Spain won European U16
Championship title (Photo: FIBA)
Spain won European Championships U16 beating Russia in double overtime - Aug. 20, 2006
Russia - Spain
106-110 (28-22, 18-23, 12-18, 29-24, 12-12, 7-11)
Russia: Babunashvili 28, Sprygin 18+9reb+5ast, Karpukhin 17, Okrasinskiy
17+6reb, Semenov 15, Valiev 5, Murychev 4, Pichkurov 2, Mikulitis 0, Polokhin 0
Spain: Rubio 51+24reb+12ast (!!!), Sosa 12, Perez Otero 11, Jodar 8+5reb,
Santana 8, Sole 8, Jaume Vicens 6, Guardia 6, Perez Zapata 0, Esteban 0 Ricard
Rubio (192-G-90) had a performance for the ages as Spain defeated Russia
110-106 in a double overtime thriller in the gold medal game of the Termosteps
U16 European Championship in Spain.
Rubio, the tournamentâ€™s Most Valuable Player, tallied the highest total in FIBA
Europe youth competition play this summer with an astounding 51 points, three of
which came on a buzzer-beating three-pointer which sent the game into overtime.
The 192-cm Rubio also recorded his third triple double of the competition by
tallying 24 rebounds and 12 assists. He was three steals shy of a quadruple
double as he finished with seven.
The 15-year-old point guard had already collected two triple-doubles in helping
Spain reach the final, including one in the semis against Croatia.
Rubio saved perhaps his best performance for the final though as he scored more
than four times as many points as his next-best team-mate while handing out all
but five of Spain's assists.
More than his individual numbers, Rubio's clutch performance helped Spain lift
the gold medal. He scored 14 of the 51 in the two overtime sessions not to
mention his end of regulation heroics.
After Teymuraz Babunashvili buried a three-pointer to give Russia an 87- 84 lead
with two seconds to go in regulation, Rubio kept his teamâ€™s gold medal hopes
alive by burying a three of his own as the regulation buzzer sounded, tying the
game at 87 and sending the contest into overtime.
It was the second time in the final seconds of the game that Rubio tied the game
up for Spain.
After Boris Sprygin hit jumper with six seconds left to put Russia up 84-82,
Rubio scored on a driving lay-up to the game at 84 with four seconds remaining.
In the first overtime, Rubio scored six points, including a pair of free-throws
with 37 seconds left which tied the game at 99.
Following a Russia turnover, Rubio had a chance to win the game at the final
buzzer, but his jump shot rimmed out forcing a second overtime.
Spain scored the first six points in double overtime on a jumper and lay-up from
Rubio and a Julio Sosa basket to go ahead 105-99 with just over three minutes to
Russia fought back to 105-104, but Rubio broke their momentum by knocking down a
jumper to give Spain a 107-104 advantage at the 2:29 mark.
The game would turn into a free-throw shooting contest over the final minute of
play, with Russia hit 2-of-4 and Spain converting 3-of-4.
Fittingly, Rubio would ultimately seal the game for Spain by hitting a pair frm
the charity stripe with 17 seconds left put Spain up four, 110-106.
Russia failed to score on their ensuing possession and Spain would run the clock
out and go on to celebrate their gold medal game triumph in front of
approximately 3,000 of their Spanish fans.
Aside from Rubio, Spain only had two other players make double-figures, with
Julio Sosa scoring 12 points and Daniel Perez Otero adding 11.
Babunashvili paced his side with 28 points, while Sprygin added 18 points and
Sergey Okrasinskiy added 17 and six and Aleksandr Karpukhin 17 and three.
Courtesy of FIBA
Day 6 of European Championship U16 men Division A - Aug. 18, 2006
Richard Rubio continued his all-around brilliant play at the Termosteps U16 European
Championship Men as Spain defeated Italy 79-72. Croatia swept toIsrael 81-57,
Zubcic taking the match by storm as Croatia won the last quarter 24-14 to seal
the win. Pichkurov's lay-up helped Russia claw their way back to edge Turkey
81-79. Serbia & Montenegro were even closer to reaching three figures when they
subjected France to a 98-68 defeat. Greece saw off Iceland to wreck up 3-0
record and race to the top of Group G. After one day break, Russia, Serbia &
Montenegro, Croatia and Spain will contest for the final tickets.
Day 6 Games
Croatia - Israel
Croatia: Zubcic 23p+9r+7bs, Smajlagic 18p+9r, Fodor 12p.
Israel: Ariely 16p, Arbiv 10p. Turkey - Russia
Turkey: Batuk and Yildirim 23p, Orge 16p.
Russia: Karpukhin 24p, Babunashvili 18p, Semenov 13p, valiev 13r.
Serbia & Montenegro - France
Serbia & Montenegro: Subotic 19p+11r, Mitrovic 17p, Musli 12p.
France: Tanghe 18p, Leonard 16p, Rousselle 12p. Italy - Spain
Italy: Campani 20p+14r, Crotta 15p+11r.
Spain: Rubio 20p+9r+5as+7st, Sole 13p, Perez Otero 11p.
Portugal - Germany
Portugal: Correia 26p, Rodrigues 18p+12r.
Germany: Hulsewede 14p+10r, Monse and Schmitz 12p. Lithuania - Ukraine
Lithuania: Markevicius 21p, Jukonis 12p, Gaska 11p, Motiejunas 9p+18r.
Ukraine: Kozlovets 13p, Temriakovych 11p, Natyazhko 10p+11r.
Day 5 of European Championship U16 men Division A - Aug. 17, 2006
Croatia's early run helped them beat Turkey 67-58 to go level with their opponents on 1-1
behind Russia in Group E of the Termosteps U16 European Championship. The
stature advantage helped Russia crab 30 more rebounds than Israel and got the
first place in Group E. Serbia & Montenegro went level on 1-1 with Italy in
Group F quarter-final round play, thanks largely to a superb all-round
performance from Dejan Musli. Spain have four player scored in double figures
and prevail France with ease. Greece outscored Latvia 24-10 in the pivotal
fourth quarter to win 65-58 and top in Group G. Ukraine and Lithuania will
contest to the first place of Group H next day.
Day 5 Games
Croatia - Turkey
Croatia: Fodor 22p, Smajlagic 21p+10r, Delas 11p+19r, Zubcic 12p.
Turkey: Orge 17p, Yildirim 10p, batuk 10r. Israel - Russia
Israel: Moran 21p, Ventura 20p+7r, Shiran 14p.
Russia: Semenov 19p+15r, Karpukhin 19p, Babunashvili 10p.
Serbia & Montenegro - Italy
78-69 Serbia & Montenegro: Musli 20p+19r, Sepa 17p, Petrovic 15p.
Italy: Spizzichini and Campani 14p, Romagnoli 10p. France - Spain
France: Jacques 17p+10r, Leonard 11p+11r.
Spain: Rubio 15p+9r, Santana 14p, Jodar 10p.
Day 4 of European Championship U16 men Division A - Aug. 16, 2006
Turkey and Spain continued winning ways in the European Championship U16 men Division A
games. It was heartbreak for France as Italy completed a last-gap fightback.
Near 75% 2P FG led Turkey sweep to Israel 88-65 with ease. Karpukhin clinched
win for Russia with his 6 three-point. The 34-18 run in the pivotal fourth
quarter helped Spain squeak past Serbia & Montenegro. Rubio's nearly triple
double sparked Spain to victory. The more rebounds and the Higher percentage of
FG made Ukraine hammered Portugal 90-71. Latvia led the score in each quarters
Day 4 Games
Turkey - Israel
Turkey: Batuk 17p+10r, Kilicli 15p, Mahmutoglu 12p.
Israel: Moran 17p, Ventura 6p+8r. Russia - Croatia
Russia: Karpukhin 20p, Semenov 17p, Valiev 15p+15r.
Croatia: Delas 17p, Kovac 14p, Zubcic 12p+14r.
Italy - France
Italy: Romagnoli 16p, Panzini 13p, Campani 11r.
France: Tanghe 22p+9r, Leonard 15p. Spain - Serbia & Montenegro
Spain: Jaume Vicens 27p, Rubio 22p+20r+8a+6st, Guardia 13p.
Serbia & Montenegro: Mitrovic 15p, Riznic 14p+9r, Vlahovic 14p.
Portugal - Ukraine
Portugal: Correia 27p, Valente Soares 14p+10r, Cruz 10p.
Ukraine: Lebedintsev 28p, Kondratyev 20p+15r, Dmytrenko 15p. Germany - Lithuania
67-87 Germany: Hulsewede 20p, Monse 10r.
Lithuania: Markevicius 19p, Jakas 14p+8r, Vaitiekaitis and Orelik 11p.
Day 3 of European Championship U16 men Division A - Aug. 14, 2006
Reigning Under-16 European champions Turkey saw off some stern resistance from Portugal
to wrack up a 3-0 record and race to the top of Group A. Italy, beaten by Turkey
in the opening round of matches, continued to bounce back from that defeat
beating Latvia to move to a 2-1 record. Spain, who finished third at the 2005
U16 European Championship Men, have a 100% record in Group B after three outings
as they brushed aside Germany 90-63. Russia made it three defeats from three
games for hapless Slovenia as they ran out 73-57 winners. In Group C Serbia &
Montenegro suffered a first defeat at the hands of Croatia, who finished the tie
77-69 winners. Last year's U16 silver medalists France put on a big century of
points as they ran out 115-65 winners over a humbled Iceland.
Serbia & Montenegro - Croatia
Serbia & Montenegro: Musli 23p+9r, Vlahovic 14p, Bogdanovic 13p.
Croatia: Smajlagic 19p, Radosevic 15p, Zubcic 14p. Lithuania - Greece
Lithuania: Jakas 21p+12r, Gaska 20p.
Greece: Giankovits 28p+8r, Mantzaris 14p, Dimou 13p.
Israel - Ukraine
Israel: Moran 33p, Zigdon 13p, Levy 12p.
Ukraine: Otverchenko 21p, Kondratyev 12p+12r, Natyazhko 11p+17r. France - Iceland
France: Jacques 28p+15r, Leria 27p+12r, Tanghe 19p.
Iceland: Olafsson 21p+7r, Jakobsson 11p, Sigurdarson 10p.
Â Day 2 of European Championship U16 men Division A - Aug. 13, 2006
Spain outscored Slovenia 22-7 in the pivotal fourth quarter to battle back 80-73 of
European Championship U16 men Division A. Portugal's near 28.6% of 2P FG prevent
them winning the game with Italy. Greece's 13 three-point stunned Croatia 80-71.
27 points lead in the first three quarter made the game without any suspense.
Turkey, Spain, Serbia & Montenegro and France have clinched to the
quarter-finals. Portugal, Slovenia, Greece and Iceland have crashed out of the
Russia - Germany
71-68 Russia: Semenov 16p+10r, Karpukhin 10p.
Germany: Schmitz 19p, Adamczak 11p. Slovenia - Spain
Slovenia: Muric 27p+15r, Vranjkovic 23p.
Spain: Jodar 20p+13r, Sole 19p, Rubio 15p+11r+5st.
Serbia & Montenegro - Lithuania
Serbia & Montenegro: Sepa 17p, Subotic 13p+10r, Petrovic 11p.
Lithuania: Orelik 25p, Motiejunas 18p+13r, Jukonis 13p. Croatia - Greece
80-71 Croatia: Smajlagic 24p, Fodor 14p, Delas 12p+10r.
Greece: Pappas 18p, Sarikopoulos 14p, Papadimitriou 13p.
Ukraine - Iceland
Ukraine: Natyazhko 24p+13r, Lebedintsev 15p, Kondratyev 14r.
Iceland: Jakobsson 13p, Olafsson and Bjornsson 12p. Israel - France
Israel: Sabag 16p, Rom 10p.
France: Leonard 16p+7r, Rousselle 14p, Bonnelalbay 10p+7r.
Â Day 1 of European Championship U16 men Division A - Aug 12, 2006
Turkey went about defending their Thermosteps U16 European Championship title in style after dispatching Italy
89-77 in their opening Group A clash. Latvia condemned Portugal to a thrashing
as they ended just one short of a 50-point victory. Spanish prodigy Ricky Rubio
led Spain to victory over Russia 91-76. Germany saw off Slovenia 82-70, Robert Hulsewede taking the match by storm as Germany won the last quarter 23-10 to
seal the win. Serbia & Montenegro were even closer to reaching three figures
when they subjected Greece to a 97-86 defeat. France, the beaten finalists in
2005, saw off Ukraine 67-44 in a low-scoring encounter.
Day 1 Games
Turkey - Italy
Turkey: Batuk 21p+9r, Incekara 19p, Orge 16p.
Italy: Panzini 19p, Campani 15p+16r, Muner 13p. Portugal - Latvia
Portugal: Valente 13p, praxedes and Rodrigues 7r.
Latvia: Zeidaks 19p+10r, Celms 17p, Vilde 14r.
Germany - Slovenia
Germany: Hulsewede 23p+15r, Stuckey 16p, Schmitz 14p.
Slovenia: Hren 18p, Muric 16p, Zadnik 12p+8a. Spain - Russia
91-76 Spain: Rubio 24p+11r+10a+7st, Jaume 21p+10r, Sole 15p.
Russia: Sprygin and Babunashvili 14p, Valiev 10p+11r.
Lithuania - Croatia
Lithuania: Orelik 22p, Markevicius and Motiejunas 15p, Bertasius 14p+12r.
Croatia: Delas 16p+7r, Zubcic 14p, Fodor 13p. Greece - Serbia & Montenegro
Greece: Pappas 20p, Arapis 16p, Kaselakis and Mantzaris 10p.
Serbia & Montenegro: Subotic 20p+10r, Sepa 19p+10r, Musli 17p.
France - Ukraine
France: Tanghe 19p, Koita 14p, Leonard 11p.
Ukraine: Otverchenko 16p, Natazhko 12r. Iceland - Israel
Iceland: Sigurdarson 16p+9r, Jakobsson and Halldorsson 8p.
Israel: Sabag 14p+7r, Rom 12p, Moran 11p.
Czech Rep. wins EC U16 Division B Championship - Aug. 20, 2006
Czech Rep. - Georgia
67-54 (22-14, 14-18, 12-14, 19-8) (David
Jelinek (193-G-90) 19 - Nika Metreveli 17)
3-4 Places: Bulgaria - Austria
85-75, OT (23-19, 14-13, 14-20, 15-14, 19-9) (Bozhidar Avramov 20 -
Moritz Lanegger 21)
5-6 Places: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Finland
89-76 (18-24, 24-9, 24-21, 23-22) (Nihad Dedovic 25 - Jarkko Aho
7-8 Places: England - Poland
51-87 (10-17, 7-22, 17-23, 17-25) (Andrew Wallace 12 - Jakub
9-10 Places: Sweden - Belgium
73-60 (10-21, 21-22, 22-7, 20-10) (Victor Holmberg 23 - Thomas
11-12 Places: Hungary - Estonia
94-75 (20-13, 28-14, 21-19, 25-29) (David Vojvoda 29 - Siim-Sander
13-14 Places: Holland - Luxembourg
75-63 (25-17, 20-23, 19-12, 11-11) (Joost Padberg 17 - Ted Mertz
15-16 Places: Norway - Ireland
63-61 (15-15, 23-9, 10-17, 15-20) (Anders Stien 17 - Eoin Chubb 15)
17-18 Places: Slovak Rep. - Romania
109-64 (26-13, 36-17, 18-11, 29-23) (Peter Kutarna 24 - Cosmin
Dumitru 11, Ciprian Telinoiu 11)
England - Bosnia and Herzegovina
66-98 (19-27, 19-18, 14-24, 14-29) (Ryan Richards 18 - Aldin
Majstoric 24) Finland - Poland
60-48 (16-13, 21-11, 14-12, 9-12) (Juhan Mikone 20 - Jakub
Wojciechowski 14, Piotr Zielinski 14)
Day 9 of European Championship U16 men Division B - Aug. 20, 2006
The host Estonia won the most brilliant game of European Championship U16 men Division B
with Romania 101-57. Hungary stormed out to a big lead early against Slovak
Republic but had to hold on at the end before recording a 93-75 victory. The
competition between two northern Europe country - Sweden and Norway, Sweden led
the scored in the beginning and never looked back from there. Belgium swept to
Luxembourg 90-50 to wreck up a 3-0 record and race to the top of Group H. The
rest eight teams have a one day break for the next stage games.
Day 9 Games
Hungary - Slovak Republic
Hungary: Vojvoda 23p, Horanyi 16p, Lepsenyi 15p+18r.
Slovak Rep: Grznar 14p, Kutarna 11p. Sweden - Norway
76-45 Sweden: Nagwere 20p+11r, Gustafsson 14p, Zaghden 10p+19r.
Norway: Molvaer 18p, Ouakkaha 11p.
Estonia - Romania
Estonia: Toots 15p, Vene 14p, karemae 12p+9r.
Romania: Faur 9p, Pop and Chirof 7p. Belgium - Luxembourg
Belgium: Giancaterino 16p, Lachdaf and Mollekens 14p, Serron 11p.
Luxembourg: Jones 13p, Schroeder 11p.
Day 8 of European Championship U16 men Division B - Aug. 17, 2006
Austria still continued winning ways after beating Poland 55-45 in TERMOSTEPS U16
European Championship men Division B game. Because of the same results in Group
E, this group's situation became so complicated. With the winning of Georgia and
Czech Republic, they clinched to the semi-final. After Bosnia's 3 direct win in
the preliminary round, they can not keep the good state into the quarter-final.
Bulgaria swept to Bosnia 92-57 and gave them the 3 direct lose of Group F. The
43-22 run in the second half helped Norway battle back Netherlands 79-77.
Belgium led the score in each quarter and prevailed Romania 95-50 with ease.
Day 8 Games
Georgia - Finland
64-60 Georgia: Metreveli 22p+11r, Shengelia 16p+9r+6a, Dzidziguri 12p+10st.
Finland: Ahonen 16p, Mikone 9p. Czech Republic - England
Czech Rep: Jelinek 20p, Kudlacek 15p, Zampach 14p.
England: Awosanya 13p, Noel 12p.
Austria - Poland
Austria: Seilern 17p, Mahalbasic 10p, Lanegger 8p+10r.
Poland: Mokros 10p+9r, Wojcieshowski 9p+11r. Bulgaria - Bosnia and Herzegovina
92-57 Bulgaria: Atanasov 17p+8r, Zahariev 17p, Kyosev 13p.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Hodzic 19p, Majstoric 7p, Besovic 8r.
Luxembourg - Ireland
69-50 Luxembourg: Jones 26p+11r, Kox 10p.
Ireland: O'Sullivan 13p, Murphy 9p. Romania - Belgium
Romania: Faur 11p, Mihai 10p, Chirof 8p+10r.
Belgium: Serron 14p+9r, giancaterino 14p, Moons 12p.
Day 7 of European Championship U16 men Division B - Aug. 17, 2006
Bosnia and Herzegovina met with their first lost of European Championship U16
men Division B game with Poland. Austria squeaked past Bulgaria 68-65 and became
the first team to clinch the semi-final. The 30-21 run in the second half helped
Czech Republic battle back Georgia 70-65. Fox's two free throws announced
Finland's sudden death. In Group A game, all the four teams have the same
results, they will contest to the two tickets for the semi-final in the last
quarter-final round. Netherlands swept to Slovak Republic 120-64 and returned to
the first place in the Group G. The unstable state prevented the host Estonia
winning their two direct wins in this tournament.
Day 7 Games
Czech Republic - Georgia
Czech Rep: Kudlacek 29p, Vesely 15p+9r, Jelinek and Palecek 10p.
Georgia: Shengelia 20p+11r, Jgerenaia 11p, Metreveli 10p. England - Finland
England: Beeley 16p, Wallace 13p, Awosanya 11p+13r, Richards 11p+12r.
Finland: Mikone 10p, Jamsa and Nuutinen 9p.
Bulgaria - Austria
Bulgaria: Marintchechki 20p, Avramov 17p, Paskov 12p.
Austria: Seilern 24p, gunka 12p, Mahalbasic 9p+11r. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Poland
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Ratkovic 7p+13r, Hodzic 8p.
Poland: Wojciechowski 22p+17r, Banczer 14p, Mokros 8p+14r.
Sweden - Hungary
Sweden: Holmberg 20p, Gustafsson 14p, Zaghden 12p+18r.
Hungary: Angyal 11p, Takacs and Horanyi 6p. Netherlands - Slovak Republic
Netherlands: Kortekaas 30p+11r, van Vugt 29p, Hof 14p+11r, Kramer 12p+18r.
Slovak Rep: Grznar 19p, Kutarna 13p.
Belgium - Estonia
Belgium: Giancaterino 18p+8r, Serron 15p+8r, Donkor 11p.
Estonia: Penjam 16p, Keedus 10p, Vene 16r. Ireland - Romania
61-57 Ireland: Chubb 21p, Dick 20p, James 12r.
Romania: Faur 17p, Dinca 13p, Torok 14r.
Day 6 of European Championship U16 men Division B - Aug. 16, 2006
Bosnia and Herzegovina lost their first game of European Championship U16 men Division B
with Austria 69-52. Shengelia's fabulous performance encouraged his teammates
sweep to England 72-44. Finland kept first quarter's 7 points lead from then on.
Bulgaria had three players scored over 20 points and prevailed Poland 87-52 with
ease. Slovak Republic outscored 20-9 in the pivotal fourth quarter to battle
back Norway 61-59. The host Estonia led the stat in each item and got off to a
red hot start in the quarter-final.
Day 6 Games
Georgia - England
Georgia: Shengelia 23p+18r, Metreveli 13p+12r, Jgerenaia 11p.
England: Richards 10p, Greenan 8p. Finland - Czech Republic
Finland: Ahonen 26p, Nuutinen 16p, Setala 12p.
Czech Rep: Jelinek 21p, Vesely 14p+13r, Kudlacek 14p.
Austria - Bosnia and Herzegovina
69-52 Austria: Lanegger 29p, Seilern 14p+8r.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Dedovic 23p, Hodzic 11p. Poland - Bulgaria
Poland: Zielinski 13p, Wojcieshowski 12p+9r.
Bulgaria: Paskov 21p+9r, Avramov and Zahariev 20p.
Romania - Luxembourg
Romania: Pacuraru 13p, Chirof 11p+11r.
Luxembourg: Molitor 17p, Mertz 12p, Rausch and Nittler 10p. Estonia - Ireland
76-56 Estonia: Keedus 14p+9r, Saaremets 14p, Vene 12p+14r.
Ireland: Chubb 12p+8r, James, D. 9p, James, C. 8r.
Day 5 of European Championship U16 men Division B - Aug. 14, 2006
After Day 5 game of European Championship U16 men Division B, Finland,
Poland, Bulgaria became the last three teams to the quarter-final. The host
Estonia met with their first win with Norway 71-53. Zaghden and Nagwere's
brilliant performance stopped Georgia continuing winning. The more active
attitude for the game helped Finland win the important game with Ireland 77-56.
Through 2OT games, Belgium squeaked past Hungary 91-78. Bosnia prevailed England
with ease 74-56 and got the first place of Group D.
Day 5 Games
Group A Norway - Estonia
Norway: Mjoes 15p, Stien 13p, Ouakkaha 10p+13r.
Estonia: Evart 16p, Penjam 11p+8r, Antson and Keedus 11p. Georgia - Sweden
Georgia: Shengelia 24p+8r, Dzidziguri 14p.
Sweden: Zaghden 28p+8r, Nagwere 26p+9r, Holmberg 12p.
Finland - Ireland
Finland: Nuutinen 17p+8r, Setala 15p, Aho and Ahokas 12p.
Ireland: James 13p, Dick 9p. Poland - Slovak Republic
Poland: Mokros 15p+10r, Sulima 8p+13r, Banczer 10r.
Slovak Rep: Bauer 19p+8r, Banik 16p.
Romania - Netherlands
Romania: Dinca 12p, Ioan 10p.
Netherlands: van Vugt 25p, Hof 16p, Roije 13p. Bosnia and Herzegovina - England
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Dedovic 25p+13r, Hodzic 14p, Majstoric 10p.
England: Wallace 11p, Noel 10p.
Day 4 of European Championship U16 men Division B - Aug 12, 2006
The host still can not find a way to win the game after Day 4 game of
European Championship U16 men Division B. Over 20% of 2P FG helped Poland
prevail Finland 72-61 with ease. Although Bulgaria took a 20-10 run in the
fourth quarter, they can not battle back a 19 score distance with Czech
Republic. Bosnia swept to Romania over 60 points, they will contest with England
tomorrow for the first place. Till now, Austria, Georgia, Czech Republic, Bosnia
and England have clinched to the quarter-finals.
Day 4 Games
Estonia - Austria
45-62 Estonia: Vene 18p+8r, Toots 9p.
Austria: Mahalbasic 19p, seilern 18p. Sweden - Norway
Sweden: Zaghden 12p+22r, Nagwere 11p.
Norway: Stien 20p, Enge 12p.
Poland - Finland
Poland: Wojciechowski 17p+10r, Langowski 16p, Magdziarz 12p.
Finland: Ahonen 18p, Setala 13p, Telih 10p. Slovak Republic - Ireland
Slovak Rep: Ulman 17p, Jass 12p+10r, Banik 12p.
Ireland: Chubb 16p, James 13p+12r, Dick 13p.
Bulgaria - Czech Republic
67-76 Bulgaria: Zahariev 20p+8r, Avramov 16p, Paskov 13p.
Czech Rep: Jelinek 28p, Palecek 14p, Vesely 11p+14r. Hungary - Luxembourg
Hungary: Helmeczi 20p, Takacs 13p+12r, Vojvoda 10p+10r.
Luxembourg: Molitor 15p, Jones 10p, Kox 10p.
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Romania
Bosnia: Dedovic 29p, Majstoric 26p, Maric 16p, Ratkovic 14r.
Romania: Chirof 15p, Mihai 14p+12r. England - Netherlands
England: Beeley 15p+8r, Fox 14p, Wallace 13p.
Netherlands: Ponjee 14p+8r, Kramer 11p.
Day 3 of European Championship U16 men Division B - Aug 12, 2006
The other eight teams in the Group B and D took part in the games of European Championship U16 men Division B, all
the teams had shown on the stage of this tournament. Georgia squeaked past
Norway 75-71 by overtime. Austria Prevailed Sweden 69-64 despite Zaghden's 23
points and 23 rebounds. Solid defense made Slovakia's 2P FG only 33.9% and won
the game 62-52. Belgium led the score in each quarters and hammered Luxembourg
81-58 easefully. 24 offense rebounds helped England get much more chance to
shoot the ball than Romania. Bosnia's superstar Dedovic made valuable
contribution (44p+7r) for beating Netherlands 79-65.
Day 3 Games
Group A Norway - Georgia
Norway: Stien 26p+9r, Ouakkaha 12p+11r, Mjoes 12p.
Georgia: Barbakadze 18p, Maisuradze 13p+12r, Metreveli 13p, Chachibaia 11p+10r. Austria - Sweden
Austria: Seilern 24p, Lanegger 18p, Mahalbasic 11p.
Sweden: Zaghden 23p+23r, Holmberg 17p.
Finland - Slovak Republic
Finland: Ahonen 15p, Aho 11p, Setala and Nuutinen 11r.
Slovak Republic: Grznar 15p, Dobron 10r. Ireland - Poland
Ireland: Chubb 17p+10r, James, C. 14p, James, D. 13p+8r.
Poland: Pamula 17p, Banczer 9p+9r, Wojciechowski 8p+8r.
Luxembourg - Belgium
Luxembourg: Jones 14p, Nittler 13p.
Belgium: Mollekens 13p, Creppy 11p+12r, Hulsen 11p. Czech Republic - Hungary
Czech Rep: Kudlacek 32p+5r+5a, Jelinek 21p.
Hungary: Vojvoda 26p+7r, Helmeczi 13p, Lepsenyi 10p.
Romania - England
46-80 Romania: Faur 12p, Dinca 10p.
England: Wallace 23p, Awosanya 14p+16r, Raymen 12p, Wilkinson 11r. Netherlands - Bosnia and Herzegovina
65-79 Netherlands: van Vugt 15p, Hof 10p.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Dedovic 44p+7r, Hodzic 12p, Ratkovic 11r.
Day 2 of European Championship U16 men Division B - Aug 10, 2006
Estonia did not meet their first win with Sweden 53-80 in the day 2 game of European Championship U16 men
Division B. Chachibaia抯 important 2PtsFG in the last 4 seconds helped Georgia
squeak past Austria. 9 three points from Bulgaria stunned Hungary 81-62. Vesely
made all-round valuable contribution to beat Czech Republic 68-65. After day 2
games, Georgia and Bulgaria kept winning and got the first place in each of
their group. The host Estonia must win the next two games to avoid crashing out
of the tournament.
Day 2 Games
Sweden - Estonia
Sweden: Zaghden 16p+14r, Holmberg and Nagwere 16p, Gustafsson 14p.
Estonia: Vene 23p+8r, Rist 10p. Georgia - Austria
Georgia: Metreveli 22p+18r, Shengelia 17p+9r.
Austria: Seilern 22p, Lanegger and Gunka 10p.
Day 1 of European Championship U16 men Division B - Aug 10, 2006
On the first day of European
Championship man U16 Division B in Estonia, the host nation didn't get off a
strong start in the game with Georgia 77-90. Too many PFs made Georgia have 56
shootings on the field line. Austria led the score in each quarters and beat
Norway 78-58 easefully. Czech Republic swept to Luxembourg 105-59 for the big
gap of the integral strength. Georgiev's last 3PtsFG helped Bulgaria come to the
overtime game successfully, Zahariev's all-round performance (30p+9r+5st)
encouraged the other team members and squeaked past Belgium 75-66.
Day 1 Games
Austria - Norway
78-58 Austria: Lanegger 20p+7st, Mahalbasic 19p+15r, Seilern 14p.
Norway: Stien 21p, Ouakkaha 14p+9r, Enge 14p. Estonia - Georgia
Estonia: Vene 22p+9r, Penjam 13p, Rist 11p.
Georgia: Chachibaia 19p, Shengelia 18p+11r, Metreveli 17p+12r.
Czech Republic - Luxembourg
105-59 Czech Rep: Vesely 19p+16r, Palecek 18p+18r, Jelinek 18p.
Luxembourg: Jones 19p, Molitor and Pilot 10p. Bulgaria - Belgium
Bulgaria: Zahariev 30p, Georgiev 19p, Avramov 11p, Paskov 12r.
Belgium: Haerbos 14p, Giancaterino 12p+11r, Creppy 11p.
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