Greece Qualifies for Semis in Olympic Hoop Qualifying Tournaments

Giannis ANTETOKOUNMPOThe results are in and so far Greece has pushed forward in the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments for men’s basketball.

The team, along with Canada and Serbia clinched semifinal berths on Wednesday.

In the tournament in Turnin, Italy, Greece beat Mexico 86-70 in a game that determined first place in Group A.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks scored 21 points for the Greek team while Ioannis Bourousis added 16 points and nine rebounds.

The team was just barely trailing with a score of 35-33 at halftime before they went ahead to overtake Mexico by 14 points in the third quarter.

Mexico is set to play Italy in one semifinal while Greece will play Croatia.

The results of the semifinal berths will determine which teams go forward after the winners of the three tournaments will get the final berths for Rio Olympics 2016.