Greece, Latvia Smile, FYROM, Hungary Go Down // 14 July 2007
Ronalds Zakis and Rihards Kuksiks each scored 27 points and Latvia made eight of 10 free throws in the final 1:28 to hold off FYR of Macedonia 90-82 and relegate FYROM to Division B of the U20 European Championship Men.

Reinis Strupovics added 17 points and 12 rebounds as well as two big three-pointers early in the fourth quarter in helping Latvia build a 10-point lead with four minutes to play, which proved enough for the victory.

Group D: Italy Survive Latvia Scare, Georgia Pip Bulgaria // 08 July 2007

Italy came back from a 14-point second half deficit to knock off Latvia 72-65 on Sunday and finish undefeated at 3-0 in Group D of the U20 European Championship Men.

Pietro Aradori made two foul shots and a three-pointer in the final 45 seconds to secure the victory for the co-hosts Italy, who were playing in Nova Gorica while fellow hosts Slovenia played in Gorizia.

Group D: Italy Breeze Past Georgia, Bulgaria Top Latvia // 07 July 2007

Co-hosts Italy breezed to a 2-0 record at the U20 European Championship Men with a 94-56 victory against Georgia to grab control of Group D in Gorizia.

Luigi Da Tome scored 17 of his game-high 21 points in the first half with Daniel Lorenzo Hackett adding 17 for Pino Sacripanti's team.

06.07.2007 Group D: Italy Overpower Bulgaria, Georgia Thrash Latvia
No Name Pos. Height
4 Rudolfs Rozitis PG 1.90
5 Reinis Strupovics PG 1.90
6 Kristaps Kanbergs SG 1.90
7 Karlis Trops SG 1.94
8 Toms Celmins SF 1.95
9 Kristaps Brencans SG 1.95
10 Rolands Freimanis C 2.05
11 Edgars Eglitis PF 2.01
12 Rihards Kuksiks SF 1.96
13 Andrejs Selakovs C 2.07
14 Ronalds Zakis PF 2.04
15 Aleksandrs Melniks C 2.16
Head Coach Raivo Otersons
Assistant Coach Aigars Brigmanis


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06.07.2007 vs GEO 72-102
07.07.2007 vs BUL 89-96
08.07.2007 vs ITA 65-72
10.07.2007 vs HUN 81-65
12.07.2007 vs GRE 76-78
14.07.2007 vs MKD 90-82
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