Russia - France 70-60 Russia wrapped up their Second Stage campaign at U18 European Championship with victory. They fired past France to earn the top position in Group E. Russia will now take on Croatia in the playoffs. France will face Spain in the quarterfinals. Russia claimed a 19:16 lead after ten minutes. But Les Bleus turned things around in the second frame. They pulled in front for a 33:28 advantage at halftime. Russia cut the deficit in the third term. They got within two points at the final intermission. Zhulkov and Gavrilov put Russia in front early in the fourth frame. France quickly regained the advantage but not for long. Russia used a 15:0 run to gain a 68:57 lead with 14 seconds remaining. Viacheslav Fedorchenko (190-G-95, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) provided 16 points to lead Russia. Alexander Martynov (195-G/F-95) added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists for the winners. Damien Inglis (204-PF-95) answered with 9 points for France. Axel Bouteille and Etienne Ory had 8 points each in the loss.
Czech Republic - Serbia 70-99 Serbia claimed the third straight win at the U18 European Championship. They outmuscled Czech Republic to punch quarterfinal ticket. Brano Djukanovic (194-SG-95) netted 20 points to lead the winners. Czech Republic got eliminated from the title race with the loss. Serbia fired 23 points in the opening quarter to post a 7-point lead. They stayed red hot offensively in the second frame. Serbia dropped 25 points and piled up a 48:33 halftime advantage. Serbia did not slow down after the big break. They erupted for 25 points in the third term to gain a 19-point buffer before the fourth stanza. Czech Republic could not slow down their opponents as Serbia cruised to the victory at the end. Ognjen Jaramaz (191-PG-95) nailed 19 points, while Milenko Veljkovic added 10 points for the winners. Prokop Slanina (204-C-95) answered with 14 points for Czech Republic. Martin Peterka had 13 points in the loss.
Lithuania - Bosnia 78-60 Lithuania clinched the quarterfinal ticket at the U18 European Championship. They fired past Bosnia and Herzegovina to improve at 3-2 record in Group E. Bosnia and Herzegovina got eliminated from the title race falling at 0-5 record. Lithuania enjoyed a 20:15 lead after ten minutes of action. The Baltic team stretched the gap in the second frame. They secured a 43:31 halftime advantage. Lithuania controlled the tempo in the third term. They arrived at the final intermission up by 16 points. Lithuania kept Bosnia and Herzegovina at safe distance throughout the fourth frame and marched to the victory at the end. Domantas Sabonis (205-F/C-96) posted 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners. Haroldas Saprykinas (188-SG-95) and Augustas Suliauskas (180-PG-95) had 12 points each for the winners. Imran Polutak (209-C-96) answered with 17 points for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sandro Gacic nailed 14 points in the loss.
Croatia - Italy 92-78 Croatia clinched a vital win over Italy in the final game of the Second Stage at U18 European Championship. The winners clinched the fourth position in Group F. Croatia will now take on Russia in the playoffs. Italy will play in the classification round now. Croatia set the tone early in the game. They opened the game with seven straight points. They ensured a 21:18 lead after ten minutes. Domagoj Bosnjak (197-F/G-95) opened a double-digit lead midway through the second frame. Croatia maintained it to enter the second half up by 10 points 40:30. Croatia did not loosen the grasp in the third period. They boosted the margin at 16-point mark at the final intermission 71:55. Fontecchio opened the fourth frame with back-to-back triples to keep Italy hopeful. But Tomislav Gabric (201-PF-95, agency: XL Basketball Agency) answered with his consecutive triples midway through the fourth frame and Croatia raced to the victory at the end. Domagoj Bosnjak finished with 26 points to lead the winners. Tomislav Gabric added 17 points in the victory. Marco Spissu (181-G-95) and Tommaso Laquintana answered with 14 points each for Italy.
Turkey - Spain 68-76 Spain claimed the second win at the U18 European Championship Second Stage and booked the place in the quarterfinals. They overcame Turkey for 3-2 record in Group F. Agusti Sans (195-SG-95) nailed 18 points to lead the winners. Turkey slipped at 4-1 record on top of the ladder. Spain gained an 18:14 lead after ten minutes of action. Turkey quickly erased the deficit as they sank 22 points for a 36:33 halftime lead. Spain cut the deficit and eventually tied things up at 54-all after thirty minutes of action. Spain used an 11:0 run early in the fourth frame to claim a 10-point lead and never looked back en route to the win. David Iriarte (206-F/C-95) netted 17 points, while Alberto Abalde added 14 points for Spain. Kerem Kanter (203-PF-95) responded with 11 points for Turkey. Akif Guven had 10 points in the losing effort.
Latvia - United Kingdom 68-56 Latvia overcame England in the final game of the U18 European Championship Second Stage for both teams. Kristaps Porzingis (210-C-95) netted 17 points to lead the winners. Latvia improved at 3-2 record in Group F. England fell at 1-4 record outside the quarterfinal zone. Latvia secured a 17:13 lead ten minutes into the game. The hosts boosted the gap in the second term. Latvia held England to 8 points and ensured a 37:21 halftime cushion. They kept England at bay throughout the third term. Latvia piled up a 56:38 advantage before the fourth quarter. England cut the distance in the final period but still finished way short of win. Rolands Smits (202-F/C-95) nailed 13 points, while Davis Geks added 11 points and 10 boards for the winning side. Luke Nelson (192-G-95) answered with 19 points for England. Tyrell Isaacs and Jules Akodo had 10 points each in the loss.
Slovenia - Greece 62-76 Greece registered the third consecutive win at the U18 European Championship. They fired past Slovenia for 3-0 record on top of Group G. Slovenia fell at 1-2 record in the third position in the group. Georgios Diamantakos (214-C-95) nailed 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the charge. Greece claimed a 19:10 lead after ten minutes of action. But Slovenia struck back in the second frame. They narrowed the deficit at 2-point mark at halftime 30:32. Slovenia pulled ahead early in the third term. The Hellenes needed a strong rally late in the period to snatch a 53:52 lead at the final break. Ioannis Kouzeloglou (204-PF-95) and Chatzinikolas drained back-to-back triples early in the fourth frame to put Greece up by 9 points 61:52. Dimitrios Stamatis knocked down 5 straight points to spark a 9:0 run from Greece that gave them a comfortable 70:53 lead with just over three minutes remaining. They never looked back en route to the victory. Ioannis Kouzeloglou provided 19 points, while Dimitrios Stamatis added 17 points for the winners. Matic Rebec (180-PG-95) answered with 23 points for Slovenia. Jure Ritlop had 7 points in the loss.
Bulgaria - Ukraine 56-66 Ukraine claimed the third win at the U18 European Championship in Latvia. They defeated Bulgaria for 2-1 record in Group G. Illya Sydorov (183-PG-96) posted 20 points to lead the winners. Bulgaria fell at 0-3 record after the defeat. Bulgaria led by four points after the opening frame 18:14. Ukraine picked up the tempo to cut the deficit in the second term. Ukraine trailed by three points at halftime 39:36. Bulgaria held their opponents to just 8 points in the third term to balloon the lead. They ensured a 5-point advantage at the final intermission. Ukraine opened the fourth frame on a 12:2 run to surge ahead. They held Bulgaria to only 7 points in the fourth period and snatched victory at the end. Oleksandr Antypov (202-F-95) netted 11 points, while Pavel Lebedintsev contributed 10 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Aleksandar Vezenkov (205-SF-95) answered with 24 points and 9 rebounds for Bulgaria. Nikolay Vangelov chipped in 8 points in the loss.
Draws completed for FIBA U18 European Championships 2017 Divisions A and B - 3 months ago
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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.
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