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.
Group A Cyprus - Ireland 67-61 Cyprus fired past Ireland behind 13 points from Michalis Mythillos (190-G-98). Cyprus recorded a 40:32 halftime lead. They stretched the margin at 11-point mark at the final intermission. Ireland narrowed the deficit in the fourth frame but came up short at the end. Christos Hatzikostas (184-G-98) tossed in 11 points in the win. Adam Drummond (192-SG-99) and Robert Sullivan (184-G/F-98) responded with 15 points each for Ireland. FYR Macedonia - Bulgaria 69... [read more]
Cyprus - Ireland 67-61 Cyprus fired past Ireland behind 13 points from Michalis Mythillos (190-G-98). Cyprus recorded a 40:32 halftime lead. They stretched the margin at 11-point mark at the final intermission. Ireland narrowed the deficit in the fourth frame but came up short at the end. Christos Hatzikostas (184-G-98) tossed in 11 points in the win. Adam Drummond (192-SG-99) and Robert Sullivan (184-G/F-98) responded with 15 points each for Ireland.
FYR Macedonia - Bulgaria 69-88 Bulgaria cruised past FYR Macedonia in the opener. Yordan Minchev (202-F-98) nailed 26 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Bulgaria established a 54:36 halftime lead. FYR Macedonia cut the distance at 12-point mark at the final intermission. However Bulgaria picked up the tempo in the fourth frame to roll to the victory. Krastan Krastanov (195-F/G-99) provided 24 points in the win. Ranko Mamuzikj (200-PF-98) replied with 22 points and 6 rebounds for FYR Macedonia.
Poland - Hungary 72-76 Hungary rallied past Poland in the opening game in Group A. Chester Lewis (185-PG-98) posted 19 points to lead the winners. Poland recorded a 43:32 halftime lead. Hungary however turned things around in the second half. They went on a 24:12 run in the fourth frame to snatch the win. Csaba Kucsora (189-G-98) posted 13 points for the winners. Dominik Rutkowski (196-F/G-98) responded with 18 points for Poland.
Montenegro - Belgium 71-59 Milos Popovic (197-PF-98) posted 27 points and 13 rebounds to lead Montenegro past Belgium. The Balkan side jumped to a 37:29 halftime lead. Montenegro extended the margin at 10-point mark at the final intermission. They protected the lead throughout the fourth term and raced to the win. Milic Starovlah (196-F-98) delivered 10 points for the winners. Giuliano Neri (187-SG-99) answered with 12 points for Belgium.
Belarus - Portugal 66-54 Belarus held off Portugal behind 16 points and 8 rebounds from Yauhen Massalski (204-F-99). Portugal and Belarus were tied at 27 at the interval. Belarus however cleared off in the second half. They went on a 39:27 run in the half to ice the victory. Dzianis Vikentsyeu (203-F/C-98) and Vlad Mikulskiy (188-G-98) had 14 points each for the winners. Goncalo Delgado (203-F/C-98), Goncalo Madureira (182-SG-98) and Pedro Costa (188-SG-98) responded with 10 points each for Portugal.
Austria - Romania 67-79 Romania nipped Austria to open win count in Group B. Dan Tohatan (182-PG-99) stepped up with 16 points to lead the winning side. Austria reeled off to a 28:19 lead after ten minutes. But Romania turned things around in the second frame. They went on a 28:11 run to gain a 47:39 halftime advantage. Romania held Austria to just 28 points in the second half and marched to the win. Dragos Diculescu (192-G/F-99) and Dimitri Georgiadis (202-F-99) had 12 points each for the winning side. Jonas John (182-SG-99) answered with 18 points for Austria.
Iceland - Luxembourg 97-50 Iceland eased past Luxembourg in the opener. Five players scored in double digits for the winners. Eyjolfur Halldorsson (194-F/G-98) posted 15 points and 14 rebounds in the victory. Iceland registered a 52:34 halftime lead. Iceland limited their opponents to just 16 points in the second half and cruised to the win. Thorir Thorbjarnarsson (196-F-98) had 14 points in the victory. Philippe Arendt (178-PG-98) responded with 11 points for Luxembourg.
Holland - Estonia 65-71 Estonia upset Netherlands for the opening victory in Skopje. Kristian Kullamae (190-G-99) recorded 20 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in the win. Estonia got to a strong start. They secured a 33:22 halftime lead. Netherlands tried to come back into the game hard throughout the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Matthias Tass (208-F/C-99) had 16 points for the winners. Irfan Ramovic (192-PG-98) answered with 20 points and 8 boards for Netherlands.
Denmark - Czech Republic 53-66 Czech Republic defeated Denmark to open win count in Skopje. Frantisek Vana (191-G/F-97) posted 16 points to lead the winners. Czech Republic accounted for a comfortable 40:13 halftime lead. Denmark narrowed the deficit in the second half. But Czech Republic stayed in control and rallied to the victory. Michal Kozak (202-F-98) had 10 points and 17 rebounds for the Czech side. Stefan Jevric (200-F-98) answered with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Denmark.
Slovakia - Scotland 74-56 Slovakia outgunned Scotland in Group D action. Mario Ihring (189-G-98) posted 17 points, 8 steals, 6 assists and 4 rebounds for the winners. Slovakia eked out a 34:33 halftime lead. Scotland denied the deficit in the third term. But Slovakia finished the game on a 25:7 run in the fourth frame and sealed the win. Marek Dolezaj (195-G-98) accounted for 15 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Kyle Jimenez (183-SF-98) answered with 13 points for Scotland.
Georgia - Albania 94-39 Georgia coasted past Albania for the first win in Skopje. Levan Babilodze (196-SG-98) posted 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Georgia built a massive 56:22 halftime lead. They followed with a 25:7 run in the fourth term to breeze to the win. Luka Bulashvili (192-G/F-98) had 14 points for the winning side. Skerdi Jareci (194-F/G-98) responded with 11 points for Albania.
Ukraine - United Kingdom 74-65 Ukraine beat Great Britain en route to the first victory at the tournament. Illya Tyrtyshnyk (190-G-98) posted 22 points for the winners. Ukraine piled up a 42:32 halftime lead. Ukraine maintained the lead throughout the second half and marched to the victory. Dmytro Skapintsev (206-C-98) had 18 points and 15 rebounds in the win. Luke Mitchell (182-G-98) responded with 17 points for Great Britain.
FIBA U18 European Championship postponed indefinitely - 8 days ago
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The FIBA Europe Executive Committee has decided on Friday to postpone indefinitely the FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 which was due to take place in Samsun, Turkey from 30 July - 7 August. The Committee took into consideration the current situation in Turkey and correspondence it has received by several National Federations, expressing their deep concerns about participating in the tournament, following apprehension from the parents of the players, who are still minors [read more]
The FIBA Europe Executive Committee has decided on Friday to postpone indefinitely the FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 which was due to take place in Samsun, Turkey from 30 July - 7 August. The Committee took into consideration the current situation in Turkey and correspondence it has received by several National Federations, expressing their deep concerns about participating in the tournament, following apprehension from the parents of the players, who are still minors. The Committee has tasked the Secretariat of FIBA Europe to explore options to play the tournament either at the end of the calendar year 2016 or at the beginning of 2017 at the latest. The eligibility of the current national team members will not be affected. The Committee has also reiterated its support to the Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF) who has repeatedly, as well as on this occasion, shown a great degree of competence and excellent organisational skills. Courtesy of: fiba.com
Best Player: Endar Poladkhanli (198-F/C-98) of AZE NT U18; Best Guard: Etnik Peci (180-PG-99) of Kerasan; Best Forward: Hugo Voulfor (197-F-98) of FRA NT U18; Best Center: Aaron Guzman (196-C-98) of Andorra II; 1st Team: PG: Etnik Peci (180-PG-99) of Kerasan; F/G: Pol Mino (194-F/G-98) of Martorell; F: Hugo Voulfor (197-F-98) of FRA NT U18; F/C: Endar Poladkhanli (198-F/C-98) of AZE NT U18; C: Aaron Guzman (196-C-98) of Andorra II; Honorable Mention: < [read more]
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