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.
The Draw for 2016 Championship - 5 months ago
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The Draw for the 2016 U16 European Championship took place in Munich tonight. Please find the results below: Division A (Udine, Italy) Group A: Portugal, Spain, Hungary, Germany Group B: Turkey, Russia, Italy, Lithuania Group C: Serbia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Belarus Group D: Slovak Republic, France, Croatia and Sweden. Division B (Oradea, Romania) Group A: Estonia, Slovenia, Israel, Netherlands, Austria, Cyprus Group B: Albania, Denmark, Ukraine, Greece, Luxembourg, Iceland Group C:... [read more]
The Draw for the 2016 U16 European Championship took place in Munich tonight. Please find the results below:
Division A (Udine, Italy) Group A: Portugal, Spain, Hungary, Germany Group B: Turkey, Russia, Italy, Lithuania Group C: Serbia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Belarus Group D: Slovak Republic, France, Croatia and Sweden.
Division B (Oradea, Romania) Group A: Estonia, Slovenia, Israel, Netherlands, Austria, Cyprus Group B: Albania, Denmark, Ukraine, Greece, Luxembourg, Iceland Group C: Scotland, Finland, Bulgaria, England, Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina Group D: FYR Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Belgium and Norway.
Division C (Andorra la Vella, Andorra) Group A: Wales, Kosovo, Malta Group B: Gibraltar, Georgia, Andorra.
Best Player: Ana Ramos (171-PG-99) of POR Best Guard: Ana Ramos (171-PG-99) of POR Best Forward: Kamilla Ogun (192-PF-99) of RUS Best Center: Beatriz Jordao (185-C-99) of POR 1st Team PG: Ana Ramos (171-PG-99) of POR PG: Veronika Sipova (181-PG-98) of CZE PF: Kamilla Ogun (192-PF-99) of RUS C: Lorela Cubaj (190-C-99) of ITA C: Beatriz Jordao (185-C-99) of POR2nd Team SG: Reka Lelik (178-SG-99) of HUN SG: Dorka Juhasz (189-SG-99) of HUN SG: Anastasiia Komarova (182-SG-99) of RUS PF: Me... [read more]
Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 1st Team 2015
Best Player: Dalia Donskichyte (165-SG-0) of LTU Best Guard: Dalia Donskichyte (165-SG-0) of LTU Best Forward: Ksenia Malashko (173-G-0) of BLR Best Center: Mariya Vasilevko (183-F/C-99) of BLR1st Team PG: Klara Lundquist (171-PG-99) of SWE SG: Dalia Donskichyte (165-SG-0) of LTU G: Ksenia Malashko (173-G-0) of BLR F: Karolina Kazociunaite (180-F-99) of LTU F/C: Mariya Vasilevko (183-F/C-99) of BLR2nd Team G: Zala Friskovec (176-G-99) of SLO PG: Anna Makurat (174-PG-0) of POL G/F: Ar... [read more]
Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B 1st Team 2015
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