Luka Doncic and Mike Tobey lead Slovenia to the Kaunas Qualifiers Final

By Eurohoops team/ [email protected]

The Olympic Qualifying Tournaments have reached the knockout stage and the semifinals across the four locations have been playing out as the teams try to get one step closer to the Tokyo ticket.

Olympic Qualifying Tournament – Kaunas, Lithuania

Slovenia – Venezuela 98-70

Slovenia continued strongly in the tournament led by the NBA-EuroLeague guard-center duo of Luka Doncic and Mike Tobey. Doncic was in full control, as usual, covering all the bases with a near-triple-double of 23 points, 13 assists, and nine rebounds.

Tobey was the regular customer on the receiving end of the passes and it pushed him to 27 points while he also grabbed 12 boards and shot 3-5 from deep. For Venezuela, Michael Carrera and Pedro Chourio scored 16 points each.

Lithuania – Poland (July 3, 18:30 CET)


Olympic Qualifying Tournament – Belgrade, Serbia 

Serbia – Puerto Rico (July 3, 16:00 CET)


Italy – Dominican Republic 79-59

The Italians got the job done led by Simone Fontecchio who scored 17 in addition to Stefano Tonut’s 14 points during this relatively low-scoring affair.

For the Dominican Republic, Brandone Edward Francis Ramirez had 12 and Adonys Henriquez ten points.

Olympic Qualifying Tournament – Victoria, Canada

Canada – Czech Republic (July 3, 22:05 CET)


Turkey – Greece (July 4, 01:35 CET)


Olympic Qualifying Tournament – Split, Croatia

Germany – Croatia (July 3, 16:00 CET)


Brazil – Mexico 102-74

Vitor Benite was on fire for the Brazilian squad as he went 8-11 from the field including 6-8 from the three-point range, showing off his shooting form. Rafael Luz scored 12 and Alex Garcia 11 points.

On the opposing side, Pako Cruz logged 18 points, six rebounds, six assists and Gustavo Ayon 16 points.

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