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France, Italy, Lithuania and Germany earn semifinal birth - Dec 20, 2016

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France - Bosnia 75-61
France eased past Bosnia and Herzegovina into the semifinal stage in Samsun. Sekou Omar Doumbouya (202-F/G-00) nailed 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Les Bleues recorded the fourth straight win at the tournament. France established a 33:29 halftime lead. They extended the lead at 5-point mark at the final break. France sank 25 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Frank Ntilikina (196-PG-98) tossed in 15 points in the win. Dzanan Musa (204-SG-99, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Italy - Finland 61-56
Italy held off Finland to reach the semifinal stage. Davide Moretti (188-PG-98) produced 14 points for the Azzurri. Italy and Finland were tied at 27 heading into the second half. Italy ignited a 21:13 run in the third quarter to take an 8-point lead at the final break. Finland narrowed the deficit in the fourth stanza but could not avoid the loss. Lorenzo Penna (176-PG-98) accounted for 11 points for the winners. Edon Maxhuni (186-PG-98) responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Finland.

Lithuania - Russia 82-81
Lithuania nipped Russia in the quarterfinal battle today. Arnas Velicka (192-PG-99) drained a buzzer-beating three-pointer to propel the Baltic team to the win. Lithuania recorded a 38:32 halftime advantage. They extended the margin at 12-point mark heading into the fourth quarter. However Russia erased the deficit and grabbed an 81:79 lead late in regulation. But Arnas Velicka came up with a big shot late in the encounter and propelled Lithuania into the semis. Gytis Masiulis (206-F/C-98) topscored with 23 points and 13 rebounds for Lithuania. Arnas Velicka added 18 points for the winners. Grigory Motovilov (193-G-98, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) answered with 27 points for Russia.

Germany - Spain 78-74
Germany outgunned Spain en route to the semifinal stage in Samsun. Oscar Da Silva (206-F-98) nailed 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to pace the winners. Spain held their opponents to just 9 points in the first term to take a 6-point lead. But Germany sank 29 points in the second frame to take a 5-point advantage. They protected the lead well throughout the second half and marched to a hard-fought victory. Ferdinand Zylka (190-SG-98, agency: BeoBasket) and Isaiah Hartenstein (211-PF-98) delivered 16 points each for the winners. Aleix Font (192-F/G-98, agency: Octagon Europe) answered with 23 points for Spain.
9-16 Place
Serbia - Israel 69-63
Serbia secured their stay in Division A as they knocked down Israel in the classification round game tonight. Milos Glisic (206-PF-98) provided 20 points and 7 caroms to lead the winners. Serbia grabbed a 17:12 lead after ten minutes. Israel erased the deficit in the second term. The teams entered the fourth quarter tied at 48. However Serbia poured in 21 points in the final period and sealed the crucial win. Aleksa Radanov (202-SF-98) chipped in 16 points for the winners. Yovel Zoosman (199-G/F-98) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds for Israel.

Croatia - Turkey 69-71
Turkey snatched a narrow win over Croatia in the classification round clash in Samsun. Ragip Atar (210-C-99) tallied 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the hosts. Turkey rallied to a comfortable 44:27 halftime lead. Croatia narrowed the deficit in the second term. They pulled within striking distance but Turkey hung on to sneak to a vital victory. Yigitcan Saybir (201-F-99) finished with 11 points in the win. Karlo Uljarevic (190-PG-98) answered with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists for Croatia.

Greece - Sweden 80-69
Vasileos Christidis (206-C/F-98, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds as Greece took care of Sweden in the classification round. Sweden jumped to a 19:12 lead after ten minutes. Greece however picked up the tempo in the next quarters. They went for 47 points in the second half and sealed so much needed victory. Dimitrios Moraitis (194-PG-99) had 15 points in the win. Jonatan Arvidsson (182-PG-98) responded with 17 points for Sweden.

Latvia - Slovenia 70-86
Slovenia rallied past Latvia for the first victory in Samsun. Gaber Ozegovic (196-F-98) and Aljaz Bratec (192-PG-98) produced 17 points each to pace the winners. Latvia built a 42:38 halftime lead. But Slovenia used a massive 21:9 run in the third term to surge ahead. They added 27 points in the fourth term to seal the win. David Kralj (190-G-99) accounted for 14 points for Slovenia. Arturs Strautins (198-SF-98) responded with 19 points and 12 rebounds for Latvia.

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Serbia clinch Gold in Slovakia - 2 months ago
FINAL Spain - Serbia 62-74 Serbia celebrated Gold medals in Slovakia. They topped Spain in the title game. Nikola Miskovic (207-G/F-99) posted 23 points to lead the champions. The victory marked the first Gold for Serbia since 2009. Spain eked out a 29:28 halftime lead. But Serbia stepped on the gas in the second half. They used a 21:11 run in the third term to take a 9-point lead. Serbia poured in 25 points in the fourth quarter to rally to the win. Marko Pecarski (208-C-00) had 14 poin...   [read more]

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European Championships U18 Final Standings
 1. Serbia
 2. Spain
 3. Lithuania
 4. Turkey
 5. Italy
 6. France
 7. Greece
 8. Bosnia
 9. Russia
 10. Finland
 11. Germany
 12. Ukraine
 13. Montenegro.
 14. Slovenia
 15. Slovakia
 16. Latvia

European Championships U18 Final Standings Div.B
 1. Croatia
 2. U.Kingdom
 3. Estonia
 4. Israel
 5. Poland
 6. Holland
 7. Bulgaria
 8. Denmark
 9. Belgium
 10. Iceland
 11. Portugal
 12. Hungary
 13. Czech Rep.
 14. Sweden
 15. Romania
 16. FYR Macedon.
 17. Austria
 18. Georgia
 19. Switzerland
 20. Belarus
 21. Albania
 22. Azerbaijan
 23. Luxembourg
 24. Ireland
European Championships U18 Standings
Group A
 1. Cyprus 2-1 
 2. Kosovo 2-1 
 3. Norway 2-1 
 4. Armenia 0-3 
Group B
 1. Malta 3-0 
 2. Moldova 2-1 
 3. San Marino 1-2 
 4. Gibraltar 0-3 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 21
 1. Campara, BIH21.0 
 2. Sanon, UKR19.3 
 3. Simonovic, MNT17.7 
 4. Moraitis, GRE16.8 
 5. Saybir, TUR16.4 
 6. Atar, TUR16.4 
 7. Martinez, ESP15.9 
 8. Velicka, LTU15.3 
 9. Fevrier, FRA15.0 
 10. Kralj, SLO14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Jantunen, FIN12.6 
 2. Zeliznak, SVK8.4 
 3. Simonovic, MNT8.4 
 4. Pecarski, SRB8.3 
 5. Atar, TUR7.9 
 6. Kadasi, SVK7.4 
 7. Herkenhoff, GER7.4 
 8. Ehigitor, ESP7.2 
 9. Shashkov, RUS7.1 
 10. Velicka, LTU7.0 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Velicka, LTU6.4 
 2. Pajola, ITA5.0 
 3. Akay, TUR5.0 
 4. Vulikic, SRB4.9 
 5. Heinonen, FIN4.4 
 6. Klavzar, SLO4.0 
 7. Moraitis, GRE4.0 
 8. Cuevas, ESP3.7 
 9. Uskokovic, SRB3.7 
 10. Atelbauers, LAT3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Yusuf SANON
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Sanon, UKR3.4 
 2. Trapani, ITA3.1 
 3. Moraitis, GRE2.8 
 4. Kamperidis, GRE2.6 
 5. Grytsak, UKR2.6 
 6. Heinonen, FIN2.4 
 7. Khomenko, RUS2.4 
 8. Zampini, ITA2.3 
 9. Jantunen, FIN2.3 
 10. Heine, SLO2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Guglielmo CARUSO
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Caruso, ITA1.9 
 2. Kadasi, SVK1.7 
 3. Vigori, ITA1.4 
 4. Jantunen, FIN1.3 
 5. Pavelka, SVK1.3 
 6. Atar, TUR1.3 
 7. Voinalovych, UKR1.3 
 8. Grytsak, UKR1.3 
 9. Sarr, FRA1.2 
 10. Simonovic, MNT1.1 
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