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European Championships U16 Final Standings
 1. Spain
 2. Lithuania
 3. Turkey
 4. Croatia
 5. Finland
 6. France
 7. Italy
 8. Montenegro
 9. Germany
 10. Serbia
 11. Latvia
 12. Sweden
 13. Estonia
 14. Bosnia
 15. Poland
 16. Greece
European Championships U16 Stage One Standings
Group A
 1. Spain 3-0 
 2. Italy 1-2 
 3. Latvia 1-2 
 4. Sweden 1-2 
Group B
 1. Croatia 2-1 
 2. Turkey 2-1 
 3. Germany 2-1 
 4. Poland 0-3 
Group C
 1. Lithuania 3-0 
 2. Montenegro 2-1 
 3. France 1-2 
 4. Bosnia 0-3 
Group D
 1. Finland 3-0 
 2. Greece 2-1 
 3. Serbia 1-2 
 4. Estonia 0-3 
Points Per Game
 Marko PECARSKI
  SRB
  (208-C-0)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Pecarski, Marko26.6 
 2. Akyuz, Eray20.3 
 3. Miaschi, Federico18.0 
 4. Samanic, Luka17.7 
 5. Drobnjak, Igor17.7 
 6. Parra, Joel17.0 
 7. Garuba, Usman16.3 
 8. Zagars, Arturs16.0 
 9. Palumbo, Mattia15.8 
 10. Paunovic, Zoran14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marko PECARSKI
  SRB
  (208-C-0)
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Pecarski, Marko15.9 
 2. Garuba, Usman12.4 
 3. Pantzar, Melwin12.0 
 4. Samanic, Luka10.4 
 5. Balciunas, Tomas9.9 
 6. Kamenjas, Kenan9.6 
 7. Chatzidakis, Emman.8.9 
 8. Parra, Joel7.4 
 9. Jantunen, Mikael7.4 
 10. Drozdowski, Filip7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos ALOCEN
  (190-G-0)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Alocen, Carlos6.4 
 2. Pantzar, Melwin5.1 
 3. Palumbo, Mattia4.8 
 4. Stojanov, Mihajlo4.7 
 5. Zagars, Arturs4.6 
 6. Akyuz, Eray4.3 
 7. Kurucs, Arturs4.1 
 8. Kerr, Kriisa4.1 
 9. Cubrilo, Vito4.1 
 10. Drobnjak, Igor4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Didac CUEVAS
  (177-G-0)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Cuevas, Didac3.3 
 2. Persson, Erik3.0 
 3. Arsenopoulos, Nikos2.9 
 4. Sajantila, Erik2.6 
 5. Konuk, Mert2.4 
 6. Sola, Adams2.4 
 7. Drobnjak, Igor2.4 
 8. Ayayi, Joel2.4 
 9. Kljajic, Jovan2.4 
 10. Akyuz, Eray2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Usman GARUBA
  (200-G/F-2)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Garuba, Usman2.9 
 2. Samanic, Luka2.9 
 3. Zizic, Nikola1.7 
 4. Vaistaras, Laurynas1.3 
 5. Janczak, Szymon1.1 
 6. Pecarski, Marko1.1 
 7. Djurisic, Pavle1.0 
 8. Keloglu, Nadir1.0 
 9. Miaschi, Federico1.0 
 10. Kukic, Jakov1.0 


Spain conquer title in Radom (Photo: FIBA)

2016 U16 ROSTER
Starting Five in BOLD letters
Starting five
#s#
Adams Sola
Sola
Didac Cuevas
Cuevas
Usman Garuba
Garuba
Carlos Alocen
Alocen
Joel Parra
Parra
#e#5
5Adams Sola 191-PG-00 Estudiantes Spain
6Jaime Fernandez 203-F-00 CAI Zaragoza Spain
7Diego De Blas 198-F-00 Real Madrid Spain
8Carlos Unanue 192-F-00 Real Madrid Spain
9Didac Cuevas 177-G-00 Joventut Spain
10Usman Garuba 200-G-02 Real Madrid Spain
11Alex Tamayo 194-G/F-00 Estudiantes Spain
12Carlos Alocen 190-G-00 CAI Zaragoza Spain
13Arnau Parrado 199-C-00 Joventut Spain
14Joel Parra 199-F-00 Joventut Spain
15Golden Dike 200-G-01 Unicaja Spain
16Jaime Pradilla 198-F-01 CAI Zaragoza Spain


David Soria Head Coach

Xabier Chico Assistant Sammic ISB Spain

Daniel Miret Assistant


Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Awards 2016 - Aug 24, 2016

Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 1st Team 2016
Dovydas Giedraitis
Giedraitis
Eray Akyuz
Akyuz
Usman Garuba
Garuba
Luka Samanic
Samanic
Marko Pecarski
Pecarski

Best Player: Usman Garuba (200-G/F-2) of Spain
Best Guard: Eray Akyuz (187-G-0) of Turkey
Best Forward: Usman Garuba (200-G/F-2) of Spain
Best Center: Marko Pecarski (208-C-0) of Serbia

1st Team
G: Dovydas Giedraitis (185-G-0) of Lithuania
G: Eray Akyuz (187-G-0) of Turkey
G/F: Usman Garuba (200-G/F-2) of Spain
C: Luka Samanic (208-C-0) of Croatia
C: Marko Pecarski (208-C-0) of Serbia

2nd Team
G: Carlos Alocen (190-G-0) of Spain
G: Igor Drobnjak (189-G-0) of Montenegro
G: Federico Miaschi (188-G-0) of Italy
F: Tomas Balciunas (201-F-0) of Lithuania
F: Joel Parra (199-F-0) of Spain

Honorable Mention
Tomas Pihlajamaki (185-G-0) of Finalnd
Domantas Vilys (188-PG-0) of Lithuania
Didac Cuevas (177-G-0) of Spain
Jonas Mattisseck (189-G-0) of Germany
Chrysostomos Sandramanis (193-G-0) of Greece
Jovan Kljajic (189-G-1) of Montenegro
Mattia Palumbo (194-SG-0) of Italy
Arturs Zagars (168-PG-0) of Latvia
Melwin Pantzar (190-G-0) of Sweden
Joel Ayayi (193-PG-0) of France
Henri Drell (198-SF-0) of Estonia
Andrzej Pluta (183-PG-0) of Poland
Vojin Ilic (197-G/F-0) of Bodnia



Spain conquer title in Radom - Aug 20, 2016

FINAL
Spain - Lithuania 74-72
Spain conquered the title in Radom. They snatched a tough victory over Lithuania in the championship game tonight. Carlos Unanue (192-F-00) sank a three-pointer late in regulation to propel Spain to the triumph. Spain secured a 24:20 lead ten minutes into the game. Lithuania pulled within 2 points at the interval 36:34 halftime advantage. Spain stretched the margin at 6-point mark heading into the final quarter. Lithuania denied the deficit late in regulation. Arlauskas put the Baltic side in front 72:71 with 10 seconds left in regulation. But Carlos Unanue responded with a triple to win the game for Spain. Joel Parra (199-F-00) topscored with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the champions. Usman Garuba (200-G-2) had 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks in the victory. Dovydas Giedraitis (185-G-00) responded with 18 points for Lithuania.
3-4 Place
Croatia - Turkey 70-77 OT
Turkey stepped onto the pedestal in Radom. They nipped Croatia in overtime to claim Bronze medals. Eray Akyuz (187-G-00) stepped up with 23 points and 7 steals to lead the winners. Turkey ensured a 36:33 halftime lead. Croatia spurred ahead for a 4-point lead at the third break. But Turkey held their opponents to just 15 points in the fourth frame and forced overtime. Turkey sank 11 points in the extra period and sealed the victory. Yavuz Gultekin (196-F-00) tossed in 14 points for the winners. Luka Samanic (208-C-00) answered with 24 points and 12 rebounds for Croatia.

5-6 Place
Finland - France 79-71
Finland claimed the fifth position in Poland. They wrapped up the campaign with victory over France. Tomas Pihlajamaki (185-G-00) and Janne Lehtoranta (185-G-00) notched 11 points each for the winners. Finland jumped to a 24:17 lead after the first period. France used a strong rally in the next two periods to gain a 5-point advantage. But Finland exploded with 29 points in the final quarter to snatch the victory. Erik Sajantila (193-F/G-1) delivered 10 points for the winners. Babacar Niasse (192-G/F-00) responded with 26 points for les Bleues.

7-8 Place
Italy - Montenegro 81-75
Alvise Sarto (196-F-00) notched 25 points to lead Italy past Montenegro in the clash for the 7th overall position. Montenegro secured a 38:33 halftime lead. But Italy went on a 25:16 rally in the third term to clinch a 4-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Italy poured in 23 points in the final stanza to seal the win. Federico Miaschi (188-G-00) chipped in 19 points for the Azzurri. Jovan Kijajic responded with 25 points for Montenegro.

9-10 Place
Serbia - Germany 63-65
Germany finished their campaign on a high note. They nipped Serbia to earn the 9th place. Hendrik Drescher (202-C-00) came up with 15 points to pace the winners. Germany eked out a 23:22 halftime lead. They poured in 42 points in the second half to ice the victory. Luc Van Slooten (195-F/G-2) totaled 13 points in the win. Zoran Paunovic (190-G-00) answered with 24 points for Serbia.

11-12 Place
Latvia - Sweden 65-51
Latvia topped Sweden in the classification round game. Adrians Snipke (188-PF-00) chipped in 15 points, collected 9 rebounds and issued 6 assists for the Baltic state. Latvia accumulated a 20:7 lead ten minutes into the game. They held Sweden to just 27 points in the second half to rally to the win. Anrijs Miska (201-F-00) tossed in 14 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in the victory. Erik Persson (185-G-00) responded with 13 points for Sweden.

13-14 Place
Bosnia - Estonia 59-85
Estonia remained in Division A following a comfortable win over Bosnia and Herzegovina. Henri Drell (198-SF-00) came up with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Estonia grabbed a 43:30 halftime lead. The Baltic team went on a 28:11 run in the third term to clear off for good. Karl Karpin (205-C-00) had 15 points for the winners. Semir Karic (183-PG-00) answered with 12 points for Bosnia.

15-16 Place
Poland - Greece 85-74
Poland edged Greece in the classification round clash. The hosts occupied the 15th position following the win. Sebastian Walda (194-SF-00) posted 23 points to lead the winners. Poland accumulated a 46:35 halftime lead. The hosts sank 39 points in the second half and rallied to the victory. Przemyslaw Golek (195-SF-00) tossed in 21 points for Poland. Konstantinos Altinis (195-F/G-00) responded with 13 points for Greece.


Spain and Lithuania to clash for title in Radom - Aug 19, 2016

SEMIFINALS
Spain - Turkey 75-70
Spain outgunned Turkey and joined Lithuania in the Final. Joel Parra (199-F-00) scored 20 points, pulled down 6 rebounds and distributed 4 assists for the winners. The teams went neck and neck throughout the first half. Spain and Turkey arrived at the interval tied at 33. Spain limited Turkey to just 11 points in the third term to gain a 5-point lead. Spain fired 26 points in the fourth stanza and rolled to the win. Usman Garuba (200-G-2) accounted for 16 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Eray Akyuz (187-G-00) responded with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Turkey.

Lithuania - Croatia 67-59
Lithuania beat Croatia to advance into the championship game in Radom. Rokas Jokubaitis (185-G-00) scored 17 points to lead the winners. Lithuania secured a 31:23 halftime lead. They protected the lead throughout the second half and marched to the win. Laurynas Vaistaras (195-F/G-1) had 13 points in the victory. Luka Samanic (208-C-00) answered with 20 points and 14 rebounds for Croatia.
5-8 Place
Montenegro - Finland 73-85
Finland rallied past Montenegro in the classification game. Tomas Pihlajamaki (185-G-00) tossed in 19 points, issued 7 assists and grabbed 4 boards for the Finnish side. The teams were tied at 16 at the end of the first quarter. Finland pulled ahead for a 36:33 halftime lead. They stepped on the gas in second half. Finland fired 49 points after the long break and cruised to the victory. Erik Sajantila (193-F/G-1) and Joonas Timonen (184-PG-00) netted 12 points each for the winners. Jovan Kljajic (189-G-1) answered with 21 points for Montenegro.

Italy - France 68-77
France outgunned Italy in the classification round clash. Joel Ayayi (193-PG-00) netted 19 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 4 assists to pace les Bleues. France piled up a comfortable 41:26 halftime lead. Italy cut the deficit at 6-point mark at the final intermission. France sank 25 points in the fourth term to seal the victory. Johan Randriamanjara had 17 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Mattia Palumbo (194-SG-00) responded with 24 points and 8 rebounds for the Azzurri.

9-12 Place
Germany - Sweden 71-64
Germany topped Sweden in the classification round clash. Kilian Matthias Binapfl (189-SG-00) scored 15 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the winners. Germany eked out a 34:32 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 8-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. Sweden nailed 20 points in the final stanza but could not avoid the defeat. Jonas Mattisseck (189-G-00) had 12 points for the winners. Oliver Gehrke (196-F-00) responded with 16 points for Sweden.

Serbia - Latvia 82-81 OT
Serbia nipped Latvia in overtime in Radom today. Marko Pecarski (208-C-00) stepped up with 30 points and 27 rebounds for the winners. Latvia and Serbia tied things up at 39 after twenty minutes of action. Latvia eked out a 3-point lead at the third break. But Serbia held the Baltic side to just 13 points in the fourth term to force overtime. Serbia followed with 9 points in the extra period to snatch the victory. Zoran Paunovic (190-G-00) had 25 points for the winners. Arturs Zagars (168-PG-00) responded with 26 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds in the loss.
13-16 Place
Estonia - Greece 65-59
Estonia outgunned Greece to stay hopeful in the race to save Division A place for the next season. Kriisa Kerr (182-PG-1) came up with 14 points to pace the Baltic team. Greece used a 22:7 run in the second period to gain a 34:20 halftime advantage. But Estonia turned the tables in the second half. They went on a 45:25 rally after the big break and sneaked to a crucial victory. Mikk Jurkatamm (187-PG-00) and Hendrik Eelmae (192-SG-00) netted 12 points each for Estonia. Konstantinos Altinis (195-F/G-00) responded with 14 points for Greece.

Poland - Bosnia 71-75
Bosnia claimed a vital win over Poland to stay in the battle to remain in Division A for the next year. Amar Tiganj (192-F/G-00) came up with 27 points and 10 rebounds to pace the winners. Poland grabbed a 22:14 lead after the opening quarter. But Bosnia dominated in the next periods. They went on a 24:17 run in the third term to spur ahead. Bosnia held the hosts to just 16 points in the fourth stanza to snatch the victory. Vojin Ilic (197-G/F-00) netted 13 points for Bosnia. Wiktor Rajewicz (178-PG-00) responded with 19 points for Poland.




Turkey, Spain, Croatia and Lithuania advance into semifinal stage in Radom - Aug 18, 2016

Quarterfinals
Spain - Montenegro 75-55
Spain coasted past Montenegro into the semifinal stage in Radom. Joel Parra (199-F-00) came up with 15 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Spain dominated in the first three quarters. They recorded a 33:23 halftime lead. Spain unloaded 32 points in the third term to clear off for good. Arnau Parrado (199-C-00) had 14 points for the winners. Nikola Zizic (208-C-00) responded with 14 points for Montenegro.

Croatia - France 69-52
Croatia punched their semifinal tickets. They fired past France in the quarterfinal clash. Luka Samanic (208-C-00) came up with 18 points for the winners. France eked out a 19:17 lead ten minutes into the game. But Croatia stepped on the gas in the next two quarters. They stormed ahead for a 20-point lead at the final break. France narrowed the gap at in the final term but could not rescue the game. Jure Planinic (198-F-00) and Vito Cubrilo (193-F/G-00) chipped in 16 points each for Croatia. Theo Maledon (185-G-1) responded with 14 points for France.

Turkey - Finland 80-78 OT
Turkey eked out a narrow overtime victory over Finland to advance into the semifinal stage. Eray Akyuz (187-G-00) tossed in 25 points for the winners. Turkey established a 32:27 halftime lead. Finland sank 45 points in the second half to force overtime. But Turkey outscored their opponents in the extra period to book their semifinal appearance. Yavuz Gultekin (196-F-00) delivered 17 points for the winners. Tomas Pihlajamaki (185-G-00) answered with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Finland.

Italy - Lithuania 67-84
Lithuania cruised past Italy to enter Final Four in Radom. Five players scored in double digits for the Baltic team. Domantas Vilys (188-PG-00) stepped up with 16 points to lead the winners. Lithuania grabbed a 25:12 lead after ten minutes. Lithuania poured in 40 points in the second half to race to the win. Dovydas Giedratis chipped in 14 points in the victory. Federico Miaschi (188-G-00) answered with 20 points for Italy.
9-16 Place
Latvia - Bosnia 87-64
Latvia outgunned Bosnia in the classification round. Anrijs Miska (201-F-00) stepped up with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Bosnia eked out a 40:36 halftime lead. But Latvia bounced back with a 31:8 run in the third term. They added 20 points in the fourth quarter and secured the victory. Arturs Zagars (168-PG-00) chipped in 14 points, issued 8 assists and 5 rebounds for the winners. Tarik Biberovic (196-F-1) answered with 16 points for Bosnia.

Poland - Serbia 73-82
Serbia upset hosting Poland in Radom tonight. Marko Pecarski (208-C-00) came up with a memorable performance tallying 45 points, 19 rebounds and 2 assists for the winners. Poland secured a 37:31 halftime lead. But Serbia unloaded 31 points in the third term to take a 10-point lead. They held off Poland in the final stanza and rolled to the win. Zoran Paunovic (190-G-00) totaled 14 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds for Serbia. Andrzej Pluta (183-PG-00) responded with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for Poland.

Germany - Estonia 66-59
Germany overcame Estonia in the classification round clash. Jonas Mattisseck (189-G-00) stepped up with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Estonia enjoyed a 29:27 halftime lead. However Germany responded with a 39:30 second half run to snatch the victory. Bruno Vrcic (191-SF-00) chipped in 11 points in the win. Henri Drell (198-SF-00) responded with 14 points for Estonia.

Sweden - Greece 59-57
Sweden fended off Greece in the classification round in Radom. Melwin Pantzar (190-G-00) produced 17 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists to pace the Scandinavians. Greece grabbed a 12:9 lead after ten minutes. Sweden surged ahead for a 26:23 halftime lead. Sweden protected the lead throughout a tough second half and snatched a narrow victory. Oliver Gehrke (196-F-00) netted 13 points for the winners. Emmanouil Chatzidakis (205-C-00) responded with 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Hellenes.


Recap of Round of 16 in Radom - Aug 16, 2016

Finland - Bosnia 55-38
Finland cruised past Bosnia to enter the quarterfinal stage. Mustapha Amzil (199-F-1) notched 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Bosnia snatched a 10:9 lead after ten minutes. But Finland answered with a 30:15 second half run to seal the victory. Robin Avist (190-G-00) netted 12 points in the win. Tarik Biberovic (196-F-1) answered with 9 points for Bosnia.

Croatia - Sweden 74-67 2OT
Croatia needed two overtimes to tame Sweden in the Round of 16 clash. Oton Jankovic (204-F-00, agency: BeoBasket) notched 19 points and 14 rebounds to pace the winners. Sweden secured a 24:17 lead ten minutes into the game. But Croatia erased the deficit in the next periods. They sent the game into overtime. The teams however scored 4 points each in the first extra period and had to decide on the winner in the second one. Croatia sank 14 points in the second overtime to ice the win. Luka Samanic (208-C-00) had 17 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Erik Persson (185-G-00) responded with 15 points for Sweden.

Greece - France 43-59
France silenced Greece at the Round of 16 in Radom. Joel Ayayi (193-PG-00) tallied 14 points, 10 rebounds and 6 steals to pace les Bleues. France grabbed a 26:15 halftime lead. They boosted the gap at 13-point mark heading into the final period. France limited their opponents to just 11 points in the fourth term and drove to the win. Babacar Niasse (192-G/F-00) had 11 points in the victory. Chrysostomos Sandramanis (193-G-00) responded with 10 points for Greece.

Spain - Poland 96-67
Spain stormed past hosting Poland into the quarterfinal round. Usman Garuba (200-G-2) came up with 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the winners. The hosts had little chance against striking Spain. Poland found themselves trailing by 12 points at the interval 49:37. Spain followed with a 28:9 run in the third term to clear off for good. Joel Parra (199-F-00) had 20 points for the winners. Andrzej Pluta (183-PG-00) responded with 20 points for Poland.

Turkey - Latvia 74-66
Turkey shot down Latvia to progress into the quarterfinals. Eray Akyuz (187-G-00) nailed 26 points to pace the winners. Turkey secured a 43:37 halftime lead. Latvia pulled within 4 points at the final intermission. But Turkey held their opponents to just 12 points in the fourth period and raced to the win. Yavuz Gultekin (196-F-00) tossed in 9 points for Turkey. Arturs Zagars (168-PG-00) responded with 19 points for Latvia.

Montenegro - Serbia 75-60
Montenegro edged Serbia to reach the quarterfinal stage in Radom. Igor Drobnjak (189-G-00) nailed 25 points to lead the charge. Montenegro grabbed a 24:17 lead after ten minutes. Serbia however erased the deficit and eked out a 38:37 halftime lead. But Montenegro stiffened defensively in the second half. They held the Serbian youngsters to just 22 points in the half and marched to the win. Pavle Djurisic (190-G-00) netted 18 points in the victory. Marko Pecarski (208-C-00) responded with 30 points and 11 rebounds for Serbia.

Italy - Germany 86-57
Italy prevailed against Germany to stay in the title hunt. Five players scored in double digits for the Azzurri. Federico Miaschi (188-G-00) tallied 22 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists in the victory. Italy recorded a 40:23 halftime lead. They poured in 46 points in the second half and eased to the victory. Mattia Palumbo (194-SG-00) had 15 points and 8 assists for the winners. Bruno Vrcic (191-SF-00) responded with 9 points for Germany.

Lithuania - Estonia 94-74
Lithuania advanced into the quarterfinal stage in Radom. They cruised past their Baltic rivals Estonia in the playoff clash. Tomas Balciunas (201-F-00) scored 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the winners. Estonia were up by three points after ten minutes 21:18. But Lithuania used a 23:13 run in the second term to take a 7-point halftime lead. Lithuania unloaded 53 points in the second half to seal the victory. Domantas Vilys (188-PG-00) had 18 points and 7 assists for the winners. Henri Drell (198-SF-00) responded with 20 points for Estonia.




Results and Stats from Day 3 in Radom - Aug 15, 2016

Group A
Sweden - Latvia 68-66
Sweden posted the first victory at the championship. They nipped Latvia for 1-2 record in Group A. Erik Persson (185-G-00) nailed 32 points to lead the winners. Latvia grabbed a 19:12 lead ten minutes into the game. But Sweden responded with a 14:8 run in the second period to narrow the gap at one point 26:27. Latvia extended the margin at 2-point mark heading int the fourth frame. But Sweden sank 26 points in the final period and snatched a narrow win. Oliver Gehrke (196-F-00) notched 14 points and 10 boards for the winners. Valters Veveris (172-PG-00) responded with 15 points for Latvia.

Italy - Spain 63-70
Spain outscored Italy to clinch the third straight victory in Radom. Joel Parra (199-F-00) and Didac Cuevas (177-G-00) recorded 13 points each to lead the winners. Spain established a 33:25 halftime advantage. Italy pulled within a single point at the final intermission. However Spain poured in 21 points in the fourth quarter to ice the win. Alex Tamayo (194-G/F-00) had 11 points in the victory. Mattia Palumbo (194-SG-00) responded with 17 points and 7 assists for Italy.

Group B
Germany - Turkey 71-65
Germany nipped Turkey in Group B action. Jonas Mattisseck (189-G-00) came up with 12 points to lead the winners. Germany built a 35:23 halftime lead. They protected the lead throughout the second half and rallied to the victory. Bruno Vrcic (191-SF-00) had 11 points and 6 caroms for the winners. Yavuz Gultekin (196-F-00) responded with 15 points for Turkey.

Poland - Croatia 48-67
Croatia secured the top position in Group B. They rallied past Poland for the second win in Radom. Oton Jankovic (204-F-00, agency: BeoBasket) recorded 19 points to lead the winners. Croatia secured a 43:26 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 19-point mark heading into the fourth quarter and never looked back en route to the win. Vito Cubrilo (193-F/G-00) provided 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the victory. Szymon Janczak (206-F/C-00) responded with 17 points for Poland.

Group C
Lithuania - France 75-64
Lithuania clinched the third straight win in Group D. They held off France to remain unbeaten. Dovydas Giedraitis (185-G-00) chipped in 14 points to lead the winners. Lithuania established a 37:23 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 18-point mark heading into the fourth term and raced to the win. Rokas Jokubaitis (185-G-00) had 12 points for Lithuania. Joel Ayayi (193-PG-00) responded with 17 points for France.

Montenegro - Bosnia 64-58
Montenegro overcame Bosnia in the final game at the preliminary round. Nikola Zizic (208-C-00) totaled 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Bosnia snatched a 31:29 halftime lead. Montenegro turned the tables in the third term. They secured a 3-point lead at the final intermission. Montenegro sank 19 points in the fourth term and sealed the winning outcome. Igor Drobnjak (189-G-00) contributed 17 points in the victory. Vojin Ilic (197-G/F-00) answered with 11 points for Bosnia.

Group D
Greece - Serbia 59-55
Greece outscored Serbia to finish second in Group D. Aris Tsourogiannis (197-SF-1) stepped up with 13 points for the Hellenes. Serbia posted an 18:12 lead after ten minutes. They extended the gap at 9-point mark at the final intermission. But Greece went on an 18:5 rally in the fourth quarter to snatch the win. Giannis Hatziveroglou (197-G/F-00) had 12 points for the winners. Marko Pecarski (208-C-00) responded with 20 points and 16 rebounds for Serbia.

Estonia - Finland 61-79
Finland stayed perfect in Radom. They cruised past Estonia to clinch the top position in Group D. Mikael Jantunen (200-F-00) scored 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in the victory. Finland recorded a 35:25 halftime lead. They followed with 44 points in the second half to ice the win. Tuomas Oksa (188-G-00) had 11 points in the victory. Henri Drell (198-SF-00) answered with 12 points for Estonia.




Results and Stats from Day 2 in Radom - Aug 13, 2016

Group A
Latvia - Spain 71-91
Spain registered the second straight win in Radom. They cruised past Latvia to remain undefeated. Joel Parra (199-F-00) accounted for 19 points and 16 rebounds in the victory. Spain eked out a 34:33 halftime lead. Spain went for impressive 57 points in the second half to ice the win. Usman Garuba (200-G-2) tallied 15 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Arturs Zagars (168-PG-00) responded with 22 points for Latvia.

Sweden - Italy 50-89
Italy rallied past Sweden to take the first victory in Group A. Federico Miaschi (188-G-00) scored 17 points to lead the Azzurri. Italy grabbed a comfortable 26:12 lead ten minutes into the game. They extended the margin at 20-point mark at halftime. Italy unloaded 44 points in the second half to cruise to the win. Leonardo Battistuzzi (199-F-00) and Gabriele Berra (195-SG-00) finished with 11 points each for the winners. Oliver Gehrke (196-F-00) responded with 14 points for Sweden.

Group B
Poland - Germany 58-75
Germany registered the opening victory at the tournament. They upset hosting Poland for 1-1 record in Group B. Jonas Mattisseck (189-G-00) produced 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Germany grabbed a 23:14 lead ten minutes into the game. The visitors went on a 34:22 second half run to post the victory. Bruno Vrcic (191-SF-00) delivered 14 points in the win. Andrzej Pluta (183-PG-00) answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds for Poland.

Croatia - Turkey 53-59
Turkey fired past Croatia to improve at 2-0 record in Group B. Eray Akyuz (187-G-00) came up with 19 points for the winners. Croatia grabbed an 11:9 lead after the first period. Turkey picked up the tempo in the next quarters. They secured a 5-point lead heading into the fourth term. Turkey outscored Croatia in the final ten minutes to snatch the win. Mert Konuk (194-SG-00) tossed in 11 points in the victory. Luka Samanic (208-C-00) responded with 18 points and 6 rebounds for Croatia.

Group C
Montenegro - Lithuania 72-96
Lithuania breezed past Montenegro to secure the second victory in a row in Group C. Six players scored in double digits for the winners. Tomas Balciunas (201-F-00) provided 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Baltic side. Lithuania jumped to a 32:15 lead after ten minutes. They unloaded 47 points in the second half to rally to the victory. Deividas Sirvydis (200-F-00) and Arnas Adomavicius (186-G-00) had 13 points each in the win. Igor Drobnjak (189-G-00) responded with 36 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds for Montenegro.

Bosnia - France 46-55
France outscored Bosnia to open win count in Radom. Joel Ayayi (193-PG-00) tallied 12 points and 14 rebounds to pace les Bleues. Bosnia secured a 12:6 lead after ten minutes. France pulled ahead in the second term. les Bleues ensured a 24:22 halftime lead. They held Bosnia to just 24 points in the second half to race to the win. Mathis Dossou Yovo (198-F/C-00) had 11 points for the winners. Semir Karic (183-PG-00) responded with 16 points for Bosnia.

Group D
Finland - Serbia 70-61
Finland claimed the second consecutive victory in Group D. They held off Serbia behind 13 points from Mikael Jantunen (200-F-00). Serbia piled up a 30:26 halftime lead. Finland picked up the tempo in the second half. They erupted for 28 points in the third term to take a 7-point lead. Finland held Serbia to just 14 points in the fourth term and marched to the win. Robin Avist (190-G-00) had 12 points in the victory. Marko Pecarski (208-C-00) responded with 27 points and 16 rebounds for Serbia.

Estonia - Greece 43-60
Greece outscored Estonia for 1-1 record in Group D. The Hellenes posted a 33:18 halftime lead. Greece extended the gap at 18-point mark heading into the fourth term and never looked back en route to the win. Chrysostomos Sandramanis (193-G-00) posted 13 points for the winners. Emmanouil Chatzidakis (205-C-00) had 10 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Karl Karpin (205-C-00) responded with 10 points for Estonia.







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