Greece U20 down Montenegro

Greece U20 down Montenegro


Greece U20 56 - 49 Montenegro U20

The Greek U20 national basketball team came away with a narrow 56-49 victory over Montenegro in the Round of 16 of the FIBA Europe U20 championships. Next up for Greece is Lithuania in the quarterfinals.

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A below par display on the offensive end almost proved costly to Greece’s U20 national basketball team as they prevailed with a 56-49 victory over Montenegro in the FIBA Europe U20 championships. Greece took an early lead, which they never lost, but a 7-minute dry spell in the fourth quarter (Greece scored one point) allowed Montenegro to come within one point at 49-48 with three minutes remaining.

Charalampopoulos and Koniaris came through with important points to re-give Greece a five point lead. The Greek defense stood firm in the final two minutes of the game and the Galanolefki celebrated a 56-49 victory and a place in the quarterfinals.

Charalampopoulos led the Ethniki with 14 points and 8 rebounds while Koniaris added 11 points. Greece struggled from the field going 20/56. 

Next up for Greece will be Lithuania in the quarterfinals scheduled for Thursday.

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