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.
Results of 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 (Radom, Poland) Group A: Italy, Spain, Sweden, Latvia Group B: Germany, Turkey, Poland, Croatia Group C: Lithuania, France, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina Group D: Greece, Serbia, Estonia, Finland. Division B (Sofia, Bulgaria) Group A: Luxembourg, Portugal, Denmark, Netherlands, Belarus, Russia Group B: Ireland, Israel, FYR Macedonia, Hungary, Scotland, England G... [read more]
The Draw for the 2016 U16 European Championship took place in Munich tonight. Please find the results below:
Division A (Radom, Poland) Group A: Italy, Spain, Sweden, Latvia Group B: Germany, Turkey, Poland, Croatia Group C: Lithuania, France, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina Group D: Greece, Serbia, Estonia, Finland.
Division B (Sofia, Bulgaria) Group A: Luxembourg, Portugal, Denmark, Netherlands, Belarus, Russia Group B: Ireland, Israel, FYR Macedonia, Hungary, Scotland, England Group C: Norway, Slovenia, Romania, Austria, Kosovo, Ukraine Group D: Slovak Republic, Georgia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Iceland and Belgium.
Division C (Nicosia, Cyprus) Group A: Malta, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Wales, San Marino Group B: Gibraltar, Moldova, Armenia, Andorra, Albania.
Bosnia and Herzegovina claim historic title in Kaunas - 1 Year ago
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Bosnia - Lithuania 85-83
Bosnia and Herzegovina wrote history in Kaunas. They overcame hosting Lithuania to clinch the first ever U16 European Championship title. Dzanan Musa (202-G-99, agency: Beo Basket) came up with impressive 33 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists to pace the champions. He was named the MVP. Bosnia and Herzegovina piled up a massive 50:37 halftime lead. Lithuania slowed their opponents down in the third term. The hosts pulled within 10 points at the final int... [read more]
Bosnia - Lithuania 85-83 Bosnia and Herzegovina wrote history in Kaunas. They overcame hosting Lithuania to clinch the first ever U16 European Championship title. Dzanan Musa (202-G-99, agency: Beo Basket) came up with impressive 33 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists to pace the champions. He was named the MVP. Bosnia and Herzegovina piled up a massive 50:37 halftime lead. Lithuania slowed their opponents down in the third term. The hosts pulled within 10 points at the final intermission. Lithuania went on a strong comeback rally in the fourth quarter but Bosnia and Herzegovina held on to clinch the historic success. Sani Campara (188-PG-99) finished with 23 points, while Emir Cerkezovic (196-PF-99) added 10 points for the winners. Arnas Velicka (192-PG-99) responded with 14 points for Lithuania. Grantas Vasiliauskas (200-F-99) had 12 points in the loss.
Spain - Turkey 72-83 Turkey earned the Bronze medals at the championship. They defeated Spain in the consolation final today. Onuralp Bitim (193-SG-99) scored 16 points to pace the winners. Turkey recorded a 35:28 halftime lead. They unleashed 48 points in the second half and cruised to the victory. Ahmet Duran (204-C-99) netted 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Sergi Martinez (200-PF-99) responded with 24 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists for Spain.
France - Finland 75-46 France clinched the fifth position at the championship. They defeated Finland in the final game at the tournament. Les Bleues opened a 23:8 lead after ten minutes. France followed with a 16:9 run in the third term to take a 24-point lead. They never looked back afterwards cruising to the win. Yanik Blanc (183-G-99) scored 23 points, pulled down 7 rebounds and issued 4 assists for the winners. Sofiane Briki (190-G-99) had 10 points for France. Elias Valtonen (192-G/F-99) responded with 17 points for Finland.
Germany - Serbia 91-64 Germany stormed past Serbia to wrap up their championship campaign on a high note. Nelson Weidemann (188-PG-99) delivered 25 points to lead the charge. Serbia led by two points 19:17 after ten minutes. But Germany exploded with 74 points in the next three periods to race to a comfortable win. Isaac Bonga (196-F-99) and Hendrik Drescher (202-C-00) accounted for 12 points each for the winners. Marko Kovacevic (202-SF-99) answered with 13 points for Serbia.
Italy - Croatia 68-76 Croatia outgunned Italy to finish the ninth position at the tournament. Antonio Jularic (190-PG-99) delivered 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory. Italy opened a 22:18 lead after ten minutes. But Croatia held their opponents to just 11 points in the second frame and raced to a 35:33 halftime lead. Croatia went on a 17:11 rally in the final period and sealed the win. Darko Bajo (204-G/F-99) accounted for 19 points and 10 rebounds for Croatia. Gabriele Stefanini (183-G-99) responded with 15 points for Italy.
Montenegro - Latvia 57-60 Latvia celebrated victory in their final game in Kaunas. They nipped Montenegro for the 11th overall position. Arturs Kurucs (189-SF-00) posted 20 points to lead Latvia A. Montenegro built a 35:26 halftime lead. But Latvia answered with a strong 25:13 rally in the third term to spur ahead. They maintained the lead throughout the final frame and marched to the win. Anrijs Miska (201-F-00) netted 10 points for the Baltic team. Andrija Slavkovic (197-SG-99) answered with 21 points for Montenegro.
Greece - United Kingdom 77-52 Greece fired past Great Britain to earn the crucial win in Kaunas. Greece secured their Division A place for the next season following the success. Konstantinos Kampouridis (202-C-99, agency: Delta) scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the winning side. Greece ensured a 36:29 halftime lead. They followed with a 15:2 run in the third term to clear off for good. Giannis Giannaras (187-G-99) accounted for 10 points and 11 assists for Greece. Kaiyem Cleary (191-G/F-99) responded with 19 points for Great Britain.
Division B. Estonia conquer the title in Sofia - 1 Year ago
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Poland - Estonia 56-64
Estonia are crowned Division B champions. They fired past Poland to conquer the trophy in Sofia. Sander Raieste (197-F/G-99) posted 21 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Estonia posted a 17:11 lead after ten minutes. They dropped 25 points in the third term to open an 11-point lead at the final intermission. Poland narrowed the gap in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Kaspar Treier (203-F-99) had 14 points and 13 rebounds in the vict... [read more]
Poland - Estonia 56-64 Estonia are crowned Division B champions. They fired past Poland to conquer the trophy in Sofia. Sander Raieste (197-F/G-99) posted 21 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Estonia posted a 17:11 lead after ten minutes. They dropped 25 points in the third term to open an 11-point lead at the final intermission. Poland narrowed the gap in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Kaspar Treier (203-F-99) had 14 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Lukasz Kolenda (186-G-99) responded with 14 points for Poland. Kacper Makowski (192-F-99) added 10 points in the loss.
Sweden - Slovakia 57-56 Sweden clinched Division A promotion. They earned a tough one-point victory over Slovak Republic in the consolation final in Sofia tonight. David Czerapowicz (186-G-99) scored 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to pace the Scandinavian team. Slovak Republic built a 30:22 halftime lead. Sweden however turned the tables in the second half. They pulled within 5 points at the final intermission. Sweden erupted for 24 points in the fourth quarter and snatched a key victory at the end. Olle Lundqvist (199-F-99) netted 12 points and collected 19 rebounds in the win. David Javorsky (197-SF-99) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds for Slovak Republic.
Georgia - Belgium 60-43 Georgia earned the fifth overall position at the championship. They outscored Belgium in the final game. Goga Bitadze (202-C-99, agency: Agency) posted 17 points for the winners. Belgium eked out a 12:11 lead after ten minutes. However Georgia went on a 36:18 rally in the next two quarters to spur ahead. Georgia stayed ahead in the fourth period and raced to the win. Akaki Pipia (193-SG-99) notched 14 points for the winners. Lenny Coppens (F-99) and Robin Roland (G-99) responded with 8 points each for Belgium.
Slovenia - Holland 69-58 Slovenia outmuscled Netherlands to clinch the seventh position at the tournament. Nejc Klavzar (183-PG-99) delivered 15 points for the winners. Slovenia jumped to a 22:12 lead after ten minutes. But Netherlands erased the deficit to even things up at 29 at the interval. Slovenia went on a strong 28:17 run in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory. Maks Klanjscek (193-F/G-99) had 12 points for the winners. Calvin Poulina (199-F/C-99) responded with 12 points for Netherlands.
Ukraine - Bulgaria 58-73 Bulgaria earned the 9th position at the home championship. They entertained the home crowd in Sofia with a comfortable win over Ukraine in the final game at the tournament. Krastan Krastanov (195-F/G-99) finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds for Bulgaria. The hosts overcame a narrow one-point deficit after ten minutes to enter the fourth quarter up by 13 points. Bulgaria held their opponents to just 10 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the win. Evgeni Vasilev (189-G-99) and Ivaylo Tonev (194-F/G-99) netted 12 points apiece for the winners. Ivan Chmyrenko (192-SF-99) responded with 16 points for Ukraine.
Denmark - Portugal 45-37 Denmark earned the 11th position at the tournament. They held off Portugal in the final game in Sofia. Agah Kiziklaya scored 13 points for the winners. Denmark posted a 26:19 halftime lead. Portugal got within a single point at the final break. But Denmark went on a 15:8 run in the fourth term to ice the win. Oscar Quackenbush (185-G-99) delivered 8 points in the victory. Vladyslav Voytso (198-PF-99) responded with 15 points and 12 rebounds from Portugal.
Austria - Hungary 65-72 Hungary capped their Division B campaign on a high note. They toppled Austria for the 13th position. Csaba Fazekas (193-F/G-99) and Jozsef Katona delivered 15 points each for the winners. Hungary recorded a 30:23 halftime lead. Hungary boosted the gap at 14-point mark at the final break. Austria sank 29 points in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Mate Fazekas (206-C-00) had 12 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Jakob Szkutta (182-PG-99) responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds for Austria.
Switzerland - Czech Republic 55-43 Switzerland held off Czech Republic to clinch the 15th position in Sofia. Alex Medolago (178-PG-00) posted 12 points for the Swiss team. Czech Republic and Switzerland were tied at 24 at the interval. The Swiss team sank 31 points in the second half and rallied to the victory. Matteo Marmondi netted 10 points for the winning side. Tomas Havlik (191-F-99) responded with 13 points for Czech Republic.
Romania - Iceland 79-72 Romania outgunned Iceland for the 17th position in Sofia. Antonio Nasturescu (186-SG-99) chipped in 19 points to lead the charge. Romania and Iceland went neck and neck throughout the first half. The scoreboard read 34:34 at the interval. Romania sank 21 points in the third term to open a 7-point lead. They added 24 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the win. Stefan Birloveanu (202-F/C-99) connected for 18 points for the winners. Hakon Hjalmarsson (187-G-99) responded with 16 points for Iceland.
Luxembourg - Ireland 84-88 OT Ireland overcame Luxembourg in overtime. Adam Drummond (192-SG-99) recorded 26 points for the winners. Ireland jumped to a 22:8 lead after the opening quarter. But Luxembourg unleashed 31 points in the third term to spur ahead. Ireland denied the deficit in the fourth frame to force overtime. Ireland knocked down 12 points in the extra period and sealed the victory. Adam Donoghue (187-G-99) chipped in 23 points for the Irish team. Ben Kovac (190-SG-00) responded with 31 points, 18 rebounds and 7 assists for Luxembourg.
Norway - FYR Macedonia 76-63 Norway rallied past FYR Macedonia to earn the 21st position in Sofia. Kristian Sjolund (196-G-99) posted 37 points to lead the winners. Norway built a 36:29 halftime lead. Norway followed with a 22:16 run in the fourth frame and rallied to the victory. Ulrik Stranger-Johannessen (188-PG-99) delivered 12 points for the winners. Martin Trsunov answered with 24 points for FYR Macedonia.
Belarus - Scotland 71-79 Scotland finished their Sofia campaign on a high note. They topped Belarus to earn the 23rd position. Yousef Khalil chipped in 25 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for the winners. Harry Morrice (C-00) added 18 points and 17 rebounds for the Scottish team. Belarus grabbed a 22:16 lead after ten minutes. But Scotland responded with a 46:30 run in the next two periods to spur ahead. Belarus could not recover as Scotland marched to the win. Maksim Misevich (188-SF-99) posted 17 points in the loss.
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