Tryggvi Hlinason dominated Hungary with a double-double for Iceland

2024-02-22T22:26:05+00:00 2024-02-23T12:19:36+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

22/Feb/24 22:26

The giant center made a huge effort in pushing the Icelandic national team to the win against Hungary

By Eurohoops team /

Coming back from a nine-point deficit, Iceland managed to celebrate in front of its few fans in Laugardalshöll taking down Hungary 70-65.

As usually happens, Iceland was dragged at the rim by Tryggvi Hlinason, who had a monstrous double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds.

The newest ALBA Berlin addition Martin Hermannsson, who returned to Germany after a few years in Valencia, had 17 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists in his team’s victory. PAOK’s point guard Elvar Fridriksson had an all-around night of 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 assists.

On the Hungarian side, Crvena Zvezda‘s small forward Adam Hanga ended with a losing effort of 7 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists.

The highest scorers on Gasper Okorn’s national team were Zoltan Perl and Gyorgy Goloman, who both had 12 points.

Both Iceland and Italy are now leading Group B in the 2025 EuroBasket Qualifiers following Gianmarco Pozzecco’s national team’s 87-80 victory over Turkey.

PHOTO CREDIT: 2025 FIBA EuroBasket Qualifiers

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