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Sweden. Photo: Siim Semiskar.

Sweden played agressive and won the gold against Finland

06.01.2020

Sweden took home the gold medals for Boys U16 as they defeated Finland 81.63. Estonia finished off the tournament with 73:67 win over Latvia and got the bronze.

Sweden was more agressive at the beginning of the game as they took 17:12 lead after the first quarter.  Things didn`t change in the second and Swedes was leading by 14 at the half (39:25).

 

In the third quarter Finland also found their game but with a strong finish of the period blueshirts increased their lead to 18 (69:51) heading to last period. Finns pushed hard to close gap but finally lost the game by 8 points.

 

Tunde Nils Matin Vahlberg Fasasi scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and was named the MVP of the tournament. William Erik Rachid Kermoury added 16 points and 8 rebounds. Elliot Cadeau was naemd thed best player for Sweden. Viljami Vartiainen had 11 points and 5 rebounds and was named the best player for Finland.

 

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Henri Veesaar scored five points in a row as Estonia took the early 5:0 lead. After Kaspar Kuusma scored two freethrows and the score was 11:2 to hosting team. Aleksander Tassa`s buzzerbeater ended the first quarter with Estonians leading 22.12.

As the quarter before Latvians pushed the pace and it resulted in 8:0 spurt. Two teams headed to the last period with Estonia only leading by two – 49:47.

 

Hostin team managed to get seven point lead three and a half minutes left on the clock. Latvians then came back to tie the game 40 seconds left on the clock. Estonia made a bad pass and Latvia had a chance. 6,4 seconds was left on the clock when a foul was made to latvian point guard. Ball was passed to Kristofers Karslon who then made a travel. Estonia then had only 0,4 seconds to make a play but werent able to make a shot attempt.

 

Estonia got a 69:66 lead when their centre Henri Veesaar scored a long distance shot one minute before the end. He scored a basket in the next possession as well and that ended the chances for Latvia.

 

Henri Veesaar scored 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds and was named the best player for team Estona. Markuss Lastins scored 15 for Latvia, their best player was Peteris Pinnis.

 

Watch full game here!

 

Final standings

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