Holland - Finland 76-59 Netherlands won over the Nordic side at the U16 European Championship in Division B. The Dutch side grabbed a 76:59 win at the Classification Round for 9th to 12th Place. Tomorrow Netherlands will play against Belarus in the game for the 9-10 places. Finland meanwhile will take on Georgia in the game for the 11-12 places. Finland started the game better and reached 18-9 lead after the first 10 minutes of the game. Another three quarters however belonged to Netherlands. The latter won the second frame 21-13 and then added 20-16 in the third period. Moreover the Dutch team 26-12 in the last stanza to seal the victory. Lennart Overdevest (184-SG-96), Franke and Boezeman combined for 52 points for the winners. Alanen answered with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Henri Niemisto (194-G-96) added 13. Hirvonen and Tahvanainen chipped in with 6 points each in a loss.
Belarus - Georgia 74-66 Belarus edge Georgia in Division B at the U16 European Championship. The team from Belarus won over the opponents at the Classification Round for 9th to 12th Place and will face Netherlands in the game for the 9th place tomorrow. Georgia meanwhile will take on Finland in the game for the 11-12 places. Belarus won the first period 22-15 and had 7-point advantage at the halftime. Levan Gogaladze (191-PG-97) and Astapenka exchanged the baskets at the end of the half for 39:32 lead. Georgia meanwhile bounced back with 20-19 in the third period and reduced to 6 points. Luka Zakradze (187-PG-96) cut it to 60:59 with 5 minutes to go, but Belarus pushed the tempo for good to seal a comfortable win. Kandybovic top-scored for the winners with 36 points and Salash collected 16 points and the same number of rebounds. Rubinshteyn followed them with 10 points. Levan Gogaladze and Gugeshashvili finished the game with 15 points in the losing effort. Lomidze poured in 12, whilst Willy Isiani (195-PF-97) notched 6.
Denmark - Switzerland 95-49 Denmark marched past Switzerland in the classification round game at U16 European Championship in Division B. Alexander Von Spreckelsen came up with 15 points to lead the Scandinavian team. Denmark cleared off to a 20:14 lead at the first break. They poured in 33 points in the second quarter to clear off. Denmark accounted for a 53:23 halftime advantage. Denmark dominated in the second half. They built an insurmountable 34-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Switzerland scored just 8 points in the final period and had to surrender at the end. Mads Hansen (194-G-96) knocked down 14 points, while Jacob Larsen (204-PF-97) added 12 points for Denmark. Christian Tukama responded with 12 points for Switzerland. Luka Mandic netted 9 points in the loss.
Romania - Bulgaria 76-70 The hosts beat Bulgaria at the Classification Round for 13th to 16th Place at the U16 European Championship in Division B. Romanian won 76:70 and will play tomorrow for the 13th place against Denmark. Bulgaria meanwhile will take on Switzerland in the game for 15-16 places. Bulgaria surprised the hosts with 27:20 lead in the first period. Romanian meanwhile bounced back with 18-12 as Ivanov closed the half at 39:38. Romanian trailed for the majority of the third quarter, however Barbasi tied the game at 54:54. Ciotlaus later made the same at 63:63 and Caius-Gabriel Covrig (179-PG-96) closed the run at 70:63. Romanian managed to save the lead and won the game. Ciotlaus paced all the winners with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Cate had 15 points and 14 rebounds. Caius-Gabriel Covrig netted 13 and Kuti posted 12. Vangelov answered with 16 points in the losing effort and Vasilev nailed 12. Petkov poured in 11 points and Ivanov added 10.
Bosnia - FYR Macedonia 79-69 Lazic's team wins the battle over Magdevski as both players erupted for their teams at the Classification Games for 5th to 8th Place in U16 European Championship. Bosnia and Herzegovina U16 overcame F.Y.R. of Macedonia U16 79:69 and will play for the 5th place tomorrow against Israel. F.Y.R. of Macedonia meanwhile will face Portugal for the 7-8 places. Bosnia and Herzegovina opened the game with 21-20 and added 19-14 in the second frame. Both teams nailed 15 points each in the third quarter, while F.Y.R. of Macedonia closed the period with a 12-0 run. Magdevski reduced to 65:61 midway through the last stanza, but his team could not win. Lazic made the last four free throws for his team for the final result. Lazic top-scored for the winners with 32 points and 12 rebounds. Smajlovic nailed 11, while Garic added 10. Magdevski finished the game with 37 points in the losing effort. Nikolov scored 11, whilst Cvetkovski delivered 10.
Israel - Portugal 73-64 Israel outscore Portugal in Bucharest at the U16 European Championship in Division B. The Israel team opened Classification Games for 5th to 8th Place with a 73:64 win and will play for the 5th place tomorrow. Portugal meanwhile will face F.Y.R. of Macedonia in the game for 7-8 places. Israel came up with 22-9 in the first period, while Portugal produced a 19-12 surge in the second frame. Blatt nailed three to close the half at 34:28 for Israel. Diogo Araujo (189-SG-97) reduced to minimum 40:39, but Portugal could not come closer. Artzi and Paz closed the third frame at 48:43 and Huber scored for 54:43. Israel added 25-21 in the last stanza to seal the victory. Blatt stepped up with 24 points for the winners and Holodov nailed 22. Artzi collected 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Huber added 6. Francisco Amiel (186-PG-96) poured in 15 points in defeat, while Mendes scored 11.
Hungary - Belgium 48-50 Belgium advance to Division A at the U16 European Championship. The team won the Semifinal game against Hungary 50:68 and will play in the top Division next year. Hungary meanwhile will have another chance in the game for the third place tomorrow against Sweden. The game was a real thriller in the court. At first Belgium won the first period 15:13 and then Hungary replied with 11-8 in the second frame. Nagy made a free throw at the end of the half to 24:23 halftime advantage. Belgium opened the third quarter with an 8-0 run and Mathieu Houdart (194-F-96) brought 31:24. Meszaros later reduced to 31:33 after three quarters. Antoni made two free throws early in the last stanza to tie the game but Kanda-Kanyinda closed the run at 44:36. Belgium kept the advantage and won the game. Mathieu Houdart and Kanda-Kanyinda top-scored for the winners with 15 points each, while Kayembe-Milongo added 7. Gyorgy Goloman (204-F/C-96) delivered 17 points in defeat and Antoni scored 11.
Sweden - Montenegro 66-71 Montenegro clinch promotion at the U16 European Championship Division B. The team will play in Division A next year as they won the Semifinal game over Sweden 71:66. The Scandinavian team will have another chance to advance tomorrow in the game for the third place. Sweden grabbed 18-12 lead after the first 10 minutes and had 5-point advantage at the halftime. It was not however enough as Montenegro dominated the rest of the game. They won the third period 22-14 and closed the game with 24-22 in the last stanza. Petar Popovic (188-PG-96) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Nikolic as well as Dozic had 11 each. Milos Andelic (171-PG-96) and Novosel delivered 10 points each in a win. Andreas von Uthmann and Ludvig Hakanson (190-PG-96) finished the game with 19 points each in defeat.
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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