Belarus - Israel 56-82 Israel pip Belarus in Bosnia at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The Israeli team celebrated an 82:56 win for 3-1 record in Group A. The team from Belarus suffered the third loss and dropped at 1-3 record. Israel went on a lead from the first minutes and reached 26:18 after the first period. They added a 7-0 run early in the second frame for 33:18 after Ariel's shot. Belarus did not give up and Patupchyk reduced to 39:35. Israel meanwhile responded with some important baskets and increased later to 15 points. Eliav Ohanon (199-F-94) and Bliznets closed the third period at 62:45, while Kikus brought 70:47. Israel won the fourth period 20-11 and sealed the victory. Egor Koulechov (194-SF-94) stepped up with 20 points for the winners and Segev Itay netted 12. Eliav Ohanon and Sealine Daniel delivered 10 points each. Kiryl Chumakou (194-SF-95) posted 10 points in the losing effort, while Ilyukevich Viktar and Aladka Ivan had 9 apiece.
Romania - Scotland 81-53 Romania keep Scotland winless at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The team overcame the opponents 81:53 for 2-2 record in Group A. Scotland meanwhile fell at 0-4 record. Scotland won the opening tip 8:2, while Romanian team replied with an 18-0 run. Vlad Tincu (188-SG-94) later closed the period at 23:10 and Ene brought 27:12. Romania led 12 points midway through the second frame, but Nicholas Sim (180-PG-95) reduced to 39:34 at the halftime. The second half was decisive in the game as Romania posted two victories in it. They produced 20-11 in the third period and added 22-8 in the last stanza. Popovici Vlad led the way with 18 points and Vlad Stoicoviciu (190-SG-94) netted 12. Hortoglu Mehmet delivered 11, while Vlad Tincu and Cobzaru Vlad scored 8 each. Nicholas Sim replied with 11 points in the losing effort and Craig Malcolm (191-SF-94) scored 9.
Hungary - United Kingdom 58-63 England keep the leading position in Group A of the U18 European Championship in Division B. The team improved to 4-0 record on top of the group after 83:58 win over Hungary. Although England won the first period 18-13, they could not win the first half. Hungary answered with 25-9 in the second frame and grabbed 38:27 at the halftime. Moreover Perl Zoltan brought 40:27 and Bognar increased to 44:30. Hungary however could not win. England needed a strong end of the third period for 48:44 and then Isaacs Tyrell gave them 51:50 early in the fourth. Kingsley Okoroh (213-C-95) and Isaacs Tyrell brought the final points from the free throw line to remain undefeated. Luke Nelson (189-PG-95) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Isaacs Tyrell had 13. Sentance Elliott followed them with 10 points, whilst Kingsley Okoroh collected 7 points and 16 rebounds. Perl Zoltan answered with 14 points in the losing effort and Benedek Varadi (194-G/F-95) added 13 points and 12 rebounds. Kristof Bognar (206-C/F-94) ended up with 11 points and 13 rebounds, while Goloman Gyorgy notched 8.
Slovakia - Estonia 65-67 Estonia wins thriller to remain undefeated at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The team grabbed valuable 67:65 win over Slovak Republic for 3-0 record on top of Group B. The latter meanwhile fell at 0-3 record. It was a slow start in the game as the teams scored only 21 points in the first 10 minutes. Slovakia had 11:10 and then Hendrik Ruut (190-PG-94) gave Estonia 14:13 advantage early in the second. Tambre Georg closed the half at 33:24 as Estonia won the frame 23-13. Slovakia also scored 13 points in the third period, but it was enough to tie the margin only for the period. Kent Vene (192-SG-94) brought 48:40 early in the fourth, while Hendrik Ruut and Saare Sander ensured the latest baskets for the winners. Saare Sander and Kent Vene top-scored for the winners with 14 points each for a perfect record. Hendrik Ruut nailed 13, while Tambre Georg added 12. Brodziansky Vladimir and Matejcik Martin replied with 19 points each in the losing effort. Vladimir Nemcok (183-PG-95) had 12, while Rozim Robert collected 8 points and 12 rebounds.
Czech Republic - Austria 90-56 Czech Republic edge Austria in Sarajevo for 3-0 record on top of Group B. The team needed 90:56 win to keep the perfect record. Austria meanwhile fell at 2-2 in the middle of the group. Czech Republic started with 24:21 and dominated the first half. They added 23-18 in the second period to take 47:39 after 20 minutes of the game. Another 12-0 run midway through the second frame gave them 61:41 lead. Hrabovsky later closed the period at 65:45 and Ausprunk Karel brought 67:45 early in the last period. Czech Republic added massive 25-11 in the last stanza for the final result in the game. Radovan Kouril (180-PG-95) posted 16 points to lead the charge and Ausprunk Karel had 15. Festr Lukas poured in 13, while Prokop Slanina (204-C-95) added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jakob Poeltl (208-PF-95) ended up with 15 points in the losing effort, while Laurence Mueller (178-PG-94) notched 11. Bas Timur poured in 10, while Bauer Valentin scored 9.
Switzerland - Finland 51-67 Julius Rajala (205-PF-94) leads Finland over Switzerland in the last game of the U18 European Championship in Division B. The Nordic side grabbed 67:51 win for 3-1 record on top of Group C. Now 4 teams have the same record on top of the group, while Switzerland fell at 0-4 record. Finland posted 23:13 in the first period and never looked behind after. They added 17-8 in the second frame and grabbed 40:21 halftime advantage. Daniel Andjelkovic (200-PF-94) tried hard for the Swiss side and it was him to bring 40:23 early in the third. He also closed the third period for 51:32. Switzerland managed to win the last stanza 19-16 but lost the game by 16 points. Julius Rajala top-scored for the winners with 18 points, while Niko Mattila (191-SG-94) followed him with 9. Joni Herrala (190-G-94) and Maki Iikka delivered 8 points each in a victory. Daniel Andjelkovic posted 16 in defeat, while Schittenhelm Leo scored 9.
Norway - Montenegro 77-87 Montenegro ease past Norway at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The winners improved to 3-1 record to share the top place in Group C with Sweden and Iceland. Norway meanwhile fell at 0-4 record. Montenegro started the game with 14-12, but did not expect a massive surge from Norway. The latter erupted with 28-19 in the second period as Espen Fjaerestad (192-SG-94) brought 40:28. Montenegro replied with a 7-0 run to trail 5 points early in the third and then Vasilije Vusovic (191-G-94) gave them 46:44 advantage. The teams exchanged the lead several times and Norway grabbed 66:65 with 10 minutes to go. The last quarter meanwhile belonged to Montenegro that needed 22-11 burst to seal the victory. Milos Pajovic (205-C-94) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Vukovic Nenad had 11. Vasilije Vusovic poured in 10, whilst Kovacevic Veselin and Djurovic Luka scored 9 apiece. Espen Fjaerestad replied with 20 points in defeat and Vuk Krivokapic (193-SF-95) scored 15. Blatancic Nikola netted 14, while Seach Nicholas delivered 9.
Sweden - Iceland 92-83 Sweden and Iceland open Day 4 of the U18 European Championship in Division B. The Scandinavian side grabbed 92:83 to tie both records in Group C at 3-1. Iceland suffered their first loss. Both teams started strong and scored 25 points each in the first period. Sweden managed to score another 25 in the second frame, while Iceland posted only 13. In the third period both teams nailed another 20 points each, while the battle continued in the last stanza. Although Iceland won the period 25-22 they reduced only to 9 final points. Musie Caleb top-scored for the winners with 21 points for the third victory. Ramstedt Adam, Gorski Alexander and Nicholas Spires (209-PF-94) added 14 each, while the latter also grabbed 17 boards. Elvar Fridriksson (180-PG-94) finished the game with 22 points in the losing effort, while Martin Hermannsson (190-SG-94) notched 20. Valsson Valur delivered 11 points in defeat.
Georgia - Belgium 53-65 Belgium won over Georgia in Group D of the U18 European Championship in Division B. The Belgium side grabbed 2-1 record after 65:53 win to take the second place in the group. Georgia meanwhile fell at 0-3 record. Belgium took the lead in the first period and reached 17-10 after the first 10 minutes. Moreover Belgium added 18-14 in the second period and enjoyed 35:24 at the halftime as Lecomte Emmanuel closed the half. Irakli Mikeladze (180-PG-94) reduced to 35:27 early in the third and he later closed the period at 45:50. Georgia however could not come closer. Belgium needed 15-8 surge in the last stanza to seal the victory. Lecomte Emmanuel and Mathias Van Steenwinkel (200-F-94) top-scored for the winners with 16 points each. El Khounchar Naim followed them with 11 points in a win. Beka Burjanadze (203-PF-94) replied with 21 points and 17 rebounds in the losing effort. Irakli Mikeladze scored 13, while Tsirekidze Giorgi added 10.
Holland - Bosnia 58-66 Bosnia and Herzegovina conquer Group D of the U18 European Championship in Division B. The team overcame Holland 66:58 for 4-0 record on top. The Dutch side meanwhile dropped at 1-2 record. Bosnia and Herzegovina entered the game as a favorite but lost the first period 15-23. The rest of the game however they proved the ambitions for the higher places and grabbed the victory. Buza Nedim closed the half at 31:32 for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Nurkic Jusuf gave his side the narrow win early in the third. The teams exchanged the lead several times, while Nurkic Jusuf tied it all at 48:48 to close the third frame. Bosnia and Herzegovina finished the game with a 6-0 run for a necessary win. Buza Nedim paced all the winners with 21 points and Nurkic Jusuf collected 19 points and 11 rebounds. Vrabac Adin scored 9, while Vukovic Marko added 6. Schilder Mike answered with 16 points in defeat, while Shane Hammink (198-F-94) added 14 points and 11 rebounds. Jito Kok (205-C-94) had 12 points and 11 boards, whilst Bouwknecht Maarten nailed 11.
FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 new dates confirmed - 27 days 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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