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Division A  Division B  Division C  
First Day Schedule
Group A
Spain 50% Dec.16 Croatia
Italy 50% Dec.16 Sweden
Group B
Turkey 50% Dec.16 Greece
Germany 50% Dec.16 Finland
Group C
Bosnia 50% Dec.16 Israel
Latvia 50% Dec.16 Lithuania
Group D
France 50% Dec.16 Russia
Serbia 50% Dec.16 Slovenia
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Group E
Italy - Ukraine 76-51
Italy recorded the crucial win in Group E of U18 European Championship. The Azzurri drubbed Ukraine to reach quarterfinals. Amedeo Tessitori (204-PF-94) came up with 18 points and 7 rebounds to lead Italy. The teams exchanged baskets throughout close first quarter. The scoreboard read 15:15 after ten minutes. Italy shifted the gear in the second quarter. The Azzurri exploded with 27 points to take a 12-point halftime lead. Italy held Ukraine to only 6 points in the third quarter to aggravate the damage. They ensured a 23-point lead heading into the final quarter. Ukarine had nothing to answer with in the final quarter as Italy cruised to the victory. Matteo Imbro (192-PG-94) posted 16 points, while Alessandro Procacci provided 10 points for the winners. Yevgen Sakhniuk (201-PF-95) answered with 18 points for Ukraine. Igor Boyarkin netted 10 points in the loss.

Greece - Serbia 59-64
Serbia posted the second win at the Second Stage of U18 European Championship. They defeated Greece to clinch 3-2 record in the third position in Group F. Greece fell at 1-4 record after the loss. Serbia silenced the Hellenes in the opening ten minutes. The Serbian youngsters went on a 19:9 run to clear off. The teams traded baskets throughout the second quarter. Serbia ensured a 10-point lead at the interval 36:26. Greece turned things around in the third term. They ignited a 22:10 run to take a 2-point lead at the final intermission. But Serbia recovered well enough. Andric and Luka Andusic (191-G-94) drained back-to-back triples midway through the period to give Serbia a 57:53 lead. Luka Andusic then scored five points late in regulation to seal the victory for Serbia. Nikola Jankovic (205-PF-94) posted 20 points and 14 rebounds for Serbia. Luka Andusic added 17 points in the winning effort. Michalis Kamperidis (203-F-94) answered with 17 points for Greece. Diamantis Slaftsakis had 16 points in the loss.

Lithuania - Spain 72-65
Lithuania kept their record spotless at U18 European Championship. They defeated Spain to finish the Second Stage on top of Group E. Spain slipped at 4-1 record to earn the second position. Augustinas Jankaitis scored 14 points to lead the winners. The teams entered the game undefeated. Spain eked out a 20:19 lead after ten minutes of action. But Lithuania stiffened their defence and surged ahead for a 35:31 halftime lead. The Baltic team stretched the lead in the third quarter. Lithuania grabbed a 6-point advantage into the fourth frame. The hosts extended the lead to 11 points midway through the final term and rallied to a comfortable win at the end. Jokubas Gintvainis (191-SF-94) and Lukas Lekavicius (180-G-94) provided 13 points each for the hosts. Oriol Pauli (201-G-94) and Juan Saiz (204-PF-94) answered with 12 points each for Spain.

Group F
Russia - Turkey 71-67
Russia claimed the decisive victory at the Second Stage of U18 European Championship. They overcame Turkey to clinch the spot in the quarterfinals. Russia improved at 3-2 record, while Turkey slipped at 1-4 in Group F. Oleg Alferov (193-SG-94) posted 17 points to lead the winners. Turkey eked out a 19:18 lead after ten minutes of action. They stretched the lead in the second quarter. Turkey piled up a 37:26 halftime advantage. Russia started to come back to life in the third quarter. They narrowed the deficit at 7-point mark at the final break 47:54. Russia opened the fourth term on a 10:1 run to surge ahead. Turkey returned in charge but not for too long. Mikhail Kulagin (188-G-94), Ilnitskiy and Igor Kanygin made it 63:62 for Russia. The teams exchanged a pair of buckets before Annaev and Kashin sealed the victory for Russia from the charity stripe. Mikhail Kulagin accounted for 13 points, while Igor Kanygin added 11 points for the winners. Burak Yildizli (202-PF-94) answered with 11 points for Turkey. Cedi Osman netted 10 points in the loss.

Croatia - Bulgaria 65-84
Bulgaria secured the U18 European Championship playoff birth. They knocked down Croatia to finish the Second Stage on a high note. Bulgaria improved at 3-2 record, while Croatia fell at 4-1 in Group F. Aleksandar Vezenkov (205-SF-95) finished with 17 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners. Croatia played without their charismatic leader Dario Saric. Bulgaria set the tone early in the game. They exploded with 27 points in the opening quarter to take a 9-point lead after ten minutes. Bulgaria stretched the lead in the second quarter. They established a 50:29 halftime lead. Bulgaria did not slow down in the third quarter. They boosted the lead to as many as 23 points at the final intermission. Croatia could not recovered and had to surrender for the first loss at the tournament. Nikolay Grozev (199-SG-94) accounted for 14 points, while Kris Minkov added 12 points in the victory. Jakov Mustapic (193-G-94) answered with 25 points for Croatia. Dominik Mavra and Tomislav Gabric produced 13 points each in the loss.

Slovenia - Latvia 60-61
Latvia earned a tough win on the final day of Second Stage at U18 European Championship. The hosts held off Slovenia to improve at 3-2 record in Group F. Slovenia slipped at 1-4 record and got eliminated from the title race. Davis Geks (183-G/F-95) posted 20 points to lead the winners. Latvia jumped to an early lead in the game. They recorded a 14:9 lead ten minutes into the game. The hosts stretched the margin in the second period. They accumulated a 38:25 halftime advantage. But Slovenia refused to surrender. The visitors trimmed the distance to 4-point mark at the final intermission. Tomaz Bolcina and Matic Rebec (180-PG-95) put Slovenia within one 60:61 with 33 seconds remaining. Matic Rebec had a chance to win it for Slovenia but missed a layup with moments before the buzzer. Roberts Krastins and Ivars Zvigurs netted 8 points each for Latvia. Matic Rebec answered with 24 points for Slovenia. Tomaz Bolcina had 18 points in the loss.

Group G
Germany - Denmark 75-61
Germany improved at 2-1 record in classification round Group G at U18 European Championship. They defeated Denmark to stay in the fight for Division A survival. Gavin Schilling (205-PF-95) knocked down 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Germany eked out a 12:11 lead ten minutes into the game. They erupted for 26 points in the second quarter to boost the margin. Germany ensured a 38:28 halftime lead. Denmark cut the deficit in the third quarter. They got within 7 points at the final intermission. But Germany limited their Scandinavian opponents to 12 points in the final frame and sealed the victory at the end. Ismet Akpinar (190-PG-95, agency: Beo Basket) posted 10 points, while Johannes Thiemann finished with 9 points for the winners. Rasmus Larsen (212-C-94) answered with 14 points and 8 rebounds for Denmark. Peter Moeller netted 11 points in defeat.

France - Poland 83-62
France celebrated a confident win over Poland at classification round Group G at U18 European Championship. Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-C-94) came up with 20 points and 13 boards to lead the winners. Poland stayed in charge throughout the first half. They posted a 23:22 lead ten minutes into the game. The margin grew in the second quarter. Poland ensured a 45:40 halftime advantage. Les Bleus turned things around in the third quarter. France held their opponents to 5 points and pulled ahead for a 12-point lead at the final break. France outscored Poland 21:12 in the final ten minutes to seal the victory. Alexandre Chassang (203-PF-94) posted 15 points, while Kevin Harley added 14 points for the winners. Damian Jeszke (202-PF-95) answered with 13 points for Poland. Mikolaj Witlinski provided 12 points in the loss.

FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 new dates confirmed - 3 months ago

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]

Mario Ihring All-European Championships U18 Division B Awards 2016 - 4 months ago

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]

Division B. Montenegro celebrate title in Skopje - 4 months ago

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]

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European Championships U18 Standings
Group A
 1. Croatia 0-0 
 2. Spain 0-0 
 3. Italy 0-0 
 4. Sweden 0-0 
Group B
 1. Finland 0-0 
 2. Germany 0-0 
 3. Greece 0-0 
 4. Turkey 0-0 
Group C
 1. Bosnia 0-0 
 2. Israel 0-0 
 3. Latvia 0-0 
 4. Lithuania 0-0 
Group D
 1. France 0-0 
 2. Russia 0-0 
 3. Slovenia 0-0 
 4. Serbia 0-0 

European Championships U18 Final Standings Div.B
 1. Montenegro.
 2. Ukraine
 3. Slovakia
 4. Hungary
 5. Belgium
 6. Poland
 7. Estonia
 8. Czech Rep.
 9. U.Kingdom
 10. Georgia
 11. Belarus
 12. Bulgaria
 13. Iceland
 14. Portugal
 15. Denmark
 16. FYR Macedo.
 17. Holland
 18. Austria
 19. Luxembourg.
 20. Romania
 21. Albania
 22. Scotland
 23. Ireland
 24. Cyprus

European Championships U18 Final Standings
 1. Azerbaijan.
 2. Andorra
 3. Kosovo
 4. San Marino.
 5. Wales
 6. Monaco
 7. Malta
 8. Moldova
 9. Gibraltar
Points Per Game
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Markkanen, FIN18.2 
 2. Skokna, CRO17.2 
 3. Popovic, MNT16.8 
 4. Charalampopo., GRE16.6 
 5. Maxhuni, FIN16.3 
 6. Carapic, MNT16.3 
 7. Korkmaz, TUR16.1 
 8. Atic, BIH16.0 
 9. Zubac, CRO15.8 
 10. Stojanovic, SRB14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivica ZUBAC
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Zubac, CRO12.9 
 2. Papagiannis, GRE10.3 
 3. Yurtseven, UZB8.7 
 4. Hartenstein, GER8.7 
 5. Miladinovic, SRB8.5 
 6. Charalampopo., GRE8.1 
 7. Radonjic, MNT7.9 
 8. Gombauld, FRA7.7 
 9. Kiel, GER7.7 
 10. Raimo, LAT7.6 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Stojanovic, SRB7.1 
 2. Zotov, UKR6.5 
 3. Charalampopo., GRE5.2 
 4. Al, TUR5.1 
 5. Birkans, LAT4.8 
 6. Varnas, LTU4.8 
 7. Rico, ESP4.7 
 8. Sopin, RUS4.6 
 9. Aleksic, BIH4.6 
 10. Zoriks, LAT4.6 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Korkmaz, TUR2.7 
 2. Sopin, RUS2.5 
 3. Zotov, UKR2.4 
 4. Atic, BIH2.4 
 5. Bakic, MNT2.3 
 6. Raimo, LAT2.3 
 7. Radonjic, MNT2.2 
 8. Popovic, MNT2.0 
 9. Ntilikina, BEL1.9 
 10. Tkachenko, UKR1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivica ZUBAC
  Avg: 3
 1. Zubac, CRO3.0 
 2. Papagiannis, GRE2.4 
 3. Yurtseven, UZB2.0 
 4. Jeanne, FRA1.9 
 5. Simanic, SRB1.5 
 6. Tote, ITA1.3 
 7. Silins, LAT1.1 
 8. Kratzer, GER1.1 
 9. Penava, BIH1.1 
 10. Echodas, LTU1.1 
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