Croatia - Turkey 95-98 OT Turkey clinched the second win at the U16 European Championship. They outscored Croatia in overtime thriller for 2-0 record in Group A. Akif Guven (206-C-96) came up with 24 points to lead the winners. Croatia exploded with 26 points in the first quarter to jump ahead. They built an 11-point lead at the first intermission. Turkey responded with an excellent offence in the second quarter. They knocked down 30 points to take a 45:44 halftime lead. Croatia regained the lead in the third period. They secured a one-point lead before the fourth quarter. Croatia led by five points 78:73 with five minutes remaining. But Turkey denied the deficit and pulled in front for an 87:84 lead with 36 seconds left in regulation. However Dominovic drained a late triple to send the game into overtime. Serbia surged ahead in the extra period but Afik Guven converted a layup and then Kadir Bayram (189-PG-96) hit two free throws to seal the win for Turkey. Kadir Bayram finished with 18 points, while Oktay Ulubay contributed 13 points for the winners. Marko Arapovic (207-C/F-96) answered with 32 points and 13 boards for Croatia. Leon Tomic had 23 points in the losing case.
United Kingdom - Italy 47-65 Italy registered the second straight win at U16 European Championship preliminary round. They knocked down England in Group A in Ventspils. Daniel Donzelli (199-SG-96) came up with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 steals to lead the Azzurri. England fell at 0-2 record after the loss. Italy did not waste too much time as they surged in front in the opening quarter. The Azzurri piled up a 21:11 lead after ten minutes. The margin grew in the second frame. Italy ensured a 38:25 halftime lead. Italy stayed in control throughout the third term. They piled up a 17-point advantage at the final break. Italy outscored England in the fourth quarter posting a well-deserved win at the end. Diego Flaccadori (184-PG-96) had 12 points, while Federico Mussini and Riccardo Rossato accounted for 11 points each in the victory. Jules Akodo (G-96) replied with 17 points and 8 rebounds for England. Justas Muzikevicius had 9 points in the loss.
Spain - Russia 88-64 Spain earned the second consecutive win at the start of U16 European Championship. They outmuscled Russia for 2-0 record in Group B. Marc Garcia (194-F-96) accounted for 25 points to lead the winning side. Russia enjoyed a 22:20 lead at the first break. Spain turned things around in the second frame. They fired 24 points to take an 8-point lead at halftime 44:36. Spain exploded with 26 points in the third quarter to boost the lead. They secured a 17-point buffer at the final intermission. Spain held Russia to just 11 points in the fourth frame and cruised to the victory at the end. David Martinez (203-F-96) had 10 points, while Sergi Garcia and Arnau Triguiner chipped in 9 points each for Spain. Aleksandr Zuev (193-PG-96) answered with 15 points for Russia. Mikhail Maleyko finished with 13 points in the loss.
Ukraine - Latvia 73-58 Ukraine coasted to the second win at the U16 European Championship. They overcame Latvia to stay undefeated at 2-0 record in Group B. Latvia slipped at 0-2 record after the loss. Ukraine jumped to an early lead. They posted a 19:12 lead at the first break. Latvia narrowed the margin in the second frame. They got within 4 points at the interval 36:32. Latvia stayed aggressive in the third period. They trimmed the deficit at the third period to trail by three points 44:47. Ukraine however took over in the final frame. They fired 26 points to silence their opponents. Oleksandr Kobets (192-SF-96) nailed 24 points to lead the charge. Vadym Golyk and Yevgen Balaban had 11 points each in the victory. Ervins Meznieks (184-F-96) answered with 17 points for Latvia. Rihards Lomazs netted 10 points in the loss.
Serbia - Lithuania 70-64 Serbia recorded the initial win at the U16 European Championship. They prevailed against Lithuania to improve at 1-1 record in Group C. Jovan Starincevic (188-PG-96) came up with 28 points for the winners. Lithuania looked better at the start of the game. The Baltic side built a 19:12 lead ten minutes into the game. Serbia however denied the deficit in the second term. The Balkan team tied things up at 34 after twenty minutes. Serbia finally pulled ahead in the third term. They held Lithuania to 14 points to take a 7-point lead into the fourth quarter. Domantas Sabonis put Lithuania within two midway through the period but Serbia stayed calm and executed a confident win at the end. Nikola Pavlovic (195-F/G-93) accounted for 12 points, while Vasilije Vucetic added 10 points in the victory. Deividas Zemgulis (194-PF-96) notched 11 points for Lithuania. Domantas Sabonis had 9 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.
Slovenia - Germany 50-69 Germany posted the second consecutive win at the start of U16 European Championship in Lithuania/Latvia. They knocked down Slovenian counterparts to improve at 2-0 record on top of Group C. Jan Wimberg (202-G-96) stepped up with 18 points and 11 rebounds to pace the winners. Slovenia fell at 0-2 record after the loss. Germany strongly entered the encounter. They built a 24:14 lead ten minutes into the game. Germany boosted the gap in the second quarter. They piled up a 42:23 halftime lead. Slovenia tried to change the complexion of the game in the third quarter. They held German team to 11 points to narrow the margin to 14 points with one period remaining. But Germany responded adequately in the final frame to seal the comfortable win at the end. Sebastian Schmitt (180-PG-96), Constantin Ebert and Mahir Agva finished with 8 points each for Germany. Grega Sajevic (183-SG-96) answered with 16 points for Slovenia. Sandi Grubelic netted 10 points in the loss.
Greece - Czech Republic 86-61 Greece improved at 2-0 record in Group D of U16 European Championship. They held off Czech Republic to stay undefeated. Dimitrios Stamatis (192-G-96) accounted for 23 points to pace the Hellenes. Greece fired 27 points in the opening quarter. They recorded a 13-point lead at the first intermission. Czech Republic bounced back in the second term. They narrowed the gap at just 4-point mark at halftime 35:39. The Hellenes cleared off in the third quarter. They established a 15-point lead at the final intermission. Georgios Papagiannis gave Greece a 20-point lead early in the final period. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (199-F-97) delivered 13 points, while Thomas Kottas, Georgios Papagiannis and Konstantinos Zorzos had 8 points each in the win. Matej Svoboda (200-PF-96) answered with 22 points for Czech Republic. Marek Mares nailed 13 points in the losing case.
France - Poland 65-45 France recorded the second straight win at the U16 European Championship. They held off Poland in Group D action. Antoine Wallez (202-PF-96) knocked down 18 points to lead the winners. Poland led 14:5 midway through the opening frame. But France responded with a 21:0 run to grab a 26:14 lead midway through the second stanza. They established a 33:23 halftime lead. France maintained the advantage throughout the third quarter. Les Bleus posted a 50:38 lead at the final break. The margin grew at 20-point mark and France cruised to the victory at the end. Etienne Ory (175-PG-96) netted 12 points, while Lenny Charles-Catherine added 8 points for the winning side. Filip Pruefer (208-C-96) answered with 12 points for Poland. Igor Wadowski had 9 points in the loss.
Best Player: Usman Garuba (200-G/F-2) of Spain Best Guard: Eray Akyuz (187-G-0) of Turkey Best Forward: Usman Garuba (200-G/F-2) ofSpain Best Center: Marko Pecarski (208-C-0) of Serbia 1st Team G: Dovydas Giedraitis (185-G-0) of Lithuania G: Eray Akyuz (187-G-0) of Turkey G/F: Usman Garuba (200-G/F-2) of Spain C: Luka Samanic (208-C-0) of Croatia C: Marko Pecarski (208-C-0) ofSerbia 2nd Team G: Carlos Alocen (190-G-0) of Spain G: Igor Drobnjak (189-G-0) of Montenegro G: Federico Mias [read more]
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Best Player: Alexander Shashkov (206-C-0) of Russia Best Guard: Denys Klevzunyk (193-SG-0) of Ukraine Best Forward: Nik Dragan (198-F-0) of Slovenia Best Center: Alexander Shashkov (206-C-0) of Russia 1st Team G: Eidan Alber (190-G-0) of Israel SG: Denys Klevzunyk (193-SG-0) ofUkraine F: Nik Dragan (198-F-0) ofSlovenia G: Konstantin Shevchuk (189-G-0) ofRussia C: Alexander Shashkov (206-C-0) ofRussia 2nd Team G: Sacha De Vreught (G) of Belgium SG: German Plotnikov (193-SG-0) of [read more]
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FINAL Spain - Lithuania 74-72 Spain conquered the title in Radom. They snatched a tough victory over Lithuania in the championship game tonight. Carlos Unanue (192-F-00) sank a three-pointer late in regulation to propel Spain to the triumph. Spain secured a 24:20 lead ten minutes into the game. Lithuania pulled within 2 points at the interval 36:34 halftime advantage. Spain stretched the margin at 6-point mark heading into the final quarter. Lithuania denied the deficit late in regulatio... [read more]
Spain - Lithuania 74-72 Spain conquered the title in Radom. They snatched a tough victory over Lithuania in the championship game tonight. Carlos Unanue (192-F-00) sank a three-pointer late in regulation to propel Spain to the triumph. Spain secured a 24:20 lead ten minutes into the game. Lithuania pulled within 2 points at the interval 36:34 halftime advantage. Spain stretched the margin at 6-point mark heading into the final quarter. Lithuania denied the deficit late in regulation. Arlauskas put the Baltic side in front 72:71 with 10 seconds left in regulation. But Carlos Unanue responded with a triple to win the game for Spain. Joel Parra (199-F-00) topscored with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the champions. Usman Garuba (200-G-2) had 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks in the victory. Dovydas Giedraitis (185-G-00) responded with 18 points for Lithuania.
Croatia - Turkey 70-77 OT Turkey stepped onto the pedestal in Radom. They nipped Croatia in overtime to claim Bronze medals. Eray Akyuz (187-G-00) stepped up with 23 points and 7 steals to lead the winners. Turkey ensured a 36:33 halftime lead. Croatia spurred ahead for a 4-point lead at the third break. But Turkey held their opponents to just 15 points in the fourth frame and forced overtime. Turkey sank 11 points in the extra period and sealed the victory. Yavuz Gultekin (196-F-00) tossed in 14 points for the winners. Luka Samanic (208-C-00) answered with 24 points and 12 rebounds for Croatia.
Finland - France 79-71 Finland claimed the fifth position in Poland. They wrapped up the campaign with victory over France. Tomas Pihlajamaki (185-G-00) and Janne Lehtoranta (185-G-00) notched 11 points each for the winners. Finland jumped to a 24:17 lead after the first period. France used a strong rally in the next two periods to gain a 5-point advantage. But Finland exploded with 29 points in the final quarter to snatch the victory. Erik Sajantila (193-F/G-1) delivered 10 points for the winners. Babacar Niasse (192-G/F-00) responded with 26 points for les Bleues.
Italy - Montenegro 81-75 Alvise Sarto (196-F-00) notched 25 points to lead Italy past Montenegro in the clash for the 7th overall position. Montenegro secured a 38:33 halftime lead. But Italy went on a 25:16 rally in the third term to clinch a 4-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Italy poured in 23 points in the final stanza to seal the win. Federico Miaschi (188-G-00) chipped in 19 points for the Azzurri. Jovan Kijajic responded with 25 points for Montenegro.
Serbia - Germany 63-65 Germany finished their campaign on a high note. They nipped Serbia to earn the 9th place. Hendrik Drescher (202-C-00) came up with 15 points to pace the winners. Germany eked out a 23:22 halftime lead. They poured in 42 points in the second half to ice the victory. Luc Van Slooten (195-F/G-2) totaled 13 points in the win. Zoran Paunovic (190-G-00) answered with 24 points for Serbia.
Latvia - Sweden 65-51 Latvia topped Sweden in the classification round game. Adrians Snipke (188-PF-00) chipped in 15 points, collected 9 rebounds and issued 6 assists for the Baltic state. Latvia accumulated a 20:7 lead ten minutes into the game. They held Sweden to just 27 points in the second half to rally to the win. Anrijs Miska (201-F-00) tossed in 14 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in the victory. Erik Persson (185-G-00) responded with 13 points for Sweden.
Bosnia - Estonia 59-85 Estonia remained in Division A following a comfortable win over Bosnia and Herzegovina. Henri Drell (198-SF-00) came up with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Estonia grabbed a 43:30 halftime lead. The Baltic team went on a 28:11 run in the third term to clear off for good. Karl Karpin (205-C-00) had 15 points for the winners. Semir Karic (183-PG-00) answered with 12 points for Bosnia.
Poland - Greece 85-74 Poland edged Greece in the classification round clash. The hosts occupied the 15th position following the win. Sebastian Walda (194-SF-00) posted 23 points to lead the winners. Poland accumulated a 46:35 halftime lead. The hosts sank 39 points in the second half and rallied to the victory. Przemyslaw Golek (195-SF-00) tossed in 21 points for Poland. Konstantinos Altinis (195-F/G-00) responded with 13 points for Greece.
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