Bosnia and Herzegovina wins Gold at home tournament - Aug 19, 2012
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Bosnia - Czech Republic 76-64 Bosnia and Herzegovina wins Gold at home tournament at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The hosts overcame Czech Republic 76:64 as both teams will play in Division A next year. More than 700 fans came to support the local team in Sarajevo. Bosnia and Herzegovina took 17:16 at the end of the first period and then added massive 20-8 in the second frame. Both teams scored 21 points each in the third quarter and the host did not mind the narrow loss in the last stanza. Czech Republic won the last period 19-18 but could not upset the hosts. Ahmedic was the last to score for the winners and Ausprunk Karel closed the game at 76:64. Nedim Buza (201-SF-95) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Jusuf Nurkic (212-C-94) collected 18 points and 11 rebounds. Adin Vrabac (202-G/F-94) posted 11, whilst Glogovac Stefan nailed 8. Radovan Kouril (180-PG-95) ended up with 25 points and Ausprunk Karel posted 11.
United Kingdom - Finland 73-59 England advanced to Division A for the next season. The team overcame Finland 73:59 in the game for the third place in the last game of the competition. The victory gave England a third place finish in the U18 Men European Championship Division B and secured them a spot in Division A for next season. An 11-0 start to the game looked to have given Steve Bucknall's side one foot in Division A, but the Finns retaliated and were just three points adrift after the first quarter. Joni Herrala (190-G-94) made two free throws for 19:16 after the opening frame and Kauhanen later reduced to 30:27. Rowell Graham (197-F-94) made it 45:35 early in the third and Tyrell Isaacs (183-PG-95) scored for 58:45. He also scored the quarter for 15-point advantage. Finland managed to win the last period but could not upset the British side. Kingsley Okoroh (213-C-95) and Rowell Graham top-scored for the winners with 15 points each. Tyrell Isaacs nailed 13, while Nelson Luke posted 12. Joni Herrala answered with 11 points in the losing effort, while Joonas Lehtoranta (183-SG-94) and Rajala Julius had 10 apiece.
Montenegro - Estonia 85-77 Masan Vrbica (190-G-94) leads Montenegro to the 5th place at the U18 European Championship in Division B. He scored 22 points as his team beat Estonia 85:77. The latter finished on the 6th position. Estonia looked better in the first 10 minutes of the game and won the first period 23-15. The rest of the game however belonged to the Montenegrin side that won three other quarters. Montenegro produced 19-16 in the second frame and then added 20-18 in the third quarter. Moreover the last quarter became decisive in the game as Montenegro needed 31-20 win for the final success. Masan Vrbica was the last to score in the game for the winners. Vasilije Vusovic (191-G-94) posted 13 points for the winners, while Mikovic Milija and Vaso Popovic (184-G-94) had 11 each. Jurtom Martin finished the game with 29 points in the losing effort and Vene Kent nailed 15. Saare Sander brought 13, whilst Tambre Georg had 7 points and 10 rebounds.
Israel - Belgium 74-63 Israel steps higher than Belgium in Sarajevo at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The Israeli team won 74L63 and finished on the 7th place. Belgium meanwhile dropped to the 8th position. The teams fired some three-pointers in the first period as Rafael Menco (201-SF-94, agency: Avi Zilberman) and Stevens Stijn closed the period from the arc at 16:14. Kikus nailed three for 23:22 and he later closed the half at 30:26. Koulechov Egor and Ariel scored for 43:32, while Segev Itay increased the lead to 52:40 at the end of the third period. Belgium won the fourth quarter 23-22 but reduced to 11 points at the end. Rafael Menco stepped up with 20 points for the winners and Koulechov Egor collected 19 points and 12 rebounds. Segev Itay nailed 11, while Ariel Adam brought 10. Mathijs Gijbels (204-PF-95) finished the game with 16 points in the losing effort and Stevens Stijn scored 11. Emmanuel Lecomte (180-G-95) followed them with 7 points in a loss.
Holland - Portugal 74-61 Holland clinched 9th place in Division B as in the last game they beat Hungary 74:61. The Dutch side took the higher spot as Hungary finished on the 10th position. Both teams hoped for the higher place and deserved it. They showed great game at the tournament and looked well in Sarajevo. Holland started with 18-12 and added massive 24-11 in the second period. Moreover they produced 19-15 in the third quarter as Maarten Bouwknecht (185-PG-94) closed the frame at 61:38. Gameiro and Julius van Sauers opened the fourth frame for each side and then Diogo Ventura (189-PG-94) cut it to 67:45. Kok Jito made it 71:47 and B. van Vliet closed the game at 74:61. Hammink Shane and Kok Jito top-scored for the winners with 15 points each. Diogo Ventura replied with 18 points in defeat, while Miguens Andre added 7.
Austria - Hungary 52-67 Hungary clinches 11th spot at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The team overcame Austria 67:52 for a higher place. Hungary easily reached 21-9 at the end of the first period, but Austria stayed tough in the first half. They answered with 23-13 in the second frame for 32:34 at the halftime. Hungary increased the lead to 9 points at the end of the third period when Varga Marton made 48:39 after thirty minutes. Hungary added 19-13 in the last stanza for the final result in the game. Timur Bas (198-PF-94) top-scored for the winners with 12 points and Jakob Poeltl (208-PF-95) collected 10 points and 12 rebounds. Djordje Djordjevic (194-F-94) and Valentin Bauer (181-PG-94) followed them with 9 points each in a win. Zoltan Perl (194-G-95) replied with 22 points in the losing effort and Goloman Gyorgy added 10. Varga Marton notched 9, while Velkey Janos had 8.
Iceland - Sweden 84-81 Iceland beat Sweden to finish the campaign on the 13th place. The team overcame the opponents 84:81 as the latter finished on the 14th place at the U18 European Championship in Division B. Sweden took 21-15 in the first period and led 5 points at the halftime. Jadersten gave Sweden 39:34 as the teams disappeared in the lockers. Matthias Sigurdarson (185-PG-94) meanwhile tied the game at 41:41 and Lofberg Johan later made the same at 50:50. Iceland however looked better at the end of the frame and reached 68:59 after thirty minutes. Sweden did their best to reduce the gap and cut it to 82:80, but Valur Valsson (182-PG-94) made the last two free throws to seal the victory with his team. Hermannsson Martin paced all the winners with 26 points and Matthias Sigurdarson netted 18. Valur Valsson followed them with 12 points in a win. Alexander Gorski (193-SG-94) answered with 16 points in the losing effort, while Lofberg Johan scored 14. Nicholas Spires (209-PF-94) notched 11 and Larsson Niklas produced 10.
Slovakia - Romania 47-65 Romania edge Slovakia in their last game of the U18 European Championship in Division B. The Romanian side grabbed 65:47 win to finish on the 15th place. Slovakia meanwhile ended up on the 16th position. Not too many people came to see the last game of the teams. Romania took 12:11 lead at the end of the first period and added 15-7 in the second frame. Vlad Cobzaru (201-C-95) scored for 27:18 as the teams disappeared in the lockers. Romania also scored the first 4 points in the third period and won it 23-9. Stoicoviciu Vlad closed the period at 50:27 and then Romania did not mind to slow down. Slovakia won the last stanza 20-15 but could reduce only to 18 points. Vlad Cobzaru top-scored for the winners with 15 points, while Mehmet Hortoglu (192-SG-95) and Stoicoviciu Vlad posted 10 each. Vladimir Brodziansky (206-PF-94) netted 19 in defeat and Rozim Robert brought 8.
Belarus - Georgia 62-72 Georgia finished Division B on a high note as they beat Belarus in the last game for both teams. Georgia overcame the opponents 72:62 and finished on the 17th place. Belarus meanwhile clinched the 18th place at the U18 European Championship. Georgia won the first period 16-13 and added 19-16 in the second frame. Nika Ramishvili (179-SG-94) brought 37:31 early in the third, while Abuladze nailed three for 9-point advantage. Belarus managed to respond with a massive run and Vashkevich brought 43:42. Abuladze meanwhile nailed another three for 51:46 at the end of the third period. Georgia came up with a narrow 21-16 victory in the last period fro the final success. Burjanadze Beka top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Nika Ramishvili notched 15. Giorgi Tsirekidze (202-C-94) followed them with 10 points. Kiryl Chumakou (194-SF-95) replied with 15 points and Tsimafei Yeusiyevich (190-SF-95) had 11. Astashou Dzmitry scored 10, while Bliznets Pavel delivered 8.
Luxembourg - Norway 85-59 Luxembourg sent Norway to the 20th place at the U18 European Championship in Division B. Luxembourg needed an 85:59 win to finish on the step higher. Both teams tried to finish the campaign with the victory, however Luxembourg deserved it more. Although they trailed 11-14 in the first period, they managed to produce 26-9 in the second frame and added massive 36-16 in the last stanza. Goergen and Gutenkauf scored the last points for the winners to seal the victory. Hoeser Jo top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Wolff Yann collected 13 points and 12 rebounds. Thomas Grun (194-PG-95) also scored 13, while Gengler Alain had 12. Espen Fjaerestad (192-SG-94) replied with 13 points in the losing effort and Lepovic Marko added 9 points and 12 rebounds. Vuk Krivokapic (193-SF-95) produced 8 points in defeat. Both teams made the same number of Assists 14. Norway meanwhile had more steals 13 versus 5.
Scotland - Switzerland 51-55 Switzerland sent Scotland to the last position in Sarajevo at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The Swiss side grabbed 55:51 win to finish on the 21st place. Scotland meanwhile finished the campaign on the last place. It was the game for the last position in the tournament and the teams struggled until the end. They both scored 12 points each in the first period and only after that Switzerland erupted with 17-4 for 29:16 lead at the halftime. Joshua McGilvray (201-C-95) helped his team to come closer to 35:30, while Verga nailed three for 41:31. Malcolm reduced to 43:44 and Joshua McGilvray brought 47:46 lead with 3 minutes to go. Nicholas Sim (180-PG-95) gave Scotland 51:50 but those points were the last in the game for his side. Switzerland finished the game with a 5-0 run and clinched the higher place. Daniel Andjelkovic (200-PF-94) paced all the winners with 21 points and Kostic Branislav netted 11. Nicholas Sim produced 19 points in the losing effort, whilst Joshua McGilvray and Nicholson Jack 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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