Israel - Belarus 77-56 Israel recorded the second win at the U16 European Championship in Division B. They toppled Belarus in Group A. Roman Sorkin (201-F-96) stepped up with 17 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort. Belarus fell at 1-2 record after the loss. Israel gained a narrow 22:19 lead after ten minutes. They limited Belarus to 9 points in the second quarter to jump into a 12-point lead 40:28. Israel maintained the advantage throughout the third quarter. They registered a 55:40 cushion with one period remaining. Belarus never recovered and had to surrender at the end. Roi Huber (184-G-97) nailed 14 points, while Yevgeni Holodov netted 10 points for the winners. Maksim Salash (203-C-96) answered with 16 points and 19 rebounds for Belarus. Roman Rubinshteyn had 15 points in the loss.
Sweden - Luxembourg 85-49 Sweden clinched the third straight win at the U16 European Championship in Division B. They knocked down Luxembourg to remain on top of Group A. Ludvig Hakanson (190-PG-96) scored 28 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead the effort. Sweden enjoyed a 19:12 lead after ten minutes. The Scandinavian team boosted the margin in the second quarter. They established a 40:28 halftime lead. Sweden cleared off in the third term. They gained a 19-point buffer before the fourth frame. Sweden unloaded 30 points in the fourth quarter and sealed a comfortable win at the end. Erik Johansson (194-F-96) delivered 22 points for the winners. Bill Fischer (195-C-96) responded with 17 points for Luxembourg. Timothy Kauffmann (191-F-96) netted 11 points in the loss.
Bulgaria - FYR Macedonia 75-89 FYR Macedonia recorded the third consecutive win at the start of U16 European Championship. They nipped Bulgaria to stay on top of Group B. Kristijan Nikolov (185-G-96) came up with 27 points to lead the effort. FYR Macedonia erupted for 35 points in the opening quarter to take a 15-point lead. They maintained it throughout the second quarter. FYR Macedonia established a 54:38 halftime buffer. Bulgaria managed to narrow the deficit to 15-point mark before the fourth stanza. Bulgaria however never got closer than 13 points in the fourth period as FYR Macedonia cruised to the victory. Andrej Magdevski (190-G-96) posted 23 points, 10 assists, 7 steals and 6 boards for the winners. Cvetksovski finished with 19 points for FYR Macedonia. Denis Petkov answered with 15 points for Bulgaria. Emre Kurt (96) topscored with 19 points in the loss.
Belgium - Slovakia 67-59 Belgium celebrated the second win at U16 European Championship in Division B. They knocked down Slovakia in Bucharest yesterday. Ordane Kanda-Kanyinda (96) stepped up with 16 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners. Belgium are now at 2-1 record, while Slovakia fell at 1-3 in Group B. Belgium had to overcome a slow start. They faced a 9-point deficit at the first break. Belgium adjusted their game in the second quarter. They held Slovakia to 11 points and eked out a 32:31 halftime lead. Belgium deepened the distance in the third term. They secured a 48:42 advantage heading into the fourth frame. Belgium did not allow Slovakia to get within striking distance in the fourth frame and rallied to the victory at the end. Mathieu Houdart (194-F-96) netted 13 points, while Romain Boxus (194-F-96) contributed 12 points for the winning side. Robert Rozanek (180-PG-96) answered with 18 points for Slovakia. Jozef Senohradsky had 13 points in the loss.
Romania - Bosnia 66-75 Bosnia and Herzegovina grabbed the second win at the U16 European Championship in Division B. They overcame Romania in Bucharest to take 2-2 record. Aleksandar Lazic (198-SG-96) scored 17 points to lead the visitors. The hosts fell at 0-3 record after the loss. Bosnia and Herzegovina marked their ambitions early in the encounter. They registered a 17:8 lead ten minutes into the game. The visitors boosted the gap in the second term. They ensured a 42:27 halftime advantage. Romania turned things around in the third quarter. The hosts finally found the right rhythm and dropped 26 points in the period. They narrowed the margin to 6 points at the final intermission. But Bosnia and Herzegovina made necessary adjustments and limited Romania to 13 points in the fourth frame marching to the victory. Faris Smajlovic (199-F/C-96) provided 14 points and 11 rebounds for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Amar Balic (178-PG-96) had 16 points in the win. Marius Ciotlaus (194-SF-96) answered with game-high 29 points and 9 rebounds for Romania. Covrig had 10 points in the loss.
Montenegro - Estonia 83-45 Montenegro remained with a perfect record at U16 European Champiosnhip in Division B. They knocked down Estonia for 3-0 record in Group C. Pavicevic and Nemanja Vuksanovic (190-PG-96) scored 14 points each for the winning team. Montenegro led by as many as 11 points at the first break. The Balkam team unloaded 30 points in the second quarter to ensure a massive 36-point advantage at the interval. They did not slow down after the big break. Montenegro claimed a 38-point buffer heading into the fourth quarter and never looked back en route to the win. Markus provided 12 points for the winners. Andre Reinart (200-C-96) answered with 8 points for Estonia. Jaagup Russak (179-G-96) finished with 6 points in defeat.
Austria - Norway 61-62 OT Norway won over Austria in a thriller for the initial victory at the U16 European Championship in Division B. The Norwegian team grabbed 62:61 victory for 1-3 record in Group D. Austria meanwhile fell at 0-4 record. Austria started the game with 18-14, but lost the second frame 6-14. Norway added 15-14 in the third quarter as the board showed 43:38 after thrity minutes. Norway led for the whole fourth period, but could not win after the forty minutes. Karlo Keca (180-PG-96) made a jump shot for 57:57 after fourth stanza. Norway however dominated the overtime and led for the whole time. Johannes Dolven (197-PF-96) and Tvethaug brought the final points for the winning side. Johannes Dolven erupted with 31 points and 15 rebounds for the first success in Bucharest. Berg collected 12 points and 16 rebounds, while Frey notched 6. Karlo Keca delivered 15 points in the losing case, whilst Schmit and Marvin Ogunsipe (193-F-96) had 14 each.
Switzerland - Portugal 38-72 Portugal overwhelm Switzerland for the top place in Group D of the U16 European Championship in Division B. They destroy the opponents 72:38 and took 4-0 record on top. The Swiss side fell at 3-1 record and shares the second place with Hungary. Although it was the game for the first place in the group, it was not that interesting. The Swiss side could not match the opponents since the beginning of the game. Portugal erupted with 21-8 in the first period and had 10-point lead at the halftime. They won the third quarter 18-14 and added 24-5 in the last quarter to limit Switzerland to just 38 points at the end. Luis Camara (194-SF-96) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Sergio da Silva (191-SG-96) added 11. Carlos Salamanca (187-G-97) delivered 10, whilst Brito nailed 9. Anthony Polite (190-SF-97) finished the game with 10 points and Fragniere posted 9.
Hungary - Holland 66-55 Hungary outscored Netherlands in Day 4 of the U16 European Championship in Division B. The Hungarian side improved to 3-1 record after 66:55 win. The Dutch team dropped at 1-3 record in Group D. Netherlands opened the game with 12-11 lead but failed to win the half. Hungary bounced back with 16-11 in the second quarter as Meszaros scored for 27:23. Moreover Hungary added 17-12 in the third period to lead 44:35 at the end of three quarters. They enjoyed mostly 10-point advantage throughout the last quarter and sealed a 66:55 win. Gyorgy Goloman (204-F/C-96) stepped up with 24 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Meszaros netted 13, while Viktor Zrinyi (205-C-97) followed them with 8. Boezeman collected 18 points and 11 rebounds in defeat and Yannick Franke (185-G-96) had 12. Butter posted 11, whilst Joey Liem (175-SG-96) had 9.
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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