Switzerland, Romania join Denmark, Great Britain in EuroBasket Qualifiers

2019-08-21T21:33:50+01:00 2019-08-21T22:49:58+01:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

21/Aug/19 21:33

Eurohoops.net

The EuroBasket Qualifiers Groups are now completed.

By Eurohoops Team/ info@eurohoops.net

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.

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:

Group A:

Israel
Poland
Spain
Romania

Group B:

Estonia
Italy
North Macedonia
Russia

Group C:

Belgium
Czech Republic
Lithuania
Denmark

Group D

Croatia
Netherlands
Sweden
Turkey

Group E

Finland
Georgia
Serbia
Switzerland

Group F

Austria
Hungary
Slovenia
Ukraine

Group G

France
Germany
Montenegro
Great Britain

Group H

Bosnia
Bulgaria
Greece
Latvia