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.
Draws completed for FIBA U18 European Championships 2017 Divisions A and B - 1 month ago
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The draws have been completed for the FIBA U18 European Championships 2017, Divisions A and B. The draw had originally been scheduled to take place on 10 December, but was delayed until Thursday afternoon in Munich, given the postponement of the FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 Division A, from late July to mid-December. The seeding of the draws was based on the results of the FIBA U16 European Championships in 2015. 16 teams were drawn into four groups to contest the Group Phase of Di... [read more]
The draws have been completed for the FIBA U18 European Championships 2017, Divisions A and B. The draw had originally been scheduled to take place on 10 December, but was delayed until Thursday afternoon in Munich, given the postponement of the FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 Division A, from late July to mid-December. The seeding of the draws was based on the results of the FIBA U16 European Championships in 2015. 16 teams were drawn into four groups to contest the Group Phase of Division A, which will take place in Slovak Republic from 29 July to 6 August. The Division A Group Phase groups are as follows: Group A: Turkey, Germany, Montenegro, Russia Group B: Spain, Serbia, Italy, Ukraine Group C: Lithuania, Finland, Greece, Slovenia Group D: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Latvia, Slovak Republic
Meanwhile, 24 teams will travel to Estonia to compete for the Division B title from 28 July to 6 August. The Group Phase of Division B will consist of four groups of six teams, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the Quarter-Finals. The Division B Group Phase groups are as follows: Group A: Great Britain, Sweden, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Albania Group B: Croatia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Iceland, Belarus Group C: Israel, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, Azerbaijan Group D: Estonia, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Ireland, FYR Macedonia. Courtesy of: fiba.com
FINAL Lithuania - France 68-75 France conquered Gold medals in Samsun. They defeated Lithuania in the championship game tonight. Frank Ntilikina (196-PG-98) posted 31 points to lead the winners. The victory marked the first Gold for Les Bleues since 2006. France dominated in the first half. They recorded a 36:28 halftime lead. Lithuania narrowed the deficit in the third term. The Baltic state pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. But France stayed in charge. They sank 22 poin... [read more]
Lithuania - France 68-75 France conquered Gold medals in Samsun. They defeated Lithuania in the championship game tonight. Frank Ntilikina (196-PG-98) posted 31 points to lead the winners. The victory marked the first Gold for Les Bleues since 2006. France dominated in the first half. They recorded a 36:28 halftime lead. Lithuania narrowed the deficit in the third term. The Baltic state pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. But France stayed in charge. They sank 22 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Sekou Omar Doumbouya (202-F/G-00) provided 15 points and 9 rebounds for the champions. Arnoldas Kulboka (205-SF-98) responded with 28 points for Lithuania. Gytis Masiulis (206-F/C-98) chipped in 12 points in the loss.
Germany - Italy 68-74 Italy stepped onto the podium in Samsun. They knocked down Germany to capture the third position. Alessandro Lever (202-F/C-98) came up with 18 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Azzurri. Italy accumulated a 36:29 halftime lead. The Azzurri extended the margin at 15-point mark at the final break and never looked back en route to the win. Davide Moretti (188-PG-98) had 17 points for the winners. Isaiah Hartenstein (211-PF-98) responded with 24 points for Germany.
Spain - Bosnia 77-65 Spain finished fifth in Samsun. They overcame Bosnia and Herzegovina in the final game at the tournament. Ignacio Rosa (204-F/C-99) stepped up with 27 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners. Spain accumulated a 38:34 halftime lead. They followed with a 24:16 run in the fourth term to ice the win. Sergi Martinez and Aleix Font (192-F/G-98, agency: Octagon Europe) accounted for 14 points apiece for the winners. Darko Talic (198-SF-98) answered with 14 points for Bosnia.
Russia - Finland 82-67 Grigory Motovilov (193-G-98, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) scored 21 points to pace Russia past Finland in the final game of the championship. Russia posted a 19:13 lead ten minutes into the game. Finland erased the deficit and pulled ahead for a 32:31 halftime lead. Russia bounced back after the long break. They unloaded 51 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Sergey Klyuev (204-C-98) chipped in 19 points in the win. Edon Maxhuni (186-PG-98) responded with 18 points for Finland.
Greece - Serbia 74-67 Greece beat Serbia to clinch the 9th position at the championship. Michail Lountzis (196-PG-98) came up with 19 points and 10 boards for the Hellenes. Serbia recorded a 43:36 halftime advantage. But Greece stiffened defensively in the second half. They limited Serbia to just 24 points after the big break and marched to the victory. Dimitrios Moraitis (194-PG-99) chipped in 18 points in the win. Novak Music (188-PG-98, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 17 points and 6 assists for Serbia.
Slovenia - Turkey 71-63 Slovenia topped Turkey to claim the 11th position at the championship. Matic Vesel (204-F-98) scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the visitors. Slovenia used a 16:8 run in the second term to take a 33:26 halftime lead. Slovenia boosted the gap at 10-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Gaber Ozegovic (196-F-98) had 14 points for the winners. Yigitcan Saybir (201-F-99) and Eray Akyuz (187-G-00) responded with 14 points each for Turkey.
Latvia - Croatia 90-76 Latvia rescued their Division A place. They cruised past Croatia to avoid relegation. Roberts Blumbergs (204-F/C-97) produced 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead the winners. Croatia jumped to a 25:22 lead after ten minutes. But Latvia responded with a 49:26 run in the next two periods to spur ahead. Croatia drained 25 points in the final term but could avoid the defeat. Arturs Strautins (198-SF-98) accounted for 19 points and 10 boards for the winners. Leo Cizmic (206-F-98, agency: Octagon Europe) answered with 18 points for Croatia.
Sweden - Israel 66-90 Israel capped their championship campaign with victory. They topped Sweden to earn the 15th position. Miron Ruina (202-C-98) came up with 23 points and 9 boards for the winners. Israel claimed a 41:39 halftime lead. They sank 24 points in the third term to boost the gap at 10-point mark. Israel followed with a 25:11 run in the fourth quarter and rallied to the win. Yovel Zoosman (199-G/F-98) and Yonatan Rabinowitz (185-PG-98) chipped in 13 points each in the victory. Alan Zekovic (195-F/G-98) answered with 16 points for Sweden.
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