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.
2016 Championship Draw Results - Jan 22, 2016
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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 - Sep 18, 2015
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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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