Lithuania - Poland 50-53 Very valuable win for Poland at the start of the second stage at U20 EuroBasket in Debrecen. Poland was better than Lithuania jumping to 2-1 record in Group E and now shares the second place with Sweden. At the other side, Lithuania closes the standings in this pool with 0-3. Lithuania was up by 15 at the halftime and it seemed they will take this game easily, but than Poland exploded after the breather. They intensified defense limiting its rival to just 4 pts for the entire Q3, while they drained 22 at the other side. In very exciting Q4 Poland managed to take 52-46 lead with 27 seconds remaining in the game. Lithuania came to minus two few moments later, but Cossengue sealed the victory for Poland from the free throw line. Magdalena Zietara (170-G/F-92) paced Poland with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Ramona Casimiro (170-G-92) had 14 points and 9 rebs, and Martyna Stelmach (187-F/C-92) added 7 pts, plus 6 rebs. In Lithuania, Monika Grigalauskyte (190-PF-92) shined with 15 points and 9 rebs, while Laura Svaryte (190-C/F-92) had double-double of 13 points and 12 boards. Dovile Saurazaite (170-G-92) stopped to 11 pts in this defeat. Poland will play against Belarus today, while Lithuania's rival will be Holland.
Sweden - Belarus 76-65 Sweden outplayed Belarus 76-65 to start the second stage at U20 EuroBasket in Debrecen. Both teams had 1-1 record in Group E before this meeting. Now, Sweden shares the second place with Poland, while Belarus has the same score as 4th ranked Holland. Farhiya Abdi (188-F-92) (9 rebs) and Ellen Nystrom (180-G-93) led the winners with 15 points each, while Binta Drammeh (180-F-92) followed them with 14 pts and 7 rebs. In defeat, Maryia Filonchyk (187-PF-92) was better than the others with double-double of 21 points and 10 rebs, and Maryia Papova (186-PF-94) netted 16 points (5 rebs). Maryna Ivashchanka (190-C-93) stopped to 12 points and 6 boards. Sweden had double digit lead with ten minutes remaining in the game and it was too much for Belarus. Quarters: 23-18, 22-22, 18-11, 13-14. Sweden will play against Spain today and the winner will secure a ticket for the Quarterfinals. Belarus will meet Poland, also in very important game.
Holland - Spain 41-70 Spain had no mercy for Holland in the opening round of the second stage at U20 EuroBasket in Derbecen. It was 70-41 win for Spain, who now has 3-0 record in Group E. Spain already booked a ticket for the Quarterfinals at this event. They made 14-point lead until the halftime and jumped to plus 20 with one quarter left. Holland was not able to reply and actually Spain increased its lead to the final plus 29. Queralt Casas (180-G-92) and Marta Claret (185-C-92) netted 16 and 14 points respectively for the winners. Their third scorer was Elena Diaz (188-C-92) with 9 points. In the loosing squad, Marlou De Kleijn (182-F-92, agency: Regeneracom Sports) and Liesbeth Visser (169-PG-92) top-scored with just 7 points each. Holland dropped to 1-2 now sharing the fourth place with Belarus. Spain is alone on top of this pool. Today Spain will play against Sweden, while Holland will take on Lithuania.
France - Russia 59-62 Russia had to work very hard to beat France 62-59 in the opening game of the second stage in Debrecen (U20 EuroBasket). France had 8-point lead with ten minutes remaining in the game. They even jumped to plus 9 with 5:45 to go, but Russia didn't give up. Russia made impressive 14-4 run in just few minutes and later managed to take the victory in this game thanks to free throws by Alexandra Stolyar (178-G-92) and Efimova. Ksenia Tikhonenko (190-F/C-93, agency: Ryzhov Stanislav) led Russia with 12 points and 11 rebounds in this meeting. Darya Namok (179-G-93) and Stoylar posted 10 points each. France got 19 points from Adja Konteh (173-G/F-92) and 13 from Sara Chevaugeon (177-G-93). Quarters: 16-17, 12-12, 9-16, 25-14. Turkey will meet Slovakia today. France will play do-or-die game against Serbia.
Slovakia - Ukraine 72-63 Slovakia started the second stage of U20 EuroBasket with victory. They downed Ukraine 72-63 for 2-1 record in Group F. At the other side, Ukraine dropped to 1-2. There are six participants in this group and only four of them will advance to the Quarterfinals. Slovakia had 13-point lead with one quarter left in the game and they jumped to plus 18 with 3:44 remaining. Marta Palenikova (184-G/F-92) stepped up for the winners with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Barbora Balintova (176-G-94) scored 13 points and Martina Letkova (189-F-92) added two points less. In Ukraine, Alina Iagupova (186-G-92, agency: LBM Management) collected 33 points and 7 rebounds, but with pretty bad percentage for FG2 (2/10). She reached valuation 25. Oleksandra Chek (191-C-93, agency: New Trend Agency) had 14 points and 8 rebounds in this defeat. Slovakia will meet top-ranked Turkey today, while Ukraine will play against Russia.
Serbia - Turkey 45-56 Few of Serbia's players finally recovered after food poisoning in Debrecen, but still Turkey celebrated 56-45 victory in this meeting. It was the opening round of the second stage at U20 EuroBasket and Turkey stays on top of Group F with perfect 3-0 record. Serbia dropped to 1-2 in this pool. Thanks to this win Turkey already secured a ticket for the Quarterfinals, while Serbia still has a good chance to do it. Serbia had 1-point lead with 10 minutes remaining in the game, but Turkey totally cook control on its rival after that. Turkey limited Serbia to just 8 pts for the entire last quarter, while they drained 20 at the other side, what was enough for comfortable victory. Ozge Kavurmacioglu (187-F-93) was a key player in this win with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Merve Aydin (174-PG-94) scored 10 points and Ecem Guler (189-PF-92) helped with 8. In Serbia, Snezana Colic (178-G-92) collected 18 points and 11 rebounds. Ivana Brajkovic (195-C-93) (5 rebs) and Jovana Jaksic (178-F/G-92) posted 6 points each. Championship continues today and Turkey will meet Slovakia. Serbia will play against France (0-3) and it will most likely be the crucial game for both teams.
Italy - Portugal 57-48 Italy celebrated its first win at U20 EuroBasket in Debrecen. They outplayed Portugal 57-48 in the opening game of Group G. Teams in this pool fight for the survival in Division A and only the winner will avoid relegation. Latvia and UK are also placed to this group. Italy celebrated against Portugal thanks to great played first half of the game. Italy made 15-point lead in the first 20 minutes and Portugal closed the gap to 8 pts with one quarter left. However, Italy was strong enough to keep its lead for rest of the way. Virginia Galbiati (173-G-92) scored 14 points for her team and Francesca Dotto (170-PG-93) had 12. Their third scorer was Irene Cigliani (177-F-92) with 8 points. In defeat, Daniela Domingues (176-G/F-92) collected 17 points and 5 rebounds. Jessica Almeida (172-PG-93) scored 13 points and Ines Faustino (170-G-92) netted 9. Italy will play against UK today. Portugal will take on Latvia.
Latvia - United Kingdom 77-56 Latvia made a first step forward to survival in U20 EuroBasket Division A. They handed 77-56 loss to UK for 1-0 record in Group G. Participants of this pool are also Italy and Portugal and only the group winner will avoid relegation to Division B. Latvia took control on its rival from the beginning and never looked back. Quarters: 23-13, 13-9, 23-19, 18-15. Dita Rozenberga (181-F-92) scored 21 points and grabbed 5 rebounds for the winners. Krista Bridina (174-PG-94) (5 as) and Sabine Dukate (174-F-93) netted 14 points each. In UK, Francesca Whitby (175-G-92) and Rosie Hynes (172-G-93) delivered 13 and 12 pts respectively. Olufemi Hamilton (170-G-93) stopped to 10 points. Latvia will play against Portugal in the next game, while UK will meet Italy.
2016 Championship Draw Results - Jan 22, 2016
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The Draw for the 2016 U20 European Championship took place in Munich tonight. Please find the results below: Division A (Matosinhos, Portugal) Group A: Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Poland Group B: Serbia, Germany, Italy, Sweden Group C: France, Latvia, Netherlands, Greece Group D: Russia, Slovak Republic, Belgium, Turkey. Division B (Podgorica, Montenegro) Group A: Ukraine, Czech Republic, Hungary Group B: Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Belarus Group C: Great Britain, Lithuan... [read more]
The Draw for the 2016 U20 European Championship took place in Munich tonight. Please find the results below: Division A (Matosinhos, Portugal) Group A: Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Poland Group B: Serbia, Germany, Italy, Sweden Group C: France, Latvia, Netherlands, Greece Group D: Russia, Slovak Republic, Belgium, Turkey.
Division B (Podgorica, Montenegro) Group A: Ukraine, Czech Republic, Hungary Group B: Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Belarus Group C: Great Britain, Lithuania, Israel Group D: Ireland, Slovenia and Montenegro.
Youth tournaments confirmed for 2016 - Dec 11, 2015
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FIBA Europe Board confirmed the hosts of the youth tournament for 2016 today.
U20 European Championship will be held in Matosinhos, Portugal. The tournament is scheduled to take place from 9th through 17th of July. Division B will take place in Podgorica, Montenegro. The dates for Division B will be 9th-17th of July.
U18 European Championship is slated to take place in Hungary. The dates are confirmed as 23rd through 30th of July [read more]
FIBA Europe Board confirmed the hosts of the youth tournament for 2016 today. U20 European Championship will be held in Matosinhos, Portugal. The tournament is scheduled to take place from 9th through 17th of July. Division B will take place in Podgorica, Montenegro. The dates for Division B will be 9th-17th of July. U18 European Championship is slated to take place in Hungary. The dates are confirmed as 23rd through 30th of July. Division B will be held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 23rd through 31st of July. Division C will be played in Tbilisi, Georgia. U16 European Championship will be held in Udine, Italy. The competition will take place from 6th through 14th of August. Oradea, Romania will host Division B tournament. Andorra La Vella, Andorra will welcome the Division C tournament.
Spain conquer the title in Lanzarote - Jul 13, 2015
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France - Spain 47-66
Spain breezed past France to earn the title in Lanzarote. Leticia Romero (173-G-95) finished with 22 points to pace teh winners. Spain therefore claimed the fourth Gold medals in the last five editions of the championship. Spain dominated from start to finish in the title game. They recorded a 17:8 lead after ten minutes. The margin grew at 13-point mark at the interval 33:20. France cut the distance at 12-point mark at the final break. But Spain reacted w... [read more]
France - Spain 47-66 Spain breezed past France to earn the title in Lanzarote. Leticia Romero (173-G-95) finished with 22 points to pace teh winners. Spain therefore claimed the fourth Gold medals in the last five editions of the championship. Spain dominated from start to finish in the title game. They recorded a 17:8 lead after ten minutes. The margin grew at 13-point mark at the interval 33:20. France cut the distance at 12-point mark at the final break. But Spain reacted with a 17:10 rally in the fourth quarter to ice the victory. Laura Quevedo (185-G-96, college: Miami, FL) delivered 12 points for the winners. Aby Gaye (195-C-95, agency: Comsport) responded with 14 points for France.
Holland - Russia 63-51 Netherlands stepped onto the pedestal in Lanzarote. They beat Russia to earn the Bronze medals at the championship. Janis Ndiba (182-F/C-97) posted 22 points and 14 rebounds to pace the winners. Russia eked out a 20:18 lead after the opening quarter. But Netherlands bounced back with a 15:6 run in the second frame to take a 33:26 halftime lead. Netherlands went on a 19:14 rally in the fourth quarter and rolled to the victory. Isabella Slim (183-F-95) delivered 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Dutch team. Elizaveta Komarova (172-PG-95, agency: LBM Management) and Polina Fedorova (188-PF-95) responded with 14 points each for Russia.
Italy - Portugal 83-71 Italy secured the fifth overall position at the championship. They rallied past Portugal in the final game. Stefania Trimboli (178-G-96) came off the bench to deliver 17 points for the Azzurri. Portugal grabbed a 17:7 lead after the opening quarter. But Italy denied the deficit and spurred ahead for a 35:31 halftime lead. They followed with a 28:14 rally in the third term to build an 18-point buffer before the fourth stanza. Portugal dropped 26 points in the fourth frame but could not avoid the loss. Marzia Tagliamento (179-F-96) had 19 points for the winners. Laura Ferreira (180-F-95) responded with 25 points and 14 rebounds for Portugal.
Slovakia - Poland 57-67 Poland upset Slovak Republic to earn the seventh overall position at the tournament. Aleksandra Wajler (185-F-95, agency: Promotex) stepped up with 23 points for the winners. Poland piled up a 24:18 lead after ten minutes. They outscored their opponents in the next three periods and rolled to the victory. Angelika Stankiewicz (170-SG-95, agency: Promotex) and Magdalena Szajtauer (190-F/C-95) netted 12 points each for Poland. Terezia Palenikova (178-G/F-95) responded with 17 points for Slovak Republic.
Serbia - Turkey 49-70 Turkey earned the ninth overall position at the tournament. They edged Serbia in the final game in Lanzarote. Busra Akbas (174-PG-95) and Hulya Coklar (188-C-95) delivered 15 points each for the winning side. Turkey accumulated a 34:31 halftime lead. They went on a 19:9 run in the third term to boost the gap. Turkey held Serbia to 9 points in the fourth period and raced to the victory. Kubra Erat (169-G-95) netted 13 points in the win. Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F-96) answered with 16 points for Serbia.
Belgium - Latvia 57-55 Belgium snatched a narrow win over Latvia on the final day of the championship. Hind Ben Abdelkader (172-PG-95, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: California) came up with another pivotal performance for Belgium scoring 30 points and leading her team to the 11th overall position. Latvia enjoyed a 21:13 lead after tne minutes. They extended the lead to 10 points heading into the fourth quarter. But Belgium capped the regulation on an 18:6 run to snatch a tough victory. Axelle Bernard (190-F/C-95) had 10 points in the victory. Digna Strautmane (189-F-98) responded with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Latvia.
Germany - Hungary 53-51 Germany nipped Hungary to finish in the 13th position in Lanzarote and therefore secure their Division A birth for the next season. Alina Hartmann (183-G-95) and Paulina Koerner (176-PG-96) accounted for 14 points each to pace the winners. Hungary accounted for a 16:10 lead after ten minutes. But Germany responded with an 18:4 rally in the second term to spur ahead. They accumulated a 9-point lead before the fourth term. Hungary narrowed the distance in the final period but Germany hung on to avoid the defeat. Palma Kaposi (185-PF-96) provided 16 points and 11 rebounds for Hungary as they got relegated into Division B.
Ukraine - Czech Republic 66-96 Czech Republic sweetened the pill of Division B relegation with a comfortable victory over Ukraine in the final game of the championship. Eva Kopecka (171-SF-96) notched 17 points to lead the winners. Czech Republic led by just two points at the interval 35:33. However they used a massive 61:33 second half run to clear off for good. Anna Hruskova (178-SF-95) finished with 14 points for Czech Republic. Olga Yatskovets (183-C-97) responded with 22 points and 10 rebounds for Ukraine.
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