EuroBasket 1957


EuroBasket 1957

The 1957 European Basketball Championship, commonly called Eurobasket 1957, was the tenth regional championship held by FIBA Europe. Sixteen national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) entered the competition. The competition was hosted by Bulgaria. Vasil Levski National Stadium at Sofia was the location of the event.

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Results

Preliminary round

In the preliminary round, the 16 teams were split up into four groups of four teams each. The top two teams in each group advanced to the final round to play for the first 8 places, while the bottom two were sent to the classification round to play for 9th through 16th.

Group A

Group D

Yugoslavia was the first of the pool leaders to take a loss in the final round, playing against Bulgaria, who had won their division.

Bulgaria and the Soviet Union each won their 7th game of the tournament and 4th of the final round, improving to 4-0. Hungary stayed close behind, at 3-1, with Romania and Czechoslovakia staying in contention at 2-2.

The Soviet Union trailed by 4 points at halftime in their decisive game against Bulgaria. The second half saw an explosion of scoring, with the Soviets adding 41 points in the frame to the 19 they had in the first half. Bulgaria wasn't able to maintain the pace, scoring only 34 in the second half to fall to the Soviets 60-57. Poland picked up their first win of the final round, defeating France, who fell to 0-7.

Team rosters

1.Soviet Union: Viktor Zubkov, Valdis Muižnieks, Maigonis Valdmanis, Guram Minashvili, Yuri Ozerov, Mikhail Semyonov, Arkady Bochkarov, Stasys Stonkus, Vladimir Torban, Algirdas Lauritėnas, Mart Laga, Mikhail Studenetski (Coach: Stepan Spandarian)

2.Bulgaria: Viktor Radev, Georgi Panov, Ilija Mirchev, Ljubomir Panov, Cvjatko Barchovski, Petko Lazarov, Mikhail Semov, Georgi Kanev, Vladimir Ganchev, Metodi Tomovski, Konstantin Totev, Atanas Pejchinski (Coach: Ljudmil Katerinski)

3.Czechoslovakia: Jiri Baumruk, Zdenek Bobrovsky, Miroslav Skerik, Jaroslav Sip, Boris Lukasik, Zdenek Rylich, Jaroslav Tetiva, Lubomir Kolar, Milan Merkl, Jiri Tetiva, Jaroslav Chocholac, Nikolaj Ordnung (Coach: Gustav Hermann)

4.Hungary: Janos Greminger, Laszlo Toth, Tibor Zsiros, Laszlo Banhegyi, Janos Bencze, Janos Simon, Laszlo Gabanyi, Tibor Czinkan, Istvan Sahin-Toth, Ervin Keszey, Zoltan Judik, Pal Borbely, Istvan Liptai (Coach: Zoltan Csanyi)

External links

* [http://www.fibaeurope.com/cid_f43ulKJBGLcVnbH-aqLVu2.season_1957.compID_qMRZdYCZI6EoANOrUf9le2.html FIBA Europe Eurobasket 1957]
* [http://www.eurobasket.com/events/ec/ec57.asp Eurobasket.com 1957 EChampionship]


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