By Eurohoops Team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Switzerland and Romania are the last two national teams to advance in the EuroBasket Qualifiers following the completion of the pre-qualifiers. They join Great Britain and Denmark that clinched their Qualifiers tickets Saturday.
The Swiss team needed to beat Iceland with a margin of 20 points or more in order to advance and ultimately grabbed a 109 – 85 that granted them a ticket to the Qualifiers. Roberto Kovac scored 29 points while Jonathan Kazadi added 21 points and nine rebounds.
Houston Rockets center Clint Capela contributed 18 points (8/16 2-pointers, 2/8 free throws) and 15 rebounds to help push Switzerland to victory. He had a decisive defensive play down the stretch with the score 104 – 80 and 23 seconds left to play, plus a couple of spectacular moments like the one below.
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Martin Hermannsson paced Iceland with 28 points.
In Bratislava, Bogdan Popa scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds as Romania defeated Slovakia 77 – 74 to clinch top spot in the Group F and a place in the EuroBasket Qualifiers. The Romanian side would advance even with a loss by 17 points.
Andre Jones scored 25 for Slovakia.
EuroBasket Pre-Qualifiers Day 4 Results:
Slovakia – Romania 74 – 77
Albania – Denmark 57 – 68
Luxembourg – Great Britain 65 – 93
Switzerland – Iceland 109 – 95
The EuroBasket Qualifiers Groups are as follows: