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Italy, Serbia, Spain and Greece reach semifinals in Kyiv - Aug 16, 2013

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Serbia - Germany 76-50
Serbia completed semifinal picture at the U16 European Championship. They defeated Germany in the last quarterfinal battle in Kyiv today. Stefan Peno (193-SG-97) posted 23 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Serbia set the tone early in the game. They outscored Germany 18:8 in the first ten minutes. The gap kept on growing throughout the second quarter. Serbia ensured a 44:24 halftime advantage. Germany managed to slow their opponents down in the third term. They cut the deficit at 18-point mark heading into the fourth period. But it was too little to influence the final outcome. Serbia were back in the drivers seat in the fourth period and rolled to a comfortable win at the end. Milos Glisic (200-PF-98) finished with 12 points, while Slobodan Jovanovic added 10 points for the winners. Georg Beyschlag (179-G-97) answered with 12 points for Germany. Richard Freudenberg and Leon Kratzer chipped in 8 points apiece in the loss.

Croatia - Spain 59-61
Spain claimed a narrow victory over Croatia to secure the place in the semifinal stage of the U16 European Championship. Xabier Lopez (197-F-97) stepped up with 21 points to lead the Spaniards. Croatia entered the game as one of the top favourites at the tournament but could not recover after the sloppy first half. Spain led by one point after the opening quarter 17:16. But they went on a decisive 19:5 run in the second frame to take a 36:21 halftime advantage. Croatia narrowed the deficit in the third period. They cut the distance at 12-point mark at the final intermission. Croatia held Spain to just 5 points in the fourth frame but it did not help. Bender and Lovro Mazalin (203-SF-97, agency: Beo Basket) had chances to force overtime but missed late jumpers. Santiago Yusta (198-F-97) finished with 15 points, while Pablo Perez, Sergi Garcia and Samuel Rodriguez added 6 points each for the winners. Lovro Mazalin answered with 28 points and 10 rebounds for Croatia. Nik Slavica had 14 points in the loss.

Turkey - Italy 73-82
Italy will play in the semifinal stage of the U16 European Championship. They outscored Turkey in the quarterfinal clash today. Andrea La Torre (202-F/G-97) stepped up with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Italy secured a narrow 21:19 lead after the opening quarter. They stretched the gap in the second frame. The Azzurri enjoyed a 44:41 halftime lead. Italy held Turkey to just 15 points in the third term. They margin grew at 7-point mark at the final intermission. Turkey got within two points midway through the fourth frame but Andrea La Torre stepped up for Italy and sterned the team to the victory. Davide Moretti (185-SG-98) nailed 19 points, while Lorenzo Bucarelli added 9 points for the winners. Furkan Korkmaz (193-SG-97) answered with 28 points for Turkey. Omer Faruk Yurtseven and Enes Taskiran had 10 points apiece in the loss.

Greece - France 42-38
Greece overcame France in a defensively-minded battle to become the first semifinalists at the U16 European Championship in Ukraine. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (203-F-97) provided 14 points to lead the Hellenes. France got to the better start. They dictated the tempo in the low-scoring first half. France eked out a 10:7 lead after ten minutes. They stayed in charge throughout the second quarter. Les Bleus enjoyed a 20:13 halftime lead. Greece finally picked up the right rhythm in the third term. They knocked down 14 points to narrow the deficit at 3-point mark 27:30. Greece capped the regulation with an 8:2 run and snatched a tough victory. Georgios Papagiannis (214-C-97) scored 8 points and grabbed 13 boards, while Antonis Koniaris added 8 points for the winners. Stephane Gombauld (202-PF-97) answered with 9 points for France. Amine Noua had 6 points in the loss.
9-16 Place
Montenegro - Poland 74-82
Poland defeated Montenegro to keep their U16 European Championship Division A status intact. Wiktor Sewiol (193-G-97) posted 21 points and 11 boards to lead the winners. Montenegro will have to sweat in the last two days of the tournament to avoid relegation. Poland snatched a narrow 19:16 lead ten minutes into the game. Montenegro though increased the tempo and erased the deficit. They evened the game at 41 after twenty minutes. Poland stepped on the gas in the third term. Aggressive defence helped Poland accumulate a 12-point lead before the fourth period. Montenegro fought bravely in the final quarter but came up short of win at the end. Marcel Ponitka (187-PG-97) finished with 16 points and 9 rebounds, while Michal Kolenda added 16 points for the winners. Ognjen Carapic (188-PG-98) answered with 20 points for Montenegro. Filip Bakic and Milos Popovic had 12 points each in the defeat.

Russia - Belgium 78-67
Russia gained the crucial win at the U16 European Championship. They defeated Belgium to remain in Division A for the next season. Timofey Yakushin (191-G-97) nailed 17 points to pace the winners. Russia poured in 24 points in the opening frame and recorded a 3-point lead after ten minutes. They stretched the gap in the second quarter. Russia secured a 45:33 halftime advantage. Belgium narrowed the deficit in the third term. They got as close as 10 points at the final intermission. But Russia slowed Belgium down in the final minutes and sealed the winning outcome. Oleg Starodubov and Dmitriy Cheburkin produced 13 points each for the winners. Thomas Akyazili (180-PG-97) answered with game-high 34 points for Belgium. Sigfredo Casero netted 12 points in the defeat.

Ukraine - Sweden 100-58
Ukraine secured their Division A status for the next season as they rallied past Sweden tonight in Kyiv. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (194-SG-97) had another big game for the hosts as he tallied 28 points and 9 rebounds in the victory. Sweden will now fight against relegation in the last two games at the tournament. Ukraine dominated from start to finish in this one. They registered a comfortable 32:18 lead after ten minutes. Ukraine did not slow down in the second frame. They built a 55:37 halftime advantage. The hosts went on a 27:6 run in the third term to clear off for good. The Ukrainian side outscored their Scandinavian opponents in the fourth quarter and sealed the victory at the end. Ivan Tkachenko (192-F-97) chipped in 20 points, while Kirill Marchenko delivered 15 points in the winning effort. Craig Lecesne (196-PG-97) answered with 16 points for Sweden. Jacob Bodin had 10 points in the loss.

Lithuania - Latvia 83-74
Lithuania outscored Latvia in the classification round clash at the U16 European Championship. The victory allowed Lithuania to take a sigh of relief as they remained in Division A for the next season. Latvia will fight against relegation in the next two games. Tadas Sedekerskis (178-PG-98) nailed 22 points to lead the winners. Latvia unleashed 30 points in the opening quarter and eked out a one-point lead. The teams slowed down in the second quarter. They traded baskets as Latvia remained in front 45:44 at halftime. Lithuania went on an 18:5 run in the third term to pull ahead. Lithuania kept Latvia at safe distance throughout the fourth period and sealed the win at the end. Martynas Echodas (194-C-97) posted 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Jokubas Svambaris had 11 points in the win. Verners Kohs (198-F-97) answered with 19 points for Latvia. Dzeiks Krumins had 13 points in the loss.


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European Championships U16 Final Standings
 1. France
 2. Montenegro
 3. Serbia
 4. Croatia
 5. Turkey
 6. Lithuania
 7. Spain
 8. Latvia
 9. Italy
 10. Slovenia
 11. Israel
 12. Estonia
 13. Germany
 14. Sweden
 15. Finland
 16. Russia
European Championships U16 Final Standings Div.B
 1. Greece
 2. Holland
 3. Georgia
 4. U.Kingdom
 5. Ukraine
 6. Belgium
 7. Hungary
 8. Czech Rep.
 9. Belarus
 10. Poland
 11. Ireland
 12. Bosnia
 13. Iceland
 14. Bulgaria
 15. FYR Macedon.
 16. Portugal
 17. Switzerland
 18. Denmark
 19. Kosovo
 20. Luxembourg
 21. Romania
 22. Cyprus
 23. Slovakia
 24. Norway

European Championships U16 Final Standings
 1. Armenia
 2. Gibraltar
 3. Azerbaijan.
 4. Andorra
 5. Monaco
 6. Albania
 7. Wales
 8. Moldova
 9. San Marino.
 10. Malta
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Mannion, ITA19.9 
 2. Hayun, ISR18.0 
 3. Pazin, SRB17.9 
 4. Rudan, CRO17.1 
 5. Hayes, FRA16.6 
 6. Vlahovic, MNT16.3 
 7. Blazevic, LTU16.0 
 8. Glas, SLO15.9 
 9. Pradilla, ESP15.4 
 10. Avdija, ISR15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Avdija, ISR12.6 
 2. Blazevic, LTU10.6 
 3. Tomasevic, MNT9.0 
 4. Pradilla, ESP9.0 
 5. Hukporti, GER8.9 
 6. Kadoshnikov, RUS8.6 
 7. Kall, SWE7.9 
 8. Lakhin, RUS7.7 
 9. Lootus, EST7.7 
 10. Radovic, SLO7.6 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Avdija, ISR5.3 
 2. Karapandzic, SRB5.3 
 3. Markovich, RUS5.1 
 4. Hayes, FRA5.1 
 5. Aharoni, ISR4.2 
 6. Samar, SLO4.0 
 7. Mannion, ITA4.0 
 8. Kljajic, MNT3.6 
 9. Kriisa, EST3.4 
 10. Kucuk, TUR3.4 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3
 1. Mannion, ITA3.0 
 2. Samar, SLO2.9 
 3. Hayes, FRA2.7 
 4. Van-Slooten, GER2.6 
 5. Maledon, FRA2.6 
 6. Kilps, LAT2.4 
 7. Pazin, SRB2.1 
 8. Gizdavic, CRO2.0 
 9. Larsson, SWE2.0 
 10. Bergstrom, SWE2.0 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Tomasevic, MNT2.1 
 2. Lootus, EST1.6 
 3. Blazevic, LTU1.6 
 4. Hukporti, GER1.4 
 5. Zakharov, RUS1.1 
 6. Lakhin, RUS1.1 
 7. Avdija, ISR1.0 
 8. Van-Slooten, GER0.9 
 9. Vaistaras, LTU0.9 
 10. Atias, ISR0.7 
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