Finland - Luxembourg 89-82 Finland posts the initial win at the U16 European Championship in Division B. The Finnish side grabbed 89:82 victory over Luxembourg and improved to 1-1 record. Luxembourg meanwhile fell at 0-2 record in Group A. Timothy Kauffmann (191-F-96) scored half of the points for Luxembourg but it was not enough for the win. His team trailed 17:23 after the first period and had 33:45 at the halftime. Finland looked better in the game and added another 24-22 in the third quarter. Timothy Kauffmann scored four three-pointers in a row to reduce to 79:77. Niemisto however was perfect from the free throw line and brought the necessary win for the Finnish side. Elias Eerikinharju (185-G-96) top-scored for the winners with 18 points for the first victory. Niemisto notched 15, while Nieminen added 12. Timothy Kauffmann erupted with 41 points in the losing effort, while Vujakovic had 19 points and 16 rebounds.
Israel - Sweden 52-65 Sweden jumps on top of Group A at the U16 European Championship in Division B. The Scandinavian team overcame Israel 65:52 in the first game of Day 2. Israel meanwhile just started the campaign and fell at 0-1 record. Israel started the game with 11-8 lead and scored also 11 points in the second frame. It was not however enough to win the quarter as Sweden replied with 15 points for 23:22 advantage. Sweden added 23-10 in the third quarter and grabbed 46:32 after three quarters. Israel won the last stanza 20-19 but reduced to 13 points at the end. Ludvig Hakanson (190-PG-96) was unstoppable with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, while Drammeh added 10. Johansson and William Skagius (200-PF-96) ended up with 8 points each, while the latter also added 10 rebounds. Netanel Artzi (196-F-97) finished the game with 13 points in defeat. Huber notched 11, whilst Blatt delivered 8.
Denmark - Slovakia 61-64 Slovak Republic beat Denmark to tie both records at the U16 European Championship in Division B. Jozef Senohradsky (190-G-96) was perfect from the free throw line at the end of the game for 64:61 win. Both teams are with 1-1 record in Group B. Slovak Republic took 18:14 lead after the first period and added defensive 10-8 in the second quarter. Benzon and Janicek exchanged the baskets early in the third quarter as the board showed 30:24 for Slovakia. Oremus increased the lead to 10 points, while Gadeberg reduced to just 1 point at the end of the third period. Jakob Ravn (193-G-96) gave Denmark an expecting 58:57 win, but Jozef Senohradsky was perfect from the free throw line to give his team 64:61 victory. Jozef Senohradsky top-scored for the winners with 16 points, while Janicek collected 14 points and 11 rebounds. Jakub Meress (200-PF-96) and Oremus followed them with 8 points each in a win. Nicolai Andersen (201-C-96) replied with 13 points for Denmark, while Jakob Ravn and Alexander von Spreckelsen posted 10 poinst apiece.
Bulgaria - Belgium 43-75 Belgium spoil Bulgaria's start at the U16 European Championship in Division B. The Belgium side celebrated their first 75:43 win in Group B in Day 2 in Bucharest. Belgium scored the first 4 points in the game and took control in the start of it. They reached 21:9 at the end of the frame and added 19-12 in the second period. Benzouien closed the half with a jump shot at 40:21, while Ordane Kanda-Kanyinda (96) scored for 42:23 early in the third. Belgium added 25-14 in the third period and won also the last stanza 10-8. Simon Chapelle (196-C-96) and Rosen Ivanov scored the last points for each team that showed the final result on the board. Ordane Kanda-Kanyinda stepped up with 28 points and Benzouien notched 12. Demirtas and Boxus delivered 8 points each in a win. Alex Ouandie (193-G-96) ended up with 9 points in the losing effort, while Vasilev delivered 8.
Georgia - Bosnia 52-82 Bosnia and Herzegovina overcame Georgia in Bucharest at the U16 European Championship in Division B. The winning side produced a 82:52 win as both teams are tied with 1-1 record in Group C. Bosnia and Herzegovina won the opening tip 5:1 and Smajlovic scored for 12:7. Gacic closed a 6-0 run for 18:7, while Gogaladze delivered two for 20:13. The second quarter was a nightmare for Georgia and brought 30-11 surge for Bosnia. djorde Beronja (199-C-96) scored the last four points for the winners to send the teams to the lockers at 50:24. Moreover Bosnia and Herzegovina produced the same quarters in the second half winning them 16-14. Bevanda increased the win to 30 points as the teams finished the game in Romania. Amar Balic (178-PG-96) and Gacic chipped in with 15 points each, while djorde Beronja poured in 12. Isiani ended up with 14 points in the losing effort. Giorgi Gugeshashvili (197-F-96), Matchavariani, Davit Lomidze (187-SG-97) and Petriashvili followed him with 6 points apiece.
Montenegro - Romania 66-53 Montenegro successfully started the campaign at the U16 European Championship in Division B. They handed the hosts of the tournament a 66:53 loss for 1-0 record. Romanian meanwhile fell at 0-2 record in Group C. After the first loss in the opener, Romania started the game with 15-13. They tried hard in the second frame as well but could not keep the advantage. Montenegro scored some quick baskets for 22:16 lead and then Nikolic closed the quarter at 30:27. Covrig and Tanasie tied the game at 34:34, while Kuti brought the hosts 36:34 lead. Moreover Covrig delivered two for 46:43 at the end of the third quarter. He gave his side 48:45 advantage, but Montenegro created a 15-0 run to seal the victory. Petar Popovic led the way with 22 points and Aleksandar Dozic (199-F-96) collected 16 points and 10 rebounds. Nikolic added massive 15 points and 15 rebounds, while Aleksandar Novosel (185-PG-96) scored 6. Covrig delivered 16 points in defeat, while Tanasie had 12.
Portugal - Norway 52-33 Portugal rolled over Norway in Day 2 of the U16 European Championship Division B in Romania. The Portuguese team celebrated a 52:33 win for 2-0 record in Group D. It was a slow start for both teams. Portugal could not score for the first four minutes in the game and allowed the opponents to take 4-0 from the start. They closed however a quarter with a 7-0 run to take 11-10 advantage. Later Francisco Amiel (186-PG-96) scored four consecutive points to bring his team 25:16 at the halftime. Nymo and Frey reduced to 27:24 midway through the third quarter, while Salamanca was the last to score in the period for 32:24. Portugal needed a 20-9 burst in the last stanza to seal the victory. Oliveira, Sergio da Silva (191-SG-96) and Salamanca paced all the winners with 10 points each. Sjur Berg (196-PF-96) collected 13 points and 11 rebounds in defeat, while Nymo added 10.
Switzerland - Holland 66-55 Switzerland beat Netherlands in Day 2 of the U16 European Championship Division B in Romania. The Swiss side produced a 66:55 victory for 2-0 record in Group D. The Dutch side meanwhile fell at 0-2. Switzerland won the first period 13:11 and continued their push until the end of the game. They added 13-7 in the second quarter for 26:18 at the halftime. Franke meanwhile scored 5 consecutive points for Netherlands and reduced to 26:25. Mandic and Otoka meanwhile brought 43:34 at the end of the third quarter for the Swiss team. Switzerland posted another 23-21 in the last quarter to seal the victory. Mandic led the way with 17 points and Cafisi added 10. Giroud posted 8, while Beretta and Otoka scored 7 each. Franke ended up with 11 points in the losing effort and Lennart Overdevest (184-SG-96) nailed 10. Liem and Morren delivered 8 points each in a loss.
Hungary - Austria 88-57 Hungary improves to 2-0 record at the U16 European Championship Division B in Romania. The team overcame Austria 88:57 in Bucharest. The Austrian side meanwhile fell at 0-2 record. Hungary started the game with 26:16 and never looked behind after. They added massive 26-5 in the second frame as Kovacs closed the half at 51:42. Moreover Hungary won the third quarter 21-14 and had a comfortable lead after three quarters. Austria managed to win the last stanza 21-16 and reduce to 31 points. Florian Vogel (186-PG-96) and Ungi scored the last points for each side before the final buzzer. Antoni paced all the winners with 20 points, while Gyorgy Goloman (204-F/C-96) nailed 16. Hodi poured in 10 points and Pungor delivered 9. Marvin Ogunsipe (193-F-96) ended up with 9 points in the losing effort and Lehner scored 8.
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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