FYR Macedonia - Israel 69-76 Israel beat F.Y.R. of Macedonia, however both teams miss the semis at the U16 European Championship in Division B. Israel outscored the opponents 76:69 for 1-2 record on the third place in Group E. F.Y.R. of Macedonia also dropped to 1-2 record on the fourth position. Israel opened the game with 21-17 and added 22-13 in the second frame. Holodov and Magdevski exchanged the baskets for 43:30 at the halftime. The third period however belonged to F.Y.R. of Macedonia. The erupted with 21-19 in the period for 51:52. Moreover Andrej Cvetkovski (185-G-96) brought 53:52 lead early in the fourth, but Israel did not give up. The final baskets from Blatt, Netanel Artzi (196-F-97) and Holodov brought the victory for the team. Blatt paced all the winners with 19 points and Holodov notched 15. Netanel Artzi collected 13 points and 13 rebounds, while Tessone added 7. Kristijan Nikolov (185-G-96) ended up with 24 points and Andrej Cvetkovski scored 19. Magdevski delivered 11, whilst Dvojakovski nailed 8.
Belgium - Sweden 59-65 Sweden celebrated the first win at the second round of U16 European Championship. They knocked down Belgian counterparts to improve at 2-1 record on top of Group E. Ludvig Hakanson (190-PG-96) accounted for 20 points, 6 assists and 4 boards to pace the Scandinavians. Belgium jumped to an early lead. They accumulated a 17:12 lead ten minutes into the game. Belgium stretched the lead in the second quarter. They established a 35:25 halftime lead. But Sweden slowly gained the initiative. The Scandinavian team cut the deficit at 9-point mark at the final intermission. Sweden went on a 12:2 run early in the fourth quart to narrow the deficit at a single point 54:55. They then used an 8:0 run to surge ahead for a 62:57 lead. Belgium could not recover as Sweden marched to the victory at the end. Erik Johansson (194-F-96) delivered 12 points, while Andreas Von Uthmann (196-F-96) netted 9 points in the win. Ordane Kanda-Kanyinda (96) answered with 18 points for Belgium. Sami Demirtas (189-G-96) and Romain Boxus had 8 points each in the losing effort.
Hungary - Bosnia 63-52 Hungary advanced to the Semifinals with the win over Bosnia and Herzegovina. Hungary needed 63:52 victory to clinch 2-1 record on top of Group F of the U16 European Championship in Division B. Bosnia and Herzegovina meanwhile dropped at 1-2 record and finished third in the group. It was a decisive game in the group and both teams needed a victory. Bosnia and Herzegovina won the first period 17:15, but Hungary replied with 18-9 in the second frame. Bosnia and Herzegovina replied with 18-11 in the third quarter as djorde Beronja (199-C-96) tied the game at 44:44. Hungary however finished the game with 19-8 and won the game. Patrik Hodi (197-PF-96) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Meszaros nailed 13. Goloman and Zrinyi delivered 9 points each. Sandro Gacic (196-SG-96) finished the game with 17 points and djorde Beronja netted 15 in defeat.
Portugal - Montenegro 51-90 Montenegro grab the Semifinal ticket at the U16 European Championship in Division B. The team overcame Portugal for 2-1 record in the second place in Group F. Portugal meanwhile finished the group with 1-2 record on the last place. Montenegro started with 17-13 in the first period and erupted with 27-9 in the second frame. Lazar Pavicevic (184-G-96) scored for 45:22 early in the third as his team added another 25-8 in the quarter. Both teams nailed 21 points in the last stanza for the final result. Durisic gave Montenegro their finals points from the free throw line. Petar Popovic (188-PG-96) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and Andelic netted 18. Dozic collected 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Lazar Pavicevic added 9. Brito notched 9 points in the losing effort and Carlos Salamanca (187-G-97) posted 7.
Bulgaria - Belarus 72-76 Belarus outscore Bulgaria in Bucharest at the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Place in Division B. The team won Group G of the U16 European Championship with 2-1 record. Bulgaria meanwhile fell at 1-2 record in the last place. Belarus opened the game with 26:16 and dominated the first half. They added 20-15 in the second quarter and reached 46:31 at the halftime. Kandybovic increased to 49:33, while the victory was not that easy. Bulgaria took a control of the third period and Iliev cut it to minimum 56:57 after three quarters. Moreover Petkov gave Bulgaria 59:57 lead early in the fourth and Petkov scored for 65:59. Belarus however showed their character and grabbed the victory. Maksim Salash (203-C-96) and Rubinshteyn scored the last points from the free throw line to seal the victory. Maksim Salash stepped up with 26 points and 10 rebounds for the winners, while Kandybovic notched 17. Rubinshteyn poured in 11 and Uladzislau KhomcHanka (198-PF-96) scored 9. Nikolay Vangelov (192-C-96) delivered 22 points in the losing case and Petkov had 15. Iliev finished the game with 11 points and Ivanov chipped in with 9.
Denmark - Finland 79-65 Denmark celebrated the first win in classification round Group G. They held off Finnish opponents to take 2-1 record in the ladder. Mathias Kelly stepped up with 22 points to pace the winners. Denmark eked out a narrow 14:13 lead after ten minutes. Finland responded with a surge in the second quarter. The Finnish team secured a 33:30 halftime advantage. Denmark regained control in the third quarter. They unloaded 25 points in the period and entered the fourth frame up by 11 points 55:44. Denmark stayed aggressive offensively scoring 24 points in the final frame and sealing a comfortable win at the end. Jacob Larsen notched 19 points and 16 rebounds for Denmark. Jakob Ravn (193-G-96) and Johannes Nielsen had 14 points each in the win. Henri Niemisto (194-G-96) replied with 15 points for Finland. Juho-Matti Henttonen (195-C-96) chipped in 12 points in the loss.
Holland - Romania 56-52 Netherlands pip the hosts in Bucharest at the U16 European Championship in Division B. The Dutch side won Group H of the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Place with 2-1 record. Romanian meanwhile dropped at 1-2 record on the third place. Netherlands started the game with 16:10, but the hosts replied with 17-11 in the second frame. Covrig nailed three to tie the game at 27:27. Moreover Romania dominated the third quarter and produced 19-14 in it for 5-point lead after three quarters. Netherlands meanwhile erupted with 15-4 in the last stanza to seal the victory. Robert Boezeman (198-PF-96) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and 10 rebounds, while Overdevest nailed 12. Adeola Morren (193-PF-96) poured in 8 points and Liem scored 7. Marius Ciotlaus (194-SF-96) ended up with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the losing case and Nandor Kuti (194-SG-97) nailed 12.
Switzerland - Georgia 52-69 Georgia easily roll over the Swiss side at the U16 European Championship in Division B. The Georgian side overcame Switzerland 69:52 at the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Place. Georgia finished Group H with 2-1 record on the second place, while Switzerland dropped to the last place with 1-2 record. Georgia won the first period 19:14 and never looked behind. They added 22-16 in the second frame and enjoyed 41:30 halftime advantage. Both teams nailed 11 points in the third quarter that remained the difference on the board after three quarters. Georgia needed another 17-11 in the last stanza to seal the victory. Giorgi Gugeshashvili (197-F-96) and Zakradze top-scored for the winners with 12 points each. Maskhulia netted 11 and Davit Lomidze (187-SG-97) delivered 10. Mandic finished the game with 23 points in the losing effort, while Andrea Beretta (175-PG-97) collected 11 points and 10 boards. Mattia Cafisi (181-PG-97) followed them with 10 points in a loss.
Estonia - Norway 63-44 Estonia clinched the win in the classification round Group J. They defeated Norway to improve at 2-0 record in the ladder. Marko Meimer (199-F-96, agency: FCM) and Karl-Robin Jurjens scored 10 points each to lead the winners. Estonia enjoyed a 14:5 lead ten minutes. into the game. The Baltic team stretched the margin in the second quarter. Estonia ensured a 27:16 halftime advantage. Estonia deepened their lead in the third quarter. They limited Norway to 12 points to pile up a 23-point advantage with one quarter to go. The Scandinavian team outscored Estonia in the fourth frame but could not avoid the loss at the end. Jaagup Russak (179-G-96) accounted for 8 points for Estonia. Sjur Berg answered with 17 points and 14 boards for Norway. Harald Frey and Anders Nymo netted 8 points each in the loss.
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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