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.
FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 new dates confirmed - 3 months ago
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The Executive Committee of FIBA Europe has decided that the FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 that could not be played this summer will now be staged in Samsun, Turkey, from 16-22 December 2016. Initially set to take place in the northern Turkish city from 30 July to 7 August, player welfare was made the utmost priority given the unrest in the country at the time, and the tournament was postponed indefinitely [read more]
The Executive Committee of FIBA Europe has decided that the FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 that could not be played this summer will now be staged in Samsun, Turkey, from 16-22 December 2016. Initially set to take place in the northern Turkish city from 30 July to 7 August, player welfare was made the utmost priority given the unrest in the country at the time, and the tournament was postponed indefinitely. The new dates were announced in Munich on Friday, with the competition format exceptionally being amended. The new system is as follows: The Group Phase (Four groups of four teams each) will be played on Day 1, 2 and 3 No Round of 16The top two teams from each group will advance to the Quarter-FinalsThe bottom two teams from each group will play classification games for 9th to 16th spot Day 4 will be a rest day Quarter-Finals will take place on Day 5 Semi-Finals will take place on Day 6 The Final will take place on Day 7 The teams that finish in the top five will earn spots in Cairo, Egypt, for the FIBA U19 World Championship 2017, which will be played out 1-9 July, whilst the bottom three teams will be eliminated to Division B for 2017. "We are now fully confident that this tournament will go ahead with total safety assured," commented FIBA Executive Director Europe, Kamil Novak. "We have received excellent co-operation from our member federations, and have made this decision of the change of dates and competition format with strong support." Courtesy of: fiba.com
Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B Awards 2016 - 4 months ago
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Best Player: Ognjen Carapic (195-SG-98) of Montenegro Best Guard: Ognjen Carapic (195-SG-98) of Montenegro Best Forward: Yordan Minchev (202-F-98) of Bulgaria Best Center: Dmytro Skapintsev (206-C-98) of Ukraine 1st Team G: Mario Ihring (189-G-98) of Slovakia SG: Ognjen Carapic (195-SG-98) of Montenegro F: Yordan Minchev (202-F-98) of Bulgaria PF: Milos Popovic (197-PF-98) of Montenegro C: Dmytro Skapintsev (206-C-98) of Ukraine 2nd Team PG: Nenad Dimitrijevikj (170-PG-98) of Macedon... [read more]
Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B 1st Team 2016
Division B. Montenegro celebrate title in Skopje - 4 months ago
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FINAL Ukraine - Montenegro 72-83 Montenegro celebrated the title in Skopje. They outlasted Ukraine in the championship game tonight. Milos Popovic (197-PF-98) scored 17 points to lead the Balkan team. Ukraine secured a 22:16 lead after the first period. But Montenegro went on a massive 27:12 run in the second term to establish a 43:34 halftime lead. Montenegro sank 24 points in the third term to open a 13-point lead. They protected it throughout the fourth quarter and ran to the trophy.... [read more]
Ukraine - Montenegro 72-83 Montenegro celebrated the title in Skopje. They outlasted Ukraine in the championship game tonight. Milos Popovic (197-PF-98) scored 17 points to lead the Balkan team. Ukraine secured a 22:16 lead after the first period. But Montenegro went on a massive 27:12 run in the second term to establish a 43:34 halftime lead. Montenegro sank 24 points in the third term to open a 13-point lead. They protected it throughout the fourth quarter and ran to the trophy. Ivan Corovic (198-G-98) had 16 points for Montenegro. Illya Tyrtyshnyk (190-G-98) responded with 19 points for Ukraine.
Slovakia - Hungary 63-62 Slovakia earned Division A promotion. They nipped Hungary in the consolation final. Marek Dolezaj (195-G-98) notched 19 points to lead the winners. Hungary accounted for a 24:16 halftime lead. Slovakia however stepped on the gas in the second half. They poured in 47 points to snatch a valuable victory. Maros Zeliznak (205-C-99) had 14 points for the winners. Csaba Kucsora (189-G-98) replied with 19 points for Hungary.
Belgium - Poland 71-51 Belgium knocked down Poland in the game for the 5th place. Lander Kuijt (192-G/F-98) scored 22 points to lead the winners. Belgium recorded a 32:25 halftime lead. They ignited a 23:10 run in the fourth term to secure a comfortable victory. Thibaut Bronchart (192-G/F-98) had 18 points and 8 caroms for the winners. Mateusz Szczypinski (194-SG-98, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 11 points for Poland.
Czech Republic - Estonia 65-78 Estonia overcame Czech Republic in the battle for the 7th position. Kristian Kullamae (190-G-99) notched 23 points to pace the winners. Estonia eked out a 34:33 halftime lead. They went on a furious 24:9 run in the third term to clear off for good. Mart Rosenthal (191-G-99) had 19 points in the win. Michael Hartig (191-PF-98) replied with 22 points for Czech Republic.
United Kingdom - Georgia 85-81 Great Britain overcame Georgia to finish in the 9th place. Brian Perez (203-F/C-99) notched 23 points to lead the winning side. Georgia jumped to a 47:34 halftime lead. But Great Britain unloaded 33 points in the third term to deny the deficit. They held Georgia to just 15 points in the fourth term and rallied to the victory. Nelson Boachie-Yiadom (197-F-99) had 18 points in the win. Luka Bulashvili (192-G/F-98) responded with 20 points for Georgia.
Bulgaria - Belarus 74-75 Belarus snatched a narrow win over Bulgaria to earn the 11th position. Denis Sivatskiy (198-F-98) provided 18 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Bulgaria posted a 40:32 halftime lead. But Belarus used a 23:14 run in the third term to spur ahead. They protected the lead throughout the fourth quarter and secured the winning outcome. Yauhen Massalski (204-F-99) had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Belarus. Yordan Minchev (202-F-98) responded with 15 points and 10 rebounds for Bulgaria.
Portugal - Iceland 60-64 Iceland rallied past Portugal to earn the 13th place at the championship. Thorir Thorbjarnarsson (196-F-98) accounted for 22 points and 13 rebounds for the victors. Portugal snatched a 29:27 halftime lead. Iceland however picked up the tempo in the second half. They held Portugal to just 31 points in the second half and rallied to the win. Snjolfur Stefansson (192-G/F-98) had 15 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Pedro Lanca (184-PG-99) responded with 11 points for Portugal.
Denmark - FYR Macedonia 85-61 Denmark cruised past FYR Macedonia to finish at the 15th position. Sylvester Berg (201-F-98) tallied 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Danish side. Denmark went on a 27:10 run in the third term to secure a comfortable 17-point lead. They poured in 23 points in the fourth frame to seal the win. David Kristensen (208-F-98) had 13 points for the winners. Nenad Dimitrijevikj (170-PG-98) posted 26 points for FYR Macedonia.
Holland - Austria 85-64 Netherlands wrapped up the championship campaign with victory. They beat Austria to end up in the 17th place. Five players scored in double digits for the winners. Wietze Nossek (201-F-98) scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the Dutch team. Netherlands went on a strong 44:23 second half run to ice the win. Dylan Van Eyck (201-F-98) and Marijn Ververs (190-G-98) had 12 points each for Netherlands. Luka Brajkovic (203-F/C-99) responded with 18 points for Austria.
Romania - Luxembourg 64-70 Luxembourg overcame Romania to finish the tournament on a high note. Mihailo Andjelkovic (179-G-98) and Thierry Cames (189-PF-98) nailed 19 points each to lead the winners. Romania established a 39:26 halftime lead. However Luxembourg responded with a 44:25 second half rally to snatch the victory. Mathis Wolff (182-F-98) had 11 points in the win. Vasile Dunca (192-G/F-98) and Dimitri Georgiadis (202-F-99) replied with 17 points each for Romania.
Scotland - Albania 68-71 Albania beat Scotland in the final game in Skopje. Frenki Lilaj (201-C-98) notched 17 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. Albania registered a 38:29 halftime lead. Scotland cut the deficit in the second half but came up short of win at the end. Eldi Hysa (189-SG-99) had 16 points for the winners. Kyle Jimenez (183-SF-98) responded with 17 points for Scotland.
Cyprus - Ireland 56-72 Ireland toppled Cyprus to occupy the 23rd position. Matt Treacy (199-F-98) notched 27 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Cyprus grabbed an 18:12 lead after ten minutes. But Ireland responded with a 20:7 rally in the second term to take a 32:25 halftime lead. Ireland followed with a 19:11 run in the fourth term to seal the win. Daniel Heaney (198-F-98) contributed 14 points for the winners. Christos Evzonas (185-PG-98) answered with 12 points for Cyprus.
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