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Division A  Division B  Division C  
First Day Schedule
Group A
Germany 50% Jul.29 Turkey
Russia 50% Jul.29 Montenegro
Group B
Ukraine 50% Jul.29 Italy
Serbia 50% Jul.29 Spain
Group C
Finland 50% Jul.29 Lithuania
Slovenia 50% Jul.29 Greece
Group D
France 50% Jul.29 Bosnia
Slovakia 50% Jul.29 Latvia
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First Day Schedule
Group A
Norway 50% Jul.4 Kosovo
Armenia 50% Jul.4 Cyprus
Group B
San Marino 50% Jul.4 Malta
Gibraltar 50% Jul.4 Moldova
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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.

Draws completed for FIBA U18 European Championships 2017 Divisions A and B - 5 months ago
The draws have been completed for the FIBA U18 European Championships 2017, Divisions A and B. The draw had originally been scheduled to take place on 10 December, but was delayed until Thursday afternoon in Munich, given the postponement of the FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 Division A, from late July to mid-December. The seeding of the draws was based on the results of the FIBA U16 European Championships in 2015. 16 teams were drawn into four groups to contest the Group Phase of Di...   [read more]

Moretti All-European Championships U18 Awards 2016 - 6 months ago All-European Championships U18 1st Team 2016
Davide Moretti
Frank Ntilikina
Sekou Omar Doumbouya
Tadas Sedekerskis
Isaiah Hartenstein
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France celebrate title in Samsun - 6 months ago
FINAL Lithuania - France 68-75 France conquered Gold medals in Samsun. They defeated Lithuania in the championship game tonight. Frank Ntilikina (196-PG-98) posted 31 points to lead the winners. The victory marked the first Gold for Les Bleues since 2006. France dominated in the first half. They recorded a 36:28 halftime lead. Lithuania narrowed the deficit in the third term. The Baltic state pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. But France stayed in charge. They sank 22 poin...   [read more]

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European Championships U18 Standings
Group A
 1. Germany 0-0 
 2. Montenegro 0-0 
 3. Russia 0-0 
 4. Turkey 0-0 
Group B
 1. Spain 0-0 
 2. Italy 0-0 
 3. Serbia 0-0 
 4. Ukraine 0-0 
Group C
 1. Finland 0-0 
 2. Greece 0-0 
 3. Lithuania 0-0 
 4. Slovenia 0-0 
Group D
 1. Bosnia 0-0 
 2. France 0-0 
 3. Latvia 0-0 
 4. Slovakia 0-0 
European Championships U18 Standings Div.B
Group A
 1. Albania 0-0 
 2. Czech Rep. 0-0 
 3. U.Kingdom 0-0 
 4. Luxembourg 0-0 
 5. Holland 0-0 
 6. Sweden 0-0 
Group B
 1. Belarus 0-0 
 2. Bulgaria 0-0 
 3. Croatia 0-0 
 4. Georgia 0-0 
 5. Hungary 0-0 
 6. Iceland 0-0 
Group C
 1. Austria 0-0 
 2. Azerbaijan 0-0 
 3. Israel 0-0 
 4. Poland 0-0 
 5. Portugal 0-0 
 6. Romania 0-0 
Group D
 1. Belgium 0-0 
 2. Denmark 0-0 
 3. Estonia 0-0 
 4. Ireland 0-0 
 5. FYR Macedon. 0-0 
 6. Switzerland 0-0 
European Championships U18 Standings
Group A
 1. Armenia 0-0 
 2. Cyprus 0-0 
 3. Kosovo 0-0 
 4. Norway 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gibraltar 0-0 
 2. Moldova 0-0 
 3. Malta 0-0 
 4. San Marino 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Dzanan MUSA
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Musa, BIH20.2 
 2. Strautins, LAT18.7 
 3. Maxhuni, FIN17.8 
 4. Doumbouya, FRA17.8 
 5. Blumbergs, LAT16.5 
 6. Font, ESP16.3 
 7. Martinez, ESP16.2 
 8. Kulboka, LTU15.7 
 9. Zoosman, ISR15.5 
 10. Masiulis, LTU15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Strautins, LAT10.3 
 2. Sedekerskis, LTU10.2 
 3. Masiulis, LTU10.0 
 4. Blumbergs, LAT9.8 
 5. Polla, FIN9.7 
 6. Hartenstein, GER9.5 
 7. Martinez, ESP9.3 
 8. Zoosman, ISR8.8 
 9. Vesel, SLO8.7 
 10. Bajo, CRO8.3 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Velicka, LTU5.7 
 2. Uljarevic, CRO5.3 
 3. Gegic, BIH5.3 
 4. Zoriks, LAT5.2 
 5. Figueras, ESP5.0 
 6. Moretti, ITA5.0 
 7. Al, TUR4.8 
 8. Motovilov, RUS4.5 
 9. Ntilikina, FRA4.5 
 10. Moraitis, GRE4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Dimitrios MORAITIS
  Avg: 4
 1. Moraitis, GRE4.0 
 2. Zoosman, ISR3.8 
 3. Al, TUR3.0 
 4. Lountzis, GRE2.5 
 5. Penna, ITA2.5 
 6. Martinez, ESP2.3 
 7. Masiulis, LTU2.2 
 8. Ntilikina, FRA2.2 
 9. Beni, ISR1.8 
 10. Motovilov, RUS1.8 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Hartenstein, GER1.7 
 2. Simanic, SRB1.5 
 3. Polla, FIN1.5 
 4. Sedekerskis, LTU1.3 
 5. Da Silva, GER1.3 
 6. Doumbouya, FRA1.2 
 7. Ntilikina, FRA1.2 
 8. Diawara, FRA1.2 
 9. Garoza, LAT1.0 
 10. Bajo, CRO1.0 
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