United Kingdom - Estonia 73-49 England remains undefeated in Division B at the U18 European Championship. The team won the first game of the Second Stage over Estonia 73:49 for 2-0 record. The Baltic side meanwhile fell at 0-2 record in Group E. Estonia surprised the favorites with 16-15 in the first period, but could not match at the rest of the game. England answered with 20-4 in the second period for 35:20 at the halftime. Moreover England won the third period 20-17 as Luke Nelson (189-PG-95) brought 55:37 on the board after three quarters. Another 18-12 in the last period continued their winning streak. Isaacs Tyrell and Luke Nelson stepped up with 12 points each. Kingsley Okoroh (213-C-95) collected 10 points and 12 rebounds, while Spencer Jordan poured in 7. Martin Jurtom (198-PF-94) produced 12 points in defeat, while Nomm Brett had 9.
Israel - Czech Republic 77-70 Israel upset Czech Republic in Sarajevo at the start of the Second Stage. Israeli team tied the records at 1-1 in Group E of the U18 European Championship in Division B after a 77:70 win. Israel won the first period 18-17 and added 17-13 in the second frame. Moreover the team looked better in the third quarter and produced a 23-18 burst. Egor Koulechov (194-SF-94) scored for 60:52 early in the fourth and Ohanon increased to 10. Czech Republic tried hard to recover but could not come closer than 7 points. Egor Koulechov erupted with 33 points for the winners and Menco Rafael added 11. Naor Sharon (193-PG-95) collected 9 points and 12 rebounds, while Itay Segev (204-SF-95, agency: Avi Zilberman) posted 8. Ausprunk Karel answered with 18 points and 12 rebounds in defeat, whilst Herman Petr added 16. Marian Hrabovsky (198-G/F-94) notched 11 and Festr Lukas poured in 10.
Finland - Bosnia 86-84 Finland U18 - Bosnia and Herzegovina U18 86:84 Finland recorded the first win at the Second Stage of U18 European Championship. They held off Bosnia and Herzegovina in Group F action. Julius Rajala (205-PF-94) stepped up with 23 points to lead the winners. Bosnia and Herzegovina got to a perfect start. They unloaded 28 points in the opening quarter to take a 9-point lead. Finland slowed their opponents down in the second quarter. The teams traded baskets however Bosnia and Herzegovina secured a 9-point advantage at the interval. Finland however changed the complexion of the game drastically in the third quarter. The Nordic side went on a 27:12 rally to leave Bosnia and Herzegovina behind. The Finnish team entered the fourth stanza up by 6 points. Bosnia and Herzegovina returned the lead 79:77 midway through the final stanza but Finland answered with a 7:1 rally to surge ahead. Maki nailed two free throws in the dying seconds to seal the victory at the end. Joni Herrala and Niko Mattila (191-SG-94) posted 14 points each for the winners. Jusuf Nurkic answered with 34 points and 20 rebounds for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Adin Vrabac (202-G/F-94) had 24 points in the loss.
Montenegro - Belgium 62-82 Belgium ties the records with Montenegro after the victory at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The team won 82:62 as both sides are with 1-1 records in Group F. Belgium looked fantastic in the first half and won the first two quarters. They limited the Montenegrin team to 13 points in each period and took 41:26 lead at the halftime. Montenegro replied with 23-18 in the third period and reduced to 10 points with 10 minutes to go. Belgium however limited them again to 13 points and won the last quarter by 10 points totaling to 20 at the end. Naim El Khounchar (193-G-94) paced all the winners with 22 points and Arno Mollekens (195-PF-94) as well as Xavier Francois (200-C-94) had 14 each. Lecomte Emmanuel followed them with 10 points in a win. Masan Vrbica (190-G-94) poured in 14 points in defeat, while Djurovic Luka added 10.
Hungary - Slovakia 71-38 Hungary destroy Slovakia in the start of the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Place in Group G. The Hungarian team smashed the opponent 71:38 for 2-0 record on top. Slovakia meanwhile suffered another loss and dropped at 0-2 record. The game was even in the first period as Hungary managed to take only 15:12 after the first ten minutes. They added however 17-9 in the second period and enjoyed 32:21 lead. Moreover Hungary added massive 22-7 in the third quarter as Peter Jakab (200-F-93) brought 54:28 on the board after 30 minutes. Hungary produced a 17-10 in the last stanza for the final victory. Peter Jakab paced all the winners with 16 points, while Simon Kristof and Varga Marton delivered 10 each. Zoltan Perl (194-G-95) followed them with 9 points. Martin Matejcik (185-G-94) ended up with 11 points in the losing effort and Vladimir Brodziansky (206-PF-94) chipped in with 8.
Romania - Austria 50-80 Austria outscored Romania in Sarajevo at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The winners improved to 2-0 record after 80:50 win in a newly created Group G of the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Place in Group G. Romanian meanwhile fell at 0-2 record. Austria pulled the tempo early in the game and reached 18-8 after the first 10 minutes. They erupted with 31 points in the second frame as Bauer Valentin closed the half at 49:24. Soldo Marko increased the lead to 27 and then Benedikt Guettl (188-G-94) scored for 62:37. Kolb later closed the third period from the free throw line to give his side 64:41. Another 16-9 in the last quarter gave Austria 30-point victory. Bauer Valentin led the way with 20 points, whilst Poeltl Jakob collected 14 points and 10 rebounds. Benedikt Guettl notched 12 and Soldo Marko poured in 10. Andrei Damian (192-SG-94) scored 16 in defeat and Dragoste Mirel notched 9.
Iceland - Holland 63-70 Holland pip Iceland at the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Place. The Dutch side won 70:63 at the U18 European Championship in Division B and improved to 1-1 record. Iceland fell at 0-2 in Group H. It was actually Iceland that started with 17-9 in the first period. Matthias Sigurdarson (185-PG-94) brought 19:11 early in the second frame, but the Dutch team woke up at that moment. Versteeg Floris cut it to 4 points and Schilder Mike gave Holland 23:21. He also closed the half at 30:25 and then gave his side 40:32. Shane Hammink (198-F-94) scored for 45:40 midway through the third period and Bouwknecht closed the period at 52:44. Holland dominated the rest of the game and reached 7-point victory. Schilder Mike led the way with 25 points and Versteeg Floris produced 11. Shane Hammink nailed 10, while Kok Jito added 8. Matthias Sigurdarson poured in 27 points in the losing effort and Einarsson Emil scored 11.
Sweden - Portugal 48-60 Portugal needs a strong finish to beat Sweden at the U18 European Championship in Division B. Portugal grabbed 60:48 victory in the start of the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Place. Portugal took 2-0 record, while Sweden fell at 1-1 in Group H. Portugal won the first period 18-15 and added massive 19-10 in the second frame. Bastos nailed three for 37:25 at the end of the half and Pedro Marques (173-PG-95) brought 39:28. Sweden meanwhile pushed the tempo and tied the game at 44:44, but could not win the game. Portugal looked better in the last stanza and proved their ambitions for the higher places. Pedro Marques scored the last points for the winners and Johan Lofberg (199-SG-95) was the last to score in the game. Miguens Andre paced all the winners with 17 points, while Pedro Marques, Grosso Joao and Gallina Joao delivered 8 each. Alexander Gorski (193-SG-94) scored 17 in defeat and Johan Lofberg added 10.
Scotland - Luxembourg 61-75 Luxembourg win the opener of Classification Round for 17th to 22nd Place at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The team overcame Scotland 75:61. Luxembourg started the game with a 6-0 run and never looked behind after in the first quarter. They won the first period 22:15, but then Scotland erupted in the second frame. Joshua McGilvray (201-C-95) gave his side 29:28 lead and Wilcox closed the half at 33:30. Luxembourg meanwhile answered with 13-0 run and Yann Wolff (196-PF-94) brought 47:33 on the board. Jo Hoeser (193-PF-94) later closed the third quarter at 61:38 and the game was done at that moment. Luxembourg did not mind 14-23 in the last stanza to win the game by 14 points. Melcher Bob stepped up with 22 points for the winners, while Jo Hoeser collected 19 points and 13 rebounds. Yann Wolff posted 11 and Hilger Max delivered 5. Joshua McGilvray answered with 21 points and Jack Nicholson (180-SG-94) notched 14.
Switzerland - Georgia 73-95 Georgia march past Switzerland at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The Georgian side grabbed 95:73 in group J of the Classification Round for 17th to 22nd Place. Georgia started with 23:12 and never looked behind after. The team added 21-14 in the second frame as the board showed 44:26 after Verga's shot. Abuladze and Schittenhelm exchanged the shots early in the third for 47:28, while Valeri Kvantaliani (202-PF-94) brought 54:33. Branislav Kostic (180-PG-94) later closed the quarter at 70:56. Georgia won the last stanza 25-17 and reached the initial win in the group. Ramishvili Nika paced all the winners with 18 points and Mikeladze Irakli notched 15. Burjanadze Beka delivered 12, while Tsirekidze Giorgi and Valeri Kvantaliani poured in 11 each. Daniel Andjelkovic (200-PF-94) finished the game with 18 points in defeat and Branislav Kostic posted 11.
Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B Awards 2016 - 15 days 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 - 17 days 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.
Division B. Montenegro and Ukraine reach Final - 18 days ago
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SEMIFINALS Montenegro - Slovakia 87-72 Montenegro fired past Slovakia to clinch the championship game birth. Milos Popovic (197-PF-98) scored 23 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the winners as they claimed Division A promotion. Montenegro establish a 51:39 halftime lead. Slovakia cut the deficit at 7-point mark at the final intermission. However Montenegro sank 25 points in the fourth term to ice the victory. Milic Starovlah (196-F-98) had 20 points for the winning side. Mario Ihrin... [read more]
Montenegro - Slovakia 87-72 Montenegro fired past Slovakia to clinch the championship game birth. Milos Popovic (197-PF-98) scored 23 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the winners as they claimed Division A promotion. Montenegro establish a 51:39 halftime lead. Slovakia cut the deficit at 7-point mark at the final intermission. However Montenegro sank 25 points in the fourth term to ice the victory. Milic Starovlah (196-F-98) had 20 points for the winning side. Mario Ihring (189-G-98) responded with 26 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds in the loss.
Hungary - Ukraine 58-78 Ukraine advanced into the Final in Skopje. They used a massive second half run to beat Hungary and sealed their Division A birth for the next season. Illya Tyrtyshnyk (190-G-98) delivered 16 points for the winners. Hungary enjoyed a 43:33 halftime advantage. But Ukraine triggered a strong 45:15 second half rally to silence their opponents. Dmytro Skapintsev (206-C-98) netted 15 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for Ukraine. Gabor Rudner (197-G-98) responded with 16 points for Hungary.
Poland - Estonia 86-60 Poland will play for the fifth overall position in Skopje. They beat Estonia in the classification game today. Mikolaj Kurpisz (202-PF-98) came up with 15 points to lead the winners. Poland grabbed a 35:28 halftime lead. They went on a 30:10 run in the fourth term to seal the victory. Mateusz Szczypinski (194-SG-98, agency: Octagon Europe) provided 11 points in the win. Matthias Tass (208-F/C-99) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds for Estonia.
Belgium - Czech Republic 74-58 Lander Kuijt (192-G/F-98) scored 18 points to lead Belgium past Czech Republic in the classification round. Belgium accumulated a 46:27 halftime lead. They protected the lead well throughout the second half and raced to the victory. Darnell Snyers (181-PG-98) accounted for 13 points and 6 assists for the winners. David Zikla (202-F-98) responded with 16 points for Czech Republic.
Belarus - United Kingdom 64-81 Great Britain posted a comfortable win over Belarus in the classification round. Nelson Boachie-Yiadom (197-F-99) recorded 26 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Great Britain recorded a 39:34 halftime lead. They went on a 42:30 second half run to seal the win. Micah Savery-Richards (191-G/F-99) accounted for 13 points for the winners. Grigoriy Kruk (181-PG-98) responded with 13 points for Belarus.
Bulgaria - Georgia 101-103 OT Georgia used overtime to tame Bulgaria in the last but one game at the tournament. Luka Bulashvili (192-G/F-98) posted 37 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals to lead the charge. Bulgaria eked out a 41:40 halftime lead. Georgia unleashed 28 points in the fourth term to force the game into overtime. Georgia sank 16 points in the extra period and sealed the winning outcome. Goga Bitadze (210-C/F-99) produced 23 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Yordan Minchev (202-F-98) replied with 36 points and 7 rebounds for Bulgaria.
FYR Macedonia - Iceland 84-94 Iceland upset hosting FYR Macedonia in the classification round. Thorir Thorbjarnarsson (196-F-98) was unstoppable with 39 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. FYR Macedonia and Iceland were tied at 49 at the interval. Iceland jumped to a 5-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Iceland held the hosts to 17 points in the final term and sealed the victory. Eyjolfur Halldorsson (194-F/G-98) had 17 points for the winners. Nenad Dimitrjevikj responded with 30 points and 9 assists for FYR Macedonia.
Portugal - Denmark 65-46 Portugal proved too good for Denmark in the classification round clash. Pedro Costa (188-SG-98) nailed 16 points to pace the effort. Portugal built a 34:24 halftime lead. Denmark narrowed the margin at 8 points heading into the fourth quarter. But Portugal responded with a 15:4 run in the fourth stanza to seal the win. Tomas Domingos (209-C-98) accounted for 15 points for the winners. Sylvester Berg and Nikolaj Boje Bank (210-C-98) tossed in 10 points each for Denmark.
Romania - Holland 57-69 Netherlands outgunned Romania behind 16 points from Maik Bouwer (197-SF-99). Romania got to a quick start. They posted a 37:29 halftime lead. But Netherlands turned things around in the second half. The Dutch side went on a 22:11 run in the third term to surge ahead. Netherlands held their opponents to just 9 points in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Irfan Ramovic (192-PG-98) had 13 points for the winners. Georges Darwiche (180-PG-98) responded with 17 points for Romania.
Austria - Luxembourg 81-72 Austria defeated Luxembourg in the classification game. Jonas John posted 22 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners. Austria grabbed a 42:35 halftime lead. Luxembourg denied the deficit in the third term. The teams entered the fourth quarter tied at 53. But Austria unloaded 28 points in the final stanza and sealed the win. Peter Hofbauer (194-F/G-98) and Justin McCaw (186-G-98) added 17 points each in the victory. Mihailo Andjelkovic (179-G-98) answered with 21 points for Luxembourg.
Ireland - Albania 68-69 Albania nipped Ireland in the last but one game in Skopje for both sides. Frenki Lilaj (201-C-98) came up with 15 points to lead the winners. Ireland enjoyed a 37:32 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 7-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. But Albania went on a 25:17 run in the final stanza to snatch the victory. Ferdi Bedini (184-SG-99) had 11 points in the win. Adam Drummond (192-SG-99) responded with 26 points for Ireland.
Cyprus - Scotland 52-66 Scotland fired past Cyprus for the first victory in Skopje. Nicholas Conway (195-F/G-98) posted 21 points and 6 rebounds to lead the winners. Scotland posted a 23:7 lead ten minutes into the game. They followed with a 17:9 run in the third term to clear off for good. Jake Sirrell provided 14 points for the winners. Christos Evzonas (185-PG-98) responded with 17 points for Cyprus.
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