Final Monaco U16 - Scotland U16 61:53 Monaco claimed the crown at the U16 European Championship in Division C. They held off Scotland in the title game in Gibraltar tonight. Alessandro Generale (185-C-96) scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to pace the winners. Scotland led by a single point at the first break 11:10. Monaco turned things around in the second quarter. They posted a 29:19 halftime lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the third quarter. Monaco managed to ensure a 10-point lead at the final intermission. Scotland got within a single point midway through the final frame but Alessandro Generale and Daniel Pieper (185-F-96) helped Monaco regain the lead. They never looked back afterwards and cruised to the victory at the end. Daniel Pieper nailed 16 points and grabbed 13 boards for Monaco. Pierrick Motillon (177-PG-97) and Marechal added 7 points each for the winners. Gregor Gray (193-G/F-96) answered with 16 points and 11 rebounds for Scotland. Rian Neill (188-PF-96) netted 12 points in the loss.
3rd-4th Place Gibraltar U16 - San Marino U16 50:45 Gibraltar clinched the Bronze medals at U16 European Championship in Division C. They overcame San Marino on the final day of the tourney. Thomas Yome (178-G/F-96) stepped up with 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead the hosts. Gibraltar and San Marino traded baskets throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 14:14 after ten minutes. San Marino pulled ahead in the second quarter. They established a 30:21 halftime lead. Gibraltar took over in the third term. The home team unloaded 24 points in the third term and secured a 6-point lead at the final intermission. Gibraltar scored just 5 points in the final quarter but San Marino answered with just six and had to surrender at the end. Jake Haefner (185-G/F-97) notched 11 points and 9 rebounds, while Matthew Martinez (187-C-96) had 8 points for the winners. Igor Biordi (200-C-96) answered with 17 points and 24 boards for San Marino. Lucas Barrena (178-PG-96) netted 12 points and collected 10 rebounds in the loss.
5th-7th Place Andorra U16 - Malta U16 76:67 Andorra posted the victory on the final day of U16 European Championship in Division C. They knocked down Malta to claim the fifth overall position. Sergi Jordana (178-G-96) came up with 21 points to lead the charge. Malta led by as many as six points at the first intermission 20:14. Andorra took over in the second quarter. They exploded with a 25:7 rally to secure a 39:27 halftime advantage. Malta cut the distance in the third term. They narrowed the deficit at 6-point mark at the final intermission. But Andorra scored 20 points in the fourth period and escaped with the victory at the end. Jimenez Martinez had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Andorra. Blanca Salinas netted 9 points in the winning case. Zane Micallef (170-PG-96) answered with 18 points for Malta. Kieron Caruana (178-F/C-97) had 12 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
MVP: Daniel Pieper (185-F-96) of Monaco
Best Guard: Zane Micallef (170-PG-96) of Malta
Best Forward: Daniel Pieper (185-F-96) of Monaco
Best Center: Igor Biordi (200-C-96) of San Marino
Best Coach: Ludivine Fraget of Monaco
PG: Zane Micallef (170-96) of Malta
G/F: Jake Haefner (185-97) of Gibraltar
G/F: Gregor Gray (193-96) of Scottland
F: Daniel Pieper (185-96) of Monaco
C: Igor [read more]
Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division B - Jul 31, 2012
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MVP: Ludvig Hakanson (190-PG-96) of Sweden
Best Guard: Ludvig Hakanson of Sweden
Best Forward: Aleksandar Dozic (199-F-96) of Montenegro
Best Center: Gyorgy Goloman (204-C-96) of Hungary
Best Coach: Vincent Bouffioux of Belgium
PG: Ludvig Hakanson (190-96) of Sweden
PG: Petar Popovic (188-96) of Montenegro
F: Ordane Kanda-Kanyinda (-96) of Belgium
F: Aleksanda [read more]
MVP: Okben Ulubay (200-F-97) of Turkey
Best Guard: Etienne Ory (175-PG-96) of France
Best Forward: Okben Ulubay of Turkey
Best Center: Marko Arapovic (207-C/F-96) of Croatia
Best Coach: Omer Ugurata of Turkey
PG: Federico Mussini (179-96) of Italy
PG: Etienne Ory (175-96) of France
G: Jan Wimberg (202-96) of Germany
F: Okben Ulubay (200-97) of Turkey
C/F: Marko Arapovic [read more]
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