Iceland - Montenegro 76-78 OT Montenegro claimed the Division B title. They outlasted Iceland in the exciting Final in Chalkida today. Petar Popovic (191-PG-96, agency: BeoBasket) provided 21 points to lead the Balkan team. Montenegro dominated throughout the first half. They established a 41:29 halftime lead. Montenegro piled up a 14-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. But Iceland once again showed character. They triggered a 26:12 run in the final stanza to force overtime. But Montenegro outscored their opponents 7:5 in the extra period and got away with the title. Milos Krivokapic (185-PG-96) posted 17 points to lead the winners. Jon Gudmundsson (192-G-96) responded with 23 points and 13 rebounds for Iceland. Petur Birgisson (185-G-96) had 17 points in the defeat.
Greece - Croatia 73-67 Greece beat Croatia to earn the Bronze medals at the championship. The Hellenes also claimed Division A promotion with the win. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (205-SF-97) posted 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Croatia piled up a 41:26 halftime lead. However Greece turned things around in the third term. They went on a 32:8 run to spur ahead. Croatia tried to return into the game in the fourth quarter. They pulled closer but Greece hung on to seal the win. Vasileios Toliopoulos (186-PG-96, agency: Octagon Europe) had 17 points in the victory. Lovro Mazalin (204-SF-97, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 30 points and 14 rebounds for Croatia.
Poland - Bosnia 63-94 Bosnia and Herzegovina sealed the fifth position at the championship. They stormed past Poland tonight. Six players scored in double digits for the winners. Markus Loncar (213-C-96) provided 17 points and 9 rebounds for Bosnia. Poland jumped to a 20:13 lead after ten minutes. But Bosnia responded with a 61:31 run in the next two quarters to spur ahead. They finished off Poland with a 20:12 rally in the fourth period. Edin Atic (201-G/F-97) posted 16 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds for the winners. Maciej Bender (210-F/C-97) replied with 15 points for Poland.
United Kingdom - Georgia 77-41 Great Britain cruised past Georgia to finish 7th in Chalkida. Five players scored in double digits for the winners. Callum Lawson (196-F-96) accounted for 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort. Great Britain piled up a 37:21 halftime lead. Great Britain did not slow down after the big break. They ignited a 40:20 second half run to seal the win. Jules Akodo (188-G-96) had 11 points and 8 steals for the winners. Levan Maskhulia (200-SF-96) and Giorgi Tvalabeishvili (208-C-98) responded with 11 points each for Georgia.
Romania - Russia 72-78 Russia beat Romania for the 9th place in Chalkida. Daniil Sinegubov (203-F-96) posted 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the winners. Russia built a 47:38 halftime lead. They stretched the gap at 11-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Ilya Karpenkov (202-F/C-97), Dmitriy Makeev (190-PG-96) and Azat Tukmakov (190-SG-96) had 14 points each for Russia. Nicolae-Bogdan Nicolescu (200-F-97) responded with 24 points and 8 caroms for Romania.
Portugal - Ireland 64-38 Portugal cruised past Ireland to finish 11th in Chalkida. Diogo Araujo (201-F/C-97) provided 19 points to pace the winners. Portugal established a 36:25 halftime lead. They held Ireland to just 13 points in the second half to seal the win. Carlos Cardoso (183-PG-97) posted 10 points and 9 assists for the winners. Graham Brannelly (190-SF-96) responded with 10 points for Ireland.
Belarus - FYR Macedonia 85-33 Belarus thumped FYR Macedonia in their final game at the tournament. Maksim Salash (206-C/F-96, agency: Alti Sport) stepped up with 33 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Belarus piled up a 43:9 halftime lead. They followed with a 42:24 second half rally to celebrate victory. Andrei Rogozenko (180-PG-97) netted 10 points for the winners. Andrej Cvetkovski (192-PG-96) responded with 7 points for FYR Macedonia.
Holland - Slovakia 76-46 Netherlands stormed past Slovakia to earn the 15th position. Freek Vos (201-F-97) delivered 22 points to lead the Dutch side. Netherlands secured a 39:29 halftime lead. They went on a 22:7 run in the third term to clear off for good. Coen Stolk (195-F-97) produced 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. Robert Rozanek (190-G-96) responded with 14 points for Slovakia.
Bulgaria - Armenia 61-65 Armenia ensured the 15th position in Chalkida. They nipped Bulgaria in the final game at the tournament. Steven Enoch (211-F/C-97) posted 23 points and 16 rebounds in the victory. Armenia posted a 39:35 halftime lead. They boosted the gap at 6-point mark at the final break. Bulgaria narrowed the gap in the fourth stanza but could not avoid the defeat. Aram Arslanian (192-PF-98) provided 18 points for the winners. Adriyan Sekulov (179-PG-96) responded with 22 points for Bulgaria.
FINAL Lithuania - Spain 55-68 Spain celebrated the title in Helsinki. They overcame Lithuania in the championship game tonight. Marc Garcia (199-SF-96) came up with 21 points to lead the champions. Spain broke away in the second frame. They established a 40:32 halftime lead. Lithuania narrowed the deficit in the third term. The Baltic team pulled within 6 points at the final intermission. Spain however triggered a 16:9 rally in the fourth stanza and marched to the victory. Ramon Vila tal... [read more]
Lithuania - Spain 55-68 Spain celebrated the title in Helsinki. They overcame Lithuania in the championship game tonight. Marc Garcia (199-SF-96) came up with 21 points to lead the champions. Spain broke away in the second frame. They established a 40:32 halftime lead. Lithuania narrowed the deficit in the third term. The Baltic team pulled within 6 points at the final intermission. Spain however triggered a 16:9 rally in the fourth stanza and marched to the victory. Ramon Vila tallied 18 points and 14 rebounds for the winning side. Ignas Fiodorovas (196-SG-96) responded with 13 points for Lithuania. Kristupas Zemaitis (191-G-96) had 11 points in the defeat.
Turkey - Germany 76-61 Turkey outscored Germany to clinch the Bronze medals in Helsinki. Berk Ugurlu (191-PG-96) delivered 17 points, 8 assists and 4 rebounds for the winning side. Germany eked out a 36:34 halftime lead. They arrived at the final intermission up by two points. But Turkey picked up the tempo in the fourth frame. They went on a 29:12 surge in the final quarter and sealed the victory. Mert Cevik (200-G/F-96) notched 16 points for the winners. Andreas Obst (192-SG-96, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 11 points for Germany.
Italy - Latvia 86-79 Italy finished fifth in Helsinki. They wrapped up their campaign with a narrow win over Latvia. Diego Flaccadori (194-PG-96) delivered 18 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the Azzurri. Italy eked out a 43:42 halftime lead. They went on a 29:13 run in the third term to clear off for good. Leonardo Candi (190-PG-97) chipped in 11 points for the winners. Davis Gutmanis (195-F-97) responded with 17 points for Latvia.
Czech Republic - Ukraine 105-103 Czech Republic survived a determined comeback rally from Ukraine in the fourth quarter to secure a tough victory in their final game in Helsinki. Simon Pursl (200-F/G-97) delivered 29 points to lead the Czech team to the 7th position. Czech Republic drained 32 points in the second quarter to take an 8-point halftime lead. Czech Republic sank 29 points in the third term to secure an 11-point lead at the final intermission. Ukraine drilled 27 points in the fourth stanza but came up short of victory. Martin Roub (203-C-97) had 17 points for the winners. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (203-SG-97) answered with 21 points for Ukraine.
Slovenia - Sweden 82-77 Slovenia claimed the ninth position in Helsinki. Sandi Grubelic (190-PG-96, agency: XL Basketball Agency) posted 17 points to lead the winners. Slovenia accumulated a 38:33 halftime lead. Sweden pulled within a single point at the final intermission. Slovenia poured in 28 points in the fourth frame to celebrate the victory. Urban Durnik (201-PF-97) had 16 points for the winners. Anton Kobylak-Berglund (200-G-96) answered with 21 points for Sweden.
Serbia - Israel 88-60 Serbia finished their campaign in Helsinki on a high note. They cruised past Israel to earn the 11th position. Vanja Marinkovic (198-SG-97, agency: BeoBasket), Stefan Lazarevic (197-SG-96) and Stefan Simic (195-F/G-96, agency: BeoBasket) scored 14 points each for the winners. Serbia jumped to a 44:25 halftime lead. They kept Israel at bay throughout the second half and raced to the win. Orr Leumi responded with 20 points for Israel.
France - Belgium 79-70 France outgunned Belgium to avoid relegation. Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot (202-SF-96, agency: Comsport) posted 22 points and 7 rebounds to lead les Bleues. Belgium eked out a 40:39 halftime lead. France sank 22 points in the third term to spur ahead. They limited Belgium to just 11 points in the fourth quarter and marched to the win. Elie Okobo (188-SG-97) had 18 points for the winners. Ordane Kanda-Kanyinda (184-PG-96) responded with 20 points for Belgium.
Finland - Hungary 91-70 Finland breezed past Hungary for the 15th position at the championship. Lauri Markkanen (213-PF-97) posted 26 points and 10 rebounds for the hosts. Finland jumped to a 50:32 halftime lead. They followed with a 24:19 run in the third term to clear off for good. Joonas Tahvanainen (198-F-96) had 23 points for the Finnish team. Geza Andrassy (197-F-96) responded with 11 points for Hungary.
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