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Division A: Results and Stats from Day 1 in Latvia - Jul 18, 2013


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Group A
Serbia - Slovenia 88-56
Serbia claimed the first win at the U18 European Championship. They held off Slovenia in Group A action in Ventspils. Rade Zagorac (201-G/F-95) netted 13 points to lead the charge. Serbia quickly cleared off in the opening frame. They posted a 22:10 lead after ten minutes of action. Serbia extended the lead in the second frame. They ensured a 46:21 halftime advantage. The Serbian team kept Slovenia at distance throughout the third period. They secured a comfortable 64:38 buffer heading into the fourth frame. Serbia unloaded 24 points in the final stanza to seal the win. Ognjen Jaramaz (191-PG-95) and Stefan Ljubenkovic (95) finished with 12 points each for Serbia. Pusica had 11 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists in the victory. Jure Ritlop (203-PF-95) chipped in 9 points for Slovenia. Ziga Zatezic and Janc had 7 points each in the loss.

Lithuania - France 58-67
France got to the winning start of their U18 European Championship campaign. They held off ambitious Lithuania in the opener in Group A. Charly Pontens (189-SG-95) fired 19 points to lead Les Bleus. France held Lithuania to 11 points in the first period to take a 5-point lead. Les Bleus stretched the gap in the second quarter. They arrived at halftime up by 11 points 33:22. But the Baltic team tuned in offensively in the third term. They organized a 23:16 rally in the third quarter to cut the deficit 4-point mark at the final break. France however responded with a stifling defence in the fourth frame and escaped with the win at the end. Axel Bouteille (197-F-95) netted 14 points, while Olivier Yao-Delon and Petr Cornelie had 6 points each for the winners. Domantas Sabonis (205-F/C-96) answered with 19 points and 16 boards for Lithuania. Augustas Suliauskas, Ricardas Verbickas and Lukas Grabauskas had 8 points each in the loss.

Group B
Russia - Bosnia 68-55
Russia clinched the first win at the U18 European Championship in Latvia. They defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina in the opening day of the competition. Mikhail Maleyko (206-PF-96) and Alexander Martynov (195-G/F-95) stepped up with 13 points each to lead the winning team. Bosnia and Herzegovina snatched a 20:16 lead after ten minutes of action. Russia improved defensively in the second quarter. They held their opponents to just 7 points in the period and surged ahead for a 28:27 halftime lead. Russia outgunned the Bosnian counterparts 22:10 in the third term to take off. Bosnia and Herzegovina struggled to catch up with their opponents in the final period as Russia marched to the victory. Alexander Gankevich (201-PF-95) netted 12 points, while Fedorchenko added 11 points in the win. Imran Polutak (205-C-96) answered with 12 points for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Stefan Lakic and Bojan Lulic provided 9 points each in the loss.

Greece - Czech Republic 67-68
Czech Republic claimed a narrow win at the start of the U18 European Championship. They snatched a tough one-point victory over Greece. Martin Peterka (201-PF-95) scored 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge. Czech Republic confidently opened the game. They held Greece to just 13 points in the first period and posted a 4-point lead. But the Hellenes gradually adjusted their performance. They cut the deficit to just one point 28:29 at halftime. Czech Republic maintained the lead in the third term. They entered the fourth frame up by three points. Greece denied the deficit as Kouzeloglou drained a three-pointer for a 52:52 tie. But Martin Peterka answered with a triple and Czech Republic quickly cleared off to a 7-point lead. Radovan Kouril (180-PG-95) made it 66:58 for the Czech team with under two minutes remaining. Anastasios Spyropoulos and Kouzeloglou hit two three-pointers to narrow the gap but Greece simply ran out of time and lost the clash. Radovan Kouril had 17 points, 6 assists and 4 boards for Czech Republic. Alexandros Spyridonidis (190-PG-95) answered with 15 points for Greece. Anastasios Spyropoulos chipped in 12 points in the losing effort.

Group C
Italy - Spain 61-88
Spain recorded the first win at the U18 European Championship. They knocked down Italy in the opener in Group C. Juan Hernangomez (198-F-95) scored 18 points to pace the winners. Spain made sure they grabbed the initiative early in the game. They erupted for 28 points in the first period to build a 12-point lead. Italy slowed their opponents down in the second frame. But Spain secured a 44:32 halftime lead. Spain boosted the lead in the third term. They ensured a comfortable 20-point advantage before the fourth period. Spain nailed 20 points in the fourth term and sealed the win at the end. Agusti Sans (195-SG-95) posted 16 points, while Alberto Abalde added 14 points for the winners. Tommaso Laquintana (187-PG-95) answered with 16 points for Italy. Simone Fontecchio and Daniel Donzelli chipped in 12 points each in the loss.

Latvia - Bulgaria 85-57
Latvia claimed the opening win at the U18 European Championship. They defeated Bulgaria to gain 1-0 record in Group C. Andzejs Pasecniks (211-C-95, college: VEF skola) provided 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the hosts. Latvia got to a brisk start to the game. They poured in 24 points in the opening ten minutes and recorded a 4-point lead. The hosts unloaded 27 points in the second frame to extend the lead. They accumulated a 51:35 halftime advantage. Latvia did not loosen the grip in the third period. They held Bulgaria to 12 points in the quarter and boosted the margin to as many as 22 points. Latvia went on a 16:10 run in the final period and sealed the victory. Kristaps Porzingis (210-C-95) had 15 points and 11 boards, while Davis Geks had 11 points for the winning side. Aleksandar Vezenkov (205-SF-95) answered with 24 points and 17 rebounds for Bulgaria. Martin Vasiliev and Angel Peychinov netted 9 points apiece in the defeat.

Group D
Ukraine - Croatia 49-81
Croatia gained the opening win at the U18 European Championship in Latvia. They fired past Ukraine in Group D opener. Karlo Zganec (206-F/C-95, agency: XL Basketball Agency) nailed 19 points to lead the winning side. Croatia gained a 16:8 lead after the opening quarter. Ukraine improved their performance in the second period. They cut the deficit at 7-point mark at the interval 23:30. However Croatia stamped their authority in the third period. The Balkan team went on a 26:14 run to clear off to a 19-point lead at the final intermission. Croatia finished off their opponents with a 25:12 run in the fourth period. Lovro Mazalin (203-SF-97, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 14 points, while Marko Arapovic provided 10 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. Illya Sydorov and Oleksandr Kobets (192-SF-96) responded with 12 points each for Ukraine.

Turkey - United Kingdom 76-58
Turkey celebrated the first win at the U18 European Championship in Latvia. They defeated England in their starting game. Kenan Sipahi (198-PG-95) posted 15 points to lead the winning side. Turkey accumulated a 21:18 lead after the opening quarter. But England capitalized on a sloppy offensive effort from the Turkish team to deny the deficit in the second frame. The English team grabbed a 36:34 halftime lead. Turkey regained the lead pretty quickly in the second half. They opened the half with a 7:0 run to spur in front. Turkey fired 21 points in the period to gain a 3-point lead. They exploded with a 21:6 rally in the final stanza to seal the winning outcome. Cedi Osman (195-SG-95) netted 14 points, while Metecan Birsen chipped in 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the winning side. Jules Akodo (186-G-96) answered with 12 points for England. Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye delivered 11 points in the losing case.   




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European Championships U18 Final Standings
 1. Serbia
 2. Spain
 3. Lithuania
 4. Turkey
 5. Italy
 6. France
 7. Greece
 8. Bosnia
 9. Russia
 10. Finland
 11. Germany
 12. Ukraine
 13. Montenegro.
 14. Slovenia
 15. Slovakia
 16. Latvia
Last:8/9/2017

European Championships U18 Final Standings Div.B
 1. Croatia
 2. U.Kingdom
 3. Estonia
 4. Israel
 5. Poland
 6. Holland
 7. Bulgaria
 8. Denmark
 9. Belgium
 10. Iceland
 11. Portugal
 12. Hungary
 13. Czech Rep.
 14. Sweden
 15. Romania
 16. FYR Macedon.
 17. Austria
 18. Georgia
 19. Switzerland
 20. Belarus
 21. Albania
 22. Azerbaijan
 23. Luxembourg
 24. Ireland
Last:8/9/2017
European Championships U18 Standings
Group A
 1. Cyprus 2-1 
 2. Kosovo 2-1 
 3. Norway 2-1 
 4. Armenia 0-3 
Group B
 1. Malta 3-0 
 2. Moldova 2-1 
 3. San Marino 1-2 
 4. Gibraltar 0-3 
Last:7/11/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Sani CAMPARA
  BIH
  (190-G-99)
  Avg: 21
 1. Campara, BIH21.0 
 2. Sanon, UKR19.3 
 3. Simonovic, MNT17.7 
 4. Moraitis, GRE16.8 
 5. Saybir, TUR16.4 
 6. Atar, TUR16.4 
 7. Martinez, ESP15.9 
 8. Velicka, LTU15.3 
 9. Fevrier, FRA15.0 
 10. Kralj, SLO14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mikael JANTUNEN
  (200-F-0)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Jantunen, FIN12.6 
 2. Zeliznak, SVK8.4 
 3. Simonovic, MNT8.4 
 4. Pecarski, SRB8.3 
 5. Atar, TUR7.9 
 6. Kadasi, SVK7.4 
 7. Herkenhoff, GER7.4 
 8. Ehigitor, ESP7.2 
 9. Shashkov, RUS7.1 
 10. Velicka, LTU7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Arnas VELICKA
  LTU
  (192-PG-99)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Velicka, LTU6.4 
 2. Pajola, ITA5.0 
 3. Akay, TUR5.0 
 4. Vulikic, SRB4.9 
 5. Heinonen, FIN4.4 
 6. Klavzar, SLO4.0 
 7. Moraitis, GRE4.0 
 8. Cuevas, ESP3.7 
 9. Uskokovic, SRB3.7 
 10. Atelbauers, LAT3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Yusuf SANON
  (190-G-99)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Sanon, UKR3.4 
 2. Trapani, ITA3.1 
 3. Moraitis, GRE2.8 
 4. Kamperidis, GRE2.6 
 5. Grytsak, UKR2.6 
 6. Heinonen, FIN2.4 
 7. Khomenko, RUS2.4 
 8. Zampini, ITA2.3 
 9. Jantunen, FIN2.3 
 10. Heine, SLO2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Guglielmo CARUSO
  (205-PF-99)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Caruso, ITA1.9 
 2. Kadasi, SVK1.7 
 3. Vigori, ITA1.4 
 4. Jantunen, FIN1.3 
 5. Pavelka, SVK1.3 
 6. Atar, TUR1.3 
 7. Voinalovych, UKR1.3 
 8. Grytsak, UKR1.3 
 9. Sarr, FRA1.2 
 10. Simonovic, MNT1.1 
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