Germany - Spain 75-86 Spain opened win count at the U18 European Championship. They knocked down Germany in Group A tonight. Guillermo Hernangomez (206-C-94) stepped up with 14 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. Germany got to an aggressive start. They fired 25 points in the opening quarter to post a 5-point lead. Spain however reacted with a storming second quarter. They unleashed 26 points to erase the deficit and secured a 46:39 halftime advantage. Spain limited Germany to 11 points in the third term gaining a 12-point lead before the final stanza. Germany poured in 25 points in the fourth term but Spain lived up to the challenge and sealed the victory at the end. Alberto Diaz (190-PG-94) and Oriol Pauli (195-G-94) provided 11 points each for the winners. Gavin Schilling (205-PF-95) dropped 16 points for Germany. Paul Zipser had 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the loss.
Ukraine - Serbia 54-75 Serbia recorded the first win at the U18 European Championship. They knocked down Ukraine in Group A opener. Nikola Radicevic (194-G-94) came up with 18 points to lead the winners. Serbia stormed into the game. They posted a 21:8 lead after ten minutes. Serbia maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They extended the lead to as many as 19 points at halftime 37:18. Ukraine finally picked up the tempo in the third term. They limited the Balkan team to 12 points in the quarter to cut the deficit to 12 points at the final intermission. But Serbia responded with a 26-point tally in the final frame to seal the victory. Nikola Jankovic (205-PF-94) accounted for 17 points and 8 rebounds, while Doko Salic added 10 points for the winners. Yevgen Sakhniuk (201-PF-95) answered with 12 points for Ukraine. Kristian Lugovtsov had 11 points in the loss.
Greece - Lithuania 66-71 Lithuania earned the initial win at the U18 European Championship. They fired past Greece in Group B opener for both teams. Justas Tamulis (194-SF-94, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up with 27 points to pace the hosts. Greece got to a slightly better start. The Hellenes earned an 18:15 lead after ten minutes. But Lithuania picked up the tempo in the second term. The hosts cut the distance to a single point at halftime 34:33. Lithuania finally pulled ahead in the third quarter. They went on a 14:2 run to take a 6-point advantage. Lithuania ensured a 54:50 lead heading into the fourth frame. The Hellenes unloaded a barrage of three-pointers in the final stanza but Lithuania survived the challenge and Marius Grigonis and Justas Tamulis sealed the victory for the Baltic team. Augustinas Jankaitis (202-F/C-94) had 13 points, while Marius Grigonis added 11 points for the winners. Dimitrios Agravanis (201-SF-94, agency: FCM) responded with 22 points and 12 rebounds for Greece. Alexandros Mitsialos had 13 points in the loss.
Denmark - Italy 63-86 Italy registered the opening win at the U18 European Championship. They knocked down Division A newcomers Denmark in Group B. Mirco Turel (192-SG-94) and Simone Fontecchio (197-SF-95) posted 14 points each to lead the winners. Italy set the tone early in the game. The Azzurri quickly cleared off to a 15-point lead. Italy unloaded 26 points in the second quarter to ensure a 52:27 halftime lead. Italy maintained the advantage throughout the third quarter. They ensured a 73:41 buffer at the final intermission. Denmark sweetened the pill with a 22:13 rally in the fourth stanza. Matteo Imbro netted 13 points, while Laquintana added 12 points for the winners. Peter Moeller (186-PG-94) responded with 13 points for Denmark. Jacob Jensen had 11 points in the loss.
Bulgaria - Turkey 95-89 OT Newly-promoted Bulgaria made their Division A debut one to remember. They outscored Turkey in overtime drama in Group C. Aleksandar Vezenkov (205-F/G-95) scored 28 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and issued 4 assists to pace the winners. Bulgaria secured a strong start to the game. They grabbed a 23:13 lead at the first intermission. But Turkey bounced right back. They fired 26 points in the second term to cut the deficit to a single point 39:40. Bulgaria gained control again in the third stanza. They knocked down 20 points and ensured an 11-point buffer heading into the fourth quarter. But Turkey stepped up with 30 points in the period and sent the game into extra period. Tayfun Erulku (194-SG-94) put Turkey in charge early in overtime however Aleksandar Vezenkov scored 5 points and Minkov added four from the stripe to seal the victory at the end. Deyan Karamfilov (180-PG-94) accounted for 19 points, while Nikolay Stoyanov added 15 points for the winners. Tayfun Erulku replied with 24 points for Turkey. Kenan Sipahi contributed 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in the loss.
Latvia - France 58-54 Latvia celebrated the opening win at the U18 European Championship in Latvia and Lithuania. The hosts shot down France in Group C. Davis Geks (183-SG-95) scored 17 points to pace the winners. Latvia jumped to an early lead. The hosts accumulated a 14:10 lead after ten minutes. France stiffened their defence in the second quarter. They got within a single point at halftime 26:25. Benjamin Sene (186-PG-94) drained back-to-back triples midway through the third term to put Les Bleus in front. But Latvia returned the lead and secured a 43:39 advantage heading into the fourth quarter. France and Latvia stayed neck and neck throughout the final quarter. Mouhammadou Jaiteh brought France within two points with 43 seconds remaining but Elvis Endzels (180-G-94) converted two free throws late in regulation and sealed the victory for the home side. Elvis Endzels posted 13 points, while Rolands Smits added 7 points for Latvia. Benjamin Sene responded with 13 points for France. Mouhammadou Jaiteh had 10 points and 9 rebounds in the loss.
Slovenia - Russia 59-70 Russia celebrated the first win at the U18 European Championship in Latvia and Lithuania. They knocked down Slovenia in Group C. Mikhail Kulagin (188-G-94) stepped up with 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners. Russia enjoyed a narrow 20:19 lead after ten minutes of action. They stretched the lead in the second term. Russia accounted for a 40:37 halftime advantage. The decisive third term saw Russia clear off. They capped the period with four points in a row to take a 57:47 lead at the final break. Mikhail Kulagin and Annaev put Russia up by 13 points early in the fourth frame. Russia kept Slovenia at bay throughout the final minutes and sealed the victory at the end. Stanislav Ilnitskiy (200-PF-94) produced 10 points, while Georgy Egorov added 9 points for the winners. Matic Rebec (180-PG-95) and Gregor Hrovat (94) responded with 16 points each for Slovenia.
Poland - Croatia 74-86 Croatia opened win count at the U18 European Championship. They knocked down Poland in Group D opener. Dario Saric (208-F/C-94) came up with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge. Croatia held their opponents to 14 points in the first stanza to take a 5-point lead. The Croats extended the margin in the second quarter. They accumulated a 40:29 halftime lead. Croatia stayed in charge throughout the third term. Dario Saric carried them to a 63:49 lead with ten minutes remaining. Poland outscored their opponents in the final stanza but could not avoid the loss. Mislav Brzoja (194-F/G-94) stepped up with 15 points, while Marin Maric added 11 points for the winners. Mikolaj Witlinski (206-PF-95) responded with 18 points for Poland. Dawid Morawiec netted 15 points in the loss.
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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