Per Iowa State Media Relations...


BYDGOSZCZ, Poland- Iowa State junior guard Lucca Staiger led Germany in its 86-75 loss to F.Y.R. of Macedonia in the qualifying round of the 2009 European Championships this afternoon.

Staiger, a native of Blaustein, Germany, was the top scorer for the German squad, recording 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor, including a 4-of-6 effort from downtown. He also had three rebounds in the loss.

Germany must defeat Croatia on Tuesday (Sept. 15) to make the final eight and remain alive in the tournament. The game will tip at 2 p.m. CST.

Staiger averaged 8.2 points and led the Cyclones in 3-pointers in 2008-09 with 74.

Fans can watch Staiger compete for the German National Team in the 2009 Eurobasket on ESPN360.com. You can also follow the action via live stats at eurobasket2009.org.