Bulgaria - Slovakia 69-61 Bulgaria outsmart Slovak Republic at the U20 European Championship Division B. The hosts of the tournament improved to 2-0 record after 69:61 win in Group A. Slovak Republic fell at 0-2 record in the group. Bulgaria should thank the fans for their support that saw 25:18 lead at the end of the first period. The hosts added 19-16 in the second frame and led 10 points at the halftime when Georgi Boyanov (200-F-93) and Galata exchanged the late baskets in the half. Slovak Republic did not give up and responded with 19-13 in the third quarter to reduce to 57:53 at the end of thirty minutes. They tried hard to take the lead but Bulgaria pushed the tempo for good to win the game. Dimitar Dimitrov (202-F-93) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Tenchev nailed 16. Simeonov delivered 13 and Alexandros Vezenkov (204-F/G-95) scored 8. Tot ended up with 14 points, whilst Galata poured in 12. Jaroslav Moravek (204-F/C-92) collected 11 points and 13 rebounds and Luley nailed 8.
Austria - Israel 39-75 Israel start Day 3 with the win over Austria. The team tied both records at 1-1 after a comfortable 75:39 victory at the U20 European Championship Division B in Sofia. Israel took the lead from the very beginning and dominated the court. They finished the first period with 22-12 and never looked behind after. Both teams nailed 12 points each in the second frame as Dawson closed the half at 34:24. The third period was a nightmare for the Austrian team that scored only 5 points. Israel erupted with 19 and Altit scored for 53:29. Israel added 22-10 in the last stanza to win the game. Bar Timor (191-PG-92, agency: Avi Zilberman) paced all the winners with 17 points and Lavie notched 11. Or Solomon (197-F-93) delivered 9, while Ariely scored 8. Filip Kramer (200-SF-92) posted 9 points in the losing effort and Mair added 6.
Belgium - Luxembourg 103-56 Belgium needed a strong second half to edge Luxembourg at the U20 European Championship Division B. The team improved to 2-1 record after a comfortable 103:56 win. Belgium opened the game with 11 consecutive points and Schwartz nailed three for 21:7. Schmit and Arendt closed the first period at 24:12, while Khalid Boukichou (208-C-92) scored for 28:16. Schmit reduced to 30:24, but then Obasohan Ojomoh (183-PG-93) and Elias Lasisi (192-G/F-92) closed the half at 43:31. Later the court was dominated by only one team-Belgium. They erupted with 35-11 in the third quarter and Obasohan Ojomoh scored for 78:41. Belgium added 25-14 in the last stanza for the final result. Tomorrow Belgium will face Netherlands at the Arena Armeec II. Luxembourg will take on F.Y.R. of Macedonia in the second game.
FYR Macedonia - Poland 49-83 Poland thrash F.Y.R. of Macedonia in Sofia in day 3 at the U20 European Championship Division B. The Polish side proved the ambitions for the top division after 83:49 victory. They improved to 3-0 record on top of the group, while the losing side fell at 0-2 record. Poland flew with 21:4 lead in the first period and continued their dominance in the whole game. F.Y.R. of Macedonia managed to reduce to 15 points after 19-17 in the second frame. Przemyslaw Karnowski (214-C-93) and Michalak brought 46:31 and Gielo closed the run at 54:31. Goran Markovski (195-G/F-92) and Kowalczyk later exchanged the baskets to close the third period at 65:37. Poland added 18-12 in the last stanza to seal the victory. Gielo top-scored for the winners with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Sokolowski netted 12. Michalak and Piotr Niedzwiedzki (210-F-93) followed them with 11 points apiece. Goran Markovski answered with 22 points and 11 rebounds in defeat and Boban Stajic (185-PG-93) added 7.
United Kingdom - Denmark 71-60 Great Britain pip Denmark at the U20 European Championship Division B. They improved to 3-0 record in Group C after 71:60 victory. Both teams were undefeated before the meeting with each other. Great Britain started with 18-12, but allowed the opponents to reduce the gap. Denmark bounced back with 20-16 to cut it to 34:32 at the halftime. Hertz later gave Denmark 44:41 lead, while Devon Van Oostrum (190-G-93) tied it all at 44:44. The latter also gave his team 50:44 advantage after three quarters and then Fraser scored for 58:47. Devon Van Oostrum and Dossing exchanged the late baskets at the end of the game for the final result. Devon Van Oostrum stepped up with 18 points for the winners. Fraser nailed 17, while Sayers added 13. Esben Reinholt (196-G-93) answered with 15 points in the losing effort as Denmark tied its record at 1-1. Anders Haas (185-PG-92) notched 10, while Eleraky collected 9 points and 11 rebounds.
Portugal - Croatia 65-79 Croatia keep Portugal winless at the U20 European Championship Division B. Croatia beat them 79:65 for 2-1 record in Group C. Portugal meanwhile fell at 0-2. Croatia was too good for the opponent in the first period and grabbed 28:14 lead. They dominated the first half and added a 16-15 burst in the second frame as Luka Panduric (192-G-93) scored for 44:27. Portugal was too far to give up and erupted with 20-3 run when Wildner reduced to 47:44. Moreover Grosso and Sergio Lugo Santos (198-F-92) closed the third period at 56:54. Later Sergio Lugo Santos tied it all at 60:60, but Croatia responded with a 10-0 run and Franko Sango (200-PF-92) brought 75:62. Sirko meanwhile scored the last points in the winning effort. Sirko led the way with 17 points and Rogic as well as Luka Panduric poured in 12 apiece. Krstanovic collected 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Franko Sango posted 10. Sergio Lugo Santos delivered 14 points in defeat and Wildner added 11.
Switzerland - Finland 64-90 Finland beat Switzerland to tie both records at U20 European Championship Division B. The Finnish side needed 90:64 win for the initial win. The first quarter belonged to the Swiss side that grabbed 25:15 after the first 10 minutes. In the rest of the game Finland however dominated the court. They needed a 26-8 burst to take 41:33 halftime advantage. Moreover Finland won the third and the last quarters. They produced a 24-14 in the third quarter and finished the game with 25-17 in the last period. Marko Mladjan (206-F-93) and Valimaa exchanged the late baskets for their teams to bring the final result on the board. Markus Molenius (203-F-92) stepped up with 20 points for the winners and Caven added 18. Murphy delivered 15, while Seppala notched 12. Savoy and Marko Mladjan ended up with 16 points in the losing effort. Bozovic delivered 9, whilst Jeremy Landenbergue (182-PG-93) scored 8.
Czech Republic - Hungary 82-51 Czech Republic stun Hungary to stay perfect at the U20 European Championship Division B. The Czechs improved to 2-0 record after 82:51 win in Group D. Hungary meanwhile fell at 0-2. Czech Republic opened the game with a confident lead and reached 21-12 after the first period. They added massive 24-8 in the second frame and enjoyed 45:20 halftime advantage. The second half also belonged to the favourites. They won the third period 21-16 and finished the game with 16-15 in the last stanza. Urbanek and Meszaros exchanged the last successful shots at the end of the game for the final result in the game. Martin Kriz (202-F-93) top-scored for the winners with 13 points, while Ondrej Balvin (216-C-92) and Bohacik nailed 10 apiece. Vaclav Honomichl (189-G-92) followed them with 9 points. Kovacs and Kerpel-Fronius finished the game with 9 points each in defeat.
The Draw of 2016 Championship - 5 months ago
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The Draw for the 2016 U20 European Championship took place in Munich tonight. Please find the results below: Division A (Helsinki, Finland) Group A: Turkey, Hungary, Germany, Lithuania Group B: Spain, Israel, Finland, France Group C: Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Latvia Group D: Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Czech Republic. Division B (Halkida, Greece) Group A: Portugal, Montenegro, FYR Macedonia, Armenia, Georgia Group B: Poland, Russia, Iceland, Belarus, Estonia Group C: Great Britain, Greec... [read more]
The Draw for the 2016 U20 European Championship took place in Munich tonight. Please find the results below:
Division A (Helsinki, Finland) Group A: Turkey, Hungary, Germany, Lithuania Group B: Spain, Israel, Finland, France Group C: Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Latvia Group D: Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Czech Republic.
Division B (Halkida, Greece) Group A: Portugal, Montenegro, FYR Macedonia, Armenia, Georgia Group B: Poland, Russia, Iceland, Belarus, Estonia Group C: Great Britain, Greece, Netherlands, Kosovo, Ireland, Albania Group D: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovak Republic, Romania.
FIBA Europe Board confirmed the hosts of the youth tournament for 2016 today. U20 European Championship will be held in Helsinki, Finland. The tournament is scheduled to take place from 16th through 24th of July. Division B will take place in Halkida, Greece. The dates for Division B will be 15th-24th of July. U18 European Championship is slated to take place in Samsun, Turkey. The dates are confirmed as 30th of July through 7th of August. Division B will be held in Skopje, FYR Macedoni... [read more]
FIBA Europe Board confirmed the hosts of the youth tournament for 2016 today. U20 European Championship will be held in Helsinki, Finland. The tournament is scheduled to take place from 16th through 24th of July. Division B will take place in Halkida, Greece. The dates for Division B will be 15th-24th of July. U18 European Championship is slated to take place in Samsun, Turkey. The dates are confirmed as 30th of July through 7th of August. Division B will be held in Skopje, FYR Macedonia from 29th of July through 7th of August. Division C will be played in San Marino. U16 European Championship will be held in Radom, Poland. The competition will take place from 12th through 20th of August. Sofia, Bulgaria will host Division B tournament. Cyprus will welcome the Division C tournament.
Best Player: Marko Guduric (197-SG-95) of Serbia Best Guard: Manu Lecomte (5'11''-PG-95) of Belgium Best Forward: Marko Guduric (197-SG-95) of Serbia Best Center: Emircan Kosut (216-C-95) of Turkey 1st Team PG: Manu Lecomte (5'11''-PG-95) of Belgium PG: Nikola Rebic (188-PG-95) of Serbia SG: Marko Guduric (197-SG-95) of Serbia F: Juancho Hernangomez (198-F-95) of Spain C: Emircan Kosut (216-C-95) of Turkey 2nd Team PG: Aleksej Nikolic (190-PG-95) of Slovenia SF: Nedim Buza (205-SF-95)... [read more]
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