Portugal - United Kingdom 74-66 Portugal overcame England in Day 4 in Division B of the European Championship. The Portuguese team edged England 74:66 for the initial victory, while England dropped at 1-3 record. England won the opening quarter 21:18 as Esprit closed the first 10 minutes in the game. Trailing 18:26, Portugal created a massive run for 28:28 and then grabbed 40:32. Esprit reduced to 42:39 at the halftime as England won the second period 24-18. The later tied the game in the middle of the third but Portugal took the lead back. Graham tipped in Esprit's miss making it 68:57 and force a Portugal timeout and further scores from Jamie Batish and Esprit saw England down by just six going into the final three minutes of the game. Diogo Ventura (185-PG-94)'s free throws made it an eight point game with just under two minutes remaining, before Wilson cut Portugal's lead to 70:66. Diogo Ventura made the last four free throws at the end for the final success. Diogo Ventura top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Jonah Callenbach (192-C/F-93) netted 13. Joao Grosso (199-F-94) and Miranda ended up with 9 points each in the winning effort. Thomas-Edwards posted 16 in defeat and Esprit had 14.
Denmark - Estonia 63-49 Denmark won the third straight game in Division B of the European Championship. The Danish side rolled over Estonia 63:49 on Sunday for 3-0 record, while the Baltic side dropped to 1-2. Estonia won the opening tip, but Denmark produced a better end of the first frame. Rungby and Kevin Larsen closed the opening quarter at 16:10 and the latter gave the Scandinavian team 20:10 later in the second. Kustas Poldoja (190-F-93) and Maur Below (174-PG-93) reduced to 25:24, however Denmark enjoyed 30:24 halftime advantage. Due to 16-12 in the third quarter the Danish side improved to 46:36 entering the last quarter. When Esben Reinholt (196-G-93) scored four points in a row for 53:38 it became cleat about the winner of the game. Esben Reinholt also closed the game from the free throw line for the final result. Kevin Larsen paced all the winners with 14 points, while Moller and Esben Reinholt supported him with 13 points each. Laane finished the game with 13 points and Liivamagi nailed 9.
Israel - Norway 105-43 Israel humiliate Norway at the Division B of the European Championship. The winners improved to 2-1 record sending the Norwegian team to 0-3 record after 105:43 win. Norway surprised the favorites with 4 consecutive points int he start of the game, but it was the last lead for them. Israel responded with 7-0 run and took 7:4. Laish and Blatancic exchanged the baskets for 26:12 at the end of the first frame. In the second period Israel erupted with 27-10 for 53:22 halftime advantage. Lev scored the first five points in the third period for 58:25, while Schonning scored for 73:33. Chris Ndow (195-F/G-93) closed the third period from the free throw line for 79:34. Israel added 26-9 in the last stanza and reached three digits winning number. Or Solomon (196-F-93) stepped up with 26 points and 10 rebounds, while Lev netted 22. Ram Elias-Pour (208-C-93) poured in 11, whilst Egor Koulechov (194-F-94) added 9 points and 16 rebounds. Chris Ndow produced 9 points in defeat, while Gjestemoen, Fjaerestad and Lepovic netted 6 apiece.
Switzerland - Sweden 58-68 Switzerland succumb to Sweden in Varna at the Division B of the European Championship. The Scandinavian side celebrated 68:58 for 3-1 record. The Swiss side meanwhile suffered their third straight loss and remains on the bottom of the standings in Group D. William Magarity (207-F-93) scored the first points for the winners, but Gaillard nailed three for 3:2 Swiss lead. Later in the first quarter the Swiss side remained scoreless and could not score for about 8 minutes. Sweden erupted with 23-0 run to take 25:3 lead in the start of the second frame. Louis Kagny (194-G/F-93) broke the silence for Switzerland and the latter actually started to play better. Clint N'Dumba-Capela (202-F-94) reduced to 33:20, while Tobias Borg (183-PG-93) sent the teams to the lockers at 41:20. In the third quarter the Swiss side stepped closer after 10-9 for 50:30. After 28-18 in the last stanza the board showed 10-point Swedish victory. Person closed the game from the free throw line. Tobias Borg stepped up with 18 points for the victory and Person notched 13. Clint N'Dumba-Capela collected 16 points and 21 rebounds in the losing effort, while Mladjan posted 14.
2016 Championship Draw Results - 5 months ago
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The Draw for the 2016 U18 European Championship took place in Munich tonight. Please find the results below: Division A (Samsun, Turkey) Group A: Spain, Italy, Sweden, Croatia Group B: Turkey, Germany, Finland, Greece Group C: Latvia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Lithuania Group D: France, Serbia, Slovenia and Russia. Division B (Skopje, FYR Macedonia) Group A: Bulgaria, Hungary, Cyprus, Ireland, Poland, FYR Macedonia Group B: Romania, Belgium, Belarus, Portugal, Montenegro, Austri... [read more]
The Draw for the 2016 U18 European Championship took place in Munich tonight. Please find the results below:
Division A (Samsun, Turkey) Group A: Spain, Italy, Sweden, Croatia Group B: Turkey, Germany, Finland, Greece Group C: Latvia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Lithuania Group D: France, Serbia, Slovenia and Russia.
Division B (Skopje, FYR Macedonia) Group A: Bulgaria, Hungary, Cyprus, Ireland, Poland, FYR Macedonia Group B: Romania, Belgium, Belarus, Portugal, Montenegro, Austria Group C: Estonia, Czech Republic, Iceland, Luxembourg, Denmark, Netherlands Group D: Albania, England, Slovak Republic, Scotland, Ukraine, Georgia.
Division C (San Marino, San Marino) Group A: Gibraltar, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Monaco Group B: Wales, Malta, San Marino, Kosovo, Moldova.
Red edge Black in U18 FIBA Europe All-Star Game - 1 Year ago
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Red Team - Black Team 87:82
Team Red came out strong in the fourth quarter and beat Team Black in the Fiba Europe U18 All-Star Game. Leonardo Tote (205-C/F-97) posted 23 points to pace the winners.
Team Red eked out a 17:16 lead after the opening frame. They dropped 25 points in the second quarter. Team Red secured a 42:38 halftime lead. Team Black turned things around in the third term. They knocked down 27 points in the quarter and secured a 4-point lead at the final intermis... [read more]
Red Team - Black Team 87:82
Team Red came out strong in the fourth quarter and beat Team Black in the Fiba Europe U18 All-Star Game. Leonardo Tote (205-C/F-97) posted 23 points to pace the winners. Team Red eked out a 17:16 lead after the opening frame. They dropped 25 points in the second quarter. Team Red secured a 42:38 halftime lead. Team Black turned things around in the third term. They knocked down 27 points in the quarter and secured a 4-point lead at the final intermission. But Team Red responded with a 27-point effort in the fourth period and got away with a tough victory. Ivica Zubac (212-C-97) delivered 14 points, while Frank Ntilikina (190-G-98) added 13 points for the winners. Stephane Gombauld (202-PF-97) responded with 14 points and 12 rebounds for Team Black. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97) stepped up with 17 points in the defeat.
Greece - Turkey 64-61
Greece dethroned Turkey in Volos. The hosts overcame two-time defending champions to conquer the trophy. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (206-SF-97, agency: Delta) provided 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to pace the champions. Turkey looked dominant in the first half. They accumulated a 37:25 halftime lead. Greece narrowed the distance at 7-point mark at the final intermission. The Hellenes went on a strong 23:13 rally in the fourth period to snatch a tou... [read more]
Greece - Turkey 64-61 Greece dethroned Turkey in Volos. The hosts overcame two-time defending champions to conquer the trophy. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (206-SF-97, agency: Delta) provided 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to pace the champions. Turkey looked dominant in the first half. They accumulated a 37:25 halftime lead. Greece narrowed the distance at 7-point mark at the final intermission. The Hellenes went on a strong 23:13 rally in the fourth period to snatch a tough historic victory at the end. Georgios Papagiannis (217-C-97) finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Furkan Korkmaz (197-SG-97) responded with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Turkey. Baris Ulker (201-F/G-97) delivered 13 points in the loss.
Lithuania - Bosnia 74-49 Lithuania celebrated the Bronze medals in Volos. They outgunned Bosnia and Herzegovina in the consolation final. Martynas Varnas (196-G/F-97) stepped up with 15 points to pace the Baltic team. Lithuania dominated from start to finish in this one. They accounted for a 43:30 halftime advantage. Bosnia and Herzegovina conceded a deadly 3:18 run in the fourth quarter and had to surrender at the end. Martynas Echodas (204-C/F-97) delivered 14 points for the winners. Nedim Djedovic (200-SF-97, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 11 points for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
France - Serbia 70-81 Serbia earned the fifth position at the championship. Five players scored in double digits for Serbia. Aleksandar Aranitovic (194-SF-98) came up with 18 points for the winners. France accumulated a 36:30 halftime lead. Serbia unloaded 51 points in the second half and coasted to the victory. Vojislav Stojanovic (200-G-97, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) had 11 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds for the winners. Jonathan Jeanne (212-C-97) responded with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Les Bleues.
Germany - Spain 64-68 Spain eked out a tough victory over Germany and clinched the seventh position in the final ladder. Ramon Vila (202-C-97) tallied 18 points and 7 rebounds for Spain. They accounted for a 33:26 halftime lead. They stretched the gap at 12-point mark at the final intermission. Germany knocked down 23 points in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Xabier Lopez (198-SF-97) and Alejandro Mazaira had 12 points each for the winners. Niklas Kiel (207-PF-97, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 19 points and 13 rebounds for Germany.
Latvia - Russia 68-69 Russia finished ninth at the championship. They nipped Latvia in the final game in Volos. Igor Volkhin (200-PF-97) stepped up with 25 points and 10 boards for the winners. Latvia grabbed a 35:30 halftime lead. But Russia responded with a 23:9 rally in the third frame to spur ahead. Latvia dropped 24 points in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Ilia Karpenkov (202-F/C-97, agency: Rosette International) had 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Dzeiks-Eduards Krumins (186-G-97, agency: You First) answered with 24 points for Latvia. Kristers Zoriks (190-SG-98) chipped in 13 points and issued 9 assists in the loss.
Croatia - Italy 57-73 Italy fired past Croatia and finished in the 11th overall position in Volos. Davide Moretti (189-SG-98) stepped up with 13 points to lead the charge. Italy accumulated a 45:27 halftime lead. Croatia pulled within 9 points at the final intermission. But Italy held their opponents to just 10 points in the fourth quarter and rallied to the win. Riccardo Bolpin (196-PG-97) tossed in 12 points for the winners. Ivica Zubac (212-C-97) answered with 18 points and 11 rebounds for Croatia.
Montenegro - Finland 64-68 Finland narrowly edged Montenegro and avoided relegation. Edon Maxhuni (177-PG-98) scored 19 points to lead the winners. Finland grabbed a 20:10 lead after ten minutes. Montenegro pulled within four points at the final intermission. But Finland sank 19 points in the fourth frame and sealed the decisive victory. Riku Laine (196-G-97) had 12 points for Finland. Filip Bakic (193-G-97) answered with 25 points and 7 rebounds for Montenegro.
Czech Republic - Ukraine 91-99 OT Ukraine tamed Czech Republic in overtime in the clash of two relegated sides. Illya Antonenko (202-C-97) scored 29 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 5 assists for the winners. Czech Republic accounted for a 43:40 halftime lead. Ukraine grabbed a 5-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Czech Republic sank 20 points in the fourth frame and forced overtime. But Ukraine unleashed 18 points in the extra period and sealed the victory. Anton Musiyenko (191-G/F-97) had 18 points in the win. Krystof Chaloupka (201-PF-97) responded with 22 points and 20 rebounds for Czech Republic.
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