Romania - Belarus 71-62 Popovici leads Romania over Belarus at the U18 European Championship in Division B. He collected 23 points and 13 rebounds as Romania edged Belarus 71:62. Romania started the game with 4 consecutive points and Stoicoviciu scored for 12:8. Yahor Patupchyk (191-SG-94) closed the first period at 12:11 and he later tied the game at 18:18. Moreover Astashou Dzmitry gave Belarus 22:20 and Salenik made two free throws for 30:28. Moreover he sent the teams to the lockers at 32:30 as Belarus won the second frame 21-18. Romania looked much better in the second half and produced two victories. They won the third period 15-11 and finished the game with 26-19 in the last stanza. Vlad Cobzaru (203-C-95) followed Popovici Vlad with 16 points, while Mehmet Hortoglu (194-SG-95) netted 12. Dragoste Mirel posted 7 points in a win. Yahor Patupchyk answered with 26 points in the losing effort, whilst Astashou Dzmitry, Vashkevich Anton and Bliznets Pavel scored 7 each.
Scotland - Hungary 44-76 Scotland and Hungary open Sarajevo campaign in Division B of the U18 European Championship. The Hungarian side grabbed 76:44 win in Group A opener. Sim gave Scotland their first lead and as it became known later in the game, the lead was the last. Hungary took control of the game and took 26:9 when Kovacs Barnabas closed the first period. Scotland looked better in the second period and managed to reduce to 6 points. Molnar and Coloman meanwhile scored for 39:29 at the end of the half. Hungary added 17-11 in the third period and then added massive 20-4 in the last stanza. Papp scored the final points for the winning side. Benedek Varadi (194-G/F-95) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Kovacs Barnabas netted 14. Kristof Bognar (206-C/F-94) delivered 8 and Simon Kristof had 7. Matthew Wilcox (196-PF-94) replied with 14 points in the losing effort, while Jack Nicholson (180-SG-94) scored 11.
Austria - Estonia 57-77 Estonia roll over Austria at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The Baltic side celebrated a 77:57 win in Day 1 of the competition. Austria struggled only in the first period and won it 17:15. Later on the court was dominated by Estonian team. The latter replied with 23-11 in the second frame and led 38:28 at the halftime after Georg Tambre (194-PF-94)'s shot. Estonia added 26-17 in the third period and finished the game with 13-12 in the last period. Ruut was the last player to score for the winners and Muller scored the last points in the game in defeat. Sander Saare (182-PG-94) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Martin Jurtom (198-F-94) as well as Ruut Hendrik had 13 each. Georg Tambre followed them with 9 points in a win. Jakob Poltl (208-PF-95) replied with 18 points and 13 rebounds in defeat, while Timur Bas (198-PF-94) poured in 13.
Czech Republic - Luxembourg 79-69 Czech Republic pip Luxembourg at the start of the U18 European Championship in Division B. The Czechs started with 79:69 in Group B opener. The first period was tough for both sides as they stayed close to each other. Luxembourg grabbed 25:23 at the end of the period and did not give up. Czech Republic managed to win the second frame 25-20 and took 48:45 lead at the halftime. Truhlar and Karel Ausprunk (200-F-94) scored for 57:52 and Festr brought 61:54. Karel Ausprunk meanwhile closed the frame at 63:54 with 10 minutes to go. Karel Ausprunk added narrow 16-15 in the last stanza for the final success. Karel Ausprunk paced all the winners with 23 points and 13 rebounds, while Kouril Radovan had 19. Herman Petr ended up with 8 points and Prokop Slanina (204-C-95) scored 7. Hoeser Jo replied with 25 points in the losing effort. Kevin Moura (182-PG-94) chipped in with 12 and Grun Thomas scored 11.
Iceland - Switzerland 89-71 Iceland overcame Switzerland in Bosnia in Day 1 of the U18 European Championship. Iceland grabbed 89:71 win for 1-0 record in Group C. Iceland scored the first 9 points in the game and never looked behind after. Fridriksson Elvar scored for 11:2 and Jonsson Dagur closed the period at 20:13. Iceland added massive 27-15 in the second period and reached 47:28 at the halftime. Iceland managed to keep the difference in the second half, while the Swiss side tried their best to reduce. Daniel Andjelkovic (200-PF-94) cut it to 67:51 after three quarters and he also reduced to 9 early in the fourth. Iceland however pushed the tempo for good at the end of the game for 18-point victory. Martin Hermannsson (190-PG-94) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Matthias Sigurdarson (185-PG-94) delivered 14. Jonsson Dagur finished the game with 12 points, whilst Fridriksson Elvar and Einarsson Emil had 9 apiece. Hoch Sebastian and Daniel Andjelkovic poured in 16 points each in defeat. Branislav Kostic (180-PG-94) had 12, while Verga Alessandro posted 11.
Finland - Montenegro 71-76 Montenegro grabbed a narrow win over Finland at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The Montenegrin side celebrated a 76:71 win in Day 1. It was a game of two different halves. Finland looked better in the first period and won the first quarter 20:15. Rajala Julius increased the lead to 15 points, but Finland could not win. Pajovic Milos reduced to 38:33 at the halftime and then the second half belonged to Montenegro. The latter trailed 5 points at the end of the third period, however needed a strong last quarter to seal the victory. Vukovic nailed three at the end of the game for the final success. Milija Mikovic (205-C-94) stepped up with 20 points and Pajovic Milos notched 17. Djurovic Luka delivered 9, while Vrbica Masan added 7. Joonas Lehtoranta (185-SG-94) replied with 18 points in the losing effort and Rajala Julius had 14. Oskar Michelsen (203-PF-95) and Mattila Niko followed them with 9 points each.
Sweden - Norway 110-55 Sweden smash Norway in Group C opener of the U18 European Championship in Division B. The Swedish players were too much for the Norwegian squad in a 110:55 victory. Sweden dominated the court and never looked behind in the game. They opened the campaign with 25:15 as Lofberg Johan made a jump shot and then Adam Ramstedt (203-SF-95) brought 27:15 early in the second. Niklas Larsson (200-SG-94) increased the lead to 20 points, while Lofberg Johan sent the teams to the lockers at 47:29. The third period was a nightmare for Norway that got 39 points in their basket. Dawit nailed three for 86:41 and then he nailed another one for 96:41. Adam Ramstedt gave Sweden three digit number and Musie brough the final points. Lofberg Johan and Niklas Larsson top-scored for the winners with 20 points each, while Adam Ramstedt nailed 18. Spires Nicholas followed them with 14 points in a win. Nikola Blatancic (192-F-94) finished the game with 12 points in the losing effort, while Seach Nicholas poured in 8.
Holland - Portugal 79-85 2OT Portugal and Netherlands open Group D with 2 overtimes. The Portuguese team grabbed 85:79 win in Day 1 of the U18 European Championship in Division B. It was the most interesting game of the first day. At first Portugal started with 20-17 and then Bastos Pedro scored for 33:30 at the halftime. Portugal led in the whole third period and had 51:48, while Guimaraes increased to 53:48 early in the fourth. Mike Schilder (185-PG-94, agency: Court Side) meanwhile tied the game at the end of the fourth period for 68:68. The teams scored 7 points each in the first extra time, but then Portugal dominated the last five minutes for the victory. Bastos Pedro stepped up with 21 points to lead all the winners and Grosso Joao nailed 17. Diogo Ventura (189-PG-94) poured in 15, while Insaly Isaias added 10. Mike Schilder answered with 22 points in the losing effort and Shane Hammink (198-F-94) delivered 18. Bouwknecht Maarten posted 12, while Veenhoven Thomas had 10.
Latvia will host U18 European Championship Men Division A - May 23, 2013
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Latvia will host U18 European Championship Men Division A on 18 - 28 July 2013. Liepaja, Riga & Ventspils will invite the players for the tournament this year [read more]
Latvia will host U18 European Championship Men Division A on 18 - 28 July 2013. Liepaja, Riga & Ventspils will invite the players for the tournament this year. Sixteen teams were divided into 4 groups of four teams:
Group A: Lithuania, Serbia, Slovenia, France Group B: Greece, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic Group C: Italy, Latvia, Bulgaria, Spain Group D: Ukraine, Turkey, England, Croatia
Last year Croatia celebrated the first U18 European Championship title since 2002. They overcame hosting Lithuania 88:76 in the championship game to clinch the trophy. Dario Saric (208-F/C-94, agency: XL Basketball Agency) came up with another sizzling performance tallying 39 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assist to lead the winners. Serbia stepped onto the pedestal at U18 European Championship. They defeated Russia to clinch the Bronze medals. Bosnia and Herzegovina won Gold at home tournament at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The hosts overcame Czech Republic 76:64 as both teams will play in Division A this year.
Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Awards 2012 - Aug 20, 2012
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MVP: Dario Saric (208-F/C-94) of Croatia
Best Guard: Nikola Radicevic (194-G-94) of Serbia
Best Forward: Nikola Jankovic (205-PF-94) of Serbia
Best Center: Dario Saric of Croatia
Best Coach: Jaksa Vulic of Croatia
G: Nikola Radicevic (194-94) of Serbia
G: Mikhail Kulagin (188-94) of Russia
F: Marius Grigonis (198-94) of Lithuania
PF: Nikola Jankovic (205-94) of Serbia
Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B Awards 2012 - Aug 20, 2012
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MVP: Jusuf Nurkic (212-C-94) of Bosnia
Best Guard: Radovan Kouril (180-PG-95) of Czech Rep.
Best Forward: Egor Koulechov (194-SF-94) of Israel
Best Center: Jusuf Nurkic of Bosnia
Best Coach: Nenad Markovic of Bosnia
PG: Radovan Kouril (180-95) of Czech Rep.
PG: Luke Nelson (189-95) of United K.
SF: Egor Koulechov (194-94) of Israel
PF: Jakob Poeltl (208-95) of Austria
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