Group A Monaco U16 - Malta U16 66:54 Monaco earned the second straight win at the start of the U16 European Championship in Division C. They shot down Malta for 2-0 record in Group A. Daniel Pieper (185-F-96) came up with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists to pace the winners. Malta slipped at 0-2 record after the loss. Monaco dominated right from the start. They piled up a 25:16 lead ten minutes into the game. They stretched the margin in the second quarter. Monaco posted a 45:28 halftime advantage. The teams traded baskets throughout the third quarter. Monaco maintained the lead earning a 17-point cushion heading into the fourth frame. Malta cut the deficit but never seriously threatened the margin in the final stanza. Pierrick Motillon (177-PG-97) and Alessandro Generale (185-C-96) accounted for 10 points each for the winners. Nicholas Grech (175-F-95) answered with 16 points and 8 rebounds for Malta. Zane Micallef (170-PG-96) topscored with 19 points in the loss.
San Marino U16 - Wales U16 55:54 San Marino celebrated the second consecutive win at the U16 European Championship in Division C. They snatched a tough victory over Wales to climb at 2-0 record in Group A. Giannotti delivered 18 points to lead San Marino. Wales fell at 0-2 record after the defeat. San Marino and Wales traded baskets throughout the opening quarter. The British team pulled ahead in the second frame. They held San Marino to 7 points and eked out a 30:25 halftime advantage. Wales stretched the margin in the third quarter. They entered the fourth frame up by 8 points 46:38. But San Marino went on an 8:0 run at the start of the fourth quarter to knot things up. Soon San Marino pulled ahead and grabbed a 54:50 advantage. Wales cut the deficit but Barrena hit a free throw and sealed the win for San Marino. Biordi delivered 17 points for the winners. Easter responded with 18 points for Wales. Goulbourne banked 11 points in the loss.
Group B Scotland U16-Andorra U16 75:34 Scotland edge Andorra in Gibraltar at the U16 European Championship in Division C. The team started the campaign with the confident 75:34 win. Scotland grabbed 18:6 after the first period and never looked behind in the game. They added massive 17-3 in the second frame and enjoyed 35:9 at the halftime. Moreover Scotland both quarters of the second half. They celebrated a 22-11 victory in the third quarter and added 18-14 in the lasts stanza. Stott and Marin Munne were the last players to score for their teams. McAdam top-scored for the winners with 11 points, while Winning and McKay added 10 each. Malcolm and MacArthur followed them with 8 points apiece. Comellas Saenz and Gomez Prieto delivered 6 points each in the losing effort.
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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