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.
FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 new dates confirmed - 1 day 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 - 2 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 - 2 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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