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Italy, Serbia, France and Turkey enter semifinals in Latvia and Lithuania - Jul 27, 2012

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Serbia - Spain 68-67
Serbia advanced into the semifinal round of U16 European Championship. They nipped Spain in the thrilling quarterfinal battle in Vilnius tonight. Ilija Dokovic (185-G-96) converted two free throws late in regulation to seal the win for Serbia. Serbia jumped to an early lead. They posted a 20:14 lead after ten minutes of action. Spain slowed their opponents down in the second quarter. Spain denied the deficit and eked out a 32:31 halftime lead. Spain stretched the lead in the third term. They secured a 7-point lead at the final intermission. But Serbia ignited a 9:0 run early in the final period to level things up at 57. Daskalovic put Serbia in charge with a three-pointer 64:61 midway through the final frame. But Brais Gago (180-G-96) gave Spain a 67:66 lead with under two minutes to go. But Ilija Dokovic nailed two free throws, while Bauza missed a jumper as Serbia ran away with the victory. Vukan Stojanovic (192-SG-96) knocked down 17 points, while Nikola Pavlovic added 13 points for the winners. Brais Gago answered with 17 points for Spain. Marc Garcia had 14 points in the loss.

Turkey - Germany 67-56
Turkey advanced into U16 European Championship semifinals. They held off German counterparts in the quarterfinal clash tonight. Akif Guven (206-C-96) came up with 19 points and 9 rebounds for Turkey. Turkey ensured a quick start. They surged ahead and posted a 20:13 lead at the first break. Germany narrowed the deficit in the second quarter. They held Turkey to 6 points in the period and got within 3 points at halftime 23:26. Turkey regained control in the third quarter. They limited Germany to 11 points in the period to secure an 8-point lead at the final intermission. Turkey unloaded 25 points in the fourth term and sealed the victory at the end. Okben Ulubay (200-F-97) scored 10 points, while Tolga Gecim added 9 points for Turkey. Jan Wimberg (202-G-96) responded with 13 points for Germany. Kevin Casper had 12 points in the loss.

France - Croatia 67-64
France stay in the title quest at U16 European Championship. They dethroned Croatia beating them in the quarterfinal clash. Leopold Cavaliere (198-PF-96), Lucas Dussoulier (196-PG-96) and Antoine Wallez (202-PF-96) scored 9 points each for the winners. Croatia secured the strong start. They outscored Les Bleus 26:13 in the opening ten minutes. But France quickly came back to life. They stopped the rot and narrowed the deficit at 9-point mark at the interval 31:40. France turned things around in the third quarter. Les Bleus triggered a 13:1 run to level things up at 43. France soon triggered a 12:0 to clear off. They hung on to escape with a narrow win at the end. Smock and Ory finished with 8 points each for France. Luka Bozic (188-PG-96) and Marko Arapovic (207-C/F-96) responded with 16 points each for Croatia.

Italy - Poland 82-79
Italy extended their winning streak to 7 points at the U16 European Championship. The latest victory came today when the Azzurri held off Poland in quarterfinal. Federico Mussini (179-PG-96) scored 20 points to lead the winners. Italy started the game confidently. They built a 24:18 lead after ten minutes. Poland did not allow Italy to clear off in the second quarter. They narrowed the gap at 3-point mark at halftime. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the third quarter. Italy entered the final frame up by just two points 65:63. Wlodarczyk and Marek Zywert (185-SG-96) put Poland in front at the start of the final quarter. The lead changed hands before Spera and Federico Mussini made it 80:77 with 22 seconds to go. Mateusz Stawiak narrowed the gap but Flaccadori sealed the victory for Italy. Riccardo Rossato (189-PG-96) provided 19 points for Italy. Pierfrancesco Oliva added 15 points, 11 boards and 4 assists for the winners. Marek Zywert responded with 17 points for Poland. Mateusz Stawiak had 13 points in the loss.
9-12 place
Ukraine - Greece 64-80
Greece earned victory in the classification round of U16 European Championship. The Hellenes fired past Ukraine to set up the clash versus Lithuania vs. Latvia winners for the 9th overall position. Dimitrios Stamatis (192-G-96) scored 21 points to lead the winners. Ukraine suffered the fifth straight loss at the tournament. Greece eked out a narrow 22:19 lead after ten minutes. Ukraine stayed close throughout the second quarter. They got within two points at halftime 39:41. But Greece took over in the third quarter. They held their opponents to 9 points in the period and stretched the lead to 11 points. Greece did not allow Ukraine to restore the intrigue in the final frame. The Hellenes stayed cool and rallied to the victory at the end. Vasileios Toliopoulos (185-PG-96) had 13 points, 6 boards and 4 assists, while Konstantinos Zorzos added 12 points for the winners. Nikita Voievoda (180-PG-96) and Oleksandr Kobets (192-SF-96) provided 12 points apiece in the loss.

Lithuania - Latvia 72-84
Latvia wins the Baltic battle at the U16 European Championship in Division A. Latvia overcame Lithuania 84:72 at the Classification Games for 9th to 12th Place. Latvia started with 20-17 after the first 10 minutes and added 24-16 in the second frame. Moreover the third quarter also belonged to the Latvian side. They won the period 20-11 for 20-point advantage after 30 minutes. Lithuania managed to win the third quarter 28-20 but was too far to reach the opponents. Rauls Avenitis (180-PG-96) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Ervins Meznieks (184-F-96) netted 18. Rihards Lomazs delivered 17, while Gustavs Treimanis scored 7. Domantas Sabonis (199-PF-96) collected 18 points and 13 rebounds in defeat and Mantas Serksnas nailed 11. Raimundas Zuklevicius poured in 10 points, whilst Tautvydas Paliukenas added 8.

Group G
Czech Republic - United Kingdom 67-63
Czech Republic earned the victory in the classification round Group G at U16 European Championship tonight. They defeated England to improve at 2-3 record. Matej Svoboda (200-PF-96) topscored for Czech Republic again with 19 points. England led by three points after the opening quarter 17:14. But Czech team denied the deficit to post a 33:30 halftime advantage. Czech Republic stretched the lead in the third term. They arrived at the final intermission up by 6 points. The margin grew at 10-point mark early in the final frame. Jules Akodo (G-96) pulled England within four but they simply ran out of time to save the game. Daniel Klimek (190-SG-96) netted 12 points, while David Skranc added 10 points for the winners. Jules Akodo answered with 15 points for England. Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye netted 10 points in the loss.

Slovenia - Russia 57-102
Russia demolish Slovenian side in the Classification Round for 13th to 16th Place at the U16 European Championship. The Russian side won Group G with 4-0 record, while Slovenia fell at 1-3. Russia opened the game with 21:13 and never looked behind. They added 21-16 in the second quarter as the board showed 42:29 at the halftime. Morozov scored for 44:29 and Maleyko posted two for 49:33. Ivanov meanwhile made two free throws for 72:45 after three quarters. They added 30-12 in the last stanza for a three-digit number. Pavel Afanasev (194-SG-96) top-scored for the winners with 28 points and Ilya Karpenkov (200-C-97) collected 15 points and 10 rebounds. Alexander Gavrilov and Nikita Shantaley followed them with 12 points apiece. Tilen Kodrin (202-SF-96) and Nejc Zupan nailed 12 points each in the losing effort, while Matej Kavas had 10.

Giedraitis All-European Championships U16 Awards 2016 - 4 months ago

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]

Klevzunyk All-European Championships U16 Division B Awards 2016 - 4 months ago

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]

Usman Garuba
Spain conquer title in Radom - 4 months ago

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]

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European Championships U16 Final Standings.
 1. Spain
 2. Lithuania
 3. Turkey
 4. Croatia
 5. Finland
 6. France
 7. Italy
 8. Montenegro
 9. Germany
 10. Serbia
 11. Latvia
 12. Sweden
 13. Estonia
 14. Bosnia
 15. Poland
 16. Greece

European Championships U16 Final Standings Div.B
 1. Russia
 2. Israel
 3. Slovenia
 4. Ukraine
 5. U.Kingdom
 6. Belarus
 7. Belgium
 8. Czech Rep.
 9. Portugal
 10. Slovakia
 11. Holland
 12. Georgia
 13. Hungary
 14. Kosovo
 15. Romania
 16. FYR Macedo.
 17. Bulgaria
 18. Norway
 19. Denmark
 20. Ireland
 21. Iceland
 22. Austria
 23. Luxembourg.
 24. Scotland

European Championships U16 Final Standings
 1. Cyprus
 2. Azerbaijan.
 3. Moldova
 4. Gibraltar
 5. Malta
 6. Andorra
 7. San Marino.
 8. Armenia
 9. Wales
 10. Albania
Points Per Game
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Pecarski, Marko26.6 
 2. Akyuz, Eray20.3 
 3. Miaschi, Federico18.0 
 4. Samanic, Luka17.7 
 5. Drobnjak, Igor17.7 
 6. Parra, Joel17.0 
 7. Garuba, Usman16.3 
 8. Zagars, Arturs16.0 
 9. Palumbo, Mattia15.8 
 10. Paunovic, Zoran14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Pecarski, Marko15.9 
 2. Garuba, Usman12.4 
 3. Pantzar, Melwin12.0 
 4. Samanic, Luka10.4 
 5. Balciunas, Tomas9.9 
 6. Kamenjas, Kenan9.6 
 7. Chatzidakis, Emman.8.9 
 8. Parra, Joel7.4 
 9. Jantunen, Mikael7.4 
 10. Drozdowski, Filip7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos ALOCEN
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Alocen, Carlos6.4 
 2. Pantzar, Melwin5.1 
 3. Palumbo, Mattia4.8 
 4. Stojanov, Mihajlo4.7 
 5. Zagars, Arturs4.6 
 6. Akyuz, Eray4.3 
 7. Kurucs, Arturs4.1 
 8. Kerr, Kriisa4.1 
 9. Cubrilo, Vito4.1 
 10. Drobnjak, Igor4.0 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Cuevas, Didac3.3 
 2. Persson, Erik3.0 
 3. Arsenopoulos, Nikos2.9 
 4. Sajantila, Erik2.6 
 5. Konuk, Mert2.4 
 6. Sola, Adams2.4 
 7. Drobnjak, Igor2.4 
 8. Ayayi, Joel2.4 
 9. Kljajic, Jovan2.4 
 10. Akyuz, Eray2.3 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Garuba, Usman2.9 
 2. Samanic, Luka2.9 
 3. Zizic, Nikola1.7 
 4. Vaistaras, Laurynas1.3 
 5. Janczak, Szymon1.1 
 6. Pecarski, Marko1.1 
 7. Djurisic, Pavle1.0 
 8. Keloglu, Nadir1.0 
 9. Miaschi, Federico1.0 
 10. Kukic, Jakov1.0 
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