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First Day Schedule
Group A
Lithuania 50% Aug.11 Serbia
Israel 50% Aug.11 Croatia
Group B
Serbia 50% Aug.11 Germany
Russia 50% Aug.11 Finland
Group C
France 50% Aug.11 Italy
Estonia 50% Aug.11 Russia
Group D
Spain 50% Aug.11 Latvia
Sweden 50% Aug.11 Montenegro
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First Day Schedule
Group A
Switzerl. 50% Aug.10 Iceland
Poland 50% Aug.10 Belgium
Greece 50% Aug.10 Belarus
Group B
Belarus 50% Aug.10 Cyprus
Ukraine 50% Aug.10 Holland
Poland 50% Aug.10 Denmark
Group C
Greece 50% Aug.10 Ireland
Slovakia 50% Aug.10 Czech R.
Bosnia 50% Aug.10 Norway
Group D
Portugal 50% Aug.10 Kosovo
FYR Macedon 50% Aug.10 Georgia
United Kingd 50% Aug.10 Luxemb.
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Next Day Schedule

Day 3 (Preliminary Round)

Group A
Armenia 70% Jul.25 Moldova
Gibraltar 95% Jul.25 Malta
Group B
Monaco 50% Jul.25 Albania
Azerbaijan 50% Jul.25 San Marino
Spain triumph in Kyiv - Aug 18, 2013

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Spain - Serbia 65-63
Spain are the new U16 European champions. They survived an overtime drama against Serbia to clinch the trophy. Samuel Rodriguez (200-F/C-97) tallied 15 points and 14 rebounds to pace the winners. Spain eked out a 17:15 lead after the opening quarter. Serbia adjusted defensively in the second frame. The Balkan team erased the deficit and pulled ahead for a 33:30 halftime lead. But the roller-coaster action continued in the third term. Spain surged ahead and entered the fourth frame up by 3 points. Serbia denied the deficit and enjoyed a 54:48 lead with just over three minutes remaining in regulation. But Spain capped it with a 7:1 run and forced overtime. Serbia pulled ahead in the extra period as Marinkovic made it 63:61 with 92 seconds remaining. Ramon Vila answered with a jumper to level things up at 63. Samuel Rodriguez (200-F/C-97) dropped a jumper with 7 seconds left to put Spain in charge. Marinkovic had a chance to steal the glory for Serbia but his three-pointer missed the mark. Xabier Lopez (197-F-97) had 14 points, 7 boards and 4 assists for Spain. Ramon Vila added 10 points for the winners. Nikola Rakicevic (198-SG-97) answered with 19 points for Serbia. Stefan Peno had 10 points in the losing effort.
3-4 Place
Italy - Greece 50-78
Greece clinched Bronze at the U16 European Championship. They defeated Italy in the consolation final today. Georgios Papagiannis (214-C-97) notched 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Hellenes. Greece strongly started the game. They posted a 22:9 lead after the opening quarter. Italy cut the deficit in the second term. The Azzurri got within 10 points at halftime 24:34. Greece stretched the lead in the third term. They held Italy to 8 points in the quarter and ensured a comfortable 22-point lead heading into the fourth stanza. Greece unloaded 24 points in the final period and sealed the winning outcome. Dionysis Skoulidas (200-PF-97) netted 20 points, while Vasileios Charalampopoulos added 9 points for the Hellenes. Andrea La Torre (202-F/G-97) responded with 22 points for Italy. Davide Moretti had 12 points in the loss.

5-6 Place
France - Croatia 59-48
France clinched the 5th overall position at the U16 European Championship. They overcame Croatia in the final day of the tournament in Kyiv. Stephane Gombauld (202-PF-97) recorded 15 points to pace the winners. France eked out a 19:17 lead after the opening quarter. Les Bleus held Croatia to just 2 points in the second frame and opened a 35:19 halftime lead. Croatia cut the distance in the third term. They got as close as 13 points at the final break. Croatia narrowed the deficit in the fourth stanza but came up short at the end. Luc Loubaki (189-G-97) netted 8 points, while Gauthier Denis added 7 points for the winners. Bruno Skokna (188-SG-97) answered with 12 points for Croatia. Ante Zizic chipped in 11 points in the loss.

7-8 Place
Germany - Turkey 38-51
Turkey celebrated victory on the final day of the U16 European Championship. They outmuscled Germany to gain the 7th overall position. Furkan Korkmaz (193-SG-97) posted 28 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Germany got to a slightly better start to the game. They held Turkey to just 7 points in the first period and gained a 3-point lead. Turkey turned things around in the second frame. They raced to a 21:19 halftime advantage. Turkey limited the German team to just 9 points in the third term and recorded a 33:28 advantage with ten minutes remaining. Germany could not improve their offense in the fourth frame. They scored just 10 points in the final stanza and had to surrender at the end. Enes Taskiran (190-G-97) netted 13 points, while Baris Ulker had 6 points for the winners. Niklas Kiel (202-SF-97) and Lucien Schmikale (194-SF-97) answered with 8 points apiece in the defeat.

9-10 Place
Ukraine - Lithuania 68-82
Lithuania claimed victory on the final day of the U16 European Champiosnhip. They upset hosting Ukraine to earn the 9th place at the tournament. Martynas Varnas (191-SF-97) posted 22 points, 11 boards and 9 assists to lead the winners. Lithuania and Ukraine traded baskets throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 15:15 after ten minutes. Lithuania surged ahead in the second quarter. The Baltic team registered an 11-point halftime advantage. Ukraine cut the deficit in the third term. The hosts got within 5 points at the final break. Lithuania unleashed 24 points in the fourth frame and cruised to the victory at the end. Lukas Kvedaravicius (200-F-97) had 15 points, while Matas Andruskevicius added 9 points in the win. Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (194-SG-97) answered with 28 points and 11 rebounds for Ukraine. Anton Musiyenko and Dmytro Berezkin had 11 points each in the loss.
11-12 Place
Russia - Poland 80-65
Russia victoriously capped their U16 European Championship campaign. They defeated Poland to occupy the 11th overall position. Timofey Yakushin (191-G-97) stepped up with 17 points, 6 assists and 4 boards to lead the winners. Russia grabbed a 16:9 lead after the opening quarter. They extended the lead in the second frame. Russia exploded with 32 points to ensure a 16-point lead at the interval 48:32. Poland cut the distance in the third period. They got within 9 points at the final break. But Russia reacted with a 20:14 run in the fourth term and sealed the winning outcome. Aleksandr Sapyanov, Ilya Karpenkov and Oleg Starodubov finished with 13 points apiece for the winners. Marcel Ponitka (187-PG-97) answered with 15 points for Poland. Wiktor Sewiol had 13 points in the losing effort.

13-14 Place
Belgium - Latvia 62-73
Latvia claimed the crucial U16 European Championship victory. They wrapped up their campaign with an 11-point success against Belgium and secured Division A place for another season. Arturs Strautins (192-G-98) posted 17 points and 11 boards to pace the winners. Belgium eked out a 17:15 lead after ten minutes. Latvia erased the deficit and leveled things up at 30 after twenty minutes. Latvia extended the lead in the third term. The Baltic team opened a 4-point advantage at the final intermission. Latvia went on a 21:14 run in the fourth term and sealed the victory at the end. Renars Birkans (182-PG-97) notched 15 points, while Dzeiks Krumins added 11 points for the winners. Thomas Akyazili (180-PG-97) answered with 20 points for Belgium. Sabri Riahi and Thibaut Vervoort had 11 points apiece in the loss.

15-16 Place
Sweden - Montenegro 72-78
Montenegro capped their U16 European Championship campaign on a high note. They knocked down Sweden to occupy the 15th overall position at the tournament. Milos Popovic (196-F-98) came up with 34 points and 12 rebounds to lead the winners. Sweden gained a 22:19 lead after the opening quarter. The Scandinavian team stretched the gap in the second frame. Sweden accumulated a 47:37 halftime advantage. Montenegro narrowed the gap in the third term. The Balkan team got within 8 points at the final intermission. Montenegto organized a massive 24:10 run in the fourth period and sealed the win at the end. Ognjen Carapic (188-PG-98) posted 17 points, while Todor Radonjic added 12 points for the winners. Samuel Berkelund (201-SF-97) answered with 15 points for Sweden. Craig Lecesne had 13 points in the losing effort.

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European Championships U16 Standings
Group A
 1. Croatia 0-0 
 2. Israel 0-0 
 3. Lithuania 0-0 
 4. Serbia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Finland 0-0 
 2. Germany 0-0 
 3. Slovenia 0-0 
 4. Turkey 0-0 
Group C
 1. Estonia 0-0 
 2. France 0-0 
 3. Italy 0-0 
 4. Russia 0-0 
Group D
 1. Spain 0-0 
 2. Latvia 0-0 
 3. Montenegro 0-0 
 4. Sweden 0-0 
European Championships U16 Standings Div.B
Group A
 1. Belgium 0-0 
 2. Belarus 0-0 
 3. Greece 0-0 
 4. Iceland 0-0 
 5. Romania 0-0 
 6. Switzerland 0-0 
Group B
 1. Bulgaria 0-0 
 2. Cyprus 0-0 
 3. Denmark 0-0 
 4. Holland 0-0 
 5. Poland 0-0 
 6. Ukraine 0-0 
Group C
 1. Bosnia 0-0 
 2. Czech Rep. 0-0 
 3. Hungary 0-0 
 4. Ireland 0-0 
 5. Norway 0-0 
 6. Slovakia 0-0 
Group D
 1. U.Kingdom 0-0 
 2. Georgia 0-0 
 3. Kosovo 0-0 
 4. Luxembourg 0-0 
 5. FYR Macedon. 0-0 
 6. Portugal 0-0 
European Championships U16 Standings
Group A
 1. Armenia 1-0 
 2. Gibraltar 1-1 
 3. Moldova 1-1 
 4. Wales 1-1 
 5. Malta 0-1 
Group B
 1. Andorra 2-0 
 2. Azerbaijan. 2-0 
 3. Monaco 0-1 
 4. San Marino. 0-1 
 5. Albania 0-2 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Pecarski, Marko26.6 
 2. Akyuz, Eray20.3 
 3. Miaschi, Federico18.0 
 4. Samanic, Luka17.7 
 5. Drobnjak, Igor17.7 
 6. Parra, Joel17.0 
 7. Garuba, Usman16.3 
 8. Zagars, Arturs16.0 
 9. Palumbo, Mattia15.8 
 10. Paunovic, Zoran14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Pecarski, Marko15.9 
 2. Garuba, Usman12.4 
 3. Pantzar, Melwin12.0 
 4. Samanic, Luka10.4 
 5. Balciunas, Tomas9.9 
 6. Kamenjas, Kenan9.6 
 7. Chatzidakis, Emman.8.9 
 8. Parra, Joel7.4 
 9. Jantunen, Mikael7.4 
 10. Drozdowski, Filip7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos ALOCEN
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Alocen, Carlos6.4 
 2. Pantzar, Melwin5.1 
 3. Palumbo, Mattia4.8 
 4. Stojanov, Mihajlo4.7 
 5. Zagars, Arturs4.6 
 6. Akyuz, Eray4.3 
 7. Kurucs, Arturs4.1 
 8. Kerr, Kriisa4.1 
 9. Cubrilo, Vito4.1 
 10. Drobnjak, Igor4.0 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Cuevas, Didac3.3 
 2. Persson, Erik3.0 
 3. Arsenopoulos, Nikos2.9 
 4. Sajantila, Erik2.6 
 5. Konuk, Mert2.4 
 6. Sola, Adams2.4 
 7. Drobnjak, Igor2.4 
 8. Ayayi, Joel2.4 
 9. Kljajic, Jovan2.4 
 10. Akyuz, Eray2.3 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Garuba, Usman2.9 
 2. Samanic, Luka2.9 
 3. Zizic, Nikola1.7 
 4. Vaistaras, Laurynas1.3 
 5. Janczak, Szymon1.1 
 6. Pecarski, Marko1.1 
 7. Djurisic, Pavle1.0 
 8. Keloglu, Nadir1.0 
 9. Miaschi, Federico1.0 
 10. Kukic, Jakov1.0 
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