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Albert Schweitzer Tournament 2010: Day 2

April 5th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Game Day 2 of the Albert Schweitzer Tournament 2010 is history. I have not been in Mannheim yesterday, so this review will only be a quick statistical update just before I take off to go follow Day 3 once again live in the gyms.

  • In Group A, Germany U17 and Italy secured their second win yesterday and the two teams will face each other today to decide for the group win. Germany had not too much problems to beat New Zealand with an effective defense. The combination of Anselm Hartmann at the point and Paul Albrecht (15pts 11rebs) on the wing could never been stopped and the good options coming from the bench helped Frank Menz team to get a second win. Italy had a little more trouble to beat China as the game was still close at half and only a 4th quarter spurt decided the game. Fabio Mian lead all the scorers with 21.
  • In Group B, there is a similar situation with Germany U18 and Turkey being unbeaten so far and facing each other in a Albert Schweitzer Tournament classic on Easter Monday evening. Prepare your drums and flags for tonight as more than thousand fans will pack the MWS Halle for the game between the two leaders. Germany U18 beat Brazil after playing three good quarters but going slow in the last one. Philipp Neumann was a little less productive than in the opener but he got the support of Patrick Heckmann coming from the bench with 17pts. Turkey had no problems to beat Japan and they could rest their major players most of the time.
  • Group C is still highly undecided as the “group of death” sees a situation where any team can still qualify. Croatia beat Argentina in a nail biter after coming back and deciding the game 4.1 second before the end. Dario Saric was the player of the game with 20pts 5rebs 4asts and 2blks while Marko Ramljak collected 16pts 2rebs 4asts and 3stls. France beat the USA in another close game with its only lead of the game. It was Yannis Morin who blocked the last attempt of the US at the buzzer after Thomas Ceci nailed a three with 40 seconds to go to take the French lead. Today, France will face Croatia while USA needs a win over Argentina to stay alive.
  • Group D is decided already with Spain and Australia going for the Top8 after their respective wins on Sunday. Australia opened the day with an overtime blowout (19-4 in the 5 extra minutes) over Israel through another excellent team effort with 6 players in double figures. Bar Timor lead the charge for Israel with 24pts but it was not enough to get the first win. Spain held of Greece right from the start behind Alex Barrea’s 17pts.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Boris // Apr 5, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Thanks Chris for the imfos from tournament

    I’m suprised how we go trough without 2 key players Katic and Najev, and few that would make rotation deeper in such strong group. It seams there is big gap betwen groups A and B/C and D.

  • 2 can // Apr 5, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    şafak edge is an awful shooter.we will have another ender arslan type player and i can do better coaching than mustafa derin.he is a joke..

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