Greece - Belgium 64-63 Greece jumped to 5-0 record at U20 EuroBasket Division B in Klatovy and they are very close to win the promotion for Division A. It was a very important game and Greece grabbed 64-63 thriller win over Belgium. Emmanuella Mayombo (170-SG-92, agency: LBM Management) made a lay-up with 3 seconds remaining in the game for 63-63 tie. Greece had the last possession and Georgia Kantara drew a foul, after what she scored first free throw and intentionally missed the second one. No time left for Belgium, who dropped to 3-3 after this loss. Quarters: 11-14, 16-15, 17-15, 20-19. Artemis Spanou (184-F-93) led Greece with double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds. Anthoula Chatzigiakoumi (187-F-92) scored 16 points and Styliani Fouraki (186-C-94) added 8 pts, plus 7 rebs. In Belgium, Mayombo shined with 29 points and she was their only player with double digits in scoring. Alisson Mai (183-C-93) (7 rebs) and Caroline Bourlioux (182-C-92) (5 rebs) netted 7 and 6 pts respectively. Championship continues on Friday, when Greece will meet Israel. Belgium has 2 days off.
Switzerland - Hungary 47-59 As expected, Hungary celebrated its fifth straight win at U20 EuroBasket Division B in Klatovy. They outplayed Switzerland 59-47 on Wednesday. After this game Switzerland is very close to win the promotion for Division A as they share first place with also undefeated Greece. Three teams will be promoted. At the other side, Switzerland dropped to 1-4 at this event. Judit Manyoky (172-G-92) and Viktoria Fuisz (175-G/F-93) (7 rebs) scored 12 and 10 points respectively for the winners. Their third scorer was Lilla Adamecz (181-F-92) with 8 pts (5 rebs). In defeat, Rosalie Grobet (185-F/C-92) posted 12 and Sarah Cavin (178-SF-92) had two points less. Melissa Favre (184-PF-92) stopped to 8 pts. Quarters: 20-19, 10-16, 5-14, 12-10. In the next game Hungary will meet Germany, while Switzerland will take on Czech Republic. All teams will take a rest today.
Germany - Israel 93-73 Germany downed Israel 93-73 in Day Six of U20 EuroBasket Division B. Thanks to this win Germany stays in the race for one of the medals in Klatovy and also for promotion to Division A. They have 3-2 record sharing third place with Czech Republic. Israel faced with fifth loss in six games. Germany exploded at the beginning and after the breather to take the victory in this meeting. Quarters: 27-20, 27-27, 25-9, 14-17. Finja Schaake (179-F-92) was their key player with 25 points and 5 rebounds. Laura Hebecker (181-F-93) (7 rebs) and Sonja Greinacher (192-F/C-92, college: Gonzaga) (8 rebs) netted 15 and 14 points respectively. In Israel, Bar Gilinski (185-PF-92) was once again much better than the others with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Nof Kedem (170-SG-94) was their second scorer with 21 points. Germany will meet top-ranked Hungary on Friday. Israel will play against also No.1 Greece.
Romania - Czech Republic 68-65 Romania stays in the race for third place in Klatovy. They grabbed 68-65 win over Czech Republic improving to 3-3 record, while at the other side the host of U20 EuroBasket Division B dropped to 3-2. Three teams will win the promotion for Division A. Cristina Bigica (182-G/F-92) exploded in victory with 27 points and 5 rebounds. Gabriela Cursaru (169-PG-92) also had a great game adding 20 points, while Alexandra Ionescu (175-PG-92) followed 9 points and 6 rebounds. The hosts got 19 points from Renata Pudlakova (173-PG-92) and 12 pts, plus 5 rebounds from Michaela Vojtkova (181-F-93). Petra Bakajsova (184-F/C-93) had 8 points and 6 boards in this meeting. Romania was down by 4 with ten minutes remaining in the game, but they shined in the last quarter 20-13 to take 3-point win at the end. Quarters: 22-21, 15-15, 11-16, 20-13. Romania will play against Bulgaria on Friday. Czech Republic will meet Switzerland.
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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