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All Rosters
Final Standings
 1. Sweden
 2. Poland
 3. Montenegro
 4. U.Kingdom
 5. Belgium
 6. Holland
 7. Estonia
 8. Bosnia
 9. Hungary
 10. Finland
 11. Austria
 12. Switzerland
 13. Iceland
 14. Denmark
 15. Georgia
 16. Scotland
 17. Norway
 18. Portugal
 19. Belarus
 20. Romania
 21. Slovakia
Points Per Game
 Thomas LAERKE
  (193-F-91)
  Avg: 25.9
 1. Laerke, DEN25.9 
 2. Eilingsfeld, HUN22.8 
 3. van Vugt, NED20.5 
 4. Radovic, MNT20.3 
 5. Fraser, SCO19.7 
 6. Czerapowicz, SWE18.8 
 7. Veideman, EST18.2 
 8. Dvalishvili, GEO17.3 
 9. Noel, ENG17.0 
 10. Chikviladze, G.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Janos EILINGSFELD
  (198-F/C-91)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Eilingsfeld, HUN12.5 
 2. Dubljevic, MNT10.3 
 3. Dvalishvili, GEO10.1 
 4. Radovic, MNT10.0 
 5. Krysevich, BLR10.0 
 6. Bergstedt, DEN9.8 
 7. Ausepian, BLR9.6 
 8. Treffers, NED8.8 
 9. Jawara, NOR8.7 
 10. Moravek, S.8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Aegir STEINARSSON
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Steinarsson, ISL5.5 
 2. Lazovic, MNT5.3 
 3. Tavartkiladz., GEO4.4 
 4. Jawara, NOR3.8 
 5. Lakosa, HUN3.8 
 6. Petkovic, SUI3.7 
 7. Vancura, AUT3.5 
 8. Nikkarinen, FIN3.5 
 9. Gunjaca, BIH3.4 
 10. Van Der Hors., N.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Jeroen VAN VUGT
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. van Vugt, NED2.5 
 2. Dabravolski, BLR2.5 
 3. Tavartkiladz., GEO2.4 
 4. Ihnatchyk, BLR2.4 
 5. Petkovic, SUI2.3 
 6. Dorbek, EST2.1 
 7. Veideman, EST2.1 
 8. Persson, SWE2.1 
 9. Grznar, SVK2.0 
 10. Heinonen, F.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Lee GOLDSBROUGH
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Goldsbrough, ENG2.0 
 2. Fraser, SCO1.7 
 3. Buza, BIH1.7 
 4. Radovic, MNT1.6 
 5. Dvalishvili, GEO1.6 
 6. Ioseliani, GEO1.6 
 7. Ausepian, BLR1.4 
 8. Dubljevic, MNT1.4 
 9. Moravek, SVK1.4 
 10. Gorgemans, B.1.3 
 Qualifying Round
Group E
 1. Sweden 3-0 
 2. Poland 2-1 
 3. Bosnia 1-2 
 4. Estonia 0-3 
Group F
 1. Montenegro 3-0 
 2. U.Kingdom 2-1 
 3. Belgium 1-2 
 4. Holland 0-3 
Group G
 1. Finland 2-1 
 2. Hungary 2-1 
 3. Iceland 2-1 
 4. Denmark 0-3 
Group H
 1. Switzerland 3-0 
 2. Austria 1-2 
 3. Georgia 1-2 
 4. Scotland 1-2 
Group I
 1. Norway 1-0 
 2. Belarus 1-1 
 3. Slovakia 0-1 
Group J
 1. Portugal 1-0 
 2. Romania 0-1 
 Preliminary Round
Group A
 1. Bosnia 5-0 
 2. Estonia 4-1 
 3. Hungary 3-2 
 4. Denmark 2-3 
 5. Norway 1-4 
 6. Belarus 0-5 
Group B
 1. Sweden 4-0 
 2. Poland 3-1 
 3. Finland 2-2 
 4. Iceland 1-3 
 5. Slovakia 0-4 
Group C
 1. Montenegro 4-0 
 2. Holland 3-1 
 3. Scotland 2-2 
 4. Georgia 1-3 
 5. Romania 0-4 
Group D
 1. U.Kingdom 4-0 
 2. Belgium 3-1 
 3. Switzerland 2-2 
 4. Austria 1-3 
 5. Portugal 0-4 


Sweden won European Championships U18 Division B (Photo: FIBA Europe)

SWEDISH U18 TEAM ROSTER
Starting Five in BOLD letters
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4 Andreas Person (188-G-91) of Uppsala Basket
5 Viktor Gaddefors (199-F-92) of KFUM Uppsala
6 Stefan Nguyen (189-G-92) of Lulea BG
7 Pierre Hampton (198-F-91) of KFUM Uppsala
8 Christopher Czerapowicz (197-F-91) of Sanda Basket
9 Daniel Persson (198-G-91) of S:t Helena Basket
10 Plaisir Mukoko (190-F-91) of BG Fryshuset Stockholm
11 Carl Engstrom (213-C-91)
12 Jonathan Larsson (188-G-91) of Lulea BG
13 Lukas Winegarner (204-F-91) of Talje BK
14 Alexander Lindqvist (202-F-91) of Solna Vikings
15 Sebastian Norman (204-C-92) of KFUM Uppsala
Head Coach: David Leman
Assistant Coach: Olle Lunden


Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Division B Awards 2009 - Aug 3

All-EC U18 Div.B 1st Team 2009
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DubljevicDubljevic
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EilingsfeldEilingsfeld
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Montenegro took just bronze medal. But they had two biggest stars of the tournament: Nemanja Radovic (206-F/C-91) and Bojan Dubljevic (205-C-91). Sweden won the tournament and their star Christopher Czerapowicz (197-F-91) supposed to be ranked at the top, but he Montenegrin power forward Nemanja Radovic took best forward position. Czerapowicz was definitely the best small forward in the tournament, but there was only one award for the best forward.
Tough competition on the point guard position between Swedish Andreas Person (188-G-91) and Polish Sebastian Szymanski (186-G-91). But that was Sweden, which beat Poland in the final, so Szymanski had to go to 2nd team.

Best Player: Nemanja Radovic (206-F/C-91) of Montenegro
Best Guard: Andreas Person of Uppsala Basket (SWE) of Sweden
Best Forward: Nemanja Radovic (206-F/C-91) of Montenegro
Best Center: Bojan Dubljevic (205-C-91) of Montenegro
Best Coach: Olle Lunden of Sweden

1st Team
PG: Andreas Person (188-G-91) of Sweden
SF: Christopher Czerapowicz (197-F-91) of Sweden
PF: Nemanja Radovic (206-F/C-91) of Montenegro
PF: Janos Eilingsfeld (198-F/C-91) of Hungary
C: Bojan Dubljevic (205-C-91) of Montenegro

2nd Team
PG: Sebastian Szymanski (186-G-91) of Poland
SG: Levi Noel (197-G-91) of U.Kingdom
F: Nikola Ljujic (202-F-91) of Montenegro
PF: Alexander Lindqvist (202-F-91) of Sweden
C: Akaki Dvalishvili (206-C-91) of Georgia

3rd Team
PG: Terry Deroover (180-G-91) of Belgium
SG: Jeroen van Vugt (192-G-91) of Holland
SF: Thomas Laerke (193-F-91) of Denmark
PF: Wojciech Fras (203-F-91) of Poland
C: Alasdair Fraser (201-C-92) of Scotland

Honorable Mention
Robert Magnuszewski (195-F-91) of Poland
Joshua Houghton (189-G-91) of U.Kingdom
Ryan Martin (210-F-91) of U.Kingdom
Maarten Rademakers (205-C-91) of Belgium
Quincy Treffers (200-F-91) of Holland
Rain Veideman (192-G-91) of Estonia
Alin Demic (202-G-91) of Bosnia
Zsolt Lakosa (190-G-91) of Hungary
Antto Nikkarinen (185-G-91) of Finland
Aegir Steinarsson (182-G-91) of Iceland



Sweden triumphed at the U18 European Championship in Division B - Aug. 2, 2009 
FINAL
Sweden - Poland 87-71
Sweden U18 team triumphed at the U18 European Championship in Division B that just finished in Bosnia. The Scandinavian team overcame Poland 87:71 in the Final game. Christopher Czerapowicz (197-F-91) and Andreas Person (188-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 23 points each. Persson Daniel followed them with 15 and Lindqvist Alexander scored 8. Szymanski Sebastian delivered 20 points in the losing effort.



11th Place
Austria - Switzerland 75-64
Austria rolled over Switzerland at the Classification Game for 11th to 12th Places. Austria clinched the higher place after 75:64 victory. Florian Pocksteiner (189-F-91) top-scored for the winners with 19 points for the 11th position. Vieider nailed 17, whilst Maresch notched 14. Savoy ended up with 18 points and Koludrovic scored 11.

13th Place
Iceland - Denmark 89-69
The 13th place of U18 European Championship belong now to Iceland that won the Classification Game for 13th to 14th Places. The team overcame Denmark 89:69 mostly due to the second half. Haukur Palsson (197-F-92) shined with 27 points for the winners. Tomasson notched 14, while Steinarsson netted 11. Gilling finished the game with 12 points and Bergstedt added 11.

15th Place
Georgia - Scotland 69-59
Georgia finished 15th at the U18 European Championship in Sarajevo, Bosnia. In the Classification Game for 15th to 16th Places the team overcame Scotland 69:59. Beqa Chikviladze (195-G-91) paced all the winners with 20 points for the 15th spot. Alistair Mackay ended up with 19 points and 9 rebounds in defeat and Lee Reilly added 11. Scotland goes home on the 16th position.

17th place
Norway - Portugal 68-63
Norway U18 cruised past Portugal U18 68:63 in their last game of the European Championship in Bosnia. The Scandinavian team won the Classification Game for 17th to 18th Place to finish their campaign. Magnus Engen (188-F-91) top-scored for the winners with 22 points for the 17th spot. Berg notched 15, while Jawara collected 9 points and 11 rebounds. Queiroz and Azevedom delivered 15 points each in the losing effort.

19th Place
Belarus - Romania 82-62
Belarus won the last game to clinch the 19th place at the U18 European Championship. The team overcame Romania 82:62 to remain them winless at the competition. Uladzimir Krysevich (208-C-91) was unstoppable with 24 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Dabravolski netted 13, while Liutych added 11. Toth posted 19 points in the losing effort, whilst Aktas notched 12.

3rd Place
United Kingdom - Montenegro 71-73
Montenegro U18 brings bronze from Sarajevo as the team won the game for the Bronze medals. Nikola Ljujic (202-F-91) made a three-pointer in the end of the game for 73:71 victory over England at the U18 European Championship. Radovic shined with 18 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Dukanovic netted 17, whilst Nikola Ljujic notched 15. Pereira ended up with 20 points in the losing effort as England is 4th. Noel notched 14, while Martin collected 13 points and 11 boards.

5th Place
Holland - Belgium 69-82
Belgium deserved the 5th spot at the U18 European Championship in Sarajevo, Bosnia. The team edged Netherlands 82:69 at the Classification Game for 5th to 6th Places. Terry Deroover (180-G-91) poured in 28 points for the winners and Rademakers nailed 18. Desiron added 14 points for the higher spot. Treffers posted 18 points in defeat, while Jeroen van Vugt netted 17.

7th place
Bosnia - Estonia 63-81
Estonia U18 upset the hosts for the 7th place at the U18 European Championship in Sarajevo, Bosnia. The Classification Game for 7th to 8th Places registered the 81:63 victory for the Baltic side. Rain Veideman (192-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 19 points for the 7th spot. Soo nailed 14, while Parn netted 10. Vukovic ended up with 15 points, while Gunjaca posted 9. Bosnia finished the home tournament at the 8th position.

9th Place
Finland - Hungary 74-79
Hungary brings home the 9th position from the U18 European Championship in Sarajevo, Bosnia. The team outscored Finland 79:74 at the Classification Game for 9th to 10th Places. Janos Eilingsfeld (198-F/C-91, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) collected 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Lakosa posted 14. Nikkarinen ended up with 15 points in the losing effort as Finland finished 10th. Toivonen and Lindbom followed him with 12 points each.


Div. B Day: 8 (Semi-Finals) - Aug. 1, 2009 
13-16 places
Iceland - Georgia 94-65
Iceland thumped Georgia at the U18 European Championship classification round. Iceland will now fight for the 13th position with Denmark tomorrow. Georgia will take on Scotland on the final day of the tournament. Haukur Oskarsson (195-G-91) knocked down 17 points to lead Iceland. Tomas Tomasson added 15 points in the winning effort. Beqa Chikviladze responded with 19 points for Georgia. Akaki Dvailishvili notched 17 points and 12 boards in the loss.

Scotland - Denmark 68-72
Denmark accounted for Scotland on the last but one day at the U18 European championship in Division B. Thomas Laerke (193-F-91) stepped up with another sizzling performance tallying 27 points and leading Denmark to the win. Jonas Bergstedt added 13 points and 14 boards in the victory. Alasdair Fraser responded with 28 points for Scotland. Denmark will play against Iceland, while Scotland will face Georgia on the final day of action in Sarajevo.

5-8 places
Bosnia - Holland 85-116
Netherlands thrashed Bosnia and Herzegovina in the classification round for the 5th-8th spot in Sarajevo. Jeroen van Vugt (192-G-91) exploded with 38 points, 5 boards and 4 assists to pace Netherlands. Max Van Schaik added 16 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Ali Demic was responsible for 23 points in defeat. Nikola Gajic netted 16 points for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Belgium - Estonia 72-51
Belgium toppled Estonia in the classification game for the 5th-8th position. Terry Deroover (180-G-91) scored 20 points to lead Belgium. Pierre-Antoine Gillet and Yannick Desiron added 13 points apiece in the victory. Martin Limberg responded with 10 points for Estonia in defeat. Belgium will now face Netherlands for the 5th overall place.

9-12 places
Switzerland - Hungary 69-88
Janos Ellingfeld notched 21 points and 17 rebounds to lead Hungary past Switzerland at the U18 European Championship today. The victory set up the clash against Finland for the Hungarian team. Switzerland challenge Austria in the battle for the 11th spot. Adam Lepsenyi nailed 19 points in the winning effort. Dario Koludrovic replied with 22 points for Switzerland.

Finland - Austria 72-60
Finland prevailed against Austria in Sarajevo. Antto Nikkarinen (185-G-91) and Villematti Kopio chipped in 16 points apiece to pace the Finnish team. Lauri Toivonen added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Romed Vleider answered with 13 points for Austria. Carlos Novas Mateo got 10 points in defeat.

SEMIFINALS
Montenegro - Poland 63-65
Polish U18 team fulfilled the task reaching the championship game at the European Championship in Division B. Poland also ensured the Division A spot for the next year together with the ticket to the Final. A Robert Jakubiak team held off Montenegro tonight to record the success. Sebastian Szymanski (186-G-91) nailed 15 points to pace the winners. Hubert Wierzbicki added 12 points and 13 boards for Poland. Nemanja Radovic answered with 19 points and 11 boards for Montenegro. Bojan Dubljevic had 12 points and 9 rebounds in defeat.

Sweden - United Kingdom 81-66
Swedish U18 National team have reached the Final of the European Championship in Division B. They held off England in the first semifinal in Sarajevo today. Andreas Person (188-G-91) fired 25 points to pace the Scandinavian team. The victory also booked the Division A spot for a David Leman team. Pierre Hampton provided 18 points and 11 boards for Sweden. Christopher Czerapowicz added 16 points in the win. Levi Noel responded with 19 points for England. Michael Manghum had 15 points in the losing case.


Div. B Day: 7 (Qualifying Round) - Jul. 30, 2009 
Group E
Sweden - Bosnia 73-71
Sweden beat Bosnia and Herzegovina on the last day of the Qualifying Round of the U18 European Championship Men 2009 Division B, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sweden advanced to the Semifinals after 73:71 victory. Christopher Czerapowicz (197-F-91) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and 10 rebounds for 3-0 record. Persson netted 16, while Person scored 10. Gajic finished the night with 27 points in the losing effort as Bosnia dropped at 1-2. Demic netted 14, while Crnalic scored 10.

Poland - Estonia 76-72
Poland advanced to the Semifinals of the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Division B. The team won over Estonia U18 76:72 to finish second in Group E of the Qualifying Round. Sebastian Szymanski (186-G-91) and Fras paced all the winners with 16 points for 2-1 record. Magnuszewski followed them with 12 apiece. Veiderman finished the game with 20 points in defeat and Tomingas had 12.

Group F
Belgium - Holland 106-71
Belgium won over Holland for 1-2 record in Group F of the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Division B. Pierre-Antoine Gillet (200-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and Deroover Terry nailed 23. Fluks Paul ended up with 15 points in the losing effort, while Van Schaik Max notched 11.

United Kingdom - Montenegro 68-77
Montenegro beat England int he last game of Group F as both teams advanced to the Semifinals of the U18 European Championship Men 2009 Division B, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Montenegro overcame the British side 77:68 in the last day of the Qualifying Round. Radovic kept the winners undefeated with 21 points for 3-0 record. Dubljevic collected 18 points and 17 rebounds, while Dobrovic added 10. Levi Noel (197-G-91) produced 14 points in the losing effort and Martin had 13.

Group G
Finland - Hungary 79-83
Finland lost to Hungary at the last day of Group G in Bosnia. The latter needed 20-9 to hand Finland the first 83:79 loss at the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Places in U18 European Championship. Eilingsfeld was unstoppable with 31 points and 12 rebounds for Hungary that finished the group with 2-1 record. Csernak collected 16 points and 14 boards, while Lakosa added 14. Antto Nikkarinen (185-G-91) top-scored for the Scandinavian team with 21 points. Vaenerberg netted 17 and Lindbom had 12 points.

Iceland - Denmark 99-80
Iceland beat Denmark in Group G to remain them winless. Thomas Laerke (193-F-91) and Bergstedt's effort was not enough in the last game of the group in Classification Round for 9th to 16th Places of U18 European Championship. Tomasson top-scored for the winners with 19 points as they improved to 2-1 record. Palsson nailed 16, while Gudmundsson added 15. Thomas Laerke and Bergstedt combined 49 points in the losing case and Christiansen added 16.

Group H
Switzerland - Scotland 84-75
Switzerland U18 wins Group H of the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Places in Bosnia. The team improved to 3-0 record after the victory over Scotland U18 84:75. Dario Koludrovic (194-F-92) paced all the winners with 24 points for the perfect record. Savoy nailed 15, whilst Jaunin netted 12. Bunyan ended up with 19 points in the losing case as Scotland dropped at 1-2. Fraser collected 18 points and 11 boards and Reilly had 17.

Austria - Georgia 69-71
Georgia U18 won their last game in Group H of the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Places. The team overcame Austria U18 71:69 as both teams finished with 1-2 record in the group. Akaki Dvalishvili (206-C-91) top-scored for the winners with 21 points as Georgia finished fourth in the group. Chikviladze nailed 19, while Ioseliani had 12. Maresch and Klepeisz ended up with 15 points each in the losing effort as Autria clinched the second place. Vieider followed them with 10 points in defeat.

Group J
Romania - Portugal 66-67
Portugal U16 wins the only game in Group J of the Classification Round for 17th to 21st Places. Portugal beat Romania 67:66 in 40-minutes thriller. Miguel Queiroz (201-F-91) top-scored for the winners with 21 points. Azevedo notched 15, while Rodrigues added 13. Corpodean collected 18 points and 13 boards in the losing effort and Crainic posted 10.


Div. B Day: 6 (Qualifying Round) - Jul. 29, 2009 
Group E
Bosnia - Poland 59-62
Poland U18 upset the hosts of the U18 European Championship in Sarajevo last night. The Polish side tied both records at 1-1 after 62:59 victory over Bosnia. Bosnia and Herzegovina opened the game with 22-12, however lost three other periods in the game. Poland reduced to 35:31 at the halftime and then had 12-9 in the third period to trail just one points. In the last period Poland produced 19-15 to seal the victory. Marek Szumelda-Krzycki (191-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 17 points. Fras nailed 12, while Szymanski scored 9. Demic finished the game with 16 points for the hosts. Maksimovic netted 13 and Gajic added 11.

Estonia - Sweden 55-66
Sweden became the leader of the Qualifying Round of the U18 European Championship Men 2009 Division B, in Sarajevo. The Scandinavian team jumped to 2-0 record in Group E after 66:55 over the Baltic side. Alexander Lindqvist (202-F-91) paced all the winners with 19 points to the top of the group. Czerapowicz netted 17 and Person added 13. Soo delivered 16 points in defeat as Estonia dropped at 0-2. Veideman scored 15 and Puidet notched 10.

Group F
Montenegro - Belgium 77-63
Montenegro U18 jumped to 2-0 record at the at Qualifying Round, Group F. The team overcame Belgium U18 77:63 in Sarajevo. Dubljevic top-scored for the winners with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Radovic nailed 15, while Nikola Ljujic (202-F-91) scored 14. Deroover delivered 21 in the losing effort as Belgium fell at 0-2. Donkor posted 16 and Desiron notched 10.

Holland - United Kingdom 65-77
England U18 improved to 2-0 record at the Qualifying Round, Group F in Bosnia. The British side outscored Netherlands U18 77:65 tonight in Sarajevo. Joshua Houghton (189-G-91) paced all the winners with 20 points. Noel netted 18, whilst Manghum scored 13. Jeroen van Vugt finished the game with 16 points in defeat and Treffers had 14 points and 14 caroms.

Group G
Hungary - Iceland 77-84
Iceland won over Hungary at the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Places of U18 European Championship. Iceland U18 needed 84:77 to tie both records at 1-1. Tomas Tomasson (190-G-91) paced all the winners with 18 points. Oskarsson chipped in 17, while Palsson added 15. Eilingsfeld shined for Hungary with 30 points and 17 rebounds, while Lakosa scored 10.

Denmark - Finland 58-64
Finland U18 improved to 2-0 record after the win over Denmark at the U18 European Championship. The Scandinavian team had 64:58 today at the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Places. Villematti Kopio (180-G-92) led the way with 17 points for 2-0 record. Heinonen netted 16 and Vaenerberg poured in 7. Laerke posted 14 in defeat, Bak had 12 and Nielsen scored 10.

Group H
Scotland - Austria 65-80
Austria won over Scotland to tie the records at the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Places of U18 European Championship. Austria posted 80:65 victory in Group H tonight. Anton Maresch (191-G-91) paced all the winners with 17 points. Novas Mateo and Vieider followed him with 13 points each for 1-1 record. Fraser finished the game with 21 points and 9 rebounds in defeat as Scotland is also 1-1. Bunyan nailed 14, whilst Reilly scored 13.

Georgia - Switzerland 87-91
Stefan Petkovic (187-G-92) nailed 30 points for the Swiss side over Georgia U18 that was enough for the second victory. Switzerland U18 won 91:87 in the Classification Round for 9th to 16th Places of U18 European Championship.Dubas and Bozovic followed Stefan Petkovic with 15 points each. Chikviladze chipped in 20 points in the losing effort. Bokolishvili posted 15, while Tavartkiladze added 12.

Group I
Belarus - Slovakia 66-54
Belarus U18 won the opening game of the Classification Round for 17th to 21st Places today in Bosnia. After the win in all the quarters Belarus edged Slovak Republic U18 66:54. Viktar Ausepian top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 17 rebounds. Uladzimir Krysevich (208-C-91) collected 14 points and 13 boards, while Vitali Liutych netted 10. Jaroslav Moravek ended up with 19 points and 15 rebounds in defeat, while Andrej Slavik and Matej Ondrejka added 8 each.


Div. B Day: 5 (Preliminary Round) - Jul. 27, 2009 
Group A
Denmark - Belarus 81-71
Thomas Laerke (193-F-91) erupted with 34 points for the Danish team as they rolled over Belarus in the last game of the Preliminary Round. Denmark U18 registered 81:71 victory to leave Belarus winless. Gilling followed Thomas Laerke with 19 points and Bak added 9 for the winners. Krysevich collected 20 points and 15 rebounds in defeat as Belarus dropped at 0-5. Liutych posted 17, while Dabravolski scored 11 points.

Norway - Estonia 71-74
Estonia U18 finished Group A with 4-1 record after an overtime battle over Norway U18. The Baltic side overcame Norway 74:71 due to 11-8 in overtime.Rannar Raap (187-G-92) collected 21 points and 10 rebounds for the fourth win. Limberg nailed 14, while Veideman had 13. Engen ended up with 22 points in the losing case, while Berg and Bradascio nailed 13 apiece.

Bosnia - Hungary 75-72
Bosnia and Herzegovina sent Hungary out of the Qualifying Round at the U18 European Championship. The home side started strong to finish with 75:72 victory. Nikola Gajic (195-G-91) paced all the winners with 17 points for 5-0 record. Demic nailed 15, while Grosic added 13. Eilingsfeld erupted with 24 points and 15 rebounds in defeat, while Lakosa scored 23.

Group B
Finland - Slovakia 83-57
Finland beat Slovak Republic 83:57 in Sarajevo as both teams head to the Classification Round of U18 European Championship. The Finnish side is third in the group with 2-2 record, while Slovak Republic finished winless. Villematti Kopio (180-G-92) paced all the winners with 18 points for the winners. Lindbom notched 16, while Vanttaja added 14. Mrvis finished the night with 13 points and Ondrejka added 12.

Poland - Sweden 69-81
Sweden wins over Poland in Sarajevo as both teams head to the Qualifying Round of U18 European Championship. The Scandinavian team overcame Polish side 81:69 to win the group with 4-0 record. Poland meanwhile advanced with 3-1 as they tasted the only loss. Christopher Czerapowicz (197-F-91) top-scored for the winners with 21 points for the undefeated record. Persson nailed 15, while Person and Gaddefors scored 9 each. Szymanski and Parzenski delivered 14 points each in defeat.

Group C
Georgia - Montenegro 74-85
Montenegro won Group C with 4-0 record as they rolled over Georgia 85:74 in the last game of the day. Radovic Nemanja top-scored for the winners with 28 points and Ljujic Nikola added 26. Akaki Dvalishvili (206-C-91) erupted with 33 points and 12 boards in the losing effort.

Holland - Romania 83-72
Netherlands U18 advanced to the Qualifying Round of the U18 European Championship. The Dutch team produced 83:72 over winless Romania to send them to 0-4. Dimeo Van Der Horst (195-G/F-91) top-scored for the winners with 17 points for 3-1 record. Jeroen van Vugt nailed 16, whilst Treffers and Padberg added 9 apiece. Tibirna finished the game with 19 points in defeat and Parlog added 11.

Group D
Portugal - United Kingdom 79-88
English U18 team posted the fourth straight win at the European Championship in Division B. They held off Portugal today to remain on top of Group D. Portugal on the other hand suffered the fourth defeat in a row falling deeper. Joshua Houghton (189-G-91) punished Portugal with 31 points. Levi Noel finished with 19 points, 10 boards and 6 assists for England. Ryan Martin added 11 points and 9 caroms for the winners. Carlos Ferreirinho responded with 32 points for Portugal. Miguel Queiroz notched 11 points and 7 boards in defeat.

Belgium - Austria 70-61
Maarten Rademakers (205-C-91) and Pierre-Antoine Gillet scored 16 points each to lead Belgium to the third win at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The victory allowed Belgium to occupy the second position in Group D as they advanced into the Qualifying Round. Austria finished the preliminary round at 1-3 record in the fourth spot. They will play in the classification round for the 9th-16th place. Yannick Moray knocked down 12 points for the winning team. Carlos Novas Mateo answered with 18 points for Austria. Anton Maresch had 8 points in defeat.


Div. B Day: 4 (Preliminary Round) - Jul. 26, 2009 
Group A
Denmark - Bosnia 74-80
Host nation Bosnia and Herzegovina moved atop Group A of the U18 European Championship Men 2009 Division B after edging out Denmark 80:74 in Sarajevo.Nermin Buza top-scored for the hosts with 13 points as they are now 4-0 in the group. Dario Crnalic (203-F-91) nailed 12, while Demic posted 11. Thomas Sebastian Laerke shined for the guests with 33 points as they are now 1-3. Jonathan Gilling collected 17 points and 10 boards, while Jonas Zohore Bergstedt had 12.

Hungary - Norway 93-51
Hungary U18 improved to 3-1 record in Group A of the U18 European Championship Men 2009 Division B. Hungarian side won all the periods for 93:51 victory on Sunday. Adam Lepsenyi (205-C/F-91, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) top-scored for the winners with 23 points. Eilingsfeld and Moravcsik followed him with 13 points each for the third win. Jawara delivered 12 points in the losing case and Berg added 8.

Belarus - Estonia 74-75
Estonia outscored Belarus at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 Division B to send them to 0-4 record. The Baltic side escaped 75:74 victory for 3-1 record in Group A. Rain Veideman (190-G-91) paced all the winners with 20 points for 3-1 record. Soo nailed 17, whilst Raap added 11. Ausepian collected 18 points and 11 boards in the losing effort. Ihnatchyk chipped in 14, whilst Dabravolski scored 13.

Group B
Sweden - Iceland 76-62
Sweden U18 keep the perfect record after 76:62 victory over Iceland U18. The Scandinavian team needed 26-10 to win the third straight game at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 Division B. Alexander Lindqvist (202-G-91) was unstoppable with 23 points and 10 rebounds for 3-0 record. Czerapowicz nailed 18, while Person and Hampton added 10 each. Palsson ended up with 25 points and Steinarsson had 11.

Slovakia - Poland 68-85
Poland U18 reached Sweden in Group B at 3-0 record at the U18 European Championship. The Polish side overcame Slovak Republic in the last game of Sunday 85:68. Magnuszewski and Sebastian Szymanski (184-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 20 points each. Grznar ended up with 20 points in the losing effort, while Floris added 14.

Group C
Romania - Georgia 58-79
Georgia U18 registered the first win at the Division B of the European Championship. The team won over Romania U18 79:58 and sent them to 0-3 record. Bokolishvili led the way with 21 points for the winners. Akaki Dvalishvili (203-C-91) collected 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Tavartkiladze had 9. Tibirna chipped in 14 points and Crainic added 12 in defeat.

Montenegro - Scotland 100-44
Montenegro destroyed Scotland at U18 European Championship Men 2009 Division B. The favorites celebrated the third straight victory after 100:44 win over the opponents. Marko Loncovic (200-F/C-91) paced all the winners with 18 points for 3-0 record. Ljujic nailed 15, whilst Scepanovic and Radovic added 13 each. Fraser finished the game with 14 points and Bunyan scored 12.

Group D
United Kingdom - Switzerland 77-62
England U18 atop Group A of the U18 European Championship Men 2009 Division B. The favorites improved to 3-0 after 77:62 over Switzerland U18. Nole top-scored for the winners with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Houghton notched 17, whilst Manghum had 12. Kazadi and Koludrovic ended up with 11 points in defeat.

Austria - Portugal 89-66
Austria U18 and Portugal U18 fought for the only win in the Division B of the European Championship. The Austrian side celebrated 89:66 victory to improve to 1-2 record in Group D. Klepeisz and Romed Vieider (196-F-91) paced all the winners with 21 points each. Novas Mateo followed them with 14 points for the initial win. Queiroz finished the game with 21 points and Ferreirinho netted 12.


Div. B Day: 3 (Preliminary Round) - Jul. 25, 2009 
Group A
Bosnia - Belarus 68-63
Bosnia and Herzegovina continued to entertain the home fans as they recorded the third straight win at the U18 European Championship in Division B. Bosnia and Herzegovina remained on top of preliminary Group A. Belarus lost the third game in a row to sink deeper. Ali Demic and Nermin Buza knocked down 15 points apiece for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Begagic and Nikola Gajic (-91) added 9 points each in the win. Viktar Ausepian netted 20 points for Belarus. Vitali Liutych finished with 18 points in defeat.

Estonia - Hungary 80-71
Estonia U18 ties the records with Hungarian squad at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The Baltic side won 80:71 over Hungary for 2-1 records. Veideman top-scored for the winners with 25 points. Sven Kaldre (194-F-91) followed him with 21, while Puidet collected 12 points and 12 boards. Eilingsfeld erupted with 35 points and 11 rebounds in defeat, while Bajalinov scored 9.

Norway - Denmark 69-90
Denmark posted the first victory at the U18 European Championship in Division B. They held off Norway in the third round to stay hopeful about their ambitions for the tournament. Denmark caught up with Norway in Group A ladder. Thomas Sebastian Laerke poured in 36 points for Denmark. Stian Bergstedt added 20 points and 15 rebounds in the win. Magnus Engen (186-F-91) replied with 16 points for Norway. Karamo Jawara and Stian Berg netted 11 points in the loss.

Group B
Poland - Finland 80-67
Poland posted the second straight win at the U18 European Championship in Division B. They held off Finnish counterparts to climb at 2-0 record in preliminary Group B. Finland on the other hand slipped at 1-2 record. Sebastian Szymanski finished with 17 points to pace Poland. Wojciech Fras (202-F-91, agency: AB Agency) added 15 points and 11 boards, while Robert Magnuszewski had 14 points in the win. Antto Nikkarinen notched game-high 23 points for Finland. Carl Lindbom posted 10 points and 9 rebounds in the losing effort.

Iceland - Slovakia 80-57
Iceland led from start to finish to handle Slovakia at the U18 European Championship in Division B today. The success marked a 1-2 record for Iceland. Slovakia meanwhile dropped at 0-2 record in preliminary Group B. Tomas Heidar Tomasson finished with 18 points for Iceland. Haukur Palsson (197-F-92) added 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Haukur Oskarsson had 12 points in the win. Martin Floris replied with 14 points for Slovakia. Jaroslav Moravek and Richard Grznar had 11 points each in the losing effort. Iceland will next face Sweden, while Slovakia will take on Poland tomorrow.

Group C
Georgia - Holland 65-84
The Dutch U18 team registered the second win at the European Championship in Division B. They toppled Georgia in preliminary Group C action today to improve at 2-1 record. The Georgian team suffered the second straight loss to stay winless at the bottom of the ladder. Netherlands used a 20:8 second-quarter rally to clear off for good in this one. Jeroen van Vugt scored 24 points to lift the Dutch team to the victory. Jeffrey Touw (190-F-91) scored 12 points for Netherlands. Quincy Treffers had 11 points and 9 rebounds in the winning case. Akaki Dvalishvili knocked down 15 points for Georgia. Tariel Tavartkiladze finished with 10 points, 6 boards and 4 assists in the loss.

Scotland - Romania 88-77
Scotland U18 celebrated the second win at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The team overcame Romania U18 88:77 to improve to 2-1 record. Fraser Alasdair paced all the winners with 29 points. Alistair Mackay (-91) nailed 20, whilst Reilly Lee netted 14. Tibirna Bogdan ended up with 22 points in the losing effort and Crainic Octavian scored 14.

Group D
Switzerland - Austria 80-64
Switzerland celebrated the second win at the U18 European Championship in Division B. They shot down Austria to stay among the leaders in preliminary Group D. Austria suffered the second straight defeat and slipped at the bottom of the table. Brian Savoy (191-G-92) scored 27 points and pulled down 5 boards to pace the Swiss team to the win. Stefan Petkovic finished with 15 points and 10 assists for Switzerland. Jonathan Eric Dubas had 10 points and 9 boards in the win. Carlos Novas Mateo answered with 23 points and 13 boards for Austria. Anton Maresch added 13 points in the losing case.

Portugal - Belgium 59-84
Belgium outscored Portugal in the third round of action at the U18 European Championship in Division B. The victory allowed the Belgian team to climb on top of preliminary Pool D with 2-1 record. Portugal on the other hands worsened their situation with the second loss in as many games played. Maarten Rademakers scored 16 points to pace Belgium to the win. Yannick Desiron (204-C-92) came up with 13 points for Belgium. Dennis Donkor had 11 points for the winners. Renato Moreira Azevedo and Miguel Queiroz responded with 16 points apiece for Portugal. Belgium outrebounded their opponents 40:30 and limited those to just 32% from the field.


Div. B Day: 2 (Preliminary Round) - Jul. 24, 2009 
Group A
Belarus - Hungary 48-66
Hungary celebrated the second straight win at the U18 European Championship in Division B. They defeated Belarus today to stay on top of Group A. Belarus in the meantime slipped at 0-2 record. Adam Lepsenyi (205-C/F-91, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) tallied 21 points and 10 caroms for the winners. Zsolt Lakosa knocked down 18 points for Hungary. Adam Csernak had 9 points for the winning side. Vitali Liutych dropped 19 points and 8 rebounds for Belarus. Andrei Tsyvinski, Viktar Ausepian and Aliaksandr Hrumiantsau had 6 points apiece in the loss. Belarus outrebounded Hungary 49:41 but suffered 23 turnovers to lose the clash.

Bosnia - Norway 78-70
Bosnia and Herzegovina performed a well-balanced team effort to prevail against Norway in the second round of the U18 European Championship. Five players scored in double figures to help the hosts to the second consecutive win in Sarajevo. Ali Demic (202-G-91) scored 15 points to lead the hosts. Nikola Gajic and Nebojsa Maksimovic had 13 points apiece in the winning effort. Stian Berg responded with 28 points for Norway. Magnus Engen had 11 points in the loss.

Denmark - Estonia 70-75
Estonia opened the win count at the European Championship in Division B. They upset Denmark to improve at 1-1 record in preliminary Group A. Rain Veideman (190-G-91) scored 19 points to pace Estonia. Janar Soo added 13 points in the winning effort. Thomas Sebastian Laerke responded with 25 points for Denmark as they slipped at 0-2 record.

Group B
Finland - Iceland 67-55
Finnish Junior National Team denied a 7-point halftime deficit to post the first win at the European Championship in Division B. They prevailed against Iceland sending their opponents to 0-2 record. Osku Heinonen (193-F-92) knocked down 13 points to pace balanced offensive effort from Finland. Alex Vaenerberg had 12 points for Finland. Antto Nikkarinen notched 10 points and 7 boards in the victory. Sigurdur Thorarinsson answered with 11 points for Iceland. Aegir Steinarsson netted 9 points in defeat.

Slovakia - Sweden 73-84
Swedish U18 National Team earned the second consecutive victory at the European Championship in Division B. They toppled Slovak Republic to stay on top of Group B. Slovakia in the meantime slipped at 0-1 record. Alexander Lindqvist (202-G-91) and Christopher Czerapowicz (195-G-91) tallied 16 points and 10 rebounds each for the winners. Pierre Hampton added 16 points for Sweden. Richard Grznar replied with 23 points and 12 boards for Slovakia. Jaroslav Moravek finished with 18 points and 9 boards in defeat.

Group C
Romania - Montenegro 53-88
Nemanja Radovic fired 28 points to ensure the second consecutive win for Montengrin Junior National Team. They remained on top of preliminary Group C. Romania fell at 0-1 record after the starting game in Sarajevo. Bojan Dubljevic (-91) had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Montenegro. Marko Loncovic added 11 points in the winning effort. Bogdan Tibirna responded with 12 points for Romania. Baris Aktas finished with 10 points in defeat. Montenegro outrebounded their opponents 38:19 and forced those to 20 turnovers. The winners also sank solid 57% from the field.

Holland - Scotland 98-59
Netherlands U18 team posted the initial victory at the European Championship in Division B. They outgunned Scottish opponents to improve at 1-1 record in Group C today. Jeroen van Vugt (192-G-91) poured in 28 points to lead the Dutch team. Quincy Treffers delivered 17 points and 9 rebounds for Holland. Gian Slagter contributed 11 points for the winners. Dale Grieve answered with 12 points for Scotland. Josh Crolley banked 10 points and 10 rebounds in defeat. Scottish team shot only 34% from the field, while Netherlands replied with 47% accuracy. The winners also enjoyed a 44:35 advantage on the boards.

Group D
Austria - United Kingdom 76-90
England posted the second straight win in Group D. Today they accounted for Austria to remain undefeated. Ryan Richards (210-F-91) put on another sizzling performance coming up with 24 points and 13 rebounds for England. Levi Noel had 20 points for the winners. Anton Maresch responded with 19 points and 9 boards for Austria in the loss.

Belgium - Switzerland 70-47
Belgian U18 team posted the first win at the European Championship in Division B. They toppled Swiss team in preliminary Group D. Both teams are now tied at 1-1 record on top of the pool. Maarten Rademakers (201-C/F-91) knocked down 17 points to lead Belgium. Dennis Donkor and Pierre-Antoine Gillet added 12 points each for the winners. Jonathan Eric Dubas responded with 12 points and 8 boards for Switzerland. Federico Fridel had 8 points in defeat. Switzerland outrebounded Belgium 41:39 but shot miserable 23% from the field. The Swiss team also suffered 20 turnovers in the loss.


Div. B Day: 1 (Preliminary Round) - Jul. 23, 2009 
Group A
Norway - Belarus 75-68
Norway claimed the first win at the U18 European Championship in Division B. They opened their campaign with a tough victory over Belarus in Group A. Stian Berg (180-G-91) scored 17 points to pace Norway. Karamo Jawara added 13 points, 9 boards and 5 assists for the winners. Vitali Liutych knocked down 19 points for Belarus. Siarhei Hancharonak had 10 points in the losing effort.

Estonia - Bosnia 74-82
Bosnia and Herzegovina ensured the victory at the start of the U18 European Championship in Division B. The tournament tipped off today in Sarajevo and the hosts lived up to the highest expectations of the home fans. They toppled Estonian counterpart in preliminary Group A. Nebojsa Maksimovic (179-G-92) netted 16 points to lead Bosnia and Herzegovina. Nikola Gajic added 15 points, while Ali Demic had 14 points in the victory. Rain Veideman responded with 25 points for Estonia. Janar Soo chipped in 22 points in defeat.

Group B
Sweden - Finland 72-56
Sweden U18 beat Finland U18 at the start of the U18 European Championships. Sweden produced 72:56 for the first victory in Sarajevo. Daniel Persson (198-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 21 points. Christopher Czerapowicz chipped in 16, while Andreas Person notched 14. Vesa Heinonen and Carl Lindbom ended up with 11 points in the losing effort each.

Group C
Scotland - Georgia 71-61
Scotland made their U18 European Championship debut one to remember. They held off Georgia to improve at 1-0 record in preliminary Group C. Alasdair Fraser (-92) fired 20 points and collected 8 rebounds to pace Scotland. Lee Reilly delivered 18 points for Scotland. Josh Crolley added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Beqa Chikviladze responded with game-high 26 points for Georgia. Akaki Dvalishvili netted 17 points in the loss.

Montenegro - Holland 90-73
Montenegrin U18 National Team posted the initial win at the European Championship in Division B. They held off Netherlands in the opener for both teams. Montenegro thus jumped on top of Group C. Nikola Ljujic (202-F-91) notched 21 points for Montenegro. Nemanja Radovic added 20 points and 18 rebounds, while Bojan Dubljevic netted 19 points in the winning case. Jeroen van Vugt nailed 17 points for Netherlands. Quincy Treffers had 14 points and 15 rebounds in defeat.

Group D
Switzerland - Portugal 86-68
Swiss U18 National team victoriously opened their European Championship in Division B quest. They hung on to an 18-point win over Portugal in preliminary action today. Switzerland thus jumped on top of Group D. They will next face Belgium tomorrow, while Portugal will play against Belgium on Saturday. Jonathan Kazadi (195-G-91) poured in 35 points to pace Switzerland. Stefan Petkovic added 27 points, 6 boards and 4 assists in an all-around performance. Carlos Diogo Serra Ferreirinho responded with 16 points for Portugal. Joao Torrie had 12 points and 6 boards in the loss.

United Kingdom - Belgium 67-58
England held off Belgium in Group D opening game. Ryan Richards (210-F-91) exploded with 34 points and 13 boards to pace the winners. Levi Noel added 10 points and 7 rebounds for England. Dennis Donkor and Terry Deroover responded with 14 points each for Belgium. Maarten Rademakers netted 10 points in the loss.



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