of-6 from two-point range.

Aday Mara
did more than enough to excel again for Spain; posting 23 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks and 9-of-10 shooting from the free throw line next to his name in the statsheet.

Even though Milan Stranel saw Czech Republic drop to 0-3 against Finland, he retained his status as one of the Top Performers with 17 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals, which was good for an efficiency of 28.

Shachar Doron led Israel past Sweden as the guard registered an impressive 31 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals on 11-for-19 shooting from the field - equating to an efficiency valuation of 26.

Last but not least was Vigo Bart - who also accumulated an efficiency of 26 - with his 23 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals on 9-of-15 shooting allowing Croatia to beat Poland and register their first victory of the tournament. 

Results of the Day

Group A

Israel 86-72 Sweden
France 92-69 Lithuania

Group B

Croatia 73-56 Poland
Turkey 67-74 Germany

Group C

Finland 74-64 Czech Republic
Serbia 75-64 Slovenia

Group D

Greece 107-75 Denmark
Spain 78-72 Italy

Round of 16 Pairings

France vs Poland
Slovenia vs Italy
Turkey vs Lithuania
Spain vs Czech Republic
Israel vs Croatia
Serbia vs Denmark
Germany vs Sweden
Greece vs Finland