Luxembourg - Israel 65-71 Israel outscored Luxembourg at the U16 European Championship in Division B. The Israeli team improved to 1-1 record after a 71:65 victory. Luxembourg meanwhile suffered their third straight loss. Luxembourg won the opening quarter 19:16 and led 3 points at the halftime. Fischer and Kapgen sent the teams to the lockers at 41:38. Avichai Ben Da tied the game at 45:45 early in the third period and Yevgeni Holodov (178-PG-96) nailed three for 48:45 Israeli lead. Huber meanwhile scored the last four points in the third period for 56:51 advantage. Israel also won the last stanza 15-14 and celebrated the initial victory. Yevgeni Holodov stepped up with 19 points for the winners and Tessone added 12. Avichai Ben David (185-F-96) ended up with 11 points in a win. Timothy Kauffmann (191-F-96) answered with 29 points in the losing effort, whilst Vic Heuschling (196-F-96) delivered 12. Arens notched 11 and Vujakovic posted 4 in a loss.
Belarus - Finland 69-81 Finland opened Day 3 of the U16 European Championship in Division B with a victory over Belarus. The Finnish side grabbed an 81:69 victory to open Saturday games in Bucharest. The Nordic team started with 27:18 and used its power to dominate the court. Finland added 15-14 in the second frame and led 42:32 at the halftime. Kandybovich and Henri Niemisto (194-G-96) exchanged the early baskets in the third period, while Tuomas Hirvonen (175-G-96) scored for 50:41. Aidoo meanwhile closed the period at 61:54 and Alanen nailed three to start the last stanza for a double digit lead. Finland won the last stanza 20-15 and celebrated a 12-point victory. Henri Niemisto paced all the winners to 2-1 record with 23 points. Henttonen notched 12, while Tuomas Hirvonen added 10. Rubinshteyn brought 18 points in the losing effort and Maksim Salash (203-C-96) collected 14 points and 14 rebounds. Kandybovich had 10 points and 11 rebounds, whilst Khomchanka scored 9.
FYR Macedonia - Denmark 61-52 F.Y.R. of Macedonia takes control in Group C of the U16 European Championship in Division B. The team improved to 2-0 record on top after 61:52 win over Denmark. The latter fell at 1-2 record in the group. F.Y.R. of Macedonia produced the same first two quarters in the game. They needed 14-12 in each for 28:24 lead at the halftime. Andrej Magdevski (190-G-96) and Shalev increased to 33:28, while Andrej Magdevski made two free throws for 37:30 midway through the third frame. Kelly however closed the third period at 42:27 when he made a three-pointer. Moreover Johannes Nielsen (203-PF-96) reduced to 50:46, but F.Y.R. of Macedonia was too good at the end of the game. They scored some important baskets to seal a 9-point victory. Kristijan Nikolov erupted with 35 points for the winners and Andrej Magdevski netted 14. Johannes Nielsen answered with 19 points in defeat, while Hansen had 7.
Slovakia - Bulgaria 65-68 Bulgaria edged Slovak Republic at the U16 European Championship in Division B. The Bulgarian side won their first game in the tournament 68:65 for 1-1 record. Slovak Republic meanwhile fell at 1-2 record. Bulgaria started with 17:15, but the lead did not last for a long time. Janicek tied the game at 21:21, while Sarna brought 28:23 for Slovakia. Jakub Meress (200-PF-96) and Rozanek sent the teams to the lockers at 38:30. Jakub Meress gave Slovak Republic double digit lead, however his team could not win the game. Nikolay Vangelov (192-C-96) and Kraev reduced to 52:48 at the end of the third quarter. Bulgaria added massive 20-13 burst to win the game. Denis Petkov (171-PG-96) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Vasilev nailed 19. Jakub Meress answered with 21 points in the losing effort and Rozanek had 15. Jozef Senohradsky (190-G-96) posted 12 points, while Janicek chipped in with 11.
Bosnia - Montenegro 78-93 Bosnia and Herzegovina U16- Montenegro U16 78:93 Montenegro keep the perfect record in Group C of the U16 European Championship. The team overcame Bosnia and Herzegovina 93:78 for 2-0 record. The latter fell at 1-2 record after Day 3. Montenegro grabbed the lead from the first minutes and reached 26:16 at the end of the frame. Bosnia and Herzegovina bounced back with 21-17 in the second quarter and Aleksandar Lazic (198-SG-96) reduced to 37:43 at the halftime. Montenegro however had Petar Popovic (188-PG-96) in the roster that ruined the opponents' defence. Led by him Montenegro increased to 64:55 at the end of the third period and added 29-23 in the last stanza. Petar Popovic erupted with 35 points for the winners and Novosel added 11. Vasilije Knezevic (200-C-96) and Dozic followed them with 10 points apiece. Aleksandar Lazic collected 16 points and 11 rebounds in defeat, whilst Mirsad Pilavdzic (195-SG-96) added 14. Balic and Beronja ended up with 10 points each in a loss.
Estonia - Georgia 52-59 Georgia overcame Estonia in day 3 of the U16 European Championship in Division B. The Georgian side grabbed 2-0 record on top of Group C after a 59:52 win. Estonia meanwhile suffered their first loss and dropped at 1-1. Estonia won the first period 17:16 and Jaagup Russak (179-G-96) opened the second frame for 20:16. Georgia played better at the end of the half and due to 15-13 in the frame grabbed 31:30 at the halftime. Estonia started the third quarter better and Jaagup Russak brought 39:33. Georgia meanwhile replied with a 13-0 run to take 46:39 lead after three quarter when Luka Zakradze (187-PG-96) nailed from the perimeter. Both teams nailed 13 points in the last stanza for the final result. Luka Zakradze stepped up with 20 points and Lomidze followed him with 10. Gugeshashvili nailed 7, while Dimitri Bobilev (197-F-96) collected 6 points and 11 rebounds. Reinart and Jaagup Russak delivered 10 points each in defeat. Kabin and Meimer followed them with 8 points in a loss.
Norway - Switzerland 43-55 Switzerland posted the third straight win at the U16 European Championship in Division B. The Swiss side rolled over Norway 55:43 for 3-0 record on top of Group D. Norway meanwhile lost their third consecutive game. Norway won the opening frame 11-10, but could not keep the lead. The Swiss team replied with 14-10 in the second quarter and Luka Mandic (195-F-96) scored for 24:21 at the halftime. Mattia Cafisi (181-PG-97) and Luka Mandic increased the lead to 7 points early in the third quarter, while Polite brought 40:31. Luka Mandic later closed the period from the free throw line at 44:31. Norway did not give up and reduced to 3 points as Nymo cut it to 43:46 midway through the last period. Mattia Cafisi and Fragniere scored the last baskets for the winners to seal the victory. Luka Mandic top-scored for the winners with 19 points and 16 rebounds, while Mattia Cafisi nailed 12. Otoka notched 8 and Polite had 4 points and 21 boards. Frey ended up with 13 points in the losing effort as Norway fell at 0-3 record. Berg collected 12 points and the same number of rebounds, whilst Dolven posted 10.
Portugal - Hungary 64-54 Portugal outscore Hungary for the top place in Group D at the U16 European Championship in Division B. The Portuguese team improved to 3-0 record after 64:54 victory. The Hungarian team meanwhile suffered their first loss and dropped at 2-1 record. Portugal opened the game with 14-11 and added productive 18-10 in the second quarter. Hungary however did not give up and replied with 24-14 in the third quarter. Zrinyi made two free throws to reduce 46:45 after three quarters. Hungary meanwhile could not score for about 7 minutes in the last stanza and due to that lost the game. Amiel and Joao Neves (185-PG-96) ensured the late victory for the winners. Sergio da Silva (191-SG-96) paced all the winners with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Amiel collected 15 points and 10 rebounds. Carlos Salamanca (187-G-97) netted 11 and Mendes scored 6. Hodi finished the game 14 points, Nagy posted 12 and Gyorgy Goloman (204-F/C-96) delivered 11.
Holland - Austria 48-36 Netherlands beat Austria in the start of Day 3 at the U16 European Championship in Division B. The Dutch team improved to 1-2 record in Group D after a defensive 48:36 victory. Austria meanwhile remains winless at the tournament. Netherlands started the game with 13-0 run and finished the first period with 17-2 lead. Moreover Morren scored for 24:2 and only after that Austria started to wake up. Marvin Ogunsipe (193-F-96) and Schmit closed the half at 31:9, while Marvin Ogunsipe nailed three early in the second to close the run at 31:15. Lehner and Boezeman exchanged the baskets for 37:24 after three quarters. Karlo Keca (180-PG-96) and Marvin Ogunsipe managed to reduce to 9 points, while the Dutch team used a final push to win the game by 12 points. Boezeman paced all the winners with 15 points, while Franke and Overdevest nailed 9 each. Marvin Ogunsipe and Joch replied with 10 points each in the losing effort.
Results of the Draw for 2016 Championship - Jan 22, 2016
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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 - Aug 16, 2015
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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 - Aug 16, 2015
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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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