Iowa State’s incoming international sensation, Georgios Tsalmpouris, made it rain from beyond the perimeter and was the highest scorer on Greece in his latest outing at a Euro tournament.
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Tsalmpouris hit 4-of-5 3-pointers and finished with 16 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists of the bench in Greece’s 72-57 victory over Montenegro at the FIBA U18 European Tournament. He also went 2-of-5 inside the arc and didn’t get to the free throw line. He played for a total of 24:51.
Montenegro dominated in fast break points (17-4) but Greece shot much better from the field, firing at a 44.6 percent clip compared to Montenegro’s 33.9 percent. Greece also had a positive assist ratio and had 17 assists to 29 field goals.
These names are a complete train wreck but I’ll give it the old college try. Petar Popovic led the way for Montenegro with 17 points off the bench, but went just 6-of-16 from the field. Starter Vasilije Bacovic went a more efficient 5-of-9 and had 14 points. As a team, they went 5-for-17 from downtown.
The starters for Greece were a lot better. While Tsalmpouris did have a team-high 16 points, Dimitrios Stamatis and Vasileios Charalampopoulos had 15 points each. Similar to Tsalmpouris, Charalampopoulos did most of his action outside the arc with 3 3-pointers and made all four free throws. He also netted 15 of the team’s 39 total rebounds.
Greece is currently in Group F of the U18 European tournament and is currently 3-2 with 8 points. They’re currently 3rd in the rankings and need to finish in the top four to make it to the quarterfinals to take on somebody from Group E.