Alex Krueger lead Germany to Eurobasket U16 Div.B Championship
Division A. Jonas Valanciunas is MVP of the championship - Aug. 25, 2008
Jonas Valanciunas (209-C-92) is voted as MVP of U16 European Championship
2008. Valanciunas led his team to Gold averaging 14.3 ppg, 11.1 rpg and 2.3 bpg
in 8 games. He registered double-double five times. Beside this award,
Valanciunas also is the second best rebounder as well as the leading shot
blocker of the championship.
Valanciunas is together with
Westermann (196-G-92) of France,
Dmitry Kulagin (194-G-92) of Russia,
Milan Ryska (204-C/F-92, agency:
of Czech Republic and
Enes Kanter (205-C-92) of Turkey named in 'All-Tournament team'.
Enes Kanter of Turkey is the top scorer of the championship with fantastic
22.9 ppg in 8 games. Interesting is that he recorded double-double in every
single game. Actually twice he had more than 20-20 double-double. He
demonstrated the best performance in the last game against France collecting 28
points and 20 boards.
Dmitry Kulagin is the second best scorer with 20.8 ppg in 8 games. Third
place belongs to Greek Georgios Mavrogiannis, who nailed 19.8 ppg.
Of course top rebounder of U16 European Championship 2008 is
Enes Kanter with impressive 16.5 rpg. Above mentioned
Jonas Valanciunas is on the second place grabbing 11.1 rpg.
Edmunds Dukulis (201-F/C-92) of Latvia is third with 10.9 rpg.
Division B. Championship stats leaders - Aug. 25, 2008
Vitali Liutych (190-G-92) got award for the top scorer of U16 European
Championship division B in Sarajevo. Liutych helped his Belarus to reach sixth
place averaging 22.1 ppg in 9 games (199 in total). His championship-high
happened in fourth game of Preliminary Round when Liutych drained 31 points
against Slovakia. He had 28 against Montenegro and 25 vs Estonia. Haukur Palsson of Iceland is the second on this list. He also
played nine games adding 20.1 ppg. He touched 41 against Belgium in Qualifying
Round for 9th to 16th place. Sam de Haas of Netherlands is third scorer of the championship
with 18.9 ppg.
Award for the top rebounder of this event belongs to Bulgarian Hristo
Gospodinov. He participated in nine games grabbing 13 rpg.
Haukur Palsson is one another list. Beside the award for the second
scorer, he is also second rebounder in Sarajevo with 11.2 rpg. Carlos
Novas Mateo of Austria is third one registering 10 rpg for 8 games.
Stefan Petkovic (182-G-92) of Switzerland dished out the most assists on the
championship. He had 8 appearances delivering 4.4 apg.
Alen Hodzic (192-F-92) of Slovenia and Andrej Pajovic of
Montenegro share second place with 3.3 apg each.
Division B. Finals - Aug. 25, 2008
U16 Germany - U16 Montenegro 76-69 Germany captured the gold medal on U16 European
Championship division B in Sarajevo. The Germans dominated during the
entire event ending it undefeated. Silver medal belongs to Montenegro but it is important to be mentioned
that both teams earned promotion to division A, what was their main goal in
Germany had furious first quarter.
After five minutes and a lay-up by
(194-F-92), Germany made 17-8. Two minutes later
the Germans stretched advantage to huge 17 points. Mijanovic netted 3-pointer in
the last offense while Fulle made a lay-up for 27-11 after first quarter.
Montenegrins were better during the next 10 minutes while they showed even more
in third frame. With 57 seconds to go Vulevic tied the score on 52-52 after what
(-92) drained a triple for 52-55 for Montenegro. However, third quarter
ended 54-55 because of successful jump shot by Heckman. Question about the new
champion is resolved in the last two minutes. On 69-69 Philipp Neumann and
netted 6 points in the row while Montenegro missed three times leaving the Gold to
(192-G-92) was the best scorer for the new division B champion netting 19
(193-F-92) once again demonstrated wonderful performance adding 18 points and 10
rebounds. Philipp Neumann finished the game with 14 points and 11 boards while
also had 14 points but with 9 rebounds.
again shined in
Division A. Finals - Aug. 24, 2008
FINAL Lithuania U16-Czech Republic U16 75:33
Lithuania U16 is the winner of Termosteps U16 European Championship Men. The
team became the best in the continent proving one more time the superiority
against Czech Republic U16. The latter became a die hard for all the teams, but
not Lithuania U16. The final, 75:33 brought the Baltic side Gold and a junior
Vytenis Cizauskas (188-G-92) led the winners
with 22 points.
Deividas Pukis (193-G/F-92) netted 13, while
Jonas Valanciunas (209-C-92) collected 10
points and 15 rebounds.
Jan Svejda (191-G/F-92) ended up with 10 and
Milan Ryska (204-C/F-92, agency:
PPGroup) scored 7 in defeat.
Lithuania U16 won the battle between two perfect teams in Group E at the
Termosteps U16 European Championship Men a few days ago. In the last game of the
group the Baltic side overcame Czech Republic U16 76:48. Lithuania proved that
the team was the favorite of the group and the top position should belong to
They started with the same 9-0 run and increased to 29:2 at the end of the
opening quarter. Czech Republic U16 did not match them at ll and it seemed that
the latter lost all the power in the semis. Another 20:10 in the second brought
the winners 49:12 and many of them started to celebrate at that time. Ulanovas
made it plus 40 in the beginning of the third and
Jonas Valanciunas scored for 65:24 in the last.
Tamosiunas closed the nightmare for Czech Republic U16 as the latter had a great
tournament anyway. Lithuania U16 triumphs in Italy and brings Gold back home.
Game for the third place France U16-Turkey U16 65:77
Pescara named Turkey U16 to be the third team at the Termosteps U16 European
Championship Men. In the game for the third place Turkey U18 beat France
Enes Kanter (205-C-92) was again the hero
of the game scoring 28 points and grabbing 20 rebounds.
Burak Yuksel (203-F-92) nailed 20, while
Safak Edge (185-G-92) scored 14.
Leo Westermann (196-G-92) top-scored for
France with 22 points and
Evan Fournier (196-G-92) netted 12.
Turkey flew to 10:2 run in the opening tip of the game, however France did
nit let them go too far from them. Pourchot closed the first period at
18:18. Turkey again pushed the tempo in the second period and
Burak Yuksel made it 40:27. Right before
Enes Kanter reached 20 showing he can score
from long range as well, as Turkey held a 42:31 difference at the break.
France did not give up and Pourchot brought his team to 43:48 with 6 minutes
in the third. France felt the game was within reach, but couldn't find the
way to make it work as they entered their last quarter of the competition
Burak Yuksel scored for 57:47 in the start
of the last period but
Evan Fournier reduced to 57:51.
Leo Westermann and Diakite cut the deficit
to only 2 points but closer France could not come in the end. Turkey U16
became the third team at the Termosteps U16 European Championship Men.
Pescara saw the last win of Serbia U16 against Spain U16 at the Termosteps
U16 European Championship Men. Serbia beat the opponent 60:56 for the 5th
spot in Italy.
Strahinja Mladenovic (198-F-92) paced all
the winners with 19 points and 6 rebounds.
Djordje Drenovac (197-F-92) collected 17
points and 10 rebounds, while
Aleksandar Cvetkovic (180-G-93) and
Luka Igrutinovic (194-G-92) added 6 each.
Miguel Servera (195-F-92) ended up with 14
points and 8 rebounds and
Albert Ventura (190-F-92) had 13.
Serbia and Spain had both a good start and remained close to each other in
the beginning. Creus gave Spain 13:8 but then
Luka Igrutinovic scored for 16:15 Serbian
lead. The latter continued their 13-0 run in the second quarter and stopped
Miguel Servera sent the teams to the
lockers with 29:26.
Again him tied the game in the third period for 32:32. With 13:9 in the
third period Serbia improved to 42:35 after three quarters played.
Strahinja Mladenovic made it 47:39 with 5
minutes in the last. Farina carried Italy to 51:47 with less than three
minutes to play, but he wasn't done yet. With 81 seconds on the clock he
connected a three point play to tie the game at 54:54.
Strahinja Mladenovic and
Djordje Drenovac scored last 4 points in
the campaign as Serbia finished 5th in the tournament.
Miguel Servera 14+8 rebs,
Albert Ventura 13 Serbia U16:
Strahinja Mladenovic 19+6 rebs,
Djordje Drenovac 17+10 rebs,
Aleksandar Cvetkovic 6,
Luka Igrutinovic 6 Game for the 7th place
Croatia U16-Russia U16 83:77 Croatia U16 could be proud of the 7th place at the
Termosteps U16 European Championship Men. In their last game of the
tournament the team overcame Russia 83:77.
Stefan Zadravec (187-G-92) was
unstoppable with 30 points and 5 rebounds.
Boris Barac (202-F-92) netted 11,
Marko Ramljak (195-F-93) scored 10.
Dmitry Kulagin (194-G-92) ended up
with 27 points, whilst
Victor Pavlenko (194-F-92) and
Denis Sidletskiy (186-G-92) added
Marko Ramljak opened the game from
the arc for Croatia as his team was always in front in the opening
quarter. Varnakov closed the first period at 21:19 making 2/2 free
throws. The second quarter was successful for the winners that had
40:25 in the center of it. Zaryazhko reduced the gap for Russia
41:30 sending the teams to the lockers.
In the third period the game was even however Croatia kept the
margin. They finished three quarters with 64:53 as
Denis Sidletskiy made a jump-shot.
Russia was not ready to give up scoring 14 against only three on the
other side to enter the last five minutes close behind, 65:61. The
Russian squad tied the game at 72:72. With 79:77 Croatia scored 4
consecutive points to seal the last win of the tournament.
Game for the 9th placeLatvia U16- Ukraine U16 68:73
Ukraine U16 finished on the 9th spot at the Termosteps U16 European
Championship Men. In their last game of the tournament the team beat
Latvia U16 73:68.
Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-F-92) led
the winners with 22 points and 14 rebounds.
Olexandr Mishula (185-G-92) nailed
16, whilst Marchenko added 10.
Davis Bertans (200-F-92) top-scored
in defeat with 17 points, while
Andris Misters (192-G-92) and
Edmunds Dukulis (201-F/C-92) posted
There was no favorite in this game and both squads wanted to finish
the campaign truthfully. Latvia won the opening tip 14:6 as
Davis Bertans made a jump-shot.
Ukraine did not give up and Motorchuk lifted Ukraine to 20:18 after
the first. Ukraine played a bit better in the second period and
Olexandr Mishula closed the half
Olexandr Mishula scored again for
50:36, the biggest lead of his team in the game.
Vyacheslav Bobrov remained Ukraine
in front for 56:48 after three quarters. Latvia had the last chance
to stay in the game and cut the deficit to 61:63. Ukraine stayed
tough and set up the final, 73:68 win for the 9th spot in Italy.
Latvia will go home with 10th position but will also remain in
Division A for the next year.
Davis Bertans 17,
Andris Misters 10,
Edmunds Dukulis 10+10 rebs Ukraine U16:
Vyacheslav Bobrov 22+14 rebs,
Olexandr Mishula 16, Marchenko 10Game for the 11th place
Greece U16- Israel U16 65:67
Israel U16 finished 11th at the Termosteps U16 European
Championship Men. In their last game of the tournament the team
overcame Greece U16 67:65. It was a tough game and kept the
intrigue until the end of it.
Tom Slutsky (-92) led the
winners with 14 points.
Gay Lavie (188-G-92) and
Elias-Pour supported him with 10 points each in a winning
(203-F-92) top-scored for Greece with 17 points and 13 rebounds,
Panagiotis Papoulias (189-G-92)
Israel scored first five points in the game but Greece replied
with the same run.
Tom Slutsky's three made it
17:9 for Israel and Sikalidis reduced to 21:23 at the half. A
9-0 run lifted Israel U16 to 34:22 in the center of the second.
Tagaris was the last to score at the half as the board showed
Israel U16 made it plus 15 in the third period but again Greece
reduced the margin. The teams entered the last period with 59:50
for Israel. Trailing 57:66 Greek side produced 8-0 run for
65:66. It happened in the end of the game with 7 seconds
remaining. Greece fouled and Simchony made the final score from
the free throw line.
U16 Germany - U16 Bulgaria 64-61 Germany is the first finalist of U16 European
Championship division B in Sarajevo. Except of the chance to fight for the
gold medal, Germany also earned a promotion to
division A for the next EC. Bulgarians showed pretty good performance in this
game but they weren't able to make a final step. They will meet
Sweden battling for the Bronze.
Bulgaria had wonderful beginning.
After just few minutes Pavlin Ivanov and his teammates created 0-8 and later
2-10. Germans woke up after that moment making impressive 15-4 run for 17-14.
Mostly owing to
(192-G-92) and Philipp Neumann, Germany touched
plus 7 at the center of the second frame keeping it until the half time. Same
picture on the court was seen after the breather. Germany
continued its domination extending lead to 42-34. After lay-up by Stoev in 35th
minute, Bulgaria finally succeeded to get
immediately answered with mini 4-0 run for 59-53, what was unreachable for Bulgaria until the very end.
Philipp Neumann led Germany to big final collecting 12
points and 10 boards.
also scored 12 points while
has two points less. Bulgaria got 19 points from Pavlin
(178-G-92) followed with 12
Division A. Semifinals - Aug. 24, 2008
Semifinals Czech Republic U16 - Turkey U16 69:64 (OT)
Czech Republic U16 National Team became the first finalist of the European
Championship in Italy. They defeated Turkish counterparts in the real
basketball drama today.
Jan Svejda (191-G/F-92) knocked down 27
points to lead Czech team to a thrilling win at the end. Turkey managed to
erase a 6-point halftime deficit and forced extra period. But Czech Republic
came back to life in the overtime and snatched a narrow win at the end.
Enes Kanter (205-C-92) had a pivotal
performance for Turkey with 25 points and 21 rebounds. Czech Republic will
now take on the winner of Lithuania vs. France clash in tomorrows
Turkey opened the game with 7 unanswered points to jump to an early lead.
However Czech Republic closed the frame with a 9:0 rally to earn a 15:11
advantage. The lead changed hands for a couple of times before Kriz and
Milan Ryska (204-C/F-92, agency:
PPGroup) capped the first half giving Czech
team a 32:26 lead. Czech Republic maintained the gap well throughout the
third quarter and entered the final stanza up by 5 points. But Turkey were
far from being done.
Enes Kanter netted 6 points in an 11:2
surge from Turkey that put them in charge 56:54 with 15 seconds left in
Tomas Vyoral (187-G-92) was fouled and sent
the game into overtime converting both free throws.
Enes Kanter set Turkey in front with a
layup early in the extra period. Svejda,
Milan Ryska and
Tomas Vyoral though replied crafting a
5-point advantage for Czech Republic.
Enes Kanter chipped in 4 points to trim the
deficit to a single point with 19 seconds remaining. Svejda and
David Hrncir (196-F-92) were perfect from
the free throw line and ensured the winning outcome for Czech Republic at
Milan Ryska notched 16 points and 11 boards
for the winners.
Burak Yuksel (203-F-92) dropped 11 points
in the loss.
Division B. Last day of the Qualifying Round - Aug. 23, 2008
Qualifying Round for 1st to 8th
Place - Group E
Montenegro - U16
Germany 55-70 Germany recorded comfortably victory against
Montenegro in the last game of the
Qualification Stage for 1st to 8th place. Thus top position in Group E
Germany, which has perfect 3-0. It is
important to be mentioned that
Germany didn't suffer any defeat
neither in the Preliminary Round.
Montenegro is the second ranked team
in the same group with score 2-1. In the semifinals
Germany will meet
Montenegro will take on
of these two games will automatically be promoted to division A for the next
After opening 3-0 for
19-4 run mostly owing to
(193-F-92) and Nico Barth. At the last
Germany's possession in the first
frame Barth made a lay-up at the buzzer setting the score on 10-23. Andrija
Mijanovic and Marko Todorovic woke up in
Germany slowed down a little bit
which Montenegrins exploited to come on 20-26.
succeeded to return plus 9 to his team but Montenegrins ended first half in
style making 8-2 run for 32-35. It was a tight third quarter. With 2:29 to
go in it the score was 44-46 after what Joey Ney drained two consecutive
triple leading his team to the last frame with 44-52. Joey Ney and his
teammates totally dominated during these ten minutes advancing to the semis
registered the best digits for the winning team. He spent 23 minutes on
court adding 12 points and 7 rebounds. Nico Bath followed him with 11 while
Joey Ney and Philipp Neuman
Division A. The semifinals are set - Aug. 22, 2008
After a day-off at the Termosteps U16 European Championship Men Italina
cities are ready for the major games. Tonight four teams will open the
semifinals, while the other start playing for the achieved spots.
Turkey U16 will face Czech Republic U16 in the first semifinal battle.
Turkey U16 won a dramatic battle in the last game of Group F of the
Qualifying Round. The Termosteps U16 European Championship Men saw the game
that could be also named the best in the tournament. Turkey defeated Russia
67:55 and left them out of the semis.
Enes Kanter (205-C-92) paced all the winners with 24 points and 15
Lithuania U16 wins the battle between two perfect teams in Group E at the
Termosteps U16 European Championship Men. In the last game of the group the
Baltic side overcame Czech Republic U16 76:48.
Jonas Valanciunas (209-C-92) led the winners with 13 points and 9
rebounds. Vytenis Cizauskas netted 11 and Dovydas Redikas scored 10. Jan
Lipovy ended up with 10 points, while David Hrncir added 8. Lithuania
finished with a 5-0 record, while the Czechs finished second with a 4-1. The
latter already surprised everyone but will not stop and will try to reach
As we already mentioned Lithuania, they will play against France that won
the last game in Group F of the Qualifying Round of the Termosteps U16
European Championship Men. France beat Latvia 88:65 and finished with 4-1
Leo Westermann (196-G-92) led the winners with 15 points. Mathis Keita
and Evan Fournier supported him with 13 points each.
Division B. Qualifying Round Day 1 - Aug. 22, 2008
Qualifying Round for 1st to 8th
Place - Group E
Germany - U16
Bosnia and Herzegovina 106-70
After the first game of Qualifying Round for 1st to 8th place in
Germany already booked a spot for the
semifinals. Germans were better than the hosts of U16 European Championship
division B Bosnia and
Herzegovina improving their score to
2-0 in Group E. Thus in the last game of this stage Germany will fight
against Montenegro for top of Group E.
Game is decided during the first ten minutes.
Germany opened it very aggressively
in order to resolve question about the winner as soon as possible.
Bosnia had many troubles with
organizing the plays at the beginning while its defense was on poor level.
(194-F-92) were unstoppable at the offensive end what resulted with huge
31-18 at the end of the first frame. Bosnians showed slightly better
performance in the next period but it was enough only for minus 15 at the
half time. German put into the fifth gear after the breather having another
brilliant quarter, 31-19. At that point of game the only question until the
end was will Germans reach 100, what they easily done.
Germany to victory scoring 24 points
and dishing out 4 assists.
also shined scoring 23 points. Sebastian Fulle followed these two players
with 14 points. Interesting is that Bosnia had three players which scored 10
points Marko Miletic, Ranko Ivic and Goran Vucic. In the last round
Bosnia will meet
However, Bosnians do not have any chance for the semifinals so after
tomorrow's game they will continue championship in Classification Stage for
5th to 8th place.
Germany - U16
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Division A. The end of the Qualifying Round - Aug. 22, 2008
Spain U16-Greece U16 69:65
Spain U16 clinched the third place in Group E of the Termostep U16 European
Championship Men. The team overcame Greece U16 69:65 trailing after the
Albert Ventura (190-F-92) led the winners with 15 points. Tomas netted
Pedro Farina (196-F-92) collected 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Linos-Spyridon Chrysikopoulos (203-F-92) shined for the Greek side with
18 points and 16 rebounds and
Panagiotis Papoulias (189-G-92) posted 14.
Spain looked better in the opening tip of the game taking 12:4 lead. Greece
however remained in the game and tied the score at the end. Terpos made it
18:18 with a minute in the quarter, but Spain had 21:20 after the first 10
Linos-Spyridon Chrysikopoulos gave Greece 22:21 lead in the beginning of
the second but then could not set up the lead. Spain produced another run
for 18:16 in the period.
Linos-Spyridon Chrysikopoulos could only sent the teams to the lockers
The second half different a lot from the first. Greece U16 was too good in
the third period and stormed past Spain 20:5.
Panagiotis Papoulias and his team enjoyed 56:44 advantage after three
quarters played. Spain did not fall down and replied with 13-0 in the
beginning of the last. They never looked behind after that and led the game
to 69:65 victory.
Serbia U16 left Ukraine U16 without wins in the Qualifying Round of the
Termosteps U16 European Championship Men. The last day of the Group E saw
80:57 for Serbia that finished with 2-3 record.
Aleksandar Radenkovic (185-G-92) led the winners with 20 points.
Djordje Drenovac (197-F-92) collected 13 points and 10 rebounds, while
Luka Igrutinovic (194-G-92) netted 10.
Vyacheslav Motorchuk (205-C-92) ended up with 17 points in defeat and
Dmytro Marchenko (200-F-92) added 12. Serbia will now play the 5-8
games, while Ukraine, will play the 9-12 games. Ukraine will play Israel in
the classification games while Serbia will face Russia in two days.
Serbia scored first five points in the game and proved the ambitions for the
whole game. Ukraine however waited a bit and then produced their game when
they had 10:9 lead. Moreover Mishula closed the opening quarter at 17:16.
Division A. Qualifying Round Day 5 - Aug. 20, 2008
Serbia U16-Lithuania U16 52:66
Lithuania U16 remains undefeated and thrashes the opponents in the
Qualifying Round of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Men. The
last victim for the Baltic side was Serbia U16 that lost 52:66.
Vytenis Cizauskas (188-G-92) led the winners with 22 points.
Jonas Valanciunas (209-C-92) collected 14 points and 19 rebounds,
Dovydas Redikas (193-F-92) added 9.
Strahinja Mladenovic (198-F-92) ended up with 18 points for Serbia,
Aleksandar Radenkovic (185-G-92) posted 8. This win is worth a 4-0
record for the winners while Serbia dropped to 1-3. Lithuania will face
the Czech Republic while Serbia will take on Ukraine to secure their 5-8
Lithuania was always in front and took the lead from the very beginning.
Dovydas Redikas scored for 18:9 and then the Baltic side had 21:13
after the first 10 minutes of the game. Lithuania climbed to a 41:19
half time lead when Pukis made a lay-up, the last in the quarter. It
happened after his team had 20:6 in the second period and a
well-balanced performance in the court.
The Baltic team scored another 4 consecutive points in the third quarter
to dominate the game. Drenovac closed the third at 37:56 from the free
throw line. Serbia won the last period 15:10 but Lithuanian thoughts
were far away from the game itself. They celebrated 66:52 victory to
remain with the perfect record.
Germany - U16 Slovakia 96-56 Germany continued its domination on U16 European
Championship division B in
Sarajevo. This time
faced with German's power suffering 40-point defeat. It means that
Germany ended Preliminary Round with perfect score 5-0 in Group A. It
will continue championship in Group E of the Qualifying Round for 1st to
8th place. Two top teams from this group will advance to the semifinals.
On the other hand
Slovakia is a fifth ranked team in
Group A so it will be transferred to the Classification Round for 17th
to 23rd place.
Slovakia had surprisingly good first
quarter ending it 14-17. It was a sign the Germans to wake up what they
immediately done. Mostly owing to him
Phillip Neumann (206-C-92),
Germany created impressive 16-0 run
for 30-17 at the center of the second frame.
Slovakia succeeded to made some points but very
soon Erik Muller joined
Phillip Neumann helping
Germany to end this frame with
another 12-0 series for huge 46-25 at the half time. At that point of
game it was already clear that
Germany will stay undefeated in
Sarajevo after five days.
Germany played another 10 minutes on
a high level setting the score on 71-34 before the last frame.
Germany got the most from
Phillip Neumann, who collected 22 points and 8 boards. Erik
Muller was behind him with 15 points and 6 boards while
GROUP ELithuania U16 - Greece U16 97:67
Lithuanian U16 National Team climbed to 3-0 record in the Qualifying
Round Group E at the European Championship in Italy. They defeated
Greece at the start of the second tournaments stage and remained at the
helm of the pool.
Dovydas Redikas (193-F-92) nailed 22 point to pace Lithuania.
Jonas Valanciunas (209-C-92) added 21 points and 11 boards for the
Giorgos Mavrogiannis (192-F-92) answered with game-high 26 points
but once again his effort was insufficient to give Greece victory.
Lithuania opened the game with a 7:0 rally to step in front for good in
this one. They eased to a 26:12 lead after ten minutes of action.
Giorgos Mavrogiannis knocked down two trebles early in the second
quarter to cut the deficit to 10 points but it was just a spark from
Greek team. Lithuania continued their dominance and established a 47:29
advantage at the interval.
Dovydas Redikas opened the second half with a three-pointer as the
Baltic team stretched the gap to 21 points. All Greece could do was to
cut the distance to 17 points at the end of the third quarter however
Lithuania quickly restored a safe difference and cruised to the victory
at the end.
Vytenis Cizauskas (188-G-92) tallied 17 points and 9 rebounds for
Panagiotis Papoulias (189-G-92) scored 11 points in defeat.
Lithuania outrebounded their opponents 61:21 and limited them to 38%
accuracy from the field. The winners sank 46% of field goals.
Division B. Preliminary Round Day4 - Aug. 18, 2008
GROUP ALuxembourg U16- Belgium U16 34:75
Luxembourg U16: Laurent 12, Melcher 8
Belgium U16: Loontiens 12, Renier 10, Vandenweyer 8
Belgium U16 stormed past Luxembourg U16 in Day 4 of the European
Championship Men Division B. The team moved to the top with 75:34
dominating the whole game. Luxembourg U16 however could win the
second quarter 14:13, but it was nothing in comparison with the
others. Loontiens paced all the winners with 12 points. Renier
scored 10, whilst Vandenweyer netted 8. Laurent finished the game
with 12 points in the losing effort and Melcher produced 8.
Vitali Liutych was unstoppable with 31 points and 12 rebounds
for Belarus U16 in Day 4. Slovak Republic U16 struggled hard but did
not find an answer for the hot player. Skamarokhau netted 12 and
Strukau scored 9 in a 81:61 victory. Luley top-scored for the Slovak
team with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Belarus U16 improved to 2-2,
while Slovak Republic U16 dropped to 1-3.
Estonia U16-Germany U16 51:72
Estonia U16: Raap 12, Vaino 8
Germany U16: Fulle 15,
Jarelle Reischel (194-F-92) 10, Monninghoff 9
On Day 4 Germany U16 beat Estonia U16 in the last game of the group
tonight. Another massive 29:9 was too much for the Baltic side.
Estonia U16 lost also the second and the third quarters to trail 26
points after 30 minutes of the game. The last quarter however saw
19:12 for Estonia that somehow reduced the gap. Fulle led the
winners with 15 points to 4-0 record.
Jarelle Reischel ended up with 10, whilst Monninghoff added 9.
Raap posted 12 in defeat and Vaino scored 8.
Montenegro U16- Iceland U16 85:68
Nemanja Djurisic (-92) 22, Pajovic 14, Djordan 14
Iceland U16: Palsson 14+9 rebs, Kristjansson 12
Montenegro U16 did not have any difficulties reaching 4-0 record as
the team stun Iceland U16 85:68. The only problem was the first half
when Iceland was even in front, 41:35. A 34:8 in the third quarter
however solved all the problems for the favorite of Group B.
Nemanja Djurisic led the winners with 22 points, Pajovic and
Djordan followed him with 14 apiece. Palsson top-scored for Iceland
U16 with 14 points and 9 rebounds, whilst Kristjansson had 12
Austria U16-Bosnia and Herzegovina U16 80:86
Austria U16: Vancura 28, Saukel 20
Bosnia and Herzegovina U16: Ivic 15, Vucic 12, Micic 11, Latifagic
Bosnia and Herzegovina U16 grabbed 25:22 in the opening quarter and
improved to 42:33 at the halftime. Austria U16 however woke up in
the third when they stormed with 30:11 splash. Bosnia and
Herzegovina U16 had some time for the rest and then replied with
33:17 in the last to seal the third win. Ivic top-scored for the
hosts with 15 points. Vucic posted 12, whilst Micic and Latifagic
netted 11 each. Vancura produced 28 points for the guests and Saukel
Division A. Preliminary Round Day 3 - Aug. 18, 2008
Serbia U16 - Greece U16 77:73 Serbian U16 National Team celebrated their second win at
the European Championship in Italy. They defeated Greece and
advanced to the qualifying round of the tournament. Greece also
booked their spot in the next round despite the loss. They fell to
1-2 record and occupied the third place in preliminary Group A.
Greek side jumped to a 10:2 lead early on and maintained it
throughout the opening stanza. Djordje Drenovac,
Aleksandar Cvetkovic (180-G-93) and Dumic capped the first
quarter with 6 straight points and Serbia trailed by just 3 points.
The teams kept it close throughout the second stanza and were all
tied at 40 at the interval.
Giorgos Mavrogiannis (192-F-92) nailed 4 points in a 7:0 rally
that put Greece back in charge early in the third frame. The lead
changed hands several times before Panagiotis Papoulias sealed the
third quarter outcome at 58:57 for Greece.
Giorgos Mavrogiannis tipped off the fourth quarter with 8 points
in a row and the margin was stretched to 9 points. Serbia refused to
fold and used an 11:2 rally midway through the quarter to draw
things level at 71.
Luka Igrutinovic (194-G-92) and
Aleksandar Cvetkovic chipped in 5 straight points for Serbia
late in the game and ensured the winning outcome for the Balkan
Luka Igrutinovic nailed 20 points for Serbia.
Strahinja Mladenovic (198-F-92) added 16 points and 7 boards,
Aleksandar Cvetkovic secured 13 points for the winners.
Giorgos Mavrogiannis led all scorers with 22 points for Greece.
Nikos Terpos (194-G-92) came up with 15 points in defeat.
Italy U16 - Czech Republic U16 57:58 Italian U16 National Team was unable to post their first
win at the home European Championship. They lost by a virtue of just
one point to Group A winners Czech Republic and missed the
Qualifying Round. Italy thus suffered their third defeat in a row
and remained at the bottom of the ladder. They will fight to avoid
relegation in the Classification round. Czech team meanwhile scored
their third consecutive victory and entered the next stage of the
tournament from the top position in the pool. David Hrncir (196-F-92) knocked down 11 points to lead balanced
Jan Hartman (192-G-92) and
Division B. Preliminary Round Day 2 - Aug. 17, 2008
Estonia U16- Belgium U16 59:81
Estonia U16: Raap 13, Pold 12
Belgium U16: Vandenweyer 19, Desiron 17+14 rebs, Hartshorne 10,
Belgium won the game over Estonia in Day 2 of the U16 European
Championship Men Division B. Trailing 16:15 after the opening
quarter Belgium led the game to the winning 81:59 end. Belgium
finished the game with 24:16 in the last period and tied the record
at 1-1. Vandenweyer paced all the winners with 19 points. Desiron
collected 17 points and 14 rebounds, while Hartshorne and Schwartz
added 10 each. Raap posted 13 in defeat and Pold ended up with 12
On Day 2 Germany stun Belarus U16 87:54 to take 2-0 record. In the
beginning of the game Belrus resisted a lot and trailed only 17:18.
Even after the second period Germany did not feel comfortable in the
game having 7 points advantage. The second half was too good for the
favorites that grabbed the win.
Phillip Neumann was unstoppable with 17 points and 17 rebounds.
Monninghoff nailed 14, while Reischel added 12.
Vitali Liutych collected 18 points and 11 rebounds in defeat,
whilst Strukau posted 10.
Luxembourg U16 and Slovak Republic U16 battled for the first win in
Day 2 of U16 European Championship Men Division B in Sarajevo.
Luxembourg U16 first won two periods and had 14 points at the
halftime. Slovak Republic U16 bounced back with 26:16 in the third
period and then finished the fourth with 20:16. In overtime Slovak
Republic U16 was stronger 14:11 as well as in the game 90:87. Luley
led the winners with 27 points and 4 rebounds. Zibrinyi collected 23
points and 10 rebounds, while
Jaroslav Moravek had 15 points and 17 boards. Schmit top-scored
in defeat with 24, while Melcher netted 23.
Montenegro U16-Netherlands U16 93:75
Montenegro U16: Djordan 18, Novakovic 18+12 rebs, Vulevic 14
Netherlands U16: Burger 18, De Haas 17
In the second game for both teams Montenegro U16 overcame
Netherlands U16 93:75. The winners took the lead from the first
minutes and enjoyed 26:18 after the first 10 minutes of the game.
They won also the second and the third quarters to have a good
deficit before the last stanza. Djordan and Novakovic paced all the
winners with 18 points. Vulevic followed them with 14 as his team is
now 2-0 in the group. Burger ended up with 18 points in defeat and
De Haas posted 17.
Austria U16-Iceland U16 58:69
Austria U16: Diesner 12, Saukel 11+11 rebs
Iceland U16: Palsson 27+15 rebs, Fjeldsted 15, Kristjansson 14
Iceland U16 won over Austria U16 69:58 in Day 2 of U16 European
Championship Men Division B in Sarajevo. Palsson was unstoppable
with 27 points and 15 rebounds. Fjeldsted supported him with 15
points and Kristjansson added 14. Diesner top-scored for Austria
with 12 points and Saukel collected 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Iceland U16 grabbed 24:13 lead after the opening quarter to be in
front until the end of the
Division B. Preliminary Round Day 3 - Aug. 17, 2008
Belgium U16- Slovak Republic U16 81:51
In August 17th Belgium U16 stun Slovak Republic U16 81:51. It was an
easy start for the winners that shocked the opponents with 23:5 in
the opening quarter. The game was almost even in the next three
quarters, but Belgium U16 remained in front and never looked behind.
They finished the game with 19:13 in the last period to seal another
win in the group. Gorgemans led the winners with 20 points.
Hartshorne netted 13, while Goetgeluck posted 11. Luley top-scored
with 16 points in defeat and Galata added 9.
On Day 3 Estonia U16 beat Belarus U16 74:67. Estonia U16 opened the
campaign with 26:22 in the opening quarter, but could not hold the
lead in the first half. Belarus U16 won the second period 22:15 to
stay in front, 51:44. Anyway Estonia U16 was too good in the third
period producing 19:5 to seal the second win in the tournament.
Suija led the winners with 18 points. Puidet collected 14 points and
13 boards, while Laane scored 11.
Vitali Liutych ended up with 25 points and 8 rebounds for
On Day 3 Germany U16 destroyed Luxembourg U16 100:39. A massive
33:13 was a great start for the winners in the game. They moved to
the defensive 12:5 in the second to have 27 points deficit at the
halftime. The task for the last minutes was to reach 100 and
Luxembourg U16 could not stop the favorites.
Jarelle Reischel top-scored for Germany with 18 points and 5
Phillip Neumann collected 16 points and 10 rebounds,while
Breunig scored 16 points and made 8 boards.
Iceland U16-Netherlands U16 58:61
Iceland U16: Kristjansson 20, Palsson 15+11 rebs
Netherlands U16: Burger 24, De Haas 19+12 rebs, Van Tongeren 6+8
Netherlands U16 beat Iceland U16 in a tough game of Day 3. Iceland
U16 won the opening quarter 22:17 and had 1 points deficit at the
halftime. Another 12:11 in the third quarter remained them in front,
but Netherlands U16 pushed the tempo in the last period. Burger led
the winners with 24 points. De Haas collected 19 points and 12
rebounds, while Van Tongeren posted 6 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
Kristjansson ended up with 20 points in defeat, whilst Palsson had
15 points and 11 rebounds.
Bosnia and Herzegovina U16-Montenegro U16 87:90 OT
Bosnia and Herzegovina U16: Ivic 19, Vucic 16
Mladen Novakovic (-92) 25+7 rebs, Kalic 17+9 rebs, Djordan 16
Montenegro U16 wins an overtime thriller over the hosts. Bojan
Ratkovic made a lay-up with 13 seconds remaining in overtime as
Montenegro edged Bosnia-Herzegovina 90:87 at the U16 European
Championship Division B in Sarajevo. It was one of the best games in
the tournament so far and
Division A. Preliminary Round Day 2 - Aug. 16, 2008
GROUP ASerbia U16-Czech Republic U16 52:57
Czech Republic U16 won the second game of U16 European
Championship in Italy. Trailing 10:18 after the opening quarter
the Czechs grabbed 57:52 win over Serbia U16.
Tomas Vyoral (175-G-92) (175-G-92) top-scored for the
winners with 12 points.
Milan Ryska (202-C-92, agency:
PPGroup) collected 10 points and 9 rebounds, while
Pavel Kriz (195-F/C-86) netted 9. Mladenovic top-scored with
17 points in defeat and Siladi had 9. The Czechs are still
perfect with a 2-0 record while Serbia have dropped to 1-1.
Tomorrow Czech Republic will take on the local team of Italy
while Serbia will play Greece.
Serbia was a favorite and proved it with an easy start. The team
quickly climbed to a 15:3 lead when Mladenovic made a lay-up.
Honomichl reduced the gap for his team for 18:10 in the end of
the first. Czech Republic U16 found the way to tie the score at
24:24 with 2 minutes in the second. The Czechs completed a 15-2
to hold a 34:28 lead midway in the third. Siladi closed the
period at 40:43 with 10 minutes to play. Serbia tied the score
again for 45:45. Siladi gave his team 50:49 lead after a
jump-shot. Czech Republic U16 however created a 8-2 run to seal
the second straight win.
Greece U16-Italy U16 74:72
Group A of U16 European Championship saw another loss of the
home team. Greece defeated Italy 74:72 due to the last
Nikos Terpos (200-G-79) (200-G-79) led the winners with
Linos Chrysikopoulos (195-G-92) posted 18, while
Giorgos Mavrogiannis (192-F-92) added 10.
Tommaso Ingrosso (205-G/F-92) ended up with 24 for the
Milan Ryska (202-C-92, agency:
PPGroup) stepped up for Czech team as he tallied 13
points and 11 boards in the win. It was a close game from
beginning till the end however a strong performance from
Czech team in the second and third frames allowed them to
score a dramatic victory at the end. Greece opened the game
confidently crafting a 10:2 lead early on. Czech Republic
soon cut the deficit and trailed by just 3 points at the
first break. Lipovy fired from beyond the arc early in the
second period to put Czechs in front 22:20. The teams traded
baskets before Vyoral closed the first half with a jump shot
to give Czech Republic a 31:29 advantage. Czech team opened
the second half with a 7:1 run to clear off to an 8-point
distance. Greece answered late in the third period when they
exploded with an 11:0 surge to regain the advantage at
44:42. Vyoral, Hrncir and
Milan Ryska had their say for Czechs as they knocked
down 7 straight points to keep Czech Republic in charge
49:44 after three quarters of action. The teams kept it
close throughout the fourth frame before Kriz, Vyoral and
Hrncir gave Czech Republic a 66:57 advantage with less than
2 minutes remaining. Honomici stretched it to 10 points
moments later and despite Greece capped regulation with 7
straight points they failed to reach their opponents. Vyoral
contributed 12 points, while Hrncir had 10 points and 10
boards for the winners.
Giorgos Mavrogiannis (192-F-92) replied with game-high
26 points for Greece.
Tasos Antonakis (204-C-92) and
Linos Chrysikopoulos (195-G-92) had 10 points apiece in
Italy U16 - Serbia U16 62:70
The reigning U16 European champions began their tile defense
with an energy-consuming win over hosting Italy in Group A
Djordje Drenovac (197-F-92) tallied 17 points and 10
boards for Serbia in the win.
Nunzio Sabbatino (190-G-92) answered with 14 points for
Italy in defeat. The teams stayed closed in the opening
minutes before Serbia burst out with an 8:0 rally to make it
16:8 midway through the first period.
Djordje Drenovac and Nastic capped the first frame with
4 straight points and Serbia enjoyed a 22:13 lead. However
Italy opened the second frame with 9 unanswered points to
knot things up. Dumic and
Djordje Drenovac accounted for four freebies late in the
Division B. Preliminary Round Day 1 - Aug. 15, 2008
Belgium U16-Germany U16 50:84
Belgium U16: Schwartz 8,
Germany U16: Phillip Neumann (206-C-92) 14+6
Germany beat Belgium on Day 1 of the tournament. The
German side won all the quarters and led the game to
84:50 win. Belgium tried hard in the first quarter but
had nothing to do in the second.
Phillip Neumann led the winners with 14
points and 6 rebounds.
netted 13, while Heckmann posted 12. Schwartz top-scored for
Belgium with 8 points and
Delva had 7.
Slovak Republic U16-Estonia U16 60:82
Slovak Republic U16:
Jaroslav Moravek (-92) 10,
Estonia U16: Raap 18,
Estonia started the U16 European Championship Men
Division B in Sarajevo. The team had already played
two games and reached one win in them.
Estonia won the opener of the tournament beating
Slovak Republic U16 82:60. Estonia managed to take
the lead in the opening quarter and never looked
behind. Slovak Republic U16 could win only the last
period 23:21 but it was not enough to catch up with
the opponent. Raap led the winners with 18 points.
posted 16, while Vaino hit 14.
Jaroslav Moravek top-scored for Slovak
Republic with 10 points,
netted 9 each.
Belarus U16 started the campaign in Sarajevo at the
U16 European Championship Men Division B. The team
flew to the win in the opener but then lost to
Germany U16 in the second game.Belarus U16 overcame
Luxembourg U16 91:58 in the opener of U16 European
Championship Men Division B. Belarus notched 29:12
advantage after the opening quarter to have an easy
end of the game. Moreover Belarus won all the
periods in the campaign.
Vitali Liutych and
top-scored with 16 points, while
netted 15. Melcher
European Championship Division C. Finals - Jul. 2, 2008
Scotland U16 - Wales U16 102:39 Scottish U16 Team improved on the 2006
European championship result this year. They thumped
Welsh U16 side to claim the Gold medals of the 2008
edition of the event. Wales could not put up a
worthy fight in the Final yesterday. Scottish
players were dominant right from the start and never
loosened the grip throughout the action. Alasdair
Fraser came up with yet another extra class
performance leading Scotland to a stunning victory.
He tallied 38 points and 9 boards to almost outscore
Wales singlehandedly. His four points early in the
game put Scottish side 6:0 up. Alasdair Fraser
dropped 16 points in the first frame and Scotland
enjoyed a 33:9 lead. Scottish side opened the second
period on a 12:0 run to pile up a 32-point cushion.
Finally Wales managed to answer with some decent
stuff as Daniel Pulman and Adams dropped
back-to-back trebles. But it was just a brief
display of skills from Wales as they trailed by 38
points at the interval. The teams traded baskets in
the third period with Scotland still mounting their
advantage. The scoreboard read 77:30 at the end of
the third stanza and Wales were done for the day.
Scottish team breezed to an overall victory at the
end finalizing an overwhelming success for Scottish
U16 side. Lee Reilly provided 17 points for
Scotland. Jonathan Bunyan had 12 points and 8
assists for the winners. Daniel Pulman and Alex
Kilmartin answered with 8 points apiece for Wales.
Jared Adams secured 7 points in defeat.
Scotland U16: Alasdair Fraser 38,
Lee Reilly 17, Jonathan Bunyan 12 Wales U16: Daniel Pulman 8, Alex
Moldova U16 - Gibraltar U16 75:69 (2 OT) Moldovan U16 National Team earned the spot
at the pedestal at the European championship in
Division C. They defeated hosting Gibraltar in the
consolation final to claim Bronze medals. The game
turned into a real basketball thriller that lasted
for 50 minutes. Moldova used two overtimes before
celebrating a dramatic win at the end. The hosts got
to a better start to the game. Gracia and Sercombe
capped the first frame with three straight trebles
and Gibraltar piled up a 16:12 lead after ten
minutes of action. Gracia fired 5 more points early
in the second stanza and Moldova found themselves
down by 7 points. The home side maintained the gap
throughout the second period and enjoyed a 29:22
lead at halftime. Aston-Fox and Sercombe opened up a
double-digit lead for Gibraltar at the start of the
third period. But Moldovan players stayed close and
Mescoi and Cojuhari clipped the distance to a single
point with one quarter to go. Cojuhari fired beyond
the arc to tip off the fourth term and Moldova were
in the driving seat at 45:43. The lead changed hands
for several times throughout the final stanza before
Mescois three-pointer gave Moldova a 59:55 lead with
just over a minute left in regulation. But Gibraltar
found time to answer. Sercombe converted
back-to-back layups to force the first extra term.
Aston-Fox and Lagares propelled the hosts to 65:61
advantage in overtime but this time it was Moldova
to come from behind. Carali nailed 4 freebies in the
final seconds and the teams headed into the second
extra frame. Mescoi drained 7 points in it and
Moldova pulled away with a sizzling 75:69 victory at
the end. Carali finished the game with massive 24
points and 22 boards to pace Moldova. Mescoi had 22
points and 12 boards in a winning case. Gracia
answered with 21 points for Gibraltar. Aston-Fox
secured 15 points and 20 caroms in a loss.
Moldova U16: Vladimir Carali 24+22
boards, Sergei Mescoi 22+12 boards Gibraltar U16: Nicholas Gracia 21,
Derek Aston-Fox 15+20 boards
Monaco U16 - Malta U16 73:51 Maltese U16 National Team
European Championship Division C. Day 4 - Jul. 1, 2008
Wales U16 - Moldova U16 68:55 Welsh U16 National Team earned the spot in
the European Championship in Division C Final.
Yesterday they outlasted Moldova to advance to the
championship game. There Wales will face their
neighbours Scotland on Tuesday. Moldova will play
against Gibraltar in the consolation final. Wales
opened the game confidently as Daniel Pulman scored
quick 5 points to put them in front. He teamed up
with Kilmartin to knock back-back to trebles and
Wales led 18:15 after ten minutes of action.
Cojuhari scored 7 straight points for Moldova to
open the second period as they surged ahead 22:20.
However Daniel Pulman and Moore kept Wales close.
Soon a couple of treys from Kilmartin and Moore
allowed Wales to spur in front 37:30. Pulman crowned
the first half with two free throws to make it 39:32
for Wales at the interval. Daniel Pulman canned 8
points early in the third stanza and Moldova trailed
by 15. Wales maintained the margin throughout the
third stanza and enjoyed a 12-point cushion heading
into the fourth term. However two trebles from
Melniciuc and one more from Mescoi cut the deficit
to just 5 points midway through the fourth quarter.
But it was once again Daniel Pulman to ensure the
winning outcome for the Welsh side. He came up with
5 points in the late stages and brought Wales to the
victory. Daniel Pulman finished with impressive 36
points, 8 boards and 6 assists. Moore and Kilmartin
had 10 points apiece for the winners. Carali
answered with 19 points and 9 boards for Moldova.
Melniciuc had 11 points and 11 boards in defeat.
Wales U16: Daniel Pulman 36,
Alexander Moore 10, Alex Kilmartin 10 Moldova U16: Vladimir Carali 19,
Denis Melniciuc 11+11 boards
Scotland U16 - Gibraltar U16 103:52
Scottish U16 National Team is looking to improve on
the 2006 European Championship in Division C result.
Scotland finished in the second place that year but
they received the chance to claim the crown this
year. Scotland advanced to the title game yesterday
holding off Gibraltar in the semifinal. Alisdair
Fraser exploded with 31 points and 11 boards and the
Tartan left no chance for the hosts. Reilly and
Fraser teamed up for 22 points in the first period
and Scotland grabbed a 31:16 lead. Trebles from
Grieve and Haldane stretched the gap to as many as
21 points. Six straight points from Alasdair Fraser
carried Scottish side to a 49:21 advantage midway
through the second period. Moreno scored 5 points
for Gibraltar late in the first half but the hosts
trailed by 32 at the sides change. Scotland wisely
kept the home side at bay throughout the third frame
and enjoyed a 41-point cushion before the final
stanza. The visitors never looked back in the final
frame and eased to an overall victory at the end.
Reilly came up with 17 points, while Haldane scored
11 in a winning effort. Kevan Sercombe replied with
13 points for Gibraltar. Sercombe and Moreno had 10
points apiece in a loss. Scotland will take on Wales
in todays championship game. Gibraltar will be
opposed by Moldovan team in the consolation final.
Malta U16 - San Marino U16 49:40 Maltese U16 National Team grabbed a narrow
win over San Marino to fight for the 5th spot at the
European Championship in Division C. Malta will take
on Monaco in tomorrows game. Bugeja started the game
confidently as his 6 points put Malta in charge
12:5. Maltese youngsters drove to a 15:9 lead at the
first intermission. Bugeja and Cilia teamed up for 8
points early in the second stanza and Malta
stretched their lead to 15
European Championship Division C. Day 3 - Jun. 29, 2008
Scotland U16 - Malta U16 114:25
Scottish U16 National Team thrashed Maltese
counterparts to claim the top spot in the
preliminary Group B of the European championship in
Division C. Scotland advanced to the semifinal where
they would meet hosting Gibraltar tomorrow. The game
against Malta turned into a rather one-sided traffic
with Scotland having an overwhelming dominance.
Scotland opened the game with a stunning 20:0 run to
leave Malta far behind. Gatt nailed a freebie to
give Malta their first points with just over 4
minutes remaining in the first period. Scotland
enjoyed a 23:5 advantage at the first intermission.
Fraser opened the second frame with 8 points in a
row to give Scottish side an unassailable lead. They
drove to a 52:13 lead at halftime. Fraser added 4
unanswered points to tip off the second half.
Scotland went on a 15:2 run and never looked back
afterwards. Alasdair Fraser knocked down 20 points
to lead Scottish side. Bryan Munnoch had 17 points,
while Jonathan Bunyan and Cameron Buchan delivered
15 points apiece for the winners. David Bugeja
answered with 9 points for Malta. Maltese team takes
on San Marino in the lower playoffs tomorrow.
Scotland U16: Alasdair Fraser 20,
Bryan Munnoch 17 Malta U16: David Bugeja 9
Wales U16 - Monaco U16 64:53 Welsh U16 National Team pulled away with a
hard-fought win over Monaco on the last day of
preliminary action at the European Championship in
Division C. Thus Wales clinched the spot in the
semifinal where they would take on Moldova tomorrow.
Monaco meanwhile remained winless as they head to
lower playoffs to face Andorra on Monday. Pulman and
Trotman put Wales ahead early in the game 8:2.
However four points from Rosenal allowed Monaco to
get back on track. Varitto, Barte and Souciant
capped the first frame with 6 points in a row and
Monaco held to a 15:12 lead. The lead changed hands
for a couple of times throughout the second term
before Rosenal made it 26:24 going into the main
change. Wales used a 7:0 run late in the third
stanza to grab a 48:37 advantage before the fourth
quarter. Monaco cut the gap to 3 points midway
through the frame but Pulman scored 4 straight
points to ensure a 7-point buffer for Welsh side
with 3 minutes remaining in regulation. He then
added 3 more points to give Wales a 10-point lead
with 34 seconds left and actually sealed the winning
outcome. Daniel Pulman scored 19 points to pace
Wales. Alex Kilmartin knocked down 16 points in a
winning effort. Robert Rosenal answered with 14
points and 14 boards for Monaco. Maxime Varitto
posted 12 points and 11 boards in a loss. Wales
outrebounded their opponents 53:43 and shot 36% from
the field. Monaco managed just 31% of field goals.
Wales U16: Daniel Pulman 19, Alex
Kilmartin 16 Monaco U16: Robert Rosenal 14+14
boards, Maxime Varitto 12+11 boards
Moldova U16 - Gibraltar U16 85:40 Moldovan U16 National Team celebrated their
third consecutive win at the European championship
in Division C. They held off the hosts Gibraltar and
clinched the first place in the preliminary Pool A.
Moldova will now take on Wales in the semifinal
battle. Gibraltar also booked the semifinal ticket
despite loss. They will face Scotland in the
playoffs. The start of the game was for Gibraltar.
Gracia and Power drained three-pointers and the home
team led 8:3 early on. But Moldova soon took over
and jumped ahead to lead 15:12 after the starting
frame. Gracia nailed another trey to square things
up early in the second stanza but Moldova had an
answer in store. They went on a 9:0 run to take a
sigh of relief. Moldovan team kept the hosts at bay
through the rest of the quarter and rolled to the
main break ahead 34:24. Cojuhari and Mescoi dropped
back-to-back trebles and Carali ad
European Championship Division C. Day 2 - Jun. 28, 2008
Moldova U16 - San Marino U16 64:44
Moldovan U16 National Team grabbed their second
consecutive win at the start of the European
Championship in Division C. Today they held off San
Marino to go on top of preliminary Group A. Guerra
put San Marino ahead 3:0 at the very beginning of
the game. But Moldova soon drew things even and the
teams rolled to a 12:12 tie-game after ten minutes
of action. Ribac scored 5 points in a row to open
the second frame and put Moldova in front. Moretti
and Stefanelli cut the deficit but Moldova kept on
forcing the issue. Carali scored 4 points and
Melniciuc capped the first half with a layup for a
30:17 Moldovan advantage. Melniciuc scored 5 points
in an 8:0 rally from Moldova at the start of the
third quarter. He tallied 9 points in the third
quarter and Moldova led comfortably 50:30 heading
into the final period. Giancecchi sparked hope for
San Marino as he netted 4 straight points early in
the fourth but the effort was quickly denied
Cojuhari. Modlova kept their opponents at bay
through the rest of the contest and finalized an
impressive victory. Denis Melniciuc led all scorers
with 14 points. Nicolai Cojuhari added 11 points in
a win. San Marino answered with 13 points from
Davide Macina. Three players came up with 6 points
apiece in a losing case. Moldova booked their
semifinal spot and would wrap preliminary action
against hosting Gibraltar tomorrow.
Moldova U16: Denis Melniciuc 14,
Nicolai Cojuhari 11 San Marino U16: Davide Macina 13
Malta U16 - Monaco U16 43:42 Maltese U16 National Team remained hopeful
about their semifinal ambitions at the European
championship in Division C. They managed to rebound
after a stunning loss to Wales to put up a do-or-die
fight against Monaco. Malta used a trey from Bugeja
and a jumper from Cilia to gain a 7:4 lead early in
the encounter. But Monaco answered with 8 unanswered
points to cap the quarter and enjoyed a 15:11
advantage at the first break. Thirouard scored 4
points in a row and put Monaco ahead 22:15 midway
through the second stanza. Ronal capped a
low-scoring second frame with a freebie and Monaco
led 23:15 at the interval. Thirouard added 4 more
points at the start of the third term as Monaco
built a comfortable 12-point cushion. However Cilia
knocked down a jumper to ignite a 10:2 run from
Malta to put the team just 4 points behind Monaco
late in the quarter. Borg crowned the third frame
with a long bomb and Malta trailed 28:30 heading
into the final period. Borg and Bugeja put Malta in
charge shortly after the start of the fourth term.
The lead changed hands for 4 times before Cilia sank
a layup for a 41:40 Maltese lead with just over a
minute left in regulation. Ronenal answered with a
jump shot to retain the advantage for Monaco. Malta
had 42 seconds to pull away with a victory. Bugeja
was accurate from the field giving Malta a 43:42
lead with 21 seconds on the clock. Robinaud and
Bugeja exchanged turnovers and finally Thirouard
committed a travelling and Malta celebrated the
initial win at the tournament.
David Bugeja was dominant with 15 points, 10 boards
and 8 steals. Mark Cilia contributed 10 points and
12 boards for the winners. Jeremy Thirouard chipped
in 11 points to pace Monaco. Robert Rosenahl had 10
points and 15 boards in defeat.
Malta U16: David Bugeja 15+10
boards, Mark Cilia 10+12 boards Monaco U16: Jeremy Thirouard 11,
Robert Rosenahl 10+15 boards
Scotland U16 - Wales U16 97:58 Scottish U16 National Team claimed their
second win in a row at the European Championship in
Division C that is being held in Gibraltar now. Both
teams entered the contest untamed with confident
wins in the opening round. And the starting minutes
of the game proved they were well-matched. Pulman
European Championship Division C. Day 1 - Jun. 27, 2008
Moldova U16 - Andorra U16 71:61 Moldovan U16 National team got to a winning
start of the European championship in Division C
campaign. The event tipped off in Gibraltar and saw
eight teams taking part. Moldova got into
preliminary Pool A together with Andorra, Gibraltar
and San Marino. Another group comprised Malta,
Scotland, Monaco and Wales. Moldova met with Andorra
in the starting game. Andorra began the game
aggressively as Palleja and Casellas drained
back-to-back three-pointers to lift the team in
front. Cojuhari nailed 5 points to keep Moldova in
visibility. Soon Mescoi scored 8 straight points for
Moldovan team and lead them ahead 15:13. Calvis and
Cerda capped the first frame with 4 points and
Andorra claimed a 17:15 advantage after the first
quarter. Moldova struck back early in the second
quarter as they surged ahead through 4 consecutive
points from Melniciuc. The lead changed hands for
several times before Kaigodorov sealed the first
half outcome at 28:23 for Moldova. Modlovan team
stretched the gap to 10 points heading into the
fourth term. Andorra failed to cut the deficit in
the final minutes and suffered the first loss at the
competition. Mescoi nailed 20 points and grabbed 9
boards to lead Moldova. Cojuhari added 19 points and
8 caroms, while Carali had 14 points and 14 boards
in a winning case. Casellas answered with 13 points
and 8 boards for Andorra Juniors. Palleja
contributed 12 points in a loss. Moldova will face
San Marino, while Andorra will take on Gibraltar
Wales U16 - Malta U16 78:20 Welsh U16 National Team got to a flying
start of their European Championship in Division C
campaign. They held off Maltese counterparts for the
first win at the tournament. The game turned into a
one-sided traffic with Welsh thumping their
opponents. The teams got to a slow start of the game
with Trotman and Hinchliffe giving Wales a 10:3 lead
at the end of the starting period. Wales went on a
12:0 run in the second quarter to clear off to a
25:7 mark. Coleman capped the first half with 3
points to give Welsh side a 30:8 lead at the
interval. Adams and Owen teamed up for 10 unanswered
points late in the third stanza as Wales accumulated
a 48:10 advantage. Wales kept on piling point
untamed in the final minutes. They breezed to an
easy victory at the end toppling the ladder in
preliminary Group B. Hinchlife secured 18 points and
15 boards for Wales. Kilmartin added 10 points for
the winners. Bugeja led Malta with 7 points in
defeat. Wales had an outstanding dominance in all
game components. They outrebounded their opponents
64:32 and forced those to unbelievable 52 turnovers.
Maltese team also shot only 17% from the field.
Wales answered with 38% accuracy from the field.
Malta will try to rebound against Monaco today.
Wales takes on Scotland today.
Wales U16: Michael Hinchlife 18+15
boards, Alex Kilmartin 10 Malta U16: David Bugeja 7
Scotland U16 - Monaco U16 83:29
Scottish U16 National Team celebrated the initial
victory at the European Championship in Division C
in Gibraltar. They dispatched Monaco Juniors
yesterday and climbed on top of Group B together
with Wales. Buchan scored 4 points and Scotland
jumped to a 10:0 lead at the start of the game.
Rosenal and Sprile cut the deficit but just to see
Scottish team went on a 13:0 run to maintain a 25:8
advantage at the first intermission. Scotland opened
the second quarter with an 11:0 rally to leave
Monaco far behind. Scotland cruised later on
finalizing a stunning win at the end. Alasdair
Fraser knocked down 26 points for Scotland. Buchan
added 15 points for the winner
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