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European Championships U18 Final Standings
 1. Turkey
 2. Serbia
 3. Croatia
 4. Greece
 5. Spain
 6. Italy
 7. Lithuania
 8. Latvia
 9. France
 10. Russia
 11. Montenegro
 12. Bosnia
 13. Czech Rep.
 14. U.Kingdom
 15. Belgium
 16. Poland
Points Per Game
 Federico MUSSINI
  (190-PG-96)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Mussini, Grissin22.6 
 2. Popovic, Lovcen20.3 
 3. Charalampopo., Pan.18.3 
 4. Garcia, G.Canari.17.1 
 5. Arapovic, Cibona17.0 
 6. Stamatis, Panionios16.8 
 7. Flaccadori, Trevig.16.1 
 8. Atic, Spars S.16.0 
 9. Sabonis, Gonzaga15.9 
 10. Alonso, Clinicas.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yankuba SIMA
  ESP
  (211-C-96)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Sima, Canari.12.1 
 2. Sabonis, Gonzaga12.0 
 3. Bender, Maccabi10.4 
 4. Nikolic, Prat10.1 
 5. Charalampopo., Pan.10.0 
 6. Kohajda, Liege9.4 
 7. Karpenkov, CSKA8.9 
 8. Skranc, USK Praha8.9 
 9. Mitoglou, Wake F.8.3 
 10. Kaba, Pau-Lacq.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Viktor PULPAN
  (190-PG-96)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Pulpan, BK Pardu.6.7 
 2. Wlodarczyk, Trefl5.2 
 3. Bender, Maccabi4.9 
 4. Ugurlu, Fener.Ulker4.6 
 5. Akyazili, Antwerp4.6 
 6. Popovic, Lovcen4.1 
 7. Akodo, Un.Olimpija4.0 
 8. Krivokapic, Teodo4.0 
 9. Mazalin, Cedevita3.8 
 10. Dokovic, Jagodina3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Edin ATIC
  (200-SG-97)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Atic, Spars S.2.5 
 2. Flaccadori, Trevig.2.3 
 3. Pulpan, BK Pardu.2.2 
 4. Demirtas, AWBB2.0 
 5. Melderis, LMT B.1.8 
 6. Dussoulier, Pau-La.1.8 
 7. Akyazili, Antwerp1.8 
 8. Severini, Siena V.1.7 
 9. Koniaris, Panathin.1.7 
 10. Akodo, Un.Olimpija1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Dragan BENDER
  BIH
  (205-PF-97)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Bender, Maccabi2.2 
 2. Sima, Canari.2.1 
 3. Cavars, LMT B.2.0 
 4. Ilic, Sutjeska2.0 
 5. Guven, Karsiyaka1.8 
 6. Bacovic, Buducnost1.8 
 7. Charalampopo., Pan.1.6 
 8. Papagiannis, Panat.1.4 
 9. Mitoglou, Wake F.1.4 
 10. Zizic, Ribola Kas.1.2 
European Championships U18 Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. Croatia 5-0 
 2. Italy 4-1 
 3. Latvia 3-2 
 4. Lithuania 2-3 
 5. France 1-4 
 6. Poland 0-5 
Group F
 1. Serbia 4-1 
 2. Turkey 3-2 
 3. Greece 3-2 
 4. Spain 2-3 
 5. Montenegro 2-3 
 6. Bosnia 1-4 
Group G
 1. Russia 3-0 
 2. Czech Rep. 2-1 
 3. Belgium 1-2 
 4. U.Kingdom 0-3 
European Championships U18 Stage One Standings
Group A
 1. Italy 2-1 
 2. Latvia 2-1 
 3. Poland 1-2 
 4. Belgium 1-2 
Group B
 1. Croatia 4-0 
 2. Lithuania 2-1 
 3. France 1-2 
 4. U.Kingdom 0-3 
Group C
 1. Greece 2-1 
 2. Turkey 2-1 
 3. Bosnia 2-2 
 4. Czech Rep. 1-2 
Group D
 1. Montenegro 2-1 
 2. Serbia 2-1 
 3. Spain 2-1 
 4. Russia 0-3 

Egemen Guven - the MVP (Photo: FIBA Europe)


Turkey celebrate title in Konya (Photo: FIBA Europe)

Starting five
#s#
Berk Ugurlu
Ugurlu
Tolga Gecim
Gecim
Furkan Korkmaz
Korkmaz
Ege Arar
Arar
Egemen Guven
Guven
#e#5
4Kadir Bayram 185-PG-96 Tofas Turkey
5Berk Ugurlu 191-PG-96 Fener.Ulker Turkey
6Dogus Ozdemiroglu 191-PG-96 Darussafaka Turkey
7Yigit Arslan 191-SG-96 MG Spor Turkey
8Tolga Gecim 202-PG-96 Bandirma Kir. Turkey
9Ogulcan Baykan 195-SG-96 Pertevniyal Turkey
10Furkan Korkmaz 193-SG-97 Pertevniyal Turkey
11Ege Arar 207-F/C-96 Galatasaray Turkey
12Ayberk Olmaz 210-C-96 Fener.Ulker Turkey
13Okben Ulubay 200-F-97 Anadolu Efes Turkey
14Metehan Akyel 206-C-96 Bandirma Kir. Turkey
15Egemen Guven 206-C-96 Karsiyaka Turkey


Omer Ugurata Head Coach Darussafaka Turkey

Hasan Serbest Assistant

Ozan Havuzlu Assistant Pamukkale Turkey


Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 Awards 2014 - Aug 5, 2014

Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 1st Team 2014
Federico Mussini
Mussini
Stefan Lazarevic
Lazarevic
Vasileios Charalampopoulos
Charalampopoulos
Dragan Bender
Bender
Egemen Guven
Guven

Best Player: Egemen Guven (206-C-96) of Turkey
Best Guard: Federico Mussini (190-PG-96) of Italy
Best Forward: Vasileios Charalampopoulos (206-SF-97) of Greece
Best Center: Egemen Guven (206-C-96) of Turkey

1st Team
PG: Federico Mussini (190-PG-96) of Italy
SG: Stefan Lazarevic (197-SG-96) of Serbia
SF: Vasileios Charalampopoulos (206-SF-97) of Greece
PF: Dragan Bender (205-PF-97) of Croatia
C: Egemen Guven (206-C-96) of Turkey

2nd Team
PG: Diego Flaccadori (194-PG-96) of Italy
SG: Furkan Korkmaz (193-SG-97) of Turkey
F/C: Domantas Sabonis (6'10''-F/C-96) of Lithuania
C/F: Marko Arapovic (207-C/F-96) of Croatia
C: Yankuba Sima (211-C-96) of Spain

3rd Team
PG: Luka Bozic (196-PG-96) of Croatia
G: Dimitrios Stamatis (192-G-96) of Greece
PG: Petar Popovic (188-PG-96) of Montenegro
PF: Grzegorz Kulka (203-PF-96) of Poland
F/C: Ilia Karpenkov (202-F/C-97) of Russia

Honorable Mention
Rihards Lomazs (187-G-96) of Latvia
Viktor Pulpan (190-PG-96) of Czech Rep.
David Skranc (204-C/F-96) of Czech Rep.
Matej Svoboda (200-F-96) of Czech Rep.
Zoran Nikolic (209-C-96) of Montenegro
Tautvydas Paliukenas (193-F/G-96) of Lithuania
Thomas Akyazili (188-PG-97) of Belgium
Edin Atic (200-SG-97) of Bosnia
Alpha Kaba (205-PF-96) of France
Jules Akodo (188-G-96) of England



Turkey celebrate title in Konya - Aug 3, 2014

FINAL
Turkey - Serbia 85-68
Tolga Gecim (202-PG-96) nailed 18 points, issued 6 assists and grabbed 4 rebounds to pace Turkey to the title in Konya. Turkey outgunned Serbia in the championship game tonight. The hosts got to a storming start. Turkey secured a 25:11 lead after ten minutes. Serbia stopped the bleeding and cut the deficit at 8-point mark at the interval. But Turkey unloaded 32 points in the third stanza and piled up a 22-point advantage at the final intermission. Serbia could not recover in the fourth stanza as Turkey clinched the trophy. Okben Ulubay (200-F-97) and Furkan Korkmaz (193-SG-97) provided 15 points each for the winners. Stefan Peno (193-G-97) responded with 13 points for Serbia. Radovan Djokovic (200-F/G-96) had 10 points in the defeat.
3-4 Place
Croatia - Greece 75-71
Croatia clinched Bronze in Konya. They held off Greece in the consolation final tonight. Marko Arapovic (207-C/F-96) stepped up with 24 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Greece enjoyed a 19:11 lead after ten minutes. But Croatia responded with a 19:9 run in the second term to spur ahead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second half and sealed the victory. Lovro Mazalin (204-SF-97, agency: Beo Basket) netted 24 points for the winners. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (206-SF-97) responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Greece.

5-6 Place
Spain - Italy 68-65
Spain finished fifth as they defeated Italy in the final game at the tournament. Marc Garcia (197-SF-96) recorded 26 points to pace the winners. Italy secured a 34:32 halftime advantage. But Spain responded with a 21:14 run in the third term and spurred ahead. The Azzurri tried hard to comeback into the game but came up short of win at the end. Yankuba Sima (211-C-96) chipped in 14 points and collected 18 rebounds for the winning side. Federico Mussini (190-PG-96) responded with 15 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds for Italy.

7-8 Place
Latvia - Lithuania 56-90
Regimantas Miniotas (206-C/F-96) tallied 20 points and 12 rebounds to pace Lithuania past Latvia. Lithuania established a 42:26 halftime lead and cruised to the victory in the second half. Domantas Sabonis (209-F/C-96) netted 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Rudolfs Stradnieks (205-F-96) responded with 17 points for Latvia.

9-10 Place
Russia - France 52-77
France outgunned Russia in the final game at the championship for both teams. Ywen Smock (204-F/C-96) delivered 19 points and 7 rebounds for Les Bleus. France secured a 32:24 halftime lead. They went on a 25:7 run in the third period and never looked back en route to the win. Isaia Cordinier (193-G-96) accounted for 17 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists in the victory. Aleksandr Zuev (193-PG-96) answered with 11 points for Russia.
11-12 Place
Montenegro - Bosnia 85-64
Montenegro wrapped up their campaign in Konya with victory. They outgunned Bosnia and Herzegovina to finish 9th. Petar Popovic (188-PG-96) nailed 19 points and issued 11 assists to pace the winners. Vasilije Knezevic (200-C-96) added 13 points for Montenegro. They outgunned Bosnia in every quarter and rolled to the win. Damir Hadzic (205-F-97) answered with 21 points for Bosnia.

13-14 Place
United Kingdom - Czech Republic 59-73
Czech Republic defeated Great Brtiain to keep their Division A place. Czech Republic piled up a 42:31 halftime lead and controlled the tempo in the second half. Matej Svoboda (200-F-96) produced 24 points to lead the winners. David Skranc (204-C/F-96) added 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Czech team. Jules Akodo (188-G-96) responded with 19 points for Great Britain.

15-16 Place
Poland - Belgium 79-83
Belgium handled Poland in the final game in Konya. Belgium established a 25:16 lead after ten minutes. Poland cut the deficit and eventually spurred ahead for a 2-point lead at the final intermission. Belgium responded with a 22:16 run in the fourth term and sealed the winning outcome. Mathieu Houdart (193-F-96) netted 22 points for the winners. Thomas Akyazili (188-PG-97) contributed 17 points for Belgium. Grzegorz Kulka (203-PF-96) responded with 18 points for Poland.


Serbia and Turkey to clash for title in Konya - Aug 2, 2014

SEMIFINALS
Serbia - Greece 60-55
Serbia held off Greece to advance into title game. The teams stayed close throughout the first half. The scoreboard read 28:28 at the interval. But Serbia used an 18:12 run in the third term to pull ahead. They protected the lead well throughout the final period and came out winners. Radovan Djokovic (200-F/G-96) produced 21 points for Serbia. Stefan Lazarevic (197-SG-96) delivered 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Dimitrios Stamatis (192-G-96) answered with 22 points for Greece.

Croatia - Turkey 67-74
Turkey became the finalists in Konya. The hosts outgunned ambitious Croatia to join Serbia in the title game. Ege Arar (207-F/C-96) produced 14 points and 10 rebounds to pace Turkey. Croatia posted an 18:16 lead after ten minutes. But Turkey erased the deficit and secured a 4-point lead heading into the fourth frame. They sank 22 points in the final stanza and sealed the winning outcome. Berk Ugurlu (191-PG-96) had 12 points in the victory. Marko Arapovic (207-C/F-96) answered with 18 points and 9 rebounds for Croatia.
5-8 Place
Spain - Latvia 83-78
Marc Garcia (197-SF-96) stepped up with 26 points to lead Spain past Latvia in Konya. The Baltic team jumped at 44:39 halftime lead. But Spain turned things around in the second half and marched to the victory. Francisco Alonso (188-G-96) produced 16 points in the winning effort. Ervins Meznieks-Zahars (199-G/F-96) responded with 26 points for Latvia.

Lithuania - Italy 57-80
Italy edged Lithuania in Konya today. Diego Flaccadori (194-PG-96) unloaded 27 points, issued 6 assists and grabbed 6 boards to pace the Azzurri. Italy secured a 41:20 halftime advantage and coasted to the victory in the second half. Federico Mussini (190-PG-96) delivered 21 points for the winners. Domantas Sabonis (209-F/C-96) answered with 23 points and 10 rebounds for Lithuania.
9-12 Place
Montenegro - Russia 62-72
Russia outgunned Montenegro to set up the clash versus France for the 9th overall position. Vladislav Staratelev (196-F/G-96) finished with 16 points to pace Russia. Aleksandr Zuev (193-PG-96) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Zoran Nikolic (209-C-96) answered with 12 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists for Montenegro.

France - Bosnia 68-52
Ywen Smock (204-F/C-96) came up with 20 points to pace France past Bosnia in the classification round game. Assane Ndoye (197-G-96) added 14 points for Les Bleus. France piled up a 27:20 halftime lead and controlled the tempo after the big break. Milenko Predic (198-F-96) answered with 9 points for Bosnia.
13-16 Place
Belgium - Czech Republic 61-69
Czech Republic overcame Belgium in the classification game. Belgium secured a 2-point lead after the first frame. But Czech Republic jumped at 36:29 halftime lead. They held on to the advantage in the third term and secured the winning outcome. Matej Svoboda (200-F-96) produced 16 points, while David Pekarek (201-SF-96) added 12 points and 6 rebounds for Czech Republic. Thomas Akyazili (188-PG-97) responded with 15 points and 8 rebounds for Belgium.

United Kingdom - Poland 83-74
Great Britain prevailed against Poland in the classification battle in Konya today. Jules Akodo (188-G-96) stepped up with 18 points and 8 assists to pace the winners. Great Britain combined for 55 points in the first and third quarters to secure a crucial lead in this one. Aaron Menzies (216-C-96) netted 17 points and collected 15 boards for Great Britain. Grzegorz Kulka (203-PF-96) and Mariusz Konopatzki (191-PG-96) had 15 points each for Poland.


Turkey, Serbia, Greece and Croatia advance into semifinals in Konya - Aug 1, 2014

Quarterfinals
Turkey - Latvia 78-53
Turkey thumped Latvia to advance into the semifinal stage. Furkan Korkmaz (193-SG-97) netted 22 points to lead the winners. Turkey established a 39:30 halftime advantage. They outscored the Latvian opponents in the next two quarters and raced to the victory. Egemen Guven (206-C-96) had 17 points in the win. Davis Cima (175-PG-96) netted 14 points, while Rinalds Malmanis had 12 points in the loss.

Serbia - Lithuania 83-67
Vasilije Vucetic (207-C-96) tallied 19 points and 8 rebounds to pace Serbia past Lithuania in the playoff battle. Serbia piled up a 41:30 halftime lead. They sank 27 points in the final stanza to secure the winning outcome. Stefan Lazarevic (197-SG-96) had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Serbia. Martynas Varnas (196-G/F-97) replied iwth 12 points for Lithuania.

Italy - Greece 68-85
Greece coasted past Italy to seal their semifinal birth. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (206-SF-97) accounted for 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Hellenes. Greece piled up a 20:11 lead after ten minutes. The Azzurri cut the distance at 5-point mark at the final intermission. But Greece poured in 27 points in the fourth term and sealed the victory. Dimitrios Stamatic had 16 points in the win. Federico Mussini (190-PG-96) responded with 24 points for Italy.

Croatia - Spain 80-55
Croatia advanced into the semifinal stage of the tournament. They cruised past Spain in the quarterfinal clash today. Dragan Bender (205-PF-97) recorded 18 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Croatia led by just five points at halftime. But they went on a 48:28 second half run to secure the victory. Nik Slavica (201-F-97) and Ante Zizic (201-F/C-97) had 15 points each in the win. Marc Garcia (197-SF-96) replied with 15 points for Spain.
9-16 Place
France - Belgium 75-60
France outgunned Belgium in Konya tonight. Ywen Smock (204-F/C-96) scored 17 points to pace the winners. France and Belgium were tied at 50 after three quarters. But France went on a 25:10 run in the fourth period and sealed the victory. Alpha Kaba (205-PF-96) delivered 16 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Thomas Akyazili (188-PG-97) responded with 14 points and 7 assists for Belgium.

Bosnia - Czech Republic 87-77
Bosnia and Herzegovina topped Czech Republic in Konya today. Edin Atic (200-SG-97) delivered 20 points to pace the winning team. Bosnia piled up a 48:32 halftime advantage and cruised to the victory in the second half. Djordje Aleksic netted 18 points in the victory. Simon Pursl (200-F/G-97) answered with 19 points for Czech Republic.

Poland - Russia 74-85
Russia defeated Poland in the classification round clash in Konya today. Daniil Sinegubov (203-F-96) delivered 21 points to lead the winners. Russia piled up a 44:28 halftime lead and never looked back afterwards. Aleksandr Zuev (193-PG-96) had 13 points in the victory. Grzegorz Kulka (203-PF-96) replied with 20 points and 8 rebounds for Poland.

Montenegro - United Kingdom 85-67
Montenegro fired past Great Britain in the classification round today. Aleksandar Dozic (202-F/G-96) delivered 21 points to pace the Balkan team. Montenegro accounted for a 41:32 halftime lead and raced to the victory in the second half. Petar Popovic (188-PG-96) delivered 16 points in the victory. Jules Akodo (188-G-96) responded with 18 points for Great Britain.


Quarterfinals are set in Konya - Jul 30, 2014

Group E
Lithuania - Poland 82-71
Lithuania edged Poland in the final game of the Second Stage. The winners secured 2-3 record in Group E and advanced into the quarterfinal stage. Domantas Sabonis (209-F/C-96) chipped in 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to pace the winners. Lithuania ensured a 36:34 halftime lead. Poland denied the deficit in the third period. But Lithuania triggered a 27:16 run in the fourth quarter and sealed the winning outcome. Raimundas Zuklevicius (187-SG-96) delivered 14 points for Lithuania. Marcel Ponitka (190-G-97) responded with 13 points for Poland.

Latvia - France 63-59
Latvia edged France to ensure their quarterfinal appearance. Rihards Lomazs (187-G-96) scored 17 points to pace Latvia at 3-2 record in Group E. Les Bleus jumped at 37:33 halftime lead. But Latvia responded with a 16:10 run in the third term to gain a narrow lead. They held France to 12 points in the fourth period and sealed the victory. Ervins Meznieks-Zahars (199-G/F-96) netted 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the winners. Alpha Kaba (205-PF-96) responded with 18 points for France.

Croatia - Italy 81-65
Croatia outgunned Italy to remain undefeated on top of Group E. Marko Arapovic (207-C/F-96) sank 20 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the winners. Italy enjoyed a 39:36 halftime lead. But Croatia used a 24:4 run in the third term to clear off for good. Nik Slavica (201-F-97) recorded 14 points for the winners. Federico Mussini (190-PG-96) responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Italy.

Group F
Serbia - Turkey 82-62
Serbia thumped hosting Turkey to clinch the top position in Group F. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97) came off the bench to score 15 points for Serbia. Serbia built a 46:23 halftime advantage and protected it well throughout the second half. Stefan Lazarevic (197-SG-96) and Marko Radovanovic (206-C/F-96) had 12 points each for the winners. Furkan Korkmaz (193-SG-97) answered with 13 points for Turkey.

Bosnia - Spain 67-84
Spain outgunned Bosnia and Herzegovina to catch the last train into the quarterfinal stage. Francisco Alonso (188-G-96) recorded 22 points to pace the winners. Spain used a 22:11 run in the third term to clear off for good in this one. Marc Garcia (197-SF-96) chipped in 15 points to lead the winners. Edin Atic (200-SG-97) answered with 22 points and 12 rebounds for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Montenegro - Greece 57-72
Greece prevailed against Montenegro in the final game of the Second Stage action and advance into the quarterfinal stage. Georgios Tsalmpouris (216-PF-96) delivered 16 points to pace the winners. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (202-F-97) and Dimitrios Stamatis (192-G-96) had 15 points each for the winners. Petar Popovic (188-PG-96) responded with 17 points for Montenegro.

Group G
Czech Republic - Russia 53-62
Russia claimed the third consecutive victory in Group G. They rallied past Czech Republic today. Vladislav Staratelev (196-F/G-96) provided 21 points to lead the winners. Czech Republic ensured a 35:28 halftime advantage. Russia though held their opponents to just 18 points in the second half and raced to the win. Nikita Shantaley (181-SG-96) delivered 11 points for Russia. Ondrej Sehnal (191-PG-97) replied with 15 points for Czech Republic.

Belgium - United Kingdom 67-64
Belgium outgunned Great Britain for the first victory in classification round Group G. Thomas Akyazili (188-PG-97) scored 16 points, issued 7 assists and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the winners. Great Britain ensured a 34:32 halftime lead. Belgium responded with a 21:16 run in the third term to pull ahead. They held Great Britain to 14 points in the fourth frame and escaped with the win. Romain Boxus (198-SF-96) accounted for 14 points for the Belgian team. Jules Akodo (188-G-96) responded with 14 points for Great Britain.


Results and Stats from Day 5 in Konya - Jul 29, 2014

Group E
Latvia - Croatia 72-92
Croatia eased past Latvia for the second straight victory at the Second Stage of the championship. Dragan Bender (205-PF-97) tallied 21 points, 17 rebounds and 9 assists to pace the winners. Croatia opened a comfortable 60:32 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Luka Bozic (196-PG-96) topscored with 25 points for Croatia. Rauls Avenitis (190-PG-96) responded with 13 points for Latvia in defeat.

France - Poland 73-37
Alpha Kaba (205-PF-96) nailed 17 points and collected 11 rebounds to pace France past Poland. The victory propelled Les Bleus at 1-3 record in Group E. France secured a 33:20 halftime lead. They triggerd a 24:7 run in the third quarter to clear off for good. Isaia Cordinier (193-G-96) delivered 15 points and 8 rebounds for France. Marcel Ponitka (190-G-97) responded with 10 points for Poland.

Italy - Lithuania 64-61
Italy recorded the second straight win in Group E. They outgunned Lithuania for 4-0 record in the standings. Federico Mussini posted 23 points to pace the Azzurri. Lithuania ensured a 20:13 lead after the opening quarter. Italy cut the deficit in the second frame. They pulled within 4 points at halftime 28:32. Italy jumped to a 2-point advantage at the final intermission. They outscored the Baltic team in the fourth frame and sealed the winning outcome. Diego Flaccadori netted 22 points for the winners. Martynas Varnas responded with 11 points for Lithuania.

Group F
Spain - Turkey 71-84
Turkey knocked down Spain to earn the second consecutive victory in Group E. Egemen Guven (206-C-96) stepped up with 21 points and 18 rebounds to pace the hosts. Turkey unleashed 50 points in the first half to pile up a 20-point halftime lead. Spain cut the distance at 13-point mark at the final intermission but could not prevent the loss. Furkan Korkmaz (193-SG-97) chipped in 16 points for Turkey. Francisco Alonso delivered 19 points for Spain. Marc Garcia (197-SF-96) had 15 points in the loss.

Greece - Serbia 69-74
Serbia toppled Greece to improve at 3-1 record on top of Group F. Stefan Lazarevic (197-SG-96) accounted for 16 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. Greece gained a 37:32 halftime advantage. But Serbia reacted with a 20:13 run in the third term to pull ahead. They sank 22 points in the fourth period and sealed the winning outcome. Stefan Peno (193-G-97) contributed 12 points for the Serbian youngsters. Konstantinos Mitoglou (205-PF-96) responded with 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Hellenes.

Bosnia - Montenegro 64-73
Montenegro upset Bosnia to climb at 2-2 record in Second Stage Group F. Petar Popovic (188-PG-96) nailed 32 points, issued 8 assists and grabbed 5 boards for the winners. Montenegro ensured a 42:37 halftime lead. They went on a 21:8 run in the third term and never looked back en route to the win. Aleksa Ilic (201-F-96) delivered 12 points and 11 rebounds for Montenegro. Nedim Djedovic (200-SF-97) answered with 13 points for Bosnia.

Group G
Russia - United Kingdom 65-50
Russia edged Great Britain for the second straight win in Group G. Vladislav Staratelev (196-F/G-96) netted 12 points for the winners. Russia jumped to a 34:24 halftime lead. They stretched the margin to as many as 14 points at the final break and cruised to the victory. Ilia Karpenkov (202-F/C-97) netted 11 points and collected 8 rebounds for Russia. Jules Akodo (188-G-96) responded with 10 points for Great Britain.

Czech Republic - Belgium 86-74
Czech Republic claimed the second straight win in the classification round Group G. They held off Belgian counterparts. Matej Svoboda nailed 26 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the winners. Czech Republic secured a 41:37 halftime lead. They unloaded 30 points in the third term to clear off to a 17-point advantage. The Czech team maintained the lead throughout the fourth frame cruising to the victory. Simon Pursl (200-F/G-97) netted 22 points in the win. Thomas Akyazili (188-PG-97) responded with 20 points for Belgium.


Results and Stats from Day 4 in Konya. Start of Second Stage - Jul 28, 2014

Group E
Poland - Croatia 81-101
Croatia kept winning in Konya. They outgunned Poland at the start of the Second Stage. Marko Arapovic (207-C/F-96) produced 22 points to lead the winners. Croatia grabbed a 43:32 halftime advantage. Poland cut the distance to a single point at the final break. But Croatia responded with a 37-point outburst in the fourth stanza to seal the victory. Lovro Mazalin (204-SF-97, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 16 points for the winners. Marcel Ponitka (190-G-97) responded with 12 points for Poland.

Lithuania - Latvia 76-78
Latvia nipped Lithuania at the start of their Second Stage campaign. Rihards Lomasz nailed 25 points to pace Latvia in the Baltic clash. Lithuania led by as many as 15 points after the opening quarter. They secured a 15-point lead at the interval. But Latvia cut the deficit and later went on a 26:15 run in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Arturs Grinbergs (189-G-96) provided 15 points for the winners. Domantas Sabonis (209-F/C-96) responded with 23 points and 12 rebounds for Lithuania. Tautvydas Paliukenas (193-F/G-96) had 15 points in the losing case.

France - Italy 65-68
Italy gained the opening victory at the Second Stage of the championship. They upset France to take 3-0 record in Group E. Federico Mussini (190-PG-96) nailed 33 points to pace the Azzurri. Italy grabbed a 16:9 lead after the opening frame. But France denied the deficit evening things up at 32. Italy pulled ahead for a three-point lead after three quarters. The teams traded baskets throughout the fourth term as Italy held on to escape with the victory. Alberto Cacace (198-F/G-96) had 14 points and 9 rebounds for Italy. Ywen Smock (204-F/C-96) responded with 16 points for France.

Group F
Turkey - Montenegro 78-63
Egemen Guven (206-C-96) nailed 28 points and collected 10 rebounds to pace Turkey past Montenegro at the start of the Second Stage. Montenegro eked out a 38:36 halftime lead. But Turkey erased the deficit and pulled ahead for a narrow lead. They followed with a 23:9 run in the fourth period to seal the victory. Tolga Gecim (202-PG-96) delivered 11 points in the victory. Petar Popovic responded with 14 points for Montenegro. Zoran Nikolic (209-C-96) had 12 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Serbia - Bosnia 77-71
Serbia outscored Bosnia at the beginning of the Second Stage action. Stefan Peno nailed 16 points to pace the Serbian youngsters. Serbia piled up a 40:30 halftime lead. Bosnia narrowed the gap at 6-point mark at the final intermission. However Serbia dropped 22 points in the fourth frame to seal the victory. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97) netted 13 points for the winners. Edin Atic (200-SG-97) responded with 19 points for Bosnia.

Spain - Greece 85-89 2OT
Greece overcame Spain a dramatic double-overtime clash in Konya today. Dimitrios Stamatis (192-G-96) provided 31 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort. Spain secured a 32:29 halftime advantage. They boosted the margin to 8 points heading into the fourth term. But Greece reacted with a 22:14 run in the next period to force overtime. The teams were tied at the end of the first extra period. But Greece outscored their opponents in the second overtime and snatched victory. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (202-F-97) produced 25 points, 18 rebounds and 6 assists for the Hellenes. Francisco Alonso (188-G-96) responded with 29 points and 7 rebounds for Spain.

Group G
United Kingdom - Czech Republic 50-55
Czech Republic outlasted Great Britain in Group G opener. David Pekarek delivered 13 points and 11 rebounds for Czech Republic. The teams were divided by just one point at the final intermission. Czech Republic however went on a 13:9 run in the fourth stanza to seal the victory. Jakub Jokl (208-C-96) had 9 points in the victory. Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye (188-G-96) responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds for Great Britain.

Belgium - Russia 65-84
Russia earned the opening victory in the classification round Group G. They defeated Belgium behind 21 points from Daniil Sinegubov (203-F-96). Russia trailed by one point after the opening frame. But they outscored their opponents in the next three periods and sealed the winning outcome. Ilia Karpenkov (202-F/C-97) notched 16 points and 18 rebounds for Russia. Thomas Akyazili (188-PG-97) replied with 16 points for Belgium.


Results and Stats from Day 3 in Konya - Jul 27, 2014

Group A
Belgium - Latvia 52-63
Latvia outgunned Belgium to earn the second place in Group A. Rinalds Malmanis (200-F-96) scored 16 points to pace the winners. Latvia built a 39:24 halftime lead. Rihards Lomazs (187-G-96) netted 12 points for the winners. Romain Boxus (198-SF-96) responded with 12 points for Belgium.

Italy - Poland 78-68
Italy improved at 2-1 record in Group A following a tough victory over Poland. The Azzurri secured a 41:34 halfitme lead. They kept Poland at distance throughout the second half and ensured the winning outcome. Luca Severini (204-C/F-96) stepped up with 17 points for the Azzurri. Federico Mussini (190-PG-96) and Diego Flaccadori (194-PG-96) added 15 points each for the winners. Maciej Bojanowski (199-F-96) responded with 13 points for Poland as they fell at 1-2 record.

Group B
United Kingdom - Lithuania 61-77
Lithuania outgunned Great Britain for the second victory in Group B. Domantas Sabonis (209-F/C-96) recorded 21 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists for the Baltic team. Lithuania used a 44:31 run in the second and third quarters to clear off for good. Tautvydas Paliukenas (193-F/G-96) chipped in 18 points for Lithuania. Josh Steel (193-SF-97) responded with 15 points for Great Britain.

Serbia - Spain 71-63
Serbia handed the first defeat to Spain in Konya. Stefan Lazarevic (197-SG-96) and Danilo Ostojic (203-F-96) nailed 14 points each to pace Serbia to the second win in Group D. Serbia jumped to a 27:17 lead after the opening quarter. They stretched the gap at 15-point mark at the interval. Spain cut the deficit in the second half but Serbia held on to win the clash. Ilija Dokovic had 12 points in the victory. Marc Garcia (197-SF-96) responded with 17 points for Spain.

Group C
Bosnia - Czech Republic 72-65
Aleksandar Lazic (201-F/G-96) nailed 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to pace Bosnia past Czech Republic. Bosnia accounted for a 14:10 lead after the starting quarter. Czech Republic pulled within two points after three quarters. But Bosnia unleashed 28 points in the fourth stanza to seal the victory. Djordje Aleksic (184-PG-97) had 14 points for the winners. Matej Svoboda (200-F-96) responded with 14 points for Czech Republic.

Turkey - Greece 68-64
Turkey outscored Greece in the final game of the preliminary round for both teams. Okben Ulubay (200-F-97) and Egemen Guven (206-C-96) scored 13 points apiece for the winners. Turkey grabbed a 24:13 lead after the opening quarter and never looked back en route to the victory. Berk Ugurlu had 9 points for Turkey. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (202-F-97) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the Hellenes.

Group D
Montenegro - Russia 69-63
Montenegro beat Russia for the second win in Group D. The victory allowed the Balkan team occupy the top position in the ladder. Petar Popovic (188-PG-96) produced 22 points for the winners. Montenegro were trailing by one point at halftime. But they used a 22:15 run in the third term to spur ahead. Montenegro protected the lead in the final stanza and sealed the victory. Aleksa Ilic (201-F-96) knocked down 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for the winners. Vladislav Staratelev (196-F/G-96) answered with 19 points for Russia.

France - Croatia 62-79
Croatia ensured the third straight victory at the tournament. They overcame France to clinch the top position in Group B. Luka Bozic (196-PG-96) nailed 24 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to pace Croatia. They secured a 42:30 halftime lead. Les Bleus pulled within 6 points at the final intermission. But Croatia reacted with a 21:10 surge in the fourth frame to seal the victory. Marko Arapovic (207-C/F-96) delivered 21 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Ywen Smock (204-F/C-96) responded with 16 points for France.


Results and Stats from Day 2 in Konya - Jul 25, 2014

Group A
Latvia - Poland 72-68
Rihards Lomazs (187-G-96) scored 23 points to pace Latvia past Poland. The Baltic team recorded a 17:10 lead after ten minutes. They kept Poland at distance in the next quarters and secured the first victory in Group A. Rauls Avenitis (190-PG-96) and Rinalds Malmanis (200-F-96) accounted for 14 points each in the victory. Marcel Ponitka (190-G-97) answered with 17 points for Poland.

Belgium - Italy 79-75
Belgium opened win count at the championship. They held off Italy to catch up with their opponents at 1-1 record in Group A. Thomas Akyazili (188-PG-97) stepped up with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Belgium accounted for a 44:39 halftime lead and protected it well throughout the second half. Romain Boxus (198-SF-96) netted 16 points in the win. Federico Mussini (190-PG-96) responded with 28 points for Italy.

Group B
Lithuania - Croatia 66-89
Croatia cruised past Lithuania for the second straight victory in Group B. Dragan Bender (205-PF-97) unleashed 34 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to pace Croatia. Lithuania built a 46:40 halftime advantage. But Croatia went on a 49:20 second half run to seal the victory. Luka Bozic (196-PG-96) netted 20 points in the winning case. Raimundas Zuklevicius (187-SG-96) responded with 17 points for Lithuania.

United Kingdom - France 45-73
France bounced back from the starting loss in Konya to thump Great Britain in the second round in Group B. Ywen Smock (204-F/C-96) nailed 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for Les Bleus. France went on a 25:13 run in the second quarter and cleared off for good. Lucas Dussoulier (202-G/F-96) delivered 14 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Josh Steel (193-SF-97) responded with 14 points for Great Britain.

Group C
Bosnia - Turkey 73-66
Bosnia and Herzegovina nipped Turkey to earn 1-1 record in Group C. Edin Atic (200-SG-97) nailed 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to pace the winning side. Turkey enjoyed a 23:19 lead after the opening quarter. But Bosnia secured a 35:33 halftime lead at the interval. Turkey pulled within one point at the final intermission but Bosnia sank 25 points in the final stanza and sealed the victory. Enis Memic (205-PF-97) had 12 points for the winners. Egemen Guven (206-C-96) answered with 16 points for Turkey.

Czech Republic - Greece 57-75
Greece cruised past Czech Republic for the second straight win in Konya. The teams were tied at 17 after ten minutes. But Greece went on a 45:31 second half run to seal the victory. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (202-F-97) provided 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Greece. Dimitrios Stamatis (192-G-96) and Vasileios Mouratos (193-F-97) added 12 points each for the Hellenes. Simon Pursl (200-F/G-97) and David Skranc (204-C/F-96) netted 14 points each for Czech Republic.

Group D
Russia - Spain 60-67
Spain overcame Russia for 2-0 record in Group D. Yankuba Sima (211-C-96) netted 17 points and 19 rebounds for the winners. Marc Garcia (197-SF-96) and Francisco Alonso (188-G-96) added 10 points each. Spain accumulated a 46:32 halftime lead. Russia cut the deficit at 3-point mark at the final intermission. Spain however limited their opponents to just 6 points in the fourth stanza and sealed the victory. Ilia Karpenkov (202-F/C-97) answered with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Russia.

Montenegro - Serbia 78-73
Montenegro celebrated the first victory in Group D. They held off Serbia as both teams are now tied at 1-1 record. Petar Popovic (188-PG-96) sank 25 points to pace the Montenegrin side. The teams were knotted up at 37 after twenty minutes of action. But Montenegro used a 23:17 run in the third frame and then controlled the tempo in the final stanza to rally to the win. Zoran Nikolic (209-C-96) had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Vasilije Vucetic (207-C-96) and Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97) responded with 14 points each for Serbia.


Results and Stats from Day 1 in Konya - Jul 24, 2014

Group A
Italy - Latvia 72-55
Federico Mussini (190-PG-96) scored 24 points to pace Italy past Latvia in the opener. The Azzurri led by just four points at halftime. But Italy went on a 36:23 second half run to seal the victory. Diego Flaccadori (194-PG-96) netted 22 points and collected 8 rebounds in the win. Ervins Meznieks-Zahars (199-G/F-96) responded with 17 points and 9 rebounds for Latvia.

Poland - Belgium 67-63
Poland claimed the first victory at the European Championship. They held off Belgium in Konya. Grzegorz Kulka (203-PF-96) nailed 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to pace the Polish side. Marcel Ponitka (190-G-97) added 14 points in the victory. Poland secured a 23:15 lead ten minutes into the game. They protected the lead well throughout the rest of the contest and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Thomas Akyazili (188-PG-97) responded with 15 points for Belgium.

Group B
Croatia - United Kingdom 88-47
Croatia cruised past Great Britain in the opening game in Turkey. Luka Bozic (196-PG-96) nailed 14 points to pace Croatia. They grabbed a comfortable 50:18 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Ante Zizic (201-F/C-97) and Nik Slavica (201-F-97) scored 12 points each for Croatia. Pharroh Gordon (193-SG-96) responded with 16 points for Great Britain.

France - Lithuania 72-75
Lithuania snatched a narrow victory over France. Domantas Sabonis (209-F/C-96) netted 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Baltic side. Lithuania secured a 24:15 lead after the opening frame. Les Bleus cut the deficit in the next periods but Lithuania held on to snatch a narrow victory. Martynas Varnas (196-G/F-97) recorded 18 points in the winning effort. Etienne Ory (178-PG-96) answered with 13 points for France.

Group C
Turkey - Czech Republic 101-51
Turkey bruised Czech Republic in the opening in Konya. The hosts dominated from start to finish in this one. Ege Arar (207-F/C-96) nailed 18 points to pace the winners. Turkey secured a 47:27 halftime advantage. They kept Czech Republic at distance throughout the rest of the way. Okben Ulubay (200-F-97) netted 12 points for Turkey. Matej Svoboda (200-F-96) repsonded with 10 points for the Czech team.

Greece - Bosnia 78-69
Greece secured the starting win at the European Championship. They knocked down Bosnia in Group C. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (202-F-97) nailed 21 points, collected 10 rebounds and issued 4 assists for the Hellenes. Dimitrios Stamatis (192-G-96) tossed in 16 points for Greece. Edin Atic (200-SG-97) responded with 22 points for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Group D
Spain - Montenegro 73-72
Spain eked out a narrow one-point victory over Montenegrin counterparts in the opening game in Konya. Francis Alonso (188-G-96) nailed 14 points to pace Spain. Marc Garcia sank a decisive free throw with 2 seconds remaining in regulation to seal the victory. Diego Gallardo (192-PG-96) had 14 points for the winners. Aleksa Ilic (201-F-96) led all scorers with 19 points for Montenegro.

Serbia - Russia 79-53
Serbia fired past Russia in the first game in Konya. Serbia outgunned their opponents in each of four quarters to breeze to the win. Danilo Ostojic (203-F-96) and Stefan Lazarevic netted 13 points apiece for the winners. Ilya Karpenkov (202-F/C-97) answered with 15 points for Russia.




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