Poland - Belgium 80-62 Poland punch the ticket to Division A for the next year. They overcame Belgium at the U18 European Championship in Division B and will play in the Final after an 80:62 win. Belgium will have another chance tomorrow to become the third team to advance to Division A as they face FYR Macedonia. Belgium surprised Poland with 21-17 rally in the first period, but then Poland pushed the tempo for good. They won the second period 26-15 and added 15-12 run in the third quarter. Moreover Poland won the last stanza 22-14 to ensure the total success. Jeszke Damian top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Mikolaj Witlinski (207-F/C-95) as well as Wadowski Igor added 17 each. Zolnierewicz Przemyslaw poured in 11 points in a win. Vincent Kesteloot (200-F-95) answered with 25 points in defeat and Boxus Romain brought 10. Peeters Philippe netted 8 and Hemeleers Sam chipped in with 7.
FYR Macedonia - Montenegro 60-62 Montenegro head to Division A for the next year. They needed a thrilling 62:60 win over FYR Macedonia in the Semifinal clash and advanced to the Final. The hosts will have another chance to advance to Division A for the next year as they will need to beat Belgium tomorrow in the age for the third place. Montenegro will take on Poland in the Final game. It was a real thriller in the court. More than 2000 fans came to support their team, but the victory jumped to another team at the end of the game. Nikolov Kristijan gave FYR Macedonia 57:54 lead, but then Milovan Draskovic (211-C-95, agency: Interperformances) tied the game at 60:60. He also made two more three for the final result. Nikolov Kristijan and Magdevski Andrej top-scored for the winners with 13 points each, while Ljubomir Mladenovski (207-C-95) collected 11 points and 11 rebounds. Dvojakovski Oliver followed them with 10 points. Milovan Draskovic answered with 16 points in defeat and Djurovic Luka as well as Nikolic Zoran had 8 each. Raicevic Marko ended up with 7 points in a loss.
Romania - Norway 56-76 Norway rout Romania at the Classification Round of the U18 European Championship in Division B. The Nordic side needed a 76:58 win and will play against Hungary in the game for 13th place. Romania meanwhile will take on Switzerland in the game for 15th position. Romania surprised the opponents with 21-20 lead in the first period and then added 12-9 rally in the second frame. Norway however dominated the second half and posted two victories. They won the third period 22-12 and finished the game with 25-11 surge. Kolstad Mikkel top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Berg Sjur collected 16 points and 16 rebounds. Anders Nymo (180-PG-96) netted 12 and Stockman Matz had 8. Bogdan Pogacean (197-C-95) answered with 18 points in defeat and Vlad Cobzaru (201-C-95) nailed 15. Ciordas Andrei followed them with 10 points in a loss.
Hungary - Switzerland 82-46 Hungary smash Switzerland at the Classification Round for 13-16 places of the U18 European Championship in Division B. Hungary won 82:46 and will take on Norway in the game for 13th place tomorrow. Switzerland will play against Romania for 15th place. Hungary pulled a 19-12 lead in the first period and added 16-11 in the second frame. They never looked behind and erupted with a 24-7 surge in the third period. Moreover Hungary won the last stanza 82:46 to ensure a 36-point win. Mate Illes (186-PG-95, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Benke Szilard netted 11. David Boinitzer (197-F-95) poured in 10, while Goloman Gyorgy and Janos Velkey (192-G-95) had 9 each. Verga Alessandro ended up with 13 points in defeat and Anabir Noe had 12. Bianchi Patrick posted 6 points, while Arnaud Cotture (201-PF-95) added 5.
Estonia - Israel 64-84 Israel edge Estonia in Division B at the U18 European Championship. Israel posted an 84:64 win at the Classification Round for 5-8 places. Tomorrow Israel will take on Sweden in the game for the 5th place. Estonia meanwhile will play against Holland for 7-8 places. Israel erupted with a 33-21 lead in the first period to take the full control of the court. They added 26-17 rally in the second frame and enjoyed a 59:38 lead at the halftime. Israel managed to save the victory although Estonia looked better in the second half. Joaquin Szuchman (191-G-95) stepped up with 21 points, while Or Cahal (190-G-95) and Segev Itay nailed 14 each. Karl-Robin Jurjens (203-F-96) answered with 12 points in defeat and Kotsar Maik-Kalev had 9. Saimon Sutt (201-SG-95) poured in 8, whilst Olmre Sten notched 7.
Holland - Sweden 64-74 Hakanson Ludvig leads Sweden over Holland at the Classification Round for 5-8 places. He scored 23 points as his team won 74:64 and will take Israel tomorrow for the 5th place. Holland meanwhile will play against Estonia for 7-8 places. Sweden won the first period 17:12 and added massive 24-14 rally in the second period. Holland replied with two victories in the second half, but it was not enough to win the game itself. Holland reduced to 60:47 after Pim De Vries closed the third period with a three. Liem brought 68:61, but then Hakanson Ludvig ensured 10-point total success for the Scandinavian side. Erik Johansson (194-F-96), Lindstrom Valter and Mattias Markusson (210-C-96) each scored 8 points. Pim De Vries replied with 18 points in defeat and Daan Rosenmuller (193-G/F-95) notched 14. Julius van Sauers added 9 and Aarts Tom scored 8.
Finland - Belarus 78-68 Finland beat Belarus in Strumica at the Classification Round for 9-12 places. The Nordic side needed a 78:68 win and will take on Portugal in the game for 9th place tomorrow. Belarus will play against Germany for 11-12 places. It was Belarus to start with 25-13 surge and then erupted with 25-16 rally in the second frame. It was not however enough to win the game after a 50:29 lead. Finland bounced back with 24-9 burst in the third period and had a fantastic 25-9 surge at the end. Henttonen Juho-Matti paced all the winners with 19 points and Hirvonen Tuomas as well as Alexander Madsen (199-F/C-95) had 13 each. Hanninen Ville followed them with 10 points. Salash Maksim replied with 15 points in defeat and Yeusiyevich Tsimafei notched 12. Yauheni Beliankou (197-SF-95) delivered 10, while Kazlou Siarhei had 9.
Portugal - Germany 53-52 Meireless brings Portugal the win over Germany at the U18 European Championship in Division B. He scored two free throws at the very end for 53:52 win at the Classification Round for 9-12 places. Portugal will take on Finland tomorrow for the 9th spot. Germany meanwhile will take on Belarus in the game for 11-12 places. Both teams scored 19 points each in the first period and the Germany took 6-point halftime advantage after a 15-9 rally in the second frame. Portugal won the third period 12-10 and finished the game with 13-8 run. Pedro Meireless (184-G/F-95) stepped up on the free throw line at the end of the game and nailed two for the final result. Marques Pedro top-scored for the winners with 10 points and Pedro Meireless nailed 9. Insaly Isaias collected 7 points and 11 rebounds, while Francisco Amiel (186-PG-96) also scored 7. Wimberg Jan Niklas delivered 12 points in defeat and Joschka Ferner (201-PF-96) notched 10. Akpinar Ismet brought 6 and Schlueter Lars added 5.
Draws completed for FIBA U18 European Championships 2017 Divisions A and B - 3 months ago
follow us on
The draws have been completed for the FIBA U18 European Championships 2017, Divisions A and B. The draw had originally been scheduled to take place on 10 December, but was delayed until Thursday afternoon in Munich, given the postponement of the FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 Division A, from late July to mid-December. The seeding of the draws was based on the results of the FIBA U16 European Championships in 2015. 16 teams were drawn into four groups to contest the Group Phase of Di... [read more]
The draws have been completed for the FIBA U18 European Championships 2017, Divisions A and B. The draw had originally been scheduled to take place on 10 December, but was delayed until Thursday afternoon in Munich, given the postponement of the FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 Division A, from late July to mid-December. The seeding of the draws was based on the results of the FIBA U16 European Championships in 2015. 16 teams were drawn into four groups to contest the Group Phase of Division A, which will take place in Slovak Republic from 29 July to 6 August. The Division A Group Phase groups are as follows: Group A: Turkey, Germany, Montenegro, Russia Group B: Spain, Serbia, Italy, Ukraine Group C: Lithuania, Finland, Greece, Slovenia Group D: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Latvia, Slovak Republic
Meanwhile, 24 teams will travel to Estonia to compete for the Division B title from 28 July to 6 August. The Group Phase of Division B will consist of four groups of six teams, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the Quarter-Finals. The Division B Group Phase groups are as follows: Group A: Great Britain, Sweden, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Albania Group B: Croatia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Iceland, Belarus Group C: Israel, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, Azerbaijan Group D: Estonia, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Ireland, FYR Macedonia. Courtesy of: fiba.com
FINAL Lithuania - France 68-75 France conquered Gold medals in Samsun. They defeated Lithuania in the championship game tonight. Frank Ntilikina (196-PG-98) posted 31 points to lead the winners. The victory marked the first Gold for Les Bleues since 2006. France dominated in the first half. They recorded a 36:28 halftime lead. Lithuania narrowed the deficit in the third term. The Baltic state pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. But France stayed in charge. They sank 22 poin... [read more]
Lithuania - France 68-75 France conquered Gold medals in Samsun. They defeated Lithuania in the championship game tonight. Frank Ntilikina (196-PG-98) posted 31 points to lead the winners. The victory marked the first Gold for Les Bleues since 2006. France dominated in the first half. They recorded a 36:28 halftime lead. Lithuania narrowed the deficit in the third term. The Baltic state pulled within 3 points at the final intermission. But France stayed in charge. They sank 22 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory. Sekou Omar Doumbouya (202-F/G-00) provided 15 points and 9 rebounds for the champions. Arnoldas Kulboka (205-SF-98) responded with 28 points for Lithuania. Gytis Masiulis (206-F/C-98) chipped in 12 points in the loss.
Germany - Italy 68-74 Italy stepped onto the podium in Samsun. They knocked down Germany to capture the third position. Alessandro Lever (202-F/C-98) came up with 18 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Azzurri. Italy accumulated a 36:29 halftime lead. The Azzurri extended the margin at 15-point mark at the final break and never looked back en route to the win. Davide Moretti (188-PG-98) had 17 points for the winners. Isaiah Hartenstein (211-PF-98) responded with 24 points for Germany.
Spain - Bosnia 77-65 Spain finished fifth in Samsun. They overcame Bosnia and Herzegovina in the final game at the tournament. Ignacio Rosa (204-F/C-99) stepped up with 27 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners. Spain accumulated a 38:34 halftime lead. They followed with a 24:16 run in the fourth term to ice the win. Sergi Martinez and Aleix Font (192-F/G-98, agency: Octagon Europe) accounted for 14 points apiece for the winners. Darko Talic (198-SF-98) answered with 14 points for Bosnia.
Russia - Finland 82-67 Grigory Motovilov (193-G-98, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) scored 21 points to pace Russia past Finland in the final game of the championship. Russia posted a 19:13 lead ten minutes into the game. Finland erased the deficit and pulled ahead for a 32:31 halftime lead. Russia bounced back after the long break. They unloaded 51 points in the second half and raced to the victory. Sergey Klyuev (204-C-98) chipped in 19 points in the win. Edon Maxhuni (186-PG-98) responded with 18 points for Finland.
Greece - Serbia 74-67 Greece beat Serbia to clinch the 9th position at the championship. Michail Lountzis (196-PG-98) came up with 19 points and 10 boards for the Hellenes. Serbia recorded a 43:36 halftime advantage. But Greece stiffened defensively in the second half. They limited Serbia to just 24 points after the big break and marched to the victory. Dimitrios Moraitis (194-PG-99) chipped in 18 points in the win. Novak Music (188-PG-98, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 17 points and 6 assists for Serbia.
Slovenia - Turkey 71-63 Slovenia topped Turkey to claim the 11th position at the championship. Matic Vesel (204-F-98) scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the visitors. Slovenia used a 16:8 run in the second term to take a 33:26 halftime lead. Slovenia boosted the gap at 10-point mark at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win. Gaber Ozegovic (196-F-98) had 14 points for the winners. Yigitcan Saybir (201-F-99) and Eray Akyuz (187-G-00) responded with 14 points each for Turkey.
Latvia - Croatia 90-76 Latvia rescued their Division A place. They cruised past Croatia to avoid relegation. Roberts Blumbergs (204-F/C-97) produced 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead the winners. Croatia jumped to a 25:22 lead after ten minutes. But Latvia responded with a 49:26 run in the next two periods to spur ahead. Croatia drained 25 points in the final term but could avoid the defeat. Arturs Strautins (198-SF-98) accounted for 19 points and 10 boards for the winners. Leo Cizmic (206-F-98, agency: Octagon Europe) answered with 18 points for Croatia.
Sweden - Israel 66-90 Israel capped their championship campaign with victory. They topped Sweden to earn the 15th position. Miron Ruina (202-C-98) came up with 23 points and 9 boards for the winners. Israel claimed a 41:39 halftime lead. They sank 24 points in the third term to boost the gap at 10-point mark. Israel followed with a 25:11 run in the fourth quarter and rallied to the win. Yovel Zoosman (199-G/F-98) and Yonatan Rabinowitz (185-PG-98) chipped in 13 points each in the victory. Alan Zekovic (195-F/G-98) answered with 16 points for Sweden.
Copyright (c) 1998-2017 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the
content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.