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.
2016 Championship Draw Results - Jan 22, 2016
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The Draw for the 2016 U18 European Championship took place in Munich tonight. Please find the results below: Division A (Samsun, Turkey) Group A: Spain, Italy, Sweden, Croatia Group B: Turkey, Germany, Finland, Greece Group C: Latvia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Lithuania Group D: France, Serbia, Slovenia and Russia. Division B (Skopje, FYR Macedonia) Group A: Bulgaria, Hungary, Cyprus, Ireland, Poland, FYR Macedonia Group B: Romania, Belgium, Belarus, Portugal, Montenegro, Austri... [read more]
The Draw for the 2016 U18 European Championship took place in Munich tonight. Please find the results below:
Division A (Samsun, Turkey) Group A: Spain, Italy, Sweden, Croatia Group B: Turkey, Germany, Finland, Greece Group C: Latvia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Lithuania Group D: France, Serbia, Slovenia and Russia.
Division B (Skopje, FYR Macedonia) Group A: Bulgaria, Hungary, Cyprus, Ireland, Poland, FYR Macedonia Group B: Romania, Belgium, Belarus, Portugal, Montenegro, Austria Group C: Estonia, Czech Republic, Iceland, Luxembourg, Denmark, Netherlands Group D: Albania, England, Slovak Republic, Scotland, Ukraine, Georgia.
Division C (San Marino, San Marino) Group A: Gibraltar, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Monaco Group B: Wales, Malta, San Marino, Kosovo, Moldova.
Red edge Black in U18 FIBA Europe All-Star Game - Sep 18, 2015
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Red Team - Black Team 87:82
Team Red came out strong in the fourth quarter and beat Team Black in the Fiba Europe U18 All-Star Game. Leonardo Tote (205-C/F-97) posted 23 points to pace the winners.
Team Red eked out a 17:16 lead after the opening frame. They dropped 25 points in the second quarter. Team Red secured a 42:38 halftime lead. Team Black turned things around in the third term. They knocked down 27 points in the quarter and secured a 4-point lead at the final intermis... [read more]
Red Team - Black Team 87:82
Team Red came out strong in the fourth quarter and beat Team Black in the Fiba Europe U18 All-Star Game. Leonardo Tote (205-C/F-97) posted 23 points to pace the winners. Team Red eked out a 17:16 lead after the opening frame. They dropped 25 points in the second quarter. Team Red secured a 42:38 halftime lead. Team Black turned things around in the third term. They knocked down 27 points in the quarter and secured a 4-point lead at the final intermission. But Team Red responded with a 27-point effort in the fourth period and got away with a tough victory. Ivica Zubac (212-C-97) delivered 14 points, while Frank Ntilikina (190-G-98) added 13 points for the winners. Stephane Gombauld (202-PF-97) responded with 14 points and 12 rebounds for Team Black. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97) stepped up with 17 points in the defeat.
Greece - Turkey 64-61
Greece dethroned Turkey in Volos. The hosts overcame two-time defending champions to conquer the trophy. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (206-SF-97, agency: Delta) provided 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to pace the champions. Turkey looked dominant in the first half. They accumulated a 37:25 halftime lead. Greece narrowed the distance at 7-point mark at the final intermission. The Hellenes went on a strong 23:13 rally in the fourth period to snatch a tou... [read more]
Greece - Turkey 64-61 Greece dethroned Turkey in Volos. The hosts overcame two-time defending champions to conquer the trophy. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (206-SF-97, agency: Delta) provided 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to pace the champions. Turkey looked dominant in the first half. They accumulated a 37:25 halftime lead. Greece narrowed the distance at 7-point mark at the final intermission. The Hellenes went on a strong 23:13 rally in the fourth period to snatch a tough historic victory at the end. Georgios Papagiannis (217-C-97) finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Furkan Korkmaz (197-SG-97) responded with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Turkey. Baris Ulker (201-F/G-97) delivered 13 points in the loss.
Lithuania - Bosnia 74-49 Lithuania celebrated the Bronze medals in Volos. They outgunned Bosnia and Herzegovina in the consolation final. Martynas Varnas (196-G/F-97) stepped up with 15 points to pace the Baltic team. Lithuania dominated from start to finish in this one. They accounted for a 43:30 halftime advantage. Bosnia and Herzegovina conceded a deadly 3:18 run in the fourth quarter and had to surrender at the end. Martynas Echodas (204-C/F-97) delivered 14 points for the winners. Nedim Djedovic (200-SF-97, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 11 points for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
France - Serbia 70-81 Serbia earned the fifth position at the championship. Five players scored in double digits for Serbia. Aleksandar Aranitovic (194-SF-98) came up with 18 points for the winners. France accumulated a 36:30 halftime lead. Serbia unloaded 51 points in the second half and coasted to the victory. Vojislav Stojanovic (200-G-97, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) had 11 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds for the winners. Jonathan Jeanne (212-C-97) responded with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Les Bleues.
Germany - Spain 64-68 Spain eked out a tough victory over Germany and clinched the seventh position in the final ladder. Ramon Vila (202-C-97) tallied 18 points and 7 rebounds for Spain. They accounted for a 33:26 halftime lead. They stretched the gap at 12-point mark at the final intermission. Germany knocked down 23 points in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Xabier Lopez (198-SF-97) and Alejandro Mazaira had 12 points each for the winners. Niklas Kiel (207-PF-97, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 19 points and 13 rebounds for Germany.
Latvia - Russia 68-69 Russia finished ninth at the championship. They nipped Latvia in the final game in Volos. Igor Volkhin (200-PF-97) stepped up with 25 points and 10 boards for the winners. Latvia grabbed a 35:30 halftime lead. But Russia responded with a 23:9 rally in the third frame to spur ahead. Latvia dropped 24 points in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the defeat. Ilia Karpenkov (202-F/C-97, agency: Rosette International) had 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Dzeiks-Eduards Krumins (186-G-97, agency: You First) answered with 24 points for Latvia. Kristers Zoriks (190-SG-98) chipped in 13 points and issued 9 assists in the loss.
Croatia - Italy 57-73 Italy fired past Croatia and finished in the 11th overall position in Volos. Davide Moretti (189-SG-98) stepped up with 13 points to lead the charge. Italy accumulated a 45:27 halftime lead. Croatia pulled within 9 points at the final intermission. But Italy held their opponents to just 10 points in the fourth quarter and rallied to the win. Riccardo Bolpin (196-PG-97) tossed in 12 points for the winners. Ivica Zubac (212-C-97) answered with 18 points and 11 rebounds for Croatia.
Montenegro - Finland 64-68 Finland narrowly edged Montenegro and avoided relegation. Edon Maxhuni (177-PG-98) scored 19 points to lead the winners. Finland grabbed a 20:10 lead after ten minutes. Montenegro pulled within four points at the final intermission. But Finland sank 19 points in the fourth frame and sealed the decisive victory. Riku Laine (196-G-97) had 12 points for Finland. Filip Bakic (193-G-97) answered with 25 points and 7 rebounds for Montenegro.
Czech Republic - Ukraine 91-99 OT Ukraine tamed Czech Republic in overtime in the clash of two relegated sides. Illya Antonenko (202-C-97) scored 29 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 5 assists for the winners. Czech Republic accounted for a 43:40 halftime lead. Ukraine grabbed a 5-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Czech Republic sank 20 points in the fourth frame and forced overtime. But Ukraine unleashed 18 points in the extra period and sealed the victory. Anton Musiyenko (191-G/F-97) had 18 points in the win. Krystof Chaloupka (201-PF-97) responded with 22 points and 20 rebounds for Czech Republic.
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