Czech Republic - United Kingdom 63-55 Czech Republic and England advanced to the semis of the U18 European Championship in Division B. Czech Republic beat England 63:55 as both teams finished with 2-1 records on top of Group E. England started with 15-9 in the first period and dominated the first half. They managed to win also the second period for a 7-point lead at the halftime. Czech Republic meanwhile woke up in the second half and produced two victories for the final win. They won the third quarter 21-8 and finished the game with 17-15 in the last stanza. Svandrlik Jan and Radovan Kouril (180-PG-95) brought the final points for the winning side, while Nelson Luke closed the game at 63:55. Karel Ausprunk (200-F/C-94) paced all the winners with 17 points and Radovan Kouril notched 16. Svandrlik Jan posted 8, while Prokop Slanina (204-C-95) added 7. Nelson Luke answered with 17 points in the losing effort and Stivrins Lucas delivered 12. Graham Rowell followed them with 11 points in a loss.
Estonia - Israel 47-73 Israel blow Estonia to start Day 7 with the win. The Israeli team celebrated a 73:47 victory at the U18 European Championship in Division B for 2-1 record in Group E. Estonia meanwhile lost another games and fell at 0-3 record. Israel took 16-6 at the end of the first period and never looked behind after. They added 16-11 in the second frame for 32:17 at the halftime. Moreover the second half also belonged to the winning side. They produced 22-16 in the third period and finished the game with 19-14 in the last quarter. Egor Koulechov top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Rafael Menco (201-SF-94, agency: Avi Zilberman) netted 11. Adar Ben Aliza (206-C-94) delivered 10, while Naor Sharon notched 9. Martin Jurtom (198-PF-94) finished the game with 10 points in the losing effort, while Sander Saare (182-PG-94) and Sander Kruus had 7 each.
Belgium - Finland 74-86 Finland advanced to Top 4 of the U18 European Championship in Division B. The Nordic side won Group F with 2-1 record after 86:74 win over Belgium. The latter finished with 1-2 record on the third place and will play for 5-8 places. Only the victory could bring the winning side the ticket to the Semifinals. Finland managed to win the first period 20-18, but Belgium answered with 22-17 in the second period for 40:37 advantage at the halftime. It was Finland to pull the lead back and grabbed 61:54 after three quarters when Niko Mattila (191-SG-94) closed the frame from the perimeter. Finland continued their dominance in the last stanza and clinched the necessary win. Lehtoranta Joonas paced all the winners with 27 points, while Julius Rajala (205-PF-94) collected 22 points and 12 rebounds. Kauhanen Mikael nailed 14 and Niko Mattila scored 13. Emmanuel Lecomte (180-G-95) finished the game with 21 points in the losing effort and Gijbels Mathijs brought 15. Mathias Van Steenwinkel (200-F-94) ended up with 10 points in defeat and Naim El Khounchar scored 9.
Bosnia - Montenegro 82-72 The hosts edge Montenegro in Sarajevo at the U18 European Championship in Division B. Bosnia and Herzegovina outscored Montenegro 82:72 and advanced to the Semifinals. Bosnia and Herzegovina started with 23:15 in front of 450 fans in the hall. They added 18-14 in the second frame for 41:29 at the halftime. They managed to keep 10-point advantage throughout the third quarter and finished with 59:50. No matter how hard Montenegro tried to upset the hosts, they could not match the favorites. Bosnia added 23-22 in the last stanza for the final 10-point win. Adin Vrabac (202-G/F-94) paced all the winners with 27 points and Buza Nedim had 21. Asim Ahmedic (200-PF-94) collected 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Glogovac Stefan notched 10. Milija Mikovic (205-C-94) answered with 16 points in defeat and Nikola Zizic (195-G-94) scored 14. Kovacevic Veselin delivered 12 points, while Draskovic Milovan chipped in with 8.
Austria - Hungary 71-69 Austria wins Group G of the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Place at the U18 European Championship in Division B. Austria beat Hungary 71:69 to seal the top place with 3-0 record. Hungary meanwhile finished with 2-1 record on the second place. It was the game of two different halves. Austria started well and won the game due to the first and last quarters. They opened the game with 29-15, but lost the second and the third periods. Simon gave Hungary 52:48 after three quarters played. Austria trailed 9 points with 8 minutes to go however won the game. Knor tied it all at 59:59 and then Jakob Poeltl (208-PF-95) brought 69:65. The latter also scored two from the free throw line to seal the victory with Austria. Jakob Poeltl erupted with 20 points and 17 rebounds for the winners and Bas Timur notched 13. Valentin Bauer (181-PG-94) poured in 11 and Guettl Benedikt added 7. Perl Zoltan answered with 22 points in the losing effort, while Gyorgy Goloman (204-PF-96) brought 15.
Slovakia - Romania 64-55 Slovak Republic taste the initial win in Group G at the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Place at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The winners overcame Romanian team 64:55 and improved to 1-2 record. Romanian finished the group without victories. It was the game for the initial success in the group. Romanian actually won the first period 16-13 and added 17-12 in the second frame. Both teams nailed 11 points each before the final push of the Slovakian side. Trailing 10 points with 9 minutes to go, Slovakia erupted with 28-9 surge to clinch the win. Last eight points the winners scored from the free throw line. Brodziansky Vladimir top-scored for the winners with 15 points and 16 rebounds, while Nemcok Vladimir added 14. Matejcik Martin finished the game with 13 and Vladimir Michalek (183-SG-94) nailed 11. Cobzaru Vlad ended up with 14 points for another loss of the team. Damian Andrei scored 12, whilst Vlad Popovici (200-PF-94) chipped in with 6.
Portugal - Iceland 77-75 OT Portugal needs overtime to win Group H at the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Place. The team overcame Iceland 77:75 and won the group with 3-0 record. Iceland grabbed the lead after the first period as Valsson Valur scored for 20:14. Torfason Stefan increased the advantage to 11 points, but the victory came out from the team. Miguens Andre gave Portugal 33:31 lead and the latter grabbed 40:39 at the halftime. In the third period the teams exchanged the lead several times before Portugal took 57:51 after three quarters. Iceland trailed for the whole fourth period until Sigurdarson Matthias's three pointer with the buzzer for 69:69. Due to 8-6 in overtime Portugal however managed to win the thriller. Gallina Joao led the way with 17 points and Miguens Andre followed him with 14. Diogo Ventura (189-PG-94) scored 10, while Miranda Jose delivered 9. Sigurdarson Matthias ended up with 20 points in defeat, while Valsson Valur poured in 15 points. Torfason Stefan collected 13 points and 12 rebounds, whilst Hermannsson Martin notched 11.
Holland - Sweden 79-76 The Dutch side edge Sweden at the U18 European Championship in Division B. Holland needed 79:76 win over the Scandinavian side for 2-1 recrd in Group H of the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Place. Sweden meanwhile finished with 1-2 record. Both teams nailed 23 points each in the first period and continued their battle later in the half. Holland scored another 23 points in the second frame and it was enough to take 4-point lead at the halftime. Sweden replied with 19-18 in the thrid period but could not win the game. Jito Kok (205-C-94) and Maarten Bouwknecht (185-PG-94) brough the last points for the winners as Holland grabbed 79:76 win. Jito Kok paced all the winners with 15 points and Floris Versteeg netted 14. Mike Schilder deliveerd 11, while Maarten Bouwknecht added 9. Alexander Gorski ended up with 25 points in the losing effort and Nicholas Spires had 16. Caleb Musie followed them with 12 points in a loss.
Luxembourg - Belarus 87-89 Belarus wins Group I of the Classification Round for 17th to 22nd Place with 2-0 record. The team overcame Luxembourg 89:87 in the last day of the Group Stage at the U18 European Championship in Division B. Luxembourg opened the game with 26:22, but could not keep the lead at the halftime. Belarus controlled the second frame and grabbed 48:47 after 26-21 in the quarter. Malakhau Luka gave Belarus 66:58 late in the third quarter, but Thomas Grun (194-PG-95) closed the frame at 66:62. It was tough at the end of the game in the court as both teams exchanged the lead several times. Hoeser Jo tied it all at 87:87, while Anton Vashkevich (203-F/C-94) gave his side the final points. Patupchyk Yahor and Anton Vashkevich paced all the winners with 16 points each, while Astashou Dzmitry notched 15. Chumakou Kiryl and Malakhau Luka followed them with 11 points apiece. Hoeser Jo erupted with 36 points in the losing effort and Thomas Grun scored 18. Melcher Bob posted 16, while Wolff Yann chipped in with 8.
Georgia - Norway 91-66 Beka Burjanadze (203-PF-94) leads Georgia over Norway at the U18 European Championship in Division B. He erupted with 23 points and 14 rebounds in a 91:66 win at the Classification Round for 17th to 22nd Place. Georgia improved to 2-0 record, while Norway fell at 0-2. Georgia started well and reached 23:16 after the first period. They added 26-16 in the second frame for 49:32 halftime advantage. Beka Burjanadze scored for 51:37 and Ramishvili later brought 62:39. Tomaradze nailed three to close the period at 68:47 and then Georgia easily led the game to the victory. Ramishvili Nika posted 17 points and Giorgi Tsirekidze (202-C-94) added 16. Valeri Kvantaliani (202-PF-94) delivered 9 points in the winning effort. Fjaerestad Espen scored 14 points in defeat, while Seach Nicholas and Blatancic Nikola had 10 each.
FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 new dates confirmed - 3 months 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 - 4 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 - 4 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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