United Kingdom - Scotland 95-39 England wins Group A of the U18 European Championship in Division B. The team overcame Scotland 95:39 for 5-0 record on top. Scotland meanwhile finished the group without victories. England was the favorite before the game and proved their ambitions throughout it. They started the game with 28-5 and added 20-10 in the second half when Stivrins and Rowan exchanged the late baskets. England was better also in the third frame with 21-15 surge. Moreover they won the last stanza 26-9 for a comfortable win. Elliott Sentance (191-SG-94) paced all the winners with 16 points and Tamas Okros (196-SF-95) as well as Orija Dwayne poured in 12 apiece. Graham Rowell followed them with 10 points in a win. Joshua McGilvray (201-C-95) finished the game with 12 points in defeat and Wilcox Matthew had 7.
Israel - Romania 100-50 Israel clinch Elite Eight appearance of the U18 European Championship in Division B. The team finished second in Group A with 4-1 record after a 100-50 win. Romania meanwhile fell at 2-3 record. Israel dominated the court for the whole time and rightfully clinched the victory. They won the first period 29-7 and added 23-15 in the second period. Moreover Israel produced a 24-16 in the third stanza and finished the game with 24-12 in the last quarter. Geffen gave his team three-digit number at the end of the game. Egor Koulechov (194-SF-94) paced all the winners with 16 points and Rafael Menco (201-SF-94, agency: Avi Zilberman) posted 13. Kikus Maxim delivered 12, while Amiram Yariv netted 11. Mehmet Hortoglu (192-SG-95) answered with 12 points in the losing effort, whilst Dragoste Mirel and Cobzaru Vlad brought 9 apiece.
Belarus - Hungary 83-84 Hungary stole a win from Belarus in the start of Day 5 at the U18 European Championship in Division B. Hungary won 84:83 to finish the group with 3-2 record. Belarus meanwhile fell at 1-4 record on the fifth place. Both teams nailed 22 points in the first period and the game was expected a tough one. Hungary won the second period 25-15 and enjoyed however 10-point halftime advantage. Belarus meanwhile produced two victories in the second half and took 83:82 lead after Luka Malakhau (185-PG-94)'s shot. Zoltan Perl (194-G-95) however scored two free throws for the final success. Zoltan Perl top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Benedek Varadi (194-G/F-95) notched 17. Janos Velkey delivered 15, while Kristof Bognar brought 12. Luka Malakhau ended up with 28 points in the losing effort. Yahor Patupchyk added 18 and Anton Vashkevich scored 13.
Luxembourg - Slovakia 63-70 Slovak Republic taste the initial win at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The team finished Group B with 1-3 record after a 70:63 win over Luxembourg. The latter remained don the last spot with 0-4 record. It was Luxembourg to start with 21-17 in the first period. Slovakia meanwhile answered with massive 26-13 burst in the second frame and Martin Matejcik (185-G-94) scored for 43:34 at the halftime. No matter how hard Luxembourg tried to recover they could not win the game. Luxembourg produced 16-14 in the third period and then scored the same number of points as Slovakia in the last stanza. Vladimir Brodziansky (206-PF-94) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and 18 rebounds, while Martin Matejcik and Nemcok Vladimir also scored 14 each. Rozim Robert followed them with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Thomas Grun (194-PG-95) replied with 24 points in defeat and Hoeser Jo had 16.
Estonia - Czech Republic 70-95 Czech Republic beat Estonia, while both teams advance to the Second Stage of the U18 European Championship in Division B. Czech Republic won Group B with 4-0 record after 95:70 win. Estonia meanwhile suffered their first loss and dropped at 3-1 record. It was the game for the top position from the group. Czech Republic started to ruin the opponents' defense from the first minutes and reached 28:17 after the first period. They added 28-18 in the second frame for 56:35 with Herman Petr's last shot in the half. Moreover Czech Republic produced two narrow victories in the second half for the final win. Karel Ausprunk (200-F/C-94) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Radovan Kouril (180-PG-95) nailed 17. Herman Petr collected 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Svandrlik Jan added 11. Martin Jurtom (198-PF-94) poured in 19 in defeat and Tambre Georg scored 11.
Iceland - Finland 78-86 Finland clinched the fourth win at the U18 European Championship in Division B. They toppled ambitious Iceland in Group C. Joonas Lehtoranta (183-SG-94) stepped up with 24 points to lead the winners. Finland held their opponents to 14 points in the first quarter to take a 4-point lead. Iceland answered right back scoring 35 points in the second quarter. They piled up a 49:45 halftime lead. Finland adjusted defensively in the second half. They cut the deficit to just two points heading into the final frame. Finland then unleashed 27 points in the fourth period to snatch victory at the end. Julius Rajala (205-PF-94) posted 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Mikael Kauhanen contributed 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Martin Hermannsson (190-SG-94) answered with 20 points for Iceland. Matthias Sigurdarson netted 18 points in the loss.
Norway - Switzerland 91-75 Norway clinched the first win at the U18 European Championship in Division B. They overcame Swiss counterparts in Group C action. Nikola Blatancic (194-F-94) and Espen Fjaerestad (192-SG-94) delivered 24 points each for the winners. Norway jumped to an early lead. They ensured a 19:12 advantage after ten minutes. Norway and Switzerland exchanged baskets throughout the second stanza. The Scandinavian team secured a 7-point lead at the interval 42:35. Norway exploded with 28 points in the third stanza to clear off to a 19-point distance. Switzerland fired 24 points in the fourth quarter but just cut the margin at the end. Andrija Blatancic chipped in 14 points for the winners. Leo Schittenhelm (194-SF-94) answered with 22 points for Switzerland. Daniel Andjelkovic and Clayton Le Sann had 18 points each in the loss.
Montenegro - Sweden 82-71 Montenegro clinched the fourth win at the U18 European Championship. They knocked down Sweden to stay on top of Group C at 4-1 record. Luka Djurovic (190-G-95) and Nikola Zizic (195-G-94) stepped up with 18 points each for the winners. Sweden surged ahead for a 19:10 lead after ten minutes. But the Balkan team fired 28 points in the second quarter to eke out a 38:36 halftime lead. Sweden pulled back in front in the third term. The Scandinavian team posted a 55:54 lead heading into the fourth term. Montenegro poured in 28 points in the final frame and sealed a comfortable win at the end. Nenad Vukovic netted 11 points for Montenegro. Niklas Larsson (200-SG-94) answered with 22 points for Sweden. Caleb Musie contributed 18 points in the loss.
Belgium - Holland 74-79 Belgium advanced to the next stage despite the loss from Holland at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The latter won 79:74 but finished third with 2-2 record. Belgium as well as Portugal ended up with the same record, but Belgium advanced to Elite Eight with the better difference. Belgium won the first period 19-17, but Holland grabbed 33:32 lead at the halftime. Moreover Holland was one step from the Second stage after 27-9 in the third period, but failed at the end of the game. Belgium erupted with 33-19 in the last stanza and advanced to the next stage. Mathias Van Steenwinkel (200-F-94) led the way with 17 points and Emmanuel Lecomte (180-G-95) netted 11. Naim El Khounchar and Gijbels Mathijs posted 10 points each. Jito Kok (205-C-94) answered with 23 points and 11 rebounds, whilst Schilder Mike added 19. Hammink Shane poured in 18 and Versteeg Floris notched 6.
Portugal - Georgia 81-59 Portugal edge Georgia in Sarajevo at the U18 European Championship in Division B. Portugal won 81:59 and finished fourth with 2-2 record in Group D. Georgia meanwhile lost all four games and finished on the last spot. Portugal erupted with 27-12 in the first period and never looked behind after. They produced 21-15 in the second frame and enjoyed 48:27 lead after two quarters. In the second half the teams exchanged narrow wins for the final victory of the Portuguese team. Pedro Marques (173-PG-95) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Isaias Insaly (197-F/C-95) added 16 points and 11 caroms. Bastos Pedro finished the game with 15 points and Ventura Diogo nailed 8. Beka Burjanadze (203-PF-94) ended up with 20 points and 14 rebounds in the losing case, whilst Abuladze Nugzar netted 12. Ramishvili Nika delivered 10 and Tsirekidze Giorgi notched 8.
FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 new dates confirmed - 12 hours 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 - 1 month 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 - 1 month 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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