Spain - Italy 78-63 Spain registered the fifth consecutive victory at the U18 European Championship. The reigning champions defeated Italy to improve at 4-0 record in Group E. Ilimane Diop (209-C-95) posted 14 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Spanish team. Italy fell at 1-3 record after the loss. Spain eked out a 17:16 lead after ten minutes. Italy bounced back and stole a 39:38 halftime advantage. Spain were back in the drivers seat in the third quarter. The defending champions held their opponents to 11 points to take a 5-point lead into the fourth term 55:50. Spain outgunned the Azzurri 23:13 in the final quarter to seal a confident win at the end. Guillermo Hernangomez (209-C-94) posted 12 points, while Oriol Pauli added 9 points for Spain. Simone Fontecchio (197-SF-95) answered with 15 points for Italy. Amedeo Tessitori had 14 points in the loss.
Ukraine - Greece 61-66 Greece edge Ukraine in Vilnius at the U18 European Championship in Division A. The Greek side improved to 1-3 record in Group E after a narrow 66:61 win. Ukraine meanwhile fell at 0-4 record. The teams exchanged the lead several times in the opening period and then Eleftherios Bochoridis (196-SG-94) scored for 16:12. Andrii Kharchynskyi toed the game early in the second frame, while Sergiy Zagreba gave Ukraine 21:19 advantage. Greece meanwhile won the rest of the half and grabbed 35:30 at the halftime. Both sides scored 13 points each in the third quarter as the difference remained in the court. Another 18 points from each side brought the final result on the board. Dimitrios Agravanis (208-F-94, agency: FCM) brought the final points for the winners. Dimitrios Agravanis paced all the winners with 20 points and Eleftherios Bochoridis posted 15. Diamantis Slaftsakis delivered 13, while Konstantinos Gontikas had 6. Yevgen Sakhniuk (201-PF-95) replied with 18 points in the losing effort and Andrii Kharchynskyi poured in 11. Sergiy Zagreba ended up with 10 points in defeat.
Serbia - Lithuania 68-77 Lithuania celebrated the fifth straight win at the U18 European Championship. They defeated Serbia for 4-0 record on top of qualifying round Group E. Justas Tamulis (194-SF-94, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up with 18 points to lead the winners. Serbia enjoyed a 22:19 lead ten minutes into the game. Lithuania cut the deficit in the second quarter. They got within a single point at halftime 35:36. The hosts surged ahead in the third quarter. The Baltic team posted a 55:51 lead at the final intermission. Lithuania fired 22 points in the fourth quarter to seal the winning outcome at the end. Marius Grigonis (198-F-94) finished with 12 points, while Jokubas Gintvainis posted 10 points for the home team. Nikola Jankovic (205-PF-94) answered with 18 points for Serbia. Doko Salic netted 17 points in the loss.
Latvia - Croatia 62-82 Croatia stayed untamed at the U18 European Championship. They recorded the fifth straight win at the tournament in the expense of hosting Latvia. Dario Saric (208-F-94) was instrumental in the victory tallying 16 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Croatia started strong taking a 21:12 lead after ten minutes. The visitors extended the lead in the second frame. They cleared off to a 17-point halftime advantage. Croatia poured in 26 points in the third term to take a massive 23-point lead before the fourth frame. Latvia could not threaten the margin and had to surrender at the end. Mislav Brzoja (196-F/G-94) finished with 15 points, while Dominik Mavra and Tomislav Gabric had 9 points each in the win. Elvis Endzels (180-PG-94) answered with 14 points for Latvia. Davis Geks netted 12 points in the loss.
Turkey - Slovenia 88-85 Turkey clinched the first win at the Second Stage of U18 European Championship. They held off Slovenia for 1-3 record in Group F. Slovenia slipped at 1-3 record after the loss. Kenan Sipahi (198-PG-95) was unstoppable for Turkey scoring 35 points. Turkey fired 25 points in the first quarter and grabbed a 6-point lead at the first break. Slovenia erased the deficit in the second quarter. They drew things level at 46 at the interval. Slovenia surged ahead in the third quarter. They secured a 4-point lead heading into the fourth frame. But Turkey used a 9:0 run midway through the period to take an 80:77 lead. Tayfun Erulku (193-SG-94) and Kenan Sipahi gave Turkey an 87:82 lead and they hung on to escape with a tough win at the end. Tayfun Erulku finished with 12 points for the winners. Gregor Hrovat (196-G-94) answered with 25 points for Slovenia. Matic Rebec netted 18 points in the loss.
Bulgaria - Russia 53-56 Russia beat Bulgaria to tie both records at the U18 European Championship. The Russian team needed 56:53 for 2-2 record in Group F. The first two quarters were similar in the game but had a different content. Bulgaria started the game with 19-8, but lost the second frame 9-18. The teams swapped the lead regularly in the second half but in the end it was Russia's ability to capitalize on points from turnovers that got them home, grabbing 15 compared to Russia's nine. The scored was 42:42 with 9 minutes to go before the final push. Viktor Kashin scored for 55:50 and Stanislav Ilnitskiy (200-PF-94) scored the last points in the game for the winning side. Stanislav Ilnitskiy top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Oleg Alferov (193-SG-94) had 12. Viktor Kashin and Igor Kanygin poured in 11 points each in a win. Kris Minkov (198-SF-94) finished the game with 16 points in the losing effort and Aleksandar Vezenkov added 9.
Poland - Denmark 52-59 Denmark celebrated the first win in the classification round of U18 European Championship. They defeated Polish counterparts for 1-1 record in Group G. Rasmus Larsen (212-C-94) stepped up with 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the winners. Poland slipped at 0-2 record after the loss. Poland led by five points after ten minutes 19:14. They stretched the margin in the second quarter. Poland enjoyed a comfortable 15-point lead at halftime 37:22. But Denmark turned things around in the second half. They narrowed the gap at 8-point mark at the final intermission. Denmark opened the final frame on a 10:1 run to take the lead. Soon the Scandinavian team extended the lead to 5 points 57:52. Gertz then converted two free throws and sealed the victory for Denmark. Peter Moeller (190-PG-94) provided 11 points, while Marc Fabricius added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Damian Jeszke (202-PF-95) answered with 11 points for Poland. Kacper Radwanski and Jakub Garbacz had 9 points each in the loss.
France - Germany 57-51 France registered the second straight win at the classification round of U18 European Championship. Les Bleus defeated Germany for 2-0 record on top of Group G. Kevin Harley (197-G-94) and Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-C-94) finished with 18 points each to lead the winners. They also teamed up for 18 rebounds in the win. Germany led by as many as 8 points after ten minutes 20:12. But France cut the deficit in the second quarter. Les Bleus arrived at halftime down by just 4 points 27:31. France held Germany to 9 points in the third quarter to pull ahead. They ensured a 5-point lead heading into the fourth term. France kept a tight grip on the lead in the final frame. They held their opponents to 11 points and celebrated an important win. Antony Labanca (191-SF-94) finished with 7 points for the winning team. Gavin Schilling (205-PF-95) answered with 11 points for Germany. Malik Mueller (188-G-94) had 10 points in the loss.
FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 new dates confirmed - 28 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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