EuroBasket 1937

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FIBA EuroBasket 1937
2nd FIBA European Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Latvia
Dates 2–7 May
Teams (from 18 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Lithuania (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Latvia Rūdolfs Jurciņš (12.5)
Official website
EuroBasket 1937 (archive)

The 1937 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1937, was the second FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. Eight national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) took part in the competition. Defending champions Latvia hosted the tournament, held in Riga.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

The preliminary round consisted of the eight teams being separated into two groups of four. Each group played a round-robin format tournament, with the top two teams in each group advancing to the semifinals and the bottom two playing in the lower classification matches. Wins counted for 2 points, losses for 1 point.

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Lithuania 3 3 0 63 42 +21 6
 Italy 3 2 1 52 42 +10 5
 Estonia 3 1 2 79 65 +14 4
 Egypt 3 0 3 22 67 −45 3

Bold = game winner

Italy 30–20 Estonia
Estonia 44–15 Egypt
Lithuania 22–20 Italy
Lithuania 20–15 Estonia
Lithuania 21–7 Egypt
Italy 2–0 Egypt (withdrew)

Egypt won against Italy 31:28 but because of the mistake, FIBA ruled to replay the game. Egypt objected the ruling of FIBA and decided to withdrew from replaying of the match.

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Poland 3 2 1 84 73 +11 5
 France 3 2 1 75 69 +6 5
 Latvia 3 2 1 95 63 +32 5
 Czechoslovakia 3 0 3 49 98 −49 3
France 26–19 Czechoslovakia
France 29–24 Poland
Poland 28–19 Czechoslovakia
Poland 32–25 Latvia
Latvia 44–11 Czechoslovakia
Latvia 26–20 France

Latvia are classified third, because of scores differences between France-Poland-Latvia (Latvia has −1, Poland +2 and France −1), and the next factor – average points scored (Latvia has 26, France 29).

Classification 5–8[edit]

The bottom four teams from the preliminary group faced off in the classification matches.

Classification semifinals[edit]

Estonia 30–20 Czechoslovakia
Latvia 2–0 Egypt (withdrew)

7th/8th playoff[edit]

Czechoslovakia 2–0 Egypt (withdrew)

5th/6th playoff[edit]

Estonia 41–19 Latvia

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals pitted the four top teams of the preliminary round against each other. Winners advanced to the final, with the losers playing in a match for 3rd and 4th place.

Italy 36–32 France
Lithuania 31–25 Poland

Bronze medal match[edit]

France 27–24 Poland

Final[edit]

Lithuania 24–23 Italy


 1937 FIBA European Champions 

Lithuania
1st title

Final rankings[edit]

Rank Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1st  Lithuania 5 5 0 118 90 +28 10
2nd  Italy 5 3 2 111 98 +13 8
3rd  France 5 3 2 134 129 +5 8
4  Poland 5 2 3 133 131 +2 7
5  Estonia 5 3 2 150 104 +46 8
6  Latvia 5 3 2 116 104 +12 8
7  Czechoslovakia 5 1 4 71 128 −57 6
8  Egypt 5 0 5 22 71 −49 5

Team rosters[edit]

1. Lithuania: Feliksas Kriaučiūnas, Pranas Talzūnas, Stasys Šackus, Juozas Žukas, Leonas Baltrūnas, Zenonas Puzinauskas, Artūras Andrulis, Leopoldas Kepalas, Pranas Mažeika, Česlovas Daukša, Leonas Petrauskas, Eugenijus Nikolskis (Coach: Feliksas Kriaučiūnas)

2. Italy: Livio Franceschini, Ambrogio Bessi, Galeazzo Dondi, Emilio Giassetti, Giancarlo Marinelli, Camillo Marinone, Sergio Paganella, Mino Pasquini, Michele Pelliccia, Ezio Varisco

3. France: Pierre Boel, Robert Cohu, Jacques Flouret, Henri Hell, Edmond Leclere, Henri Lesmayoux, Fernand Prudhomme, Etienne Roland, Eugene Ronner, Marcel Vérot (Coach: Henri Kretzschmar)

4. Poland: Pawel Stok, Michal Czajczyk, Stefan Gendera, Florian Grzechowiak, Zdzislaw Kasprzak, Janusz Patrzykont, Andrzej Plucinski, Zbigniew Resich, Zenon Rozycki, Jaroslaw Smigielski (Coach: Walenty Kłyszejko)

5.Estonia: Heino Veskila, Oskar Erikson, Evald Mahl, Vladimir Kärk, Robert Keres, Aleksander Illi, Alfred Zimmermann, Albert Suurna, Ralf Viksten (Coach: Herbert Niiler)

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