Israel - Belgium 59-60 Belgium improved to 2-0 record in Group E of the U16 European Championship in Division B. The team needed a thrilling 60:59 win over Israel to jump on top. Israel meanwhile fell at 0-2 record at the start of Second Stage. Belgium took 19:15 after the first period and added 16-12 in the second frame. Houdart and Boxus increased the lead at 39:27 at the start of the third period, while Blatt reduced to 8 points. Moreeover Tessone tied the game at 42:42 and Ordane Kanda-Kanyinda (96) closed the frame at 46:42. Israel again tied it at 53:53 and Liad Braun (180-PG-96) gave his side 56:53 with 4 minutes to go. Belgium meanwhile needed a 7-1 run at the end to seal a narrow win. Ordane Kanda-Kanyinda paced all the winners with 18 points, while Boxus notched 15. Houdart delivered 13 and Benzouien posted 9. Liad Braun and Artzi produced 11 points each in the losing effort. Huber nailed 10, whilst Avichai Ben David had 8.
Sweden - FYR Macedonia 64-67 Nikolov pulls F.Y.R. of Macedonia over Sweden in the start of the Second Stage in Group E. His team started the Elite Eight of the U16 European Championship in Division B with a thrilling 67:64 victory. F.Y.R. of Macedonia opened the game with 23-15, but could not dominate the half. The Scandinavian team replied with 23-12 in the second quarter as Ludvig Hakanson (190-PG-96) closed the half at 38:35. Both teams nailed 17 points each in the third quarter as the board showed 55:52 at the end of three quarters. Andrej Cvetkovski (185-G-96) brought F.Y.R. of Macedonia 56:55 lead early in the fourth, while Nikolov scored for 60:59. Mitrov meanwhile closed the game for the final 3-point victory. Nikolov paced all the winners with 32 points and Magdevski had 15. Mitrov and Andrej Cvetkovski followed them with 6 points each. William Skagius (200-PF-96) replied with 20 points and 18 rebounds in the losing effort for 1-1 record. Ludvig Hakanson added 15, while Johansson scored 12.
Bosnia - Portugal 69-52 Bosnia and Herzegovina tied all records in Group F after a comfortable victory over Portugal. Four teams are with 1-1 records in the group after Bosnia produced a 69:52 win. Portugal seemed to have a better start and reached 16:14 after the first period. They also scored the same number of points in the second frame, but it was not enough to win the quarter. Bosnia replied with 17-16 and reduced to 1 point at the halftime. The second half however belonged to the Bosnian side. They won the third period 14-7 and added 24-13 in the last stanza. Aleksandar Lazic (198-SG-96) led the way with 15 points and 16 rebounds, while Garic and Faris Smajlovic (199-F/C-96) nailed 11 points each. Sandro Gacic (196-SG-96) followed them with 9 points in a win. Araujo poured in 15 points in the losing effort. Francisco Amiel (186-PG-96) netted 12 and Brito delivered 10.
Montenegro - Hungary 42-54 Hungary open Second Stage in style as they beat Montenegro. The Hungarian side overcame them 54:42 at the U16 European Championship in Division B. Montenegro entered the game undefeated and started with 12-8 lead. They tried hard later in the game but could not follow the Hungarian opponents. The latter bounced back with 16-8 in the second frame Viktor Zrinyi (205-C-97) scored for 24:20. Meszaros delivered two for 32:29 and Kovacs made two free throws for 36:29. Acs and Gyorgy Goloman (204-F/C-96) increased the lead o 40:31, while Viktor Zrinyi scored for plus 11. Viktor Zrinyi and Antoni brought the final points for the winning side. Gyorgy Goloman erupted with 18 points and 18 rebounds for 1-1 record in group F. Meszaros notched 11, while Viktor Zrinyi scored 8. Popovic delivered 14 points in defeat and Dozic poured in 8.
Belarus - Denmark 89-71 Belarus beat Denmark to tie both records at the U16 European Championship in Division B. The team needed 89:71 victory at the start of the Second Stage in Group G. Belarus did not waste time and surprisingly started with 31-12 at the end of the first period. Denmark bounced back with 23-17 in the second frame for 48:35 at the halftime. Moreover Kelly reduced to 51:43 and Nielsen made two free throws for 63:55. Aleh Makarau (184-PG-96) closed the third frame at 64:56 and then Belarus pushed the tempo for good in the last stanza. They produced a 25-15 burst to seal the victory. Uladzislau Kandybovic (190-G-96) top-scored for the winners with 30, while Maksim Salash (203-C-96) collected 26 points and 20 boards. Rubinshteyn nailed 10 and Astapenka delivered 9. Jakob Ravn (193-G-96) poured in 30 points in the losing effort. Nielsen had 14, whilst Andersen added 9 points and 12 rebounds.
Finland - Bulgaria 83-50 Finland outscored Bulgaria in Day 6 of the U16 European Championship in Division B. The Nordic side improved to newly created group G with 2-0 record at the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Place. Bulgaria meanwhile fell at 0-2 record. Finland started with 22-9 in the start of the period and never looked behind. Henri Niemisto (194-G-96) nailed three three-pointersin the start of the second period for 34:20, while Alanen increased the lead to 20 points. Later Hirvonen and Pentti brought 47:26 at the end of the half. Bulgaria meanwhile managed to win the third quarter 17-15 but could not reduce the gap. Finland erupted with 21-7 in the last stanza to seal the necessary win. Henri Niemisto stepped up with 21 points and Hartikainen nailed 12. Hirvonen notched 8, whilst Henttonen poured in 7. Denis Petkov (171-PG-96) delivered 15 points in defeat and Vasilev had 13.
Romania - Switzerland 90-68 Romania complete Day 6 with the win over Switzerland at the U16 European Championship in Division B. The hosts of the tournament overcame the Swiss side 90:68 in the last game of the day. Switzerland started with 22-11 but could not win the game. Romanian erupted with 30-10 in the second frame and never looked behind. They added 19-13 in the second frame and finished the game with 30-23 in the last stanza. Marius Ciotlaus (194-SF-96) top-scored for the winners with 27 points and 13 rebounds,while Covrig added 19 points and 12 boards. Tanasie scored 15 and Cate had 11 points and 10 boards. Mattia Cafisi (181-PG-97) replied with 25 points in the losing effort, while Anthony Polite (190-SF-97) and Mandic had 15 each. Fragniere added 6 points in a loss.
Georgia - Holland 53-76 Netherlands open Classification Round with the win over Georgia. The Dutch side won over the opponent 76:53 in Bucharest Day 6 campaign in Division B. Netherlands won the opening tip 6:1, while Gogaladze tied the game early in the period. Netherlands replied with an 8-0 run and Franke brought 14:6 for his side. Later Dijkstra and Franke improved to the lead to 21:12 and Morren scored for 30:20. Moreover Franke sent the teams to the lockers at 36:24 as Netherlands won the period 20-14. They added 22-12 in the third quarter for 58:36 after three quarters. Overdevest scored for 61:42 and Giorgi Gugeshashvili (197-F-96) reduced to 20 points. Giorgi Gugeshashvili was the last to score in the game for the final result. Morren poured in 20 points for the winners as they improved to 1-1 record. Overdevest notched 15, while Franke posted 14. Matchavariani and Gogaladze scored 8 points each in the losing case.
Luxembourg - Slovakia 99-70 Luxembourg and Slovak Republic opened Day 6 at the U16 European Championship in Division B. Luxembourg managed to beat the opponent 99:70 at the Classification Round for 17th to 21st Place. Slovak Republic started the game with 18-14, but failed at the rest of the half. Luxembourg erupted with 30-14 in the second frame and Fischer closed the half at 44:32. Moreover Luxembourg added 27-16 in the third period for 23-point lead at the end of thirty minutes. Another 28-22 in the last stanza brought them an easy win over the opponent. Oliver Vujakovic (192-F-96) paced all the winners with 24 points and Fischer netted 20. Timothy Kauffmann (191-F-96) delivered 17, while Kapgen notched 15. Janicek collected 17 points and 10 rebounds, whilst Meress added 15. Rozanek posted 12 and Jozef Senohradsky (190-G-96) as well as Masiar added 8 points each.
Austria - Estonia 51-60 Estonia pulled the victory over Austria at the Classification Round for 17th to 21st Place. The Baltic side overcame Austria 60:51 at the U16 European Championship in Division B. Both teams nailed 15 points each in the opening period and then Estonia grabbed the lead at the halftime. Andre Reinart (200-C-96) made two free throws to close the half at 31:25. Austria meanwhile replied with 14-12 in the third quarter and reduced to 4 points after three quarters. Estonia meanwhile needed a final push in the last stanza for the final 9-point victory. Russak stepped up with 14 points for the winners and Jurjens netted 10. Andre Reinart and Lelle followed them with 8 points each in a win. Schmit and Keller finished the game with 10 points each in the losing effort. Marvin Ogunsipe (193-F-96) collected 9 points and 10 boards, whilst Linortner scored 5.
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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