YEREVAN—Days after beating the Slovak Republic in the International Basketball Federation, known as FIBA, 2019 European Pre-Qualifier games, Armenia beat Sweden Saturday 82-69 to advance a notch toward the qualifying games in November.
According to the FIBA news report, Ryan Boatright kept Armenia‘s ship steady in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Pre-Qualifiers, notching up their second win in Group A with an excellent performance against Sweden at the Mika Sport Complex in Yerevan on Saturday evening.
After getting their campaign off to a positive note against Slovak Republic, the Niksa Bavcevic-coached side improved to a 2-0 mark with an 82-69 victory, with Boatright scoring 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting from the field to lead the strong-arm Armenian men.
Andrew Chrabaszcz collected 18 points and 8 rebounds, while Lucas Fischer chipped in with a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. Marcus Eriksson had a team-high 15 points for the visitors from Sweden.
Last month Armenia’s boys and girls under 16 teams both clenched the FIBA championships during competitions in Andorra last week. Team Armenia also beat Azerbaijan in the under-20 competitions that were held last month.
Really interesting!! Are most of the players in the Armenia team from multicultural Armenian background?? Beating tall big Sweeds is not an easy task!!