M60: Mercury top Slovenia in the final


There was hardly any contest in the M60 category final, as Mercury steamrolled Slovenia 78-61 to claim gold. The Russian team from Yekaterinburg dominated all 40 minutes and eased past their Slovenian opponents.

Grigorii Avdeev led the winners in scoring with 24 points, Andrei Snytsin collected 20 points, while Alexander Kharchenkov finished the game with seven points and 17 rebounds.

For Slovenia, Nebojsa Macura had a game-high 26 points, to go along seven rebounds. Joze Fiser scored nine points, while Radovan Lorbek chipped in with eight points and 10 rebounds.

The MVP of the M60 category was awarded to Alexander Kharchenkov, who averaged 6 points, 10.5 rebounds for a total ranking of 19.

Meanwhile, Babaylar defeated Statyba 65-61 in the bronze-medal game.

Aleksandr Trubach and Sergei Kuznetcov had 16 points apiece for the winners, while Edmundas Narmontas collected a game-high 18 points for Statyba.