Portugal - Estonia 64-40 Portugal demonstrated wonderful performance against the host of U16 EuroBasket Division B in Tallinn. They celebrated 64-40 win thanks to great played third quarter of the game (21-5). Both teams are placed to Preliminary Group A, together with Finland and Ukraine. Three teams will advance to the Qualifying Round. At this moment, Finland and Portugal share the first place. Simone Costa (176-G-96) top-scored in victory with 15 points and Maria Kostourkova (188-C-97) added 12 points, plus 11 rebounds. Emilia Ferreira and Francisca Meinedo (165-PG-96) followed them with 9 points each. In Estonia, Tatjana Razguliajeva (173-G-96) answered with 12 points and their second scorer was Kadri-Ann Lass (177-F-96) with 8 pts (8 rebs). Quarters: 13-12, 16-12, 21-5, 14-11. Portugal will play against Ukraine today. Estonia will meet Finland and will try to get the first win.
Finland - Ukraine 67-52 Finland had a joyful Day One of U16 EuroBasket Division B in Tallinn. They outplayed Ukraine 67-52 for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group A. Tuuli Menna (183-F-96) led the winners with double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds for 27 minutes on the court. She had 8 of 11 from the field. Emilia Helle (169-PG-96) had 11 points and 6 assists, while Elina Koskimies (180-F-96) helped Finland with 9 points. In Ukraine, Anastasiya Polovynka (176-G-96) was better than the others with 20 points and Vita Gorobets (180-SG-96) scored 14 pts (5 rebs). Finland was 7-points up at the halftime and Ukraine closed the gap to 6 with 10 minutes to go. However, Tuuli Menna and her teammates intensified defense in the last period to make 18-9 for the final 67-52 win. In Day Two, Finland will meet Estonia. Ukraine will take on Portugal. Three teams from this group will advance to the Qualifying Round.
Denmark - Lithuania 55-76 Lithuania opened U16 EuroBasket Division B in style. In the first day of the competition in Tallinn Lithuania blasted Denmark with 21 points difference, 55-76. Both teams are placed to Preliminary Group B, which also includes Israel. All of them will advance to the Qualifying round, but wins and defeats will be transferred. Lithuania made 12-20 lead in the first ten minutes and later they increased it to 21 pts with ten minutes to go. Denmark was not able to replay in the last quarter and faced with big loss at the end. Ruta Drungilaite (183-SF-96) stepped up for the winners with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Dalia Belickaite (175-F-96) had 14 points, 8 rebs and 6 assists, while Agne Cerneckyte (171-SG-96) helped her country with 12 points. Enna Pehadzic (176-G/F-97) answered with double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds for Denmark. Ann Noerregaard (166-G-97) and Sandra Raun (177-G-96) scored 10 and 9 pts respectively. Quarters: 12-20, 18-20, 13-24, 12-12. Today, Lithuania will play against Israel. Denmark will have a day-off.
Romania - Luxembourg 76-84 Luxembourg exploded offensively in the last ten minutes of the game against Romania to celebrate very valuable 76-84 victory. It was a Day One of U16 EuroBasket Division B in Tallinn and Luxembourg started it in style. They have 1-0 record in Preliminary Group C, sharing the first place with Poland at this moment. Mia Pauly (176-F-96) led Luxembourg with 18 points and 5 rebounds, and Hannah Pauly (163-PG-97) added 16 pts. Jessy Goergen (173-PG-97) secured a nice help adding 13 pts to this win. In Romania, Paula Lenart (178-F/G-96) (10 rebounds) and Birgitte Steiner (177-SF-96) posted 18 points each. Vasilica Cuzic (171-G-96) had three less. As mentioned above, Luxembourg smashed Romania 15-26 in the last ten minutes of the game to take the victory. Quarters: 23-13, 21-25, 17-20, 15-26. Today, Luxembourg will take on strong Poland. Romania will play against Bulgaria in Balkan derby.
Poland - Bulgaria 75-55 Poland demonstrated its power against Bulgaria in the opening day of U16 EuroBasket Division B in Tallinn. It was a 75-55 win for Poland, who improved to 1-0 record in Group C. Participants of the same pool are also Romania and Luxembourg. Three teams will advance to the Qualifying Round. Poland got 16 points from Julia Tyszkiewicz (177-G-96) in this meeting and Patrycja Klatt (171-G-96) scored three less. Karolina Pobozy (188-F-96) registered double-double of 11 points and 12 rebs. In Bulgaria, Teodora Dineva (175-G-96) shined with 17 points and 8 boards, while Borislava Hristova (180-F-96) netted 16 points. Iva Georgieva (172-F-96) followed them with 11 pts. Poland made 9-point lead in the first quarter, but Bulgaria cut the margin to 6 at the halftime. Julia Tyszkiewicz and her teammates jumped to plus 10 after the breather and smashed its rival for the last ten minutes (16-6) registering comfortable 20-point win at the end. Poland will play against Luxembourg today and another win is expected. Bulgaria will meet Romania.
Belarus - Norway 85-19 Belarus gave a basketball lesson to Norway in Day One of U16 EuroBasket Division B in Tallinn. They celebrated huge 85-19 victory in this meeting. Belarus limited its rival to just two points in the first quarter and at that time it was already clear that Norway is simply too weak for Belarus. Both teams are placed to Preliminary Group D, together with Latvia and Slovenia. Three teams will advance to the next stage. Darya Panasiuk (175-SF-96) scored 23 points in victory, while Viyaleta Kuiliak (182-PF-96) had monster double-double of 21 points and 19 rebounds (valuation 31!). Yanina Inkina (183-PF-97) added 18 pts and 12 rebs to this win. Rosanna Elahi (172-G-95) scored 5 points in defeat and Thale Messel (173-SF-97) had 4. Norway had 34 turnovers for the game. Quarters: 25-2, 22-8, 16-5, 22-4. Belarus will play against strong Slovenia today, while Norway will meet Latvia.
Latvia - Slovenia 60-64 Slovenia had to work very hard to beat Latvia in Day One of U16 EuroBasket Division B in Tallinn. Slovenians celebrated 60-64 victory for 1-0 record in Preliminary Group D. Latvia was 53-51 up with 7:47 remaining in the game, but Slovenia created crucial 0-7 run after that. Latvia threatened with 3 minutes to go as they came to 59-61, but Slovenia limited them to a single point for rest of the game. Quarters: 18-14, 19-11, 12-26, 11-13. Manca Jelenc (172-PG-96) led Slovenia with 16 points and 5 rebounds, and Zala Lesek (187-F-97) had 14 pts and 8 rebs to help her country. Maja Jakobcic (184-PF-97) collected 10 points and 6 rebs. In Latvia, Beate Markane (172-G-96) posted 15 points and Kate Kreslina (184-PG-96) had 3 less. Kitija Laksa (180-G-96) was limited to 9 pts in this meeting with poor shot percentage. Slovenia will play against Belarus today, while Latvia will meet Norway.
Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Awards 2016 - 4 months ago
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Best Player:Luisa Geiselsoeder(189-F-0) of Germany Best Guard: Mihaela Lazic (168-G-0) of Croatia Best Forward: Luisa Geiselsoeder (189-F-0) ofGermany Best Center: Sara Madera (186-F/C-0) of Italy 1st Team G/F: Ainhoa Lacorzana (179-G/F-0) of Spain G: Mihaela Lazic (168-G-0) of Croatia SF: Leonie Fiebich (189-SF-0) ofGermany F: Luisa Geiselsoeder (189-F-0) ofGermany F/C: Sara Madera (186-F/C-0) of Italy 2nd Team SG: Dalia Donskichyte (168-SG-0) of Lithuania G: Marine Fauthoux (73-G-1 [read more]
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Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B Awards 2016 - 4 months ago
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Best Player: Anna Makurat (174-PG-0) of Poland Best Guard: Anna Makurat (174-PG-0) ofPoland Best Forward: Evelien Lutje (183-PF-0) of Holland Best Center: Nicolett Orban (190-C-0) of Romania 1st Team PG: Anna Makurat (174-PG-0) ofPoland F: Robyn Bouwer (178-F-0) ofHolland F: Maria Ferariu (178-F-0) ofRomania PF: Evelien Lutje (183-PF-0) ofHolland C: Nicolett Orban (190-C-0) ofRomania 2nd Team G: Anne Simon (172-G-0) of Luxembourg F/G: Frida Formann (178-F/G-1) of Denmark G: Sara Beje [read more]
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FINAL Spain - Germany 64-48 Spain conquered the title in Udine. They rallied past Germany in the championship game tonight. The victory marked the sixth title for the Spanish youngsters in the last ten editions of the tournament. Ainhoa Lacorzana (179-G/F-00) and Maria Pendande (188-C-00) produced 11 points each for the winners. Spain established a 32:27 halftime lead. They followed with a 20:10 run in the third term to open a 15-point lead at the final intermission. Spain limited their... [read more]
Spain - Germany 64-48 Spain conquered the title in Udine. They rallied past Germany in the championship game tonight. The victory marked the sixth title for the Spanish youngsters in the last ten editions of the tournament. Ainhoa Lacorzana (179-G/F-00) and Maria Pendande (188-C-00) produced 11 points each for the winners. Spain established a 32:27 halftime lead. They followed with a 20:10 run in the third term to open a 15-point lead at the final intermission. Spain limited their opponents to just 11 points in the fourth term and rallied to the triumph. Maria Torreblanca (177-F-00) had 10 points for the champions. Luisa Geiselsoeder (189-C-00) responded with 17 points for Germany.
Italy - France 50-68 France stepped onto the pedestal in Udine. They rallied past hosting Italy in the consolation final tonight. Kenza Salgues (174-G-00) scored 16 points to lead les Bleues. France established a 40:19 halftime lead. Italy narrowed the gap at 14-point mark at the final intermission. France held Italy to just 13 points in the fourth term and sealed a comfortable victory. Iliana Rupert (193-C-1) had 13 points for the winning side. Sara Madera (186-F/C-00) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Italy.
Lithuania - Croatia 51-54 Croatia secured the fifth-place finish in Udine. They beat Lithuania behind 16 points from Mihaela Lazic (168-G-00). Croatia dominated in the first half. They established a 36:23 halftime lead. Lithuania went on a determined comeback run in the second half but came up short of win at the end. Lorena Mihic (182-PF-00) had 15 points for the winners. Dalia Donskichyte (168-SG-00) responded with 23 points for Lithuania.
Belarus - Czech Republic 58-84 Czech Republic knocked down Belarus to victoriously finish their campaign at the championship. Katerina Galickova (178-F-00) provided 14 points in the win. Czech Republic unloaded 35 points in the first period to take a 22-point lead. Czech Republic protected the lead well throughout the reminder of the contest and marched to the win. Anezka Kopecka (181-PF-00) had 11 points in the victory. Ulyana Skiba (167-PG-00) and Yana Haliakova (184-F-1) responded with 11 points each for Belarus.
Latvia - Turkey 56-60 Turkey earned the ninth place at the championship. They beat Latvia in the classification clash. Goksen Fitik (170-SG-1) posted 12 points to lead the winners. Turkey piled up a 35:29 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 12-point mark heading into the fourth frame. Latvia pulled closer in the fourth term but could not avoid the defeat at the end. Fatmanur Karakas (168-SG-1) had 10 points in the victory. Aleksa Gulbe (184-F/C-00) responded with 14 points for Latvia.
Russia - Hungary 63-56 Russia beat Hungary to clinch the 11th position in Udine. Daria Repnikova (180-SG-00) scored 20 points to lead the winners. Hungary grabbed a 12:8 lead ten minutes into the game. But Russia bounced back in the next periods. They posted a 42:37 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Russia sank 21 points in the fourth term to seal the win. Mariia Antoshina (173-PG-00) had 13 points for the winners. Barbara Angyal (173-PG-1) responded with 18 points for Hungary.
Serbia - Portugal 77-74 Serbia eked out a narrow win over Portugal and remained in Division A for the next season. Portugal ensured a 31:25 halftime lead. Serbia however picked up the tempo after the big break. They unloaded 30 points to secure a 9-point lead heading into the fourth term. Portugal unloaded 28 points but could not avoid relegation. Jelena Mitrovic (204-C-1) tallied 23 points and 23 rebounds for Serbia. Nadezda Nedeljkov (171-SG-1) added 17 points for the winners. Raquel Laneiro (165-G-00) responded with 14 points for Portugal.
Sweden - Slovakia 73-49 Sweden wrapped up their campaign in Udine with victory. They cruised past Slovakia to clinch the 15th place. Precious Johnson (189-C-00) nailed 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the winners. Slovakia grabbed a 22:18 lead after ten minutes. But Sweden limited their opponents to just 27 points in the next three quarters to march to the victory. Patricia Elias (161-PG-00) chipped in 15 points for the wining side. Natalia Senova (172-PG-00) replied with 12 points for Slovakia.
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