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European Championships U16 2012 - Men Basketball


Division A  Division B  Division C  

Play-Off bracket1


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European Championships U16 Final Standings
 1. Turkey
 2. France
 3. Serbia
 4. Italy
 5. Germany
 6. Poland
 7. Spain
 8. Croatia
 9. Greece
 10. Latvia
 11. Lithuania
 12. Ukraine
 13. Russia
 14. Slovenia
 15. Czech Rep.
 16. U.Kingdom
Points Per Game
 Matej SVOBODA
  (200-PF-96)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Svoboda, CZE19.7 
 2. Arapovic, CRO19.0 
 3. Kobets, UKR16.4 
 4. Garcia, ESP16.1 
 5. Stamatis, GRE15.9 
 6. Avenitis, LAT15.0 
 7. Mazalin, CRO15.0 
 8. Mussini, ITA14.6 
 9. Meznieks, LAT14.5 
 10. Sabonis, LTU14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Domantas SABONIS
  LTU
  (199-PF-96)
  Avg: 14.4
 1. Sabonis, LTU14.4 
 2. Lazarevic, SRB10.4 
 3. Karpenkov, RUS9.8 
 4. Donzelli, ITA9.3 
 5. Oliva, ITA9.0 
 6. Oghide, ENG8.2 
 7. Bozic, CRO8.0 
 8. Malmanis, LAT7.9 
 9. Wimberg, GER7.9 
 10. Arapovic, CRO7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Dominykas ZUPKAUSKAS
  (184-PG-96)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Zupkauskas, LTU6.9 
 2. Akodo, ENG5.2 
 3. Gavrilov, RUS4.9 
 4. Ory, FRA4.4 
 5. Zywert, POL4.2 
 6. Cima, LAT4.2 
 7. Mazalin, CRO4.1 
 8. Gecim, TUR3.7 
 9. Schmitt, GER3.4 
 10. Toliopoulos, GRE3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Marek ZYWERT
  (185-SG-96)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Zywert, POL3.4 
 2. Arapovic, CRO3.2 
 3. Donzelli, ITA2.6 
 4. Pryimak, UKR2.3 
 5. Ory, FRA2.3 
 6. Wlodarczyk, POL2.2 
 7. Svoboda, CZE2.2 
 8. Rossato, ITA2.1 
 9. Korolyatin, RUS2.1 
 10. Akodo, ENG2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Georgios PAPAGIANNIS
  (214-C-97)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Papagiannis, GRE2.4 
 2. Wimberg, GER1.9 
 3. Cavars, LAT1.8 
 4. Guven, TUR1.8 
 5. Sabonis, LTU1.4 
 6. Pryimak, UKR1.4 
 7. Pruefer, POL1.4 
 8. Malmanis, LAT1.4 
 9. Skranc, CZE1.3 
 10. Leczo, CZE1.2 
European Championships U16 Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. Italy 5-0 
 2. Turkey 3-2 
 3. Croatia 3-2 
 4. Spain 2-3 
 5. Ukraine 1-4 
 6. Latvia 1-4 
Group F
 1. Serbia 4-1 
 2. France 3-2 
 3. Germany 3-2 
 4. Poland 2-3 
 5. Lithuania 2-3 
 6. Greece 1-4 
Group G (places 13-16)
 1. Russia 6-0 
 2. Slovenia 3-3 
 3. Czech Rep. 2-4 
 4. U.Kingdom 1-5 
European Championships U16 Stage One Standings
Group A
 1. Italy 3-0 
 2. Turkey 2-1 
 3. Croatia 1-2 
 4. U.Kingdom 0-3 
Group B
 1. Spain 3-0 
 2. Ukraine 2-1 
 3. Latvia 1-2 
 4. Russia 0-3 
Group C
 1. Germany 3-0 
 2. Serbia 2-1 
 3. Lithuania 1-2 
 4. Slovenia 0-3 
Group D
 1. France 3-0 
 2. Greece 2-1 
 3. Poland 1-2 
 4. Czech Rep. 0-3 

Okben Ulubay of Turkey named MVP (Photo: FIBA Europe)


Turkey are new champions! (Photo: FIBA Europe)

4Berkan Durmaz Tofas Turkey
5Mert Basdan Anadolu Efes Turkey
6Bahadir Erdem Anadolu Efes Turkey
7Yigit Ene Anadolu Efes Turkey
8Ercan Bayrak 203-F-97 Fener.Ulker Turkey
9Arber Berisha
10Furkam Korkmaz Yesilyurt Turkey
11Haluk Turkylmaz
12Koray Erdogan Anadolu Efes Turkey
13Ridvan Oncel Bandirma Kir. Turkey
14Yunus Emre Akcay Bandirma Kir. Turkey
15Omer Faruk Yurtseven Fener.Ulker Turkey

Mustafa Derin Head Coach Tofas Turkey
Onur Cetin Assistant FMV Isik Turkey
Alpay Oztas Assistant
Okan Kilic coach


Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Awards 2012 - Jul 30, 2012

Eurobasket.com All-Tournament 1st Team 2012
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Okben Ulubay
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Federico Mussini
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Etienne Ory
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Jan Wimberg
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Marko Arapovic
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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

1st Team
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 (207-96) of Croatia

2nd Team
SG: Marek Zywert (185-96) of Poland
SG: Daniel Donzelli (199-96) of Italy
SF: Lovro Mazalin (198-97) of Croatia
PF: Domantas Sabonis (199-96) of Lithuania
C: Ilya Karpenkov (200-97) of Russia

3rd Team
PG: Luka Bozic (188-96) of Croatia
G: Dimitrios Stamatis (192-96) of Greece
SF: Pierfrancesco Oliva (200-96) of Italy
PF: Matej Svoboda (200-96) of Czech Rep.
PF: Mikhail Maleyko (203-96) of Russia

Honorable Mention
Nikola Pavlovic (199-PF-96) of Serbia
Oleksandr Kobets (192-SF-96) of Ukraine
Ervins Meznieks (184-F-96) of Latvia
Jules Akodo (G-96) of United Kingdom
Dominykas Zupkauskas (184-PG-96) of Lithuania
Kamil Zywert (188-PG-96) of Poland
Matej Kavas (193-G-96) of Slovenia
Antoine Wallez (202-PF-96) of France
Akif Guven (206-C-96) of Turkey
Federico Mussini (179-PG-96) of Italy


Turkey are new champions! - Jul 29, 2012

FINAL
France - Turkey 61-66
Turkey are the new U16 European champions. They overcame France in the title game tonight in Vilnius. Mehmet Alemdaroglu (205-F-96) posted 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the winners. Turkey set the tone early in the championship game. They went on a 9:2 run at the start of the game. Turkey maintained the lead and posted a 19:16 lead at the first break. The margin grew at 8-point mark midway through the second term. Turkey ensured a 37:33 halftime lead. Turkey opened a double-digit lead in the third term. They posted a 53:41 lead late in the quarter. France trimmed the distance to a single point 59:60 with just over three minutes remaining in regulation. Ediz Oktay (192-G-96) and Ulubay gave some breathing room for Turkey. Smock kept France hopeful but two free throws from Ediz Oktay sealed the victory for Turkey. Akif Guven (206-C-96) posted 12 points, while Ediz Oktay added 10 points for the winners. Lucas Dussoulier (196-PG-96) and Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot (194-F-96) answered with 11 points each for France.

3-4 Place
Italy - Serbia 69-83
Serbia stepped onto the pedestal at U16 European Championship. They defeated Italy to claim the Bronze medals. Serbia started the game strongly. They poured in 24 points in the opening quarter to take a 9-point lead. Serbia boosted the lead in the second quarter. They secured a 43:28 halftime lead. Serbia extended the lead in the third term. They secured a 61:44 lead at the final intermission. Italy fired 25 points in the final period but Serbia survived the challenge and clinched a comfortable win at the end. Ilija Dokovic (185-G-96) posted 15 points, while Nikola Pavlovic (199-PF-96) added 12 points for the winners. Riccardo Rossato (189-PG-96) answered with 18 points for Italy. Federico Mussini and Daniel Donzelli had 13 points each in the loss.

5-6 Place
Poland - Germany 59-74
German U16 National Team earned the fifth place at the European Championship in Latvia and Lithuania. They knocked down Poland on the final day of action. Niklas Kiel (202-SF-97) scored 21 points and grabbed 13 boards to lead the charge. Germany unloaded 29 points in the opening quarter to clear off. They secured an 18-point lead at the first break. Germany stretched the gap in the second quarter. They established a 51:26 halftime lead. Poland slowed their opponents down in the third term. They held Germany to 11 points to cut the deficit at 20-point mark. Poland got within 15 in the fourth frame but could not threaten the margin and lost at the end. Andreas Obst (190-SG-96) had 13 points, while Lars Kamp added 11 points for the winners. Artur Wlodarczyk (174-PG-96) answered with 21 points for Poland. Michal Marek netted 9 points in the loss.

7-8 Place
Spain - Croatia 79-72
Spain recorded the victory on the final day of the U16 European Championship. They knocked down Croatia to claim the 7th place in the ladder. Marc Garcia (194-F-96) scored 21 points to lead the winners. Spain and Croatia stayed close throughout the opening quarter. Croatia eked out a 22:20 lead after ten minutes. Spain cut the deficit to a single point at halftime 42:41. The Spaniards stiffened their defence in the third term. They pulled ahead to take a 55:52 lead at the final intermission. Spain grabbed an 8-point lead late in regulation and eventually sealed the victory. Carlos Martinez (198-F-96) netted 13 points, while Marc Bauza had 10 points for the winners. Marko Arapovic (207-C/F-96) answered with 24 points for Croatia. Luka Bozic netted 13 points in the loss.
Group G
Czech Republic - Slovenia 66-78
Slovenia earned the victory on the final day of the U16 European Championship. They defeated Czech Republic but both teams would play in Division B next season. Matej Kavas (193-G-96) knocked down 17 points to lead the charge. Czech Republic stunned Slovenia in the opening quarter. They went on a 22:9 run in the first ten minutes. Slovenia however picked up the slack in the second frame. They unloaded 25 points to level things up at 34. Slovenia pulled ahead in the third term and secured a 7-point lead at the final intermission. Slovenia fired 24 points in the final stanza and sealed the victory at the end. Aljaz Slutej (191-PG-96) knocked down 14 points, while Tilen Kodrin added 13 points for the winners. Matej Svoboda (200-PF-96) answered with 21 points for Czech Republic. David Skranc had 13 points in the loss.

Russia - United Kingdom 72-69 OT
Russia capped their U16 European Championship campaign with victory. They knocked down England to seal the top spot in classification round Group G. Ilya Karpenkov (200-C-97) scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Russia. Russia led by a single point 16:15 after ten minutes. England stole the lead in the second period. They eked out a 27:26 halftime lead. Russia erased the deficit and levelled things up at 42 at the third break. Joseph Swindells (191-SF-96) and Ikponmwosa Oghide put England in front 62:61 with 47 seconds remaining in regulation. But Alexander Gavrilov hit a free throw and sent the game into overtime. Ilya Karpenkov and Alexander Gavrilov then proved the difference late in the extra period hitting four points and sealing the victory for Russia. Aleksandr Zuev (193-PG-96) accounted for 15 points, while Pavel Afanasev netted 11 points for the winners. Joseph Swindells responded with 17 points for England. Ikponmwosa Oghide had 16 points in the loss.


France and Turkey will clash for the title in Vilnius - Jul 28, 2012

Semifinals
Serbia - Turkey 62-67
Okben Ulubay (200-F-97) scored 12 points in the decisive fourth quarter to lead Turkey past Serbia in the semifinal battle at U16 European Championship in Vilnius tonight. He finished with 17 points and 9 rebounds to secure the place in the title game for Turkey. Ogulcan Baykan (195-SG-96) topscored with 18 points for Turkey. Serbia led by as many as 6 points ten minutes into the game 22:16. They stretched the lead to 11 points midway through the second quarter. Turkey managed to get within 7 at halftime 29:36. But Turkey limited their opponents to just 6 points in the third term to take a 44:42 lead at the final intermission. Ivan Daskalovic (199-SG-96) put Serbia back in charge midway through the fourth frame but Okben Ulubay, Gecim and Ogulcan Baykan made it 61:56 for Turkey. Ivan Daskalovic put Serbia within a single point twice but Okben Ulubay and Ogulcan Baykan converted four free throws late in regulation to seal the win for Turkey. Mert Cevik and Akif Guven had 8 points each for the winners. Ivan Daskalovic answered with 18 points for Serbia. Vasilije Vucetic had 16 points in the loss.

Italy - France 71-80
France will play in the title game at U16 European Championship in Latvia and Lithuania. They held off previously undefeated Italy in Vilnius tonight. Antoine Wallez (202-PF-96) came up with 20 points to lead the charge. France will now take on Turkey for the trophy. France jumped ahead early in the game. They recorded a 21:16 lead at the first break. Italy however adjusted offensively scoring 24 points in the second term. They got within a single point at halftime 40:41. Italy pulled ahead in the third frame. The Azzurri arrived at the final break up by two points 63:61. However France opened the fourth quarter on an 11:0 run to regain the advantage. Italy never came back to life as France cruised to the victory at the end. Lenny Charles-Catherine (194-G-96) accounted for 16 points, while Salem Mana and Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot had 8 points each in the win. Federico Mussini (179-PG-96) responded with 22 points for Italy. Daniel Donzelli provided 20 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
5-8 Place
Germany - Spain 88-64
Germany will play for the 5th overall position at U16 European Championship. They marched past Spain tonight to set up the clash versus Poland tomorrow. Jan Wimberg (202-G-96) came up with 16 points and 13 boards for the winners. Germany dropped 24 points in the first quarter to take an 8-point lead. They unloaded 29 points in the second frame to stretch the margin. Germany enjoyed a 53:34 lead at halftime. Spain stopped the rot in the third term. They adjusted defensively cutting the deficit to 14 points with ten minutes remaining. But Germany ignited a 20:10 run in the fourth frame to secure a comfortable win at the end. Kevin Casper (199-F-96) and Mahir Agva (202-C-96) nailed 13 points each for the winners. David Martinez (203-F-96) answered with 13 points for Spain. Carlos Martinez had 12 points in the loss.

Poland - Croatia 82-76
Poland celebrated victory in the classification round for 5th-8th place at U16 European Championship. They knocked down Croatia tonight. Marek Zywert (185-SG-96) stepped up with 17 points and 6 assists for the winners. Croatia jumped to an early lead. The former champions built a 19:15 advantage ten minutes into the game. Poland bounced back in the second quarter. They erased the deficit and posted a 35:33 halftime advantage. Croatia spurred back in front in the third quarter. They ensured a 53:48 lead with ten minutes remaining. Poland used a 10:0 run midway through the final term to take a 62:60 lead. The margin grew at 9-point mark soon. Poland did not loosen the grip and marched to the victory at the end. Grzegorz Kulka (192-PF-96) and Kamil Zywert (188-PG-96) accounted for 14 points each for the winners. Luka Bozic (188-PG-96) answered with 17 points for Croatia. Marko Arapovic had 16 points in the loss.

9-10 Place
Latvia - Greece 46-63
Greece finished their U16 European Championship campaign on a high note. They bettered Latvia to clinch the 9th position. Dimitrios Stamatis (192-G-96) stepped up with 15 points to lead the Hellenes. Greece started strongly. They accounted for a 16:11 lead at the first break. Greece stretched the lead at the second quarter. They established a 37:21 halftime buffer. Latvia slowed their opponents a bit in the third term. Latvia cut the deficit at 14-point mark with one quarter remaining. Greece held the Baltic team to 11 points in the final period and sealed a comfortable win at the end. Konstantinos Zorzos (188-PG-96) notched 13 points, while Nikolaos Andreadis netted 6 points for the winners. Rudolfs Stradnieks (202-C-96) answered with 14 points for Latvia. Davis Zonne netted 12 points in the loss.
11-12 Place
Ukraine - Lithuania 71-82
Lithuania occupied the 11th overall place at U16 European Championship. The hosts fired past Ukraine tonight. Matas Budrys (193-G/F-96) stepped up with 20 points to pace the Baltic team. Lithuania ensured a 5:0 start to the game and dominated throughout the opening quarter. They posted a 22:16 lead ten minutes into the game. Ukraine managed to level things up at 25 midway through the second term but the hosts secured a 33:31 halftime advantage. The lead changed hands throughout the third period but Lithuania finished it strongly to pile up a 7-point advantage 56:49. Matas Budrys and Rupkus made it 61:49 for Lithuania at the start of the fourth period. Ukraine never recovered in the following minutes as the home team cruised to the victory. Aidas Einikis (191-SG-96) accounted for 16 points, while Domantas Pavlovskis and Dominykas Zupkauskas added 10 points each in the victory. Oleksandr Kobets (192-SF-96) responded with 25 points for Ukraine. Illya Sydorov and Nikita Voievoda chipped in 8 points each in the loss.

Group G
Russia - Czech Republic 69-67
Russia clinched the fifth straight win in the classification round Group G at U16 European Championship today. They defeated Czech Republic to clinch the top position in the ladder. Russia thus stayed in Division A for the next year. Czech Republic fell at 2-3 record and would not avoid relegation. Ilya Karpenkov (200-C-97) led the winners with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Russia enjoyed an 18:14 lead after ten minutes. They stretched the lead in the second quarter. Russia posted a 40:30 halftime lead. Czech Republic however managed to narrow the gap at 6-point mark at the final intermission. Skranc put Czech Republic within one 61:62 midway through the final frame. Czech Republic then grabbed a 67:64 lead but Ilya Karpenkov and Aleksandr Zuev capped regulation with five straight points to seal the victory for Russia. Pavel Afanasev (194-SG-96) accounted for 11 points, while Aleksandr Zuev and Mikhail Maleyko delivered 10 points each in the win. Matej Svoboda (200-PF-96) answered with 14 points for Czech Republic. Marek Mares netted 10 points in the loss.

Slovenia - United Kingdom 66-64
Slovenia earned victory on the last but one day of action at U16 European Championship. They held off England for 2-3 record in Group G. England fell at 1-4 record after the loss. Matej Kavas (193-G-96) stepped up with 16 points to lead the charge. England led by four points after ten minutes of action 20:16. They maintained the lead in the second quarter. The English team posted a 35:30 halftime advantage. England extended the lead in the third frame. They secured a 9-point buffer heading into the fourth quarter 52:43. Matej Kavas and Slutej drained three-pointers early in the final frame to set the tone. Slutej and Matej Kavas connected for two more treys as Slovenia earned a 64:60 lead. Domen Janc made it 66:62 for Slovenia and they stayed in charge till the final buzzer. Tilen Kodrin (202-SF-96) posted 13 points and 12 rebounds, while Domen Janc added 12 points for Slovenia. Ikponmwosa Oghide (96) responded with 17 points and 9 rebounds for England. Joe Mvuezolo chipped in 14 points in the loss.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Quarterfinalists are set in Latvia and Lithuania - Jul 25, 2012

Group E
Spain - Italy 62-74
Italy continued their unbeaten run at the U16 European Championship. They knocked down Spain to gain the sixth straight win. Italy won Group E and qualified into quarterfinals with a perfect record. Daniel Donzelli (199-SG-96) and Diego Flaccadori (184-PG-96) came up with 17 points each to lead the Azzurri. Spain fell at 2-3 record and occupied the fourth position in Group E. Italy eked out a narrow 15:13 lead ten minutes into the game. They stretched the lead to as many as 4 points at halftime 27:23. Italy took over in the third quarter. They dominated in the period extending their lead to 17 points 52:35. Spain unloaded 27 points in the fourth term but managed just cut the deficit at the end. Pierfrancesco Oliva accounted for 16 points and 9 rebounds for Italy. Marc Garcia (194-F-96) answered with 14 points for Spain. Francisco Alonso netted 10 points in the loss.

Ukraine - Croatia 67-70
Croatia earned the fourth straight win at U16 European Championship. The defending champions saw off Ukraine to take 3-2 record in Group E. Croatia thus advanced to the quarterfinal stage, while Ukraine fell at 1-4 record and fell out of the title contention. Luka Bozic (188-PG-96) stepped up with 24 points and 18 rebounds for Croatia. Ukraine and Croatia stayed close throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 18:18 after ten minutes. Croatia jumped into a 7-point lead early in the second quarter but Ukraine bounced back. They answered with an 18:6 run to take a 40:36 halftime advantage. The lead changed hands for several times throughout the third term before Croatia sealed a 59:55 lead with ten minutes to go. Ukraine trailed by a single point 67:68 with 42 seconds remaining. Marko Arapovic converted a jumper but Oleksandr Kobets had two chances of saving the game for Ukraine but missed both attempts from behind the arc. Lovro Mazalin (198-SF-97) notched 13 points, while Marko Arapovic added 12 points for the winners. Yevgen Balaban (198-PF-96) answered with 22 points for Ukraine. Oleksandr Kobets netted 19 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.

Turkey - Latvia 68-77
Latvia finished the second round of U16 European Championship on a high note. They knocked down Turkey but failed to advance to the quarterfinals. The hosts knew their fate entering the game but came up with a determined performance and sealed the victory at the end. Gustavs Treimanis scored 17 points to lead the winners. Turkey fell at 3-2 record but booked the spot in the quarterfinals. Latvia ensured a storming start to the game. They went on a 29:10 run in the opening quarter. Latvia stretched the margin to 22 points at the start of the second quarter. Turkey narrowed the gap but Latvia managed to ensure a 46:27 halftime advantage. Turkey fired 22 points in the third term to but cut the deficit by just two points. Turkey got within ten points midway through the final quarter however Latvia stayed calm and executed the win at the end. Rihards Lomazs (175-PG-96) and Ricards Melderis (185-PG-96) accounted for 14 points each for the winners. Okben Ulubay (200-F-97) answered with 13 points for Turkey. Akif Guven netted 11 points in the loss.

Group F
Greece - Lithuania 56-75
Lithuania stepped closer to the quarterfinal stage at U16 European Championship. The Baltic team overcame Greece and have to wait for the result of Germany vs. France battle to know their fate. Greece got eliminated from the title race. Antanas Krimelis (191-SF-96) stepped up with 27 points to lead the charge. Lithuania shocked Greece in the opening quarter. The Baltic team went on a 28:10 run to clear off. The teams traded baskets throughout the second quarter as Lithuania ensured an 18-point halftime lead 41:23. Lithuania stretched the gap in the third quarter. They secured a 63:37 advantage with one quarter remaining. Greece outscored Lithuania in the fourth frame but it was too little too late to save the game. Domantas Sabonis (199-PF-96) tallied 13 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Tautvydas Paliukenas added 12 points for Lithuania. Vasileios Toliopoulos (185-PG-96) answered with 14 points for Greece. Konstantinos Zorzos had 12 points in the loss.

Germany - France 49-55
France clinched the vital win over Germany to qualify for the quarterfinal stage of U16 European Championship. They overcame Germany to claim 3-2 record in Group F. The victory also meant Lithuania got eliminated from the title race. Germany finished in the third position at 3-2 record. France strongly entered the game. They recorded a 22:13 lead after ten minutes. Les Bleus stretched the margin in the second quarter. They piled up a 35:22 halftime lead. But the third quarter turned disastrous for France. They did not connect for a single field goal and eventually did not score a point to allow Germany grab a 39:35 lead at the final intermission. But France quickly recovered. They poured in 20 points in the fourth frame and stole a crucial win at the end. Lenny Charles-Catherine (194-G-96) accounted for 14 points for France. Lucas Dussoulier (196-PG-96) added 8 points for the winners. Joschka Ferner (200-F-96) responded with 18 points for Germany. Constantin Ebert posted 10 points in the loss.

Serbia - Poland 70-62
Serbia celebrated the third straight win at the second round of U16 European Championship. They overcame Poland to clinch the top position in Group F. Nikola Pavlovic (199-PF-96) scored 15 points to lead the charge. Poland in the meantime appeared on the brink of elimination from the title race. They now hope for Germany to beat France to advance into quarterfinals. Poland got to the better start. They built a 16:12 lead ten minutes into the game. The teams traded baskets throughout the second quarter. The scoreboard read 32:28 in favour of Poland at halftime. Serbia denied the deficit in the third quarter. The Balkan team entered the fourth frame tied at 47 with Poland. Serbia increased the tempo in the fourth quarter. They dropped 23 points and sealed the victory at the end. Vukan Stojanovic (192-SG-96) accounted for 14 points, while Ivan Daskalovic added 12 points for Serbia. Grzegorz Kulka (192-PF-96) answered with 13 points and 10 rebounds for Poland. Filip Pruefer had 13 points in the loss.

Group G
United Kingdom - Russia 57-68
Russia accounted for the third straight win at the classification round Group G of U16 European Championship. They denied England to remain on top of the ladder. Alexander Gavrilov (192-PG-96) scored 14 points to lead the winners. England fell at 1-2 record after the loss. England led by as many as 8 points at the first intermission 23:16. Russia slowed their opponents down in the second frame. They cut the deficit to 4-point mark at halftime 33:29. Russia went on a decisive rally in the third quarter. They exploded with a 27:10 surge to clear off. Russia entered the fourth frame leading by 13 points and never allowed England closer than 9 points throughout the fourth frame. Ilya Karpenkov posted 13 points, while Maxim Morozov contributed 12 points and 13 boards for the winners. Joe Mvuezolo (193-SF-96) answered with 11 points for England. Jules Akodo had 10 points in the loss.

Slovenia - Czech Republic 66-79
Czech Republic finally tasted victory at the U16 European Championship in Latvia and Lithuania. They held off Slovenian counterparts to improve at 1-2 record in classification round Group G. Matej Svoboda (200-PF-96) topscored with 23 points to lead the charge. Czech Republic stunned their opponents early in the game. They outgunned Slovenia 25:9 in the first stanza. The teams traded baskets throughout the second quarter as the Czech team managed to secure a 16-point lead at halftime 41:25. Czech Republic boosted the gap in the third term. They arrived at the final intermission up by 19 points and never looked back en route to the win. David Skranc (196-C-96) contributed 19 points and 13 boards, while Simon Pursl netted 10 points in the victory. Domen Janc (185-PG-96) answered with 16 points for Slovenia. Nejc Zupan and Grega Sajevic notched 12 points each in the loss.


Results and Stats from Day 2 of Second Round in Latvia and Lithuania - Jul 24, 2012

Group E
Turkey - Spain 71-56
Turkey kept piling up victories at the second round of U16 European Championship. They knocked down Spain tonight to take 3-1 record in Group E. Spain fell at 2-2 record after the defeat. Turkey left their opponents behind in the opening quarter. They triggered a 25:13 run in the first ten minutes. Spain however quickly stopped the rot. They answered with a 21:13 rally of their own to narrow the gap 4-point mark at halftime 38:34. Turkey stiffened their defence in the third frame. They held Spain to 11 points and entered the final period up by 5 points 50:45. Spain managed just 11 points in the fourth quarter and had to surrender at the end. Ediz Oktay (192-G-96) and Mert Cevik (198-G-96) nailed 14 points each for Turkey. Okben Ulubay added 11 points in the victory. Marc Garcia (194-F-96) answered with 13 points for Spain. Marc Bauza and Brais Gago netted 9 points each in the loss.

Latvia - Croatia 72-76
Croatia celebrated the third straight win at the U16 European Championship. The reigning champions defeated Latvia to improve at 2-2 record in Group E. Latvia slipped at 0-4 record after the loss. Croatia led by three points at the first intermission 23:20. The Balkan team extended the margin in the second quarter. They posted a 35:31 halftime advantage. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the third term. Croatia ensured a 4-point lead at the final intermission. Croatia secured an 8-point cushion with under three minutes remaining. Ervins Meznieks (184-F-96) and Cima put Latvia within three but Croatia hung on to clinch the victory at the end. Lovro Mazalin (198-SF-97) tallied 27 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for Croatia. Marko Arapovic (207-C/F-96) added 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Ervins Meznieks answered with 20 points for Latvia. Klavs Cavars contributed 18 points in the loss.

Italy - Ukraine 83-65
Italy stayed on the winning track at the U16 European Championship. They knocked down Ukraine to improve at 4-0 record in Group E. Federico Mussini (179-PG-96) stepped up with 22 points for the Azzurri as they remained on top of the ladder. Ukraine suffered the third straight loss at the tournament and slipped at 1-3 record. Italy held Ukraine to 12 points in the opening quarter to take a 7-point lead. They boosted the margin in the second quarter. Italy established a 43:24 halftime buffer. Italy stayed in charge throughout the third quarter. They arrived at the final intermission up by 21 points. Ukraine outscored the Azzurri in the final frame but could not threaten the margin. Daniel Donzelli (199-SG-96) notched 14 points, while Pierfrancesco Oliva added 10 points for the winners. Sergii Pryimak (200-PF-96) answered with 22 points for Ukraine. Kyrylo Podkovyrov had 13 points in defeat.

Group F
Serbia - France 56-53
Serbia earned the second straight win at the second stage of U16 European Championship. They held off France to improve at 3-1 record in Group F. Nikola Pavlovic (199-PF-96) accounted for 15 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners. France fell at 2-2 record after the loss. France enjoyed a 14:11 lead after ten minutes. Serbia outscored their opponents to narrow the gap at 2-point mark at halftime 25:27. Serbia held France to 7 points in the third term to surge ahead. The Balkan team established a 39:34 lead at the final break. France got within two points with 5 seconds remaining in regulation but Ivan Daskalovic hit a free throw and then Etienne Ory (175-PG-96) missed a three-pointer as Serbia sealed the win at the end. Ilija Dokovic (185-G-96) nailed 10 points, while Ivan Daskalovic and Vukan Stojanovic netted 8 points each in the win. Etienne Ory answered with 12 points for France. Felix Michel had 9 points in the losing effort.

Germany - Greece 58-47
Germany posted the first win at the second stage of U16 European Championship. They held off Greek counterparts to climb at 3-1 record in Group F. Greece fell at 1-3 record. Andreas Obst (190-SG-96) was pivotal for Germany with 20 points. Germany and Greece exchanged baskets throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 14:14 at the first break. Things hardly changed in the second quarter. The teams went neck and neck as they entered the second half tied at 23. Germany pulled ahead in the third quarter. They held Greece to 13 points in the period to secure a 3-point lead at the final intermission. Germany limited the Hellenes to only 11 points in the fourth term and sealed the victory at the end. Jan Wimberg (202-G-96) had 11 points, while Niklas Kiel added 8 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. Dimitrios Stamatis (192-G-96) answered with 13 points for Greece. Vasileios Toliopoulos had 11 points in the loss.

Poland - Lithuania 77-69
Poland registered the second straight win at the start of the second stage at U16 European Championship. They knocked down Lithuanian counterparts to improve at 2-2 record in the ladder. Marek Zywert (185-SG-96) once again stepped up for the Polish team scoring 23 points as they stayed hopeful of playoff appearance. Lithuania fell at 1-3 record after the loss. Poland earned a 16:13 lead at the first break. Lithuania adjusted the tempo and unloaded 24 points in the second period to take a 37:36 halftime lead. Poland however regained the advantage late in the third quarter. They entered the fourth frame up by a single point 56:55. Marek Zywert and Filip Pruefer organized a 10:0 run as Poland posted a 66:57 lead midway through the final frame. Lithuania trimmed the deficit at 2-point mark but Kamil Zywert knocked down three free throws late in regulation as Poland sealed the victory at the end. Artur Wlodarczyk (174-PG-96) netted 11 points, while Filip Pruefer and Kamil Zywert added 10 points each for the winners. Antanas Krimelis (191-SF-96) answered with 24 points for Lithuania. Domantas Sabonis had 15 points and 27 rebounds in the loss.

Group G
Czech Republic - Russia 66-76
Russia fired past Czech Republic in Group G of U16 European Championship. Ilya Karpenkov (200-C-97) finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds to pace the winners. Russia climbed at 2-0 record, while Czech Republic slipped at 0-2 after the loss. Czech Republic got to a slightly better start. They grabbed a 13:11 lead after ten minutes. But Russia turned things around in the second quarter. They unloaded 24 points to ensure a 35:27 halftime lead. Czech Republic slowed their opponents down in the third term. Russia scored just 12 points and Czech Republic eked out a 2-point lead 49:47 at the final break. But it was not enough. Aleksandr Zuev (193-PG-96) opened the final frame with a three-pointer and Russia spurred in front. They quickly opened a double-digit lead and cruised to the victory at the end. Pavel Afanasev (194-SG-96) and Aleksandr Zuev provided 14 points each for Russia. Matej Svoboda (200-PF-96) answered with 24 points and 11 rebounds for Czech Republic. David Skranc netted 15 points in the loss.

Slovenia - United Kingdom 83-69
Slovenia posted the first win at the U16 European Championship. They knocked down England to improve at 1-1 record in Group G. Nejc Zupan (203-PG-96) came up with 19 points to lead the charge. Slovenia led by 6 points at the first intermission 22:16. England cut the deficit in the second quarter. They narrowed the gap at just 2-point mark at the interval 38:40. England denied the deficit in the third term. They knotted things up at 56 with ten minutes remaining. However Slovenia tipped off the fourth frame on a 14:2 run to clear off. They never looked back again cruising to the victory at the end. Matej Kavas (193-G-96) had 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Grega Sajevic added 15 points for the winners. Joe Mvuezolo (193-SF-96) answered with 16 points and 9 rebounds for England. Ikponmwosa Oghide and Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye netted 13 points each in the loss.


Second Round starts in Latvia and Lithuania - Jul 23, 2012

Group E
Croatia - Spain 79-67
Croatia earned victory at the start of the second round of U16 European Championship. The defending champions held off Spain in Group E. Lovro Mazalin (198-SF-97) came up with 23 points and 7 rebounds as Croatia improved at 1-2 record in Group E. Spain fell at 2-1 record after the loss. Croatia and Spain exchanged baskets throughout the opening quarter. The Croats eked out a 22:21 lead ten minutes into the game. They stretched the lead in the second quarter. Croatia ensured a 41:38 halftime advantage. The gap grew in the third quarter. Croatia opened an 11-point lead heading into the fourth stanza. They kept Spain at bay throughout the period and raced to the victory at the end. Ivan Vucic (195-SG-96) had 14 points, while Luka Bozic added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the victory. Marc Garcia (194-F-96) answered with 14 points for Spain. Marc Bauza and Francisco Alonso netted 10 points each in the loss.

Ukraine - Turkey 57-72
Turkey clinched the opening win at the Second Round of U16 European Championship. They outscored Ukraine in Ventspils. Turkey thus improved at 2-1 record, while Ukraine slipped at 1-2 in Group E. Akif Guven (206-C-96) accounted for 15 points to pace the winners. Turkey held Ukraine to 9 points in the starting quarter to take a 2-point lead. Turkey stayed aggressive defensively. They ensured a 23:19 halftime advantage. Turkey increased the tempo in the third quarter. They unloaded 26 points in the third frame to pile up a 7-point lead at the final intermission. Turkey kept Ukraine at bay throughout the fourth frame cruising to the victory at the end. Mehmet Alemdaroglu (205-F-96) accounted for 14 points, while Okben Ulubay and Tolga Gecim netted 9 points each for the winners. Yevgen Balaban (198-PF-96) answered with 14 points for Ukraine. Sergii Pryimak had 13 points in the losing case.

Latvia - Italy 67-76
Italy improved at 3-0 record in Group E at the Second Stage of U16 European Championship. Pierfrancesco Oliva (200-SF-96) scored 23 points, grabbed 16 boards and dished out 6 assists to lead Italy to the fourth straight win at the tournament. Latvia fell at 0-3 record in the ladder. Italy jumped to an early lead. They recorded a 20:14 lead at the first intermission. Latvia cut the deficit in the second quarter. They narrowed the deficit to a single point at halftime 35:36. The Baltic team surged ahead in the third term. Latvia used an 11:3 run midway through the period to take a 53:45 lead. Latvia earned a 57:49 advantage with one quarter remaining. Italy opened the fourth frame with a 9:2 rally to narrow the gap. The Azzurri capped regulation with a 17:4 run to seal the victory at the end. Riccardo Rossato (189-PG-96) accounted for 18 points, while Federico Mussini added 14 points in the victory. Rauls Avenitis (180-PG-96) answered with 28 points for Latvia. Rinalds Malmanis and Ervins Meznieks had 10 points each in the loss.

Group F
Poland - Germany 80-63
Poland celebrated the first win at the second round of U16 European Championship. They defeated previously unbeaten Germany to improve at 2-1 record in Group F. Marek Zywert (185-SG-96) came up with 22 points to lead the winners. Germany fell at 2-1 record after the loss. Germany accounted for a 16:15 lead at the first break. But Poland changed the complexion of the encounter in the second quarter. They exploded with 30 points to secure a 15-point halftime lead 45:30. Poland maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. They established a 16-point advantage at the final intermission. Poland did not slow down in the fourth frame and rallied to a comfortable win at the end. Filip Pruefer (208-C-96) provided 14 points and 10 rebounds for Poland. Artur Wlodarczyk added 13 points in the victory. Jan Wimberg (202-G-96) answered with 14 points for Germany. Niklas Kiel provided 12 points in the loss.

Lithuania - France 56-51
Lithuania registered the first win at the Second Stage of U16 European Championship. They defeated France in Group F. Tautvydas Paliukenas (192-SF-96) scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the charge. France suffered the first defeat at the tournament. Lithuania and France stayed close throughout the opening quarter. They were tied at 11 after ten minutes. Lithuania pulled in front in the second frame. The Baltic team gained a 29:25 halftime lead. Lithuania boosted the lead in the third quarter. They held France to 8 points in the frame to secure an 11-point lead at the final intermission. France got within two points with under two minutes remaining. But Raimundas Zuklevicius and Tautvydas Paliukenas notched 5 points in a row and Lithuania hang on for the win at the end. Domantas Sabonis (199-PF-96) posted 13 points and 11 rebounds for Lithuania. Raimundas Zuklevicius had 9 points in the victory. Antoine Wallez (202-PF-96) answered with 21 points for France. Etienne Ory netted 9 points in the losing case.

Greece - Serbia 53-62
Serbia celebrated the first win at the second round of U16 European Championship. They overcame Greece in Group F. The victory propelled Serbia at 2-1 record, while Greece slipped at 1-2. The teams stayed close throughout the opening frame. The scoreboard read 16:16 after ten minutes. Greece pulled in front in the second quarter. The Hellenes accumulated a 31:29 halftime lead. Serbia however bounced back in the third term. They stiffened defence and held Greece to just 4 points in the quarter. Serbia earned a 41:35 lead at the final break. Greece got within two points with just over two minutes remaining. Jovan Starincevic (188-PG-96) and Nikola Pavlovic (199-PF-96) stepped up for Serbia at the moment and helped the team to snatch a tough win at the end. Jovan Starincevic accounted for 12 points for Serbia. Nikola Pavlovic added 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Stefan Lazarevic had 9 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Greece answered with 17 points from Dimitrios Stamatis (192-G-96). Vasileios Charalampopoulos netted 10 points in the loss.

Group G
United Kingdom - Czech Republic 86-77
England earned the first win at the U16 European Championship. They knocked down Czech Republic in classification round Group G. Jules Akodo (G-96) knocked down 16 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 7 assists to lead Great Britain. England fired 27 points in the first term to take a 3-point lead. England maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They limited the Czech team to 12 points in the period to ensure a 45:36 halftime advantage. Czech Republic took over in the third quarter. They limited the English team to 11 points in the third stanza and got within two points at the final intermission 54:56. England opened the final frame on a 6:2 run to clear off. The margin grew at 12-point mark midway through the fourth term and never looked back en route to the victory. Ikponmwosa Oghide (96) posted 15 points, while Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye and Joe Mvuezolo posted 11 points each for the winners. Matej Svoboda (200-PF-96) answered with 23 points for Czech Republic. David Pekarek had 11 points in the loss.

Russia - Slovenia 71-63
Russia celebrated the first win at the U16 European Championship. They fired past Slovenia in the classification round. Stepan Getmanov (196-PF-96) accounted for 15 points in the victory. Russia stunned their opponents in the opening quarter. They outscored Slovenia 26:12 in the first ten minutes. Russia maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They posted a 40:25 halftime lead. Russia stayed in control in the third term. They opened a 22-point advantage with one quarter to go. Slovenia however refused to surrender. They went on a 24:10 rally but came up short of the victory at the end. Ilya Karpenkov (200-C-97) delivered 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Maxim Morozov had 11 points in the winning case. Nejc Zupan (203-PG-96) answered with 16 points for Slovenia. Domen Janc netted 13 points in the loss.


The End of Preliminary Round in Latvia and Lithuania - Jul 21, 2012

Group A
Croatia - United Kingdom 78-54
Croatia stayed alive in the title race at U16 European Championship. Two-time defending champions overcame England to catch the last train into the Second Stage of the tournament. Lovro Mazalin (198-SF-97) posted 21 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. England fell at 0-3 record in Group A and would play in relegation round. Croatia ensured a quick start. They posted a 21:11 lead at the first intermission. England slowed their opponents down and cut the distance to 9 points at halftime 38:29. Croatia managed to keep England at bay throughout the third frame. They secured a 10-point cushion with ten minutes to go. England ran out of steam in the fourth quarter. Croatia went on a 23:9 run and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Leon Tomic (195-F-96) had 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists, while Marko Arapovic added 14 points in the victory. Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye (191-SG-96) replied with 13 points for England. Justas Muzikevicius banked 11 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Turkey - Italy 68-73
Italy registered the third straight win at the start of U16 European Championship. They overcame Turkish counterparts in Ventspils tonight to clinch top spot in Group A at 3-0 record. Daniel Donzelli (199-SG-96) scored 15 points to pace the Azzurri. Turkey fell at 2-1 record after the loss. Turkey got to a slightly better start to the game. They posted a 19:16 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Turkey gained an 11-point lead in the second quarter. But Italy answered right back drawing things level at 35 late in the first half. Alemdaroglu put Italy in front 37:35 at the interval. Italy went on a run late in the third quarter. The Azzurri ignited a 10:0 run to take a 59:49 advantage. Turkey could not get closer than 4 points in the final period as Italy cruised to the victory at the end. Federico Mussini (179-PG-96) netted 12 points, while Riccardo Rossato provided 14 points for the winners. Oktay Ulubay (189-SG-97) responded with 14 points for Turkey. Tolga Gecim had 12 points in the loss.

Group B
Spain - Ukraine 73-69
Spain overcame Ukraine in the battle of two previously undefeated teams at the U16 European Championship. Marc Garcia (194-F-96) topscored once again for Spain finishing with 20 points. Spain thus clinched the top position in Group B with 3-0 record. Ukraine finished second at 2-1 record. Spain accumulated a 24:19 lead at the first intermission. Ukraine reacted with a stifling defence to limit Spain to just 11 points in the second period. Ukraine cut the deficit to two points at halftime 35:33. Spain maintained the lead throughout close third frame. They ensured a 49:44 buffer before the fourth quarter. The margin grew at 9-point mark midway through the final term. Ukraine managed to narrow the gap at 3-point mark on several occasions but Spain eked out a tough win at the end. David Martinez (203-F-96) netted 16 points for Spain. Carlos Martinez had 8 points for the winners. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (194-SG-97) provided 16 points for Ukraine. Oleksandr Kobets netted 14 points and pulled down 9 rebounds in the loss.

Russia - Latvia 59-66
Latvia stayed in the title race at U16 European Championship. They held off Russia in the crucial game in Group B. Latvia improved at 1-2 record and occupied the third position, while Russia slipped at 0-3 and would play in relegation round. Rauls Avenitis (180-PG-96) came up with 26 points to lead the winners. Russia ensured almost a perfect start to the game. They limited Latvia to 13 points in the first quarter to take a 7-point lead. Latvia adjusted their defence in the second quarter. They held Russia to 10 points in the period to cut the deficit to three points 30:27. Latvian defence continued to work smoothly in the third term. They held Russia to just 6 points in the frame to ensure a 10-point lead with ten minutes remaining. Latvia cleared off to an 8-point lead late in regulation. Russia got within four but Davis Cima (175-PG-96) and Melderis converted three free throws late in regulation and sealed the victory at the end. Davis Cima posted 11 points, while Ervins Meznieks added 10 points in the victory. Mikhail Maleyko (203-PF-96) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds for Russia. Ilya Karpenkov had 15 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

Group C
Lithuania - Germany 65-66
Jan Wimberg (202-G-96) drained a three-pointer with seven seconds left in regulation to seal the victory for Germany in their battle against Lithuania. Germany improved at 3-0 record, while Lithuania fell at 1-2 in Group C. Jan Wimberg topscored for the winners with 18 points. Lithuania stormed into this one. They grabbed a 21:8 lead ten minutes into the game. Germany stopped the rot in the second quarter. They slowed the Baltic team down and cut the deficit at 4-point mark at halftime 33:37. Germany denied the deficit in the third quarter. They posted a 51:50 lead into the fourth frame. Lithuania surged back in front in the fourth period. They accumulated a 65:59 advantage with under three minutes remaining. But Jan Wimberg organized a 7:0 run that he capped with a triple to steal the victory for Germany. Sebastian Schmitt (180-PG-96) knocked down 10 points, while Mahir Agva added 9 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Tautvydas Paliukenas (192-SF-96) answered with 24 points for Lithuania. Dominykas Zupkauskas had 10 points, 9 assists and 4 boards in defeat.

Serbia - Slovenia 71-64
Serbia celebrated the second win at the U16 European Championship. They fired past Slovenia to improve at 2-1 record in Group C. Ilija Dokovic (185-G-96) and Jovan Starincevic (188-PG-96) scored 13 points each to lead Serbia. Slovenia in the meantime suffered the third loss in a row and would play in relegation round. Serbia stormed in front early in the encounter. They posted a 23:15 lead at the first break. Slovenia narrowed the deficit in the second quarter. They got as close as 5 points at halftime 34:39. The teams traded baskets throughout low-scoring third term. Serbia ensured a 5-point buffer into the final frame. Domen Janc drew things level at 55 midway through the fourth stanza. The teams were still drawn at 62 with just over three minutes remaining in regulation. But Serbia ignited a 9:0 run and cleared off for good. Ivan Daskalovic accounted for 10 points and 12 rebounds for Serbia. Matej Kavas (193-G-96) answered with 20 points for Slovenia. Domen Janc and Nejc Zupan had 11 points each in the loss.

Group D
France - Greece 70-59
France clinched the third straight win at U16 European Championship. They knocked down Greece to earn the top place in Group D. Lucas Dussoulier (196-PG-96) came up with 25 points to lead Les Bleus. Greece slipped at 2-1 record in the ladder. The Hellenes grabbed an early lead. They ensured a 20:9 advantage at the first intermission. France turned the tables in the second quarter. They poured in 27 points to secure a 36:32 halftime lead. Greece cut the deficit in the third period. They trailed by just 2 points heading into the fourth frame. France limited the Hellenes to just 8 points in the fourth term and rallied to the victory at the end. Etienne Ory (175-PG-96) posted 13 points, while Antoine Wallez and Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot had 10 points each in the winning case. Dimitrios Stamatis (192-G-96) responded with 14 points for Greece. Georgios Papagiannis chipped in 12 points in the loss.

Poland - Czech Republic 89-77
Poland claimed a crucial win at U16 European Championship Group D. They overcame Czech Republic to advance into the Second Stage of the tournament. Kamil Zywert (188-PG-96) came up with 22 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds to lead the Polish team. Czech Republic fell at 0-3 record and would play in relegation round. Poland set the tone early in the game. They outscored their opponents 21:11 in the first ten minutes. The teams exchanged baskets throughout intense second quarter. Poland though remained in charge posting a 42:32 halftime lead. Poland extended the lead in the third quarter. They ensured a 14-point advantage at the final intermission. Czech Republic got within four midway through the final stanza but Poland quickly restored a safe cushion and marched to the victory. Grzegorz Kulka (192-PF-96) posted 18 points, while Marek Zywert and Mateusz Stawiak added 11 points each for the winners. Matej Svoboda (200-PF-96) answered with 21 points and 9 rebounds for Czech Republic. Marek Mares had 13 points in the loss.


Results and Stats from Day 2 in Latvia and Lithuania - Jul 20, 2012

Group A
Croatia - Turkey 95-98 OT
Turkey clinched the second win at the U16 European Championship. They outscored Croatia in overtime thriller for 2-0 record in Group A. Akif Guven (206-C-96) came up with 24 points to lead the winners. Croatia exploded with 26 points in the first quarter to jump ahead. They built an 11-point lead at the first intermission. Turkey responded with an excellent offence in the second quarter. They knocked down 30 points to take a 45:44 halftime lead. Croatia regained the lead in the third period. They secured a one-point lead before the fourth quarter. Croatia led by five points 78:73 with five minutes remaining. But Turkey denied the deficit and pulled in front for an 87:84 lead with 36 seconds left in regulation. However Dominovic drained a late triple to send the game into overtime. Serbia surged ahead in the extra period but Afik Guven converted a layup and then Kadir Bayram (189-PG-96) hit two free throws to seal the win for Turkey. Kadir Bayram finished with 18 points, while Oktay Ulubay contributed 13 points for the winners. Marko Arapovic (207-C/F-96) answered with 32 points and 13 boards for Croatia. Leon Tomic had 23 points in the losing case.

United Kingdom - Italy 47-65
Italy registered the second straight win at U16 European Championship preliminary round. They knocked down England in Group A in Ventspils. Daniel Donzelli (199-SG-96) came up with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 steals to lead the Azzurri. England fell at 0-2 record after the loss. Italy did not waste too much time as they surged in front in the opening quarter. The Azzurri piled up a 21:11 lead after ten minutes. The margin grew in the second frame. Italy ensured a 38:25 halftime lead. Italy stayed in control throughout the third term. They piled up a 17-point advantage at the final break. Italy outscored England in the fourth quarter posting a well-deserved win at the end. Diego Flaccadori (184-PG-96) had 12 points, while Federico Mussini and Riccardo Rossato accounted for 11 points each in the victory. Jules Akodo (G-96) replied with 17 points and 8 rebounds for England. Justas Muzikevicius had 9 points in the loss.

Group B
Spain - Russia 88-64
Spain earned the second consecutive win at the start of U16 European Championship. They outmuscled Russia for 2-0 record in Group B. Marc Garcia (194-F-96) accounted for 25 points to lead the winning side. Russia enjoyed a 22:20 lead at the first break. Spain turned things around in the second frame. They fired 24 points to take an 8-point lead at halftime 44:36. Spain exploded with 26 points in the third quarter to boost the lead. They secured a 17-point buffer at the final intermission. Spain held Russia to just 11 points in the fourth frame and cruised to the victory at the end. David Martinez (203-F-96) had 10 points, while Sergi Garcia and Arnau Triguiner chipped in 9 points each for Spain. Aleksandr Zuev (193-PG-96) answered with 15 points for Russia. Mikhail Maleyko finished with 13 points in the loss.

Ukraine - Latvia 73-58
Ukraine coasted to the second win at the U16 European Championship. They overcame Latvia to stay undefeated at 2-0 record in Group B. Latvia slipped at 0-2 record after the loss. Ukraine jumped to an early lead. They posted a 19:12 lead at the first break. Latvia narrowed the margin in the second frame. They got within 4 points at the interval 36:32. Latvia stayed aggressive in the third period. They trimmed the deficit at the third period to trail by three points 44:47. Ukraine however took over in the final frame. They fired 26 points to silence their opponents. Oleksandr Kobets (192-SF-96) nailed 24 points to lead the charge. Vadym Golyk and Yevgen Balaban had 11 points each in the victory. Ervins Meznieks (184-F-96) answered with 17 points for Latvia. Rihards Lomazs netted 10 points in the loss.

Group C
Serbia - Lithuania 70-64
Serbia recorded the initial win at the U16 European Championship. They prevailed against Lithuania to improve at 1-1 record in Group C. Jovan Starincevic (188-PG-96) came up with 28 points for the winners. Lithuania looked better at the start of the game. The Baltic side built a 19:12 lead ten minutes into the game. Serbia however denied the deficit in the second term. The Balkan team tied things up at 34 after twenty minutes. Serbia finally pulled ahead in the third term. They held Lithuania to 14 points to take a 7-point lead into the fourth quarter. Domantas Sabonis put Lithuania within two midway through the period but Serbia stayed calm and executed a confident win at the end. Nikola Pavlovic (195-F/G-93) accounted for 12 points, while Vasilije Vucetic added 10 points in the victory. Deividas Zemgulis (194-PF-96) notched 11 points for Lithuania. Domantas Sabonis had 9 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.

Slovenia - Germany 50-69
Germany posted the second consecutive win at the start of U16 European Championship in Lithuania/Latvia. They knocked down Slovenian counterparts to improve at 2-0 record on top of Group C. Jan Wimberg (202-G-96) stepped up with 18 points and 11 rebounds to pace the winners. Slovenia fell at 0-2 record after the loss. Germany strongly entered the encounter. They built a 24:14 lead ten minutes into the game. Germany boosted the gap in the second quarter. They piled up a 42:23 halftime lead. Slovenia tried to change the complexion of the game in the third quarter. They held German team to 11 points to narrow the margin to 14 points with one period remaining. But Germany responded adequately in the final frame to seal the comfortable win at the end. Sebastian Schmitt (180-PG-96), Constantin Ebert and Mahir Agva finished with 8 points each for Germany. Grega Sajevic (183-SG-96) answered with 16 points for Slovenia. Sandi Grubelic netted 10 points in the loss.

Group D
Greece - Czech Republic 86-61
Greece improved at 2-0 record in Group D of U16 European Championship. They held off Czech Republic to stay undefeated. Dimitrios Stamatis (192-G-96) accounted for 23 points to pace the Hellenes. Greece fired 27 points in the opening quarter. They recorded a 13-point lead at the first intermission. Czech Republic bounced back in the second term. They narrowed the gap at just 4-point mark at halftime 35:39. The Hellenes cleared off in the third quarter. They established a 15-point lead at the final intermission. Georgios Papagiannis gave Greece a 20-point lead early in the final period. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (199-F-97) delivered 13 points, while Thomas Kottas, Georgios Papagiannis and Konstantinos Zorzos had 8 points each in the win. Matej Svoboda (200-PF-96) answered with 22 points for Czech Republic. Marek Mares nailed 13 points in the losing case.

France - Poland 65-45
France recorded the second straight win at the U16 European Championship. They held off Poland in Group D action. Antoine Wallez (202-PF-96) knocked down 18 points to lead the winners. Poland led 14:5 midway through the opening frame. But France responded with a 21:0 run to grab a 26:14 lead midway through the second stanza. They established a 33:23 halftime lead. France maintained the advantage throughout the third quarter. Les Bleus posted a 50:38 lead at the final break. The margin grew at 20-point mark and France cruised to the victory at the end. Etienne Ory (175-PG-96) netted 12 points, while Lenny Charles-Catherine added 8 points for the winning side. Filip Pruefer (208-C-96) answered with 12 points for Poland. Igor Wadowski had 9 points in the loss.


Results and Stats from Day 1 in Latvia and Lithuania - Jul 19, 2012

Group A
Italy - Croatia 77-63
Italy pip Croatia in the opener of the U16 European Championship. The Italian team started the campaign with 77:63 victory in Ventspils. It was Croatia that started with 23-13 in the first period. They could not however keep the lead and lost the game. Italy needed the whole second quarter to tie the game at 34:34. Croatia took the lead again in the third period and grabbed 40:34. Italy meanwhile needed a strong end of the period for 50:49 lead at the end of the quarter. Italy added massive 27-14 in the last stanza to seal the victory. Oliva top-scored for the winners with 27 points and 13 rebounds. Daniel Donzelli (199-SG-96) collected 17 points and 12 boards, while Federico Mussini (179-PG-96) scored 10. Arapovic collected 22 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort and Bozic had 13. Roko Dominovic (189-PG-96) delivered 10 and Sabic nailed 6.

Turkey - United Kingdom 81-56
Turkey registered the first win at the U16 European Championship in Division A. They knocked down England in Ventspils. Ogulcan Baykan (195-SG-96) scored 12 points to lead the winners. Turkey led by just three points ten minutes into the game. 18:15. But they managed to boost the gap in the second quarter. Turkey accumulated a 33:25 halftime advantage. The margin grew in the third term. Turkey stayed dominant to enter the final quarter up by 16 points 53:37. Turkey unloaded 28 points in the final frame and sealed a comfortable win at the end. Okben Ulubay and Akif Guven (206-C-96) accounted for 10 points each for the winners. Jules Akodo (G-96) answered with 13 points, 8 assists and 5 boards for England. Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye (191-SG-96) netted 12 points in the loss.

Group B
Russia - Ukraine 63-87
Ukraine surprise Russia in Ventspils at the start of the U16 European Championship. Ukraine closed Day 1 with the win over the Russian cadets 87:63. Ukraine did not waste time and started with 27:17 lead. They never looked behind in the game and added 17-14 surge in the second frame. Moreover Ukraine won also two quarters in the second half. They produced 20-17 in the third quarter and finished the game with 23-15 in the last period. Oleksandr Kobets (192-SF-96) paced all the winners with 19 points, while Yevgen Balaban (198-PF-96) collected 15 points and 10 rebounds. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (194-SG-97) netted 14 and Golyk scored 11. Aleksandr Zuev (193-PG-96) replied with 11 points in the losing effort and Mikhail Maleyko (203-PF-96) added 10. Knyazev followed them with 9 points in a loss.

Latvia - Spain 63-65
The hosts fail to Spain in Ventspils at the U16 European Championship. The Latvian side was unable to produce the result hometown fans were hoping for, agonizingly falling to Spain 63:65 in the opening Group B game. Spain took 19:16 after the first 10 minutes and added 25-17 in the second frame. Bauza and Alonso scored for 44:33 as the teams went to the lockers. The third quarter belonged to the home side as Lomazs reduced to 44:41. Melderis and Adnam Omeragic (200-F-96) exchanged the shots for 54:47 at the end of the third period and Rauls Avenitis (180-PG-96) cut it to 56:52. Rauls Avenitis also managed to tie the game at 58:58, while Feikners made the same at 61:61. Latvia however could not take the lead and allowed Spain to win the thriller. Adnam Omeragic and Garcia scored the free throws at the end to seal the victory. Garcia top-scored for the winners with 13 points and Adnam Omeragic nailed 12. Martinez finished the game with 11 points, while Bauza scored 9. Rauls Avenitis produced 16 points in defeat, whilst Meznieks-Zahars had 12. Lomazs and Melderis ended up with 8 points each in a loss.

Group C
Lithuania - Slovenia 82-76
Lithuania pip Slovenia in Panevezys at the start of the U16 European Championship. The Baltic State celebrated a 82:76 win in the opener. The co-hosts of the U16 European Championship opened the game with 23:14 lead in the first period. Both squads added 22 points to their account in the second frame that brought 45:36 for Lithuania at the halftime. Tautvydas Paliukenas (192-SF-96) and Deividas Zemgulis (194-PF-96) opened the third period making 50:36 and Rupkus scored for 54:44. Budrys later closed the quarter at 58:44 as Lithuania won the third period 13-8. Slovenia had massive 32-24 in the last stanza but could reduce to 6 points at the end. Domantas Sabonis (199-PF-96) paced all the winners with 22 points and Krimelis netted 17. Tautvydas Paliukenas ended up with 14 points, while Deividas Zemgulis had 13. Kavas and Kodrin produced 18 points each in the losing effort. Grega Sajevic (183-SG-96) nailed 15, whilst Grubelic had 9.

Germany - Serbia 67-60
Four players score 11 points as Germany beat Serbia at the U16 European Championship first game. The German side took 1-0 record after 67:60 win in Group C. Germany erupted with 19-4 lead in the opening period, but lost all three other quarters. Jovanovic and Pavlovic reduced to 35:24 at the end of the half. Later Jovan Starincevic (188-PG-96) and Vucetic cut it to 39:33, while Lazarevic scored for 43:38. The final push at the end of the frame however allowed the German side to take 53:44 after three quarters. Serbia won the last stanza 16-14 and could cut it to 7 points at the end of the game. Wimberg, Casper, Mahir Agva (202-C-96) and Ferner top-scored for the winners with 11 points each. Pavlovic delivered 14 points and 10 rebounds in the losing effort. Ivan Daskalovic (199-SG-96) scored 10, while Lazarevic collected 9 points and 13 rebounds.

Group D
Czech Republic - France 33-60
France wins defensive battle to complete day one action in Panevezys at the U16 European Championship Men. The French side celebrated a 60:33 win over Czech Republic. Czech Republic scored the first four points in the game and led 8:7. Later on France took the control of the quarter and won the first period 15:10. Czech Republic was too far to give up an Hanzlik brought 20:19 lead. Michel meanwhile made two free throws at the end of the half for 26:23 advantage. Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot (194-F-96) nailed three for 34:25 and Dussoulier posted two free throws for 40:30. Ory later closed the quarter at 47:30 as France had 21-7 surge in the third period. They added 13-3 in the last stanza to seal the victory. Ory, Stephane Gombauld (200-PF-97) and Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot top-scored for the winners with 10 points each. Matej Svoboda (200-PF-96) scored the same number of points in the losing effort and Pursl added 8.

Poland - Greece 63-75
Greece clinched the opening win at the start of U16 European Championship in Latvia/Lithuania. They held off Poland in Group D action. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (199-F-97) came up with 17 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge. Greece eased to a 20:11 lead after ten minutes. They maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The Hellenes ensured a 43:28 halftime cushion. Greece stayed in control after the big break. They secured a 17-point lead with one period remaining. Poland outgunned their opponents in the fourth frame but had to surrender at the end. Dimitrios Stamatis (192-G-96) knocked down 15 points, while Vasileios Toliopoulos (185-PG-96) had 13 points in the victory. Kamil Zywert (188-PG-96) and Artur Wlodarczyk answered with 15 points apiece for Poland. Marek Zywert netted 11 points in the losing case.





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