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Group A
Germany 50% Jul.29 Turkey
Russia 50% Jul.29 Montenegro
Group B
Ukraine 50% Jul.29 Italy
Serbia 50% Jul.29 Spain
Group C
Finland 50% Jul.29 Lithuania
Slovenia 50% Jul.29 Greece
Group D
France 50% Jul.29 Bosnia
Slovakia 50% Jul.29 Latvia
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Group A
United Kingd 50% Jul.28 Czech R.
Albania 50% Jul.28 Holland
Luxemb. 50% Jul.28 Sweden
Group B
Croatia 50% Jul.28 Hungary
Belarus 50% Jul.28 Bulgaria
Iceland 50% Jul.28 Georgia
Group C
Romania 50% Jul.28 Poland
Azerbaijan 50% Jul.28 Portugal
Israel 50% Jul.28 Austria
Group D
FYR Macedon 50% Jul.28 Denmark
Estonia 50% Jul.28 Switzerl.
Ireland 50% Jul.28 Belgium
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Second Stage starts in Latvia - Jul 22, 2013

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Group E
Serbia - Russia 102-57
Serbia celebrated a comfortable win over Russia at the start of the Second Stage at the u18 European Championship. Aleksa Jugovic (190-G-95) nailed 23 points as Serbia jumped at 1-2 record in Group E. Russia fell at 2-1 record after the defeat. Serbia eked out a 21:18 lead after intense first quarter. The Balkan team started to get away in the second frame. They held Russia to 7 points to gain a 39:25 halftime advantage. Russia collapsed defensively in the third term. Serbia accounted for 34 points in the period and raced to a 73:41 lead at the final break. Serbia unloaded 29 points in the fourth period and sealed a comprehensive win at the end. Milenko Veljkovic (216-C-95) notched 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Brano Djukanovic added 13 points in the victory. Viacheslav Fedorchenko (190-G-95, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) responded with 14 points and 12 rebounds for Russia. Vladislav Staratelev had 9 points in the losing case.

Bosnia - France 42-60
France posted the fourth consecutive win at the U18 European Championship. They opened the Second Stage campaign with a comfortable win over Bosnia and Herzegovina. Axel Bouteille (198-F-95) dropped 18 points to lead the charge. France spurred ahead early in the game and recorded an 18:10 lead after ten minutes. But Bosnia and Herzegovina narrowed the deficit in the second stanza. They got within five points at halftime 26:31. Les Bleus mounted the pressure on their opponents in the third period. France jumped to a 10-point advantage at the final intermission. Les Bleus held their opponents to just 4 points in the fourth quarter and secured the winning outcome. Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot (198-SF-96) chipped in 9 points, while Etienne Ory, Damien Inglis and Petr Cornelie added 6 points each for the winners. Stefan Lakic (196-F/G-95) and Davor Karamatic (200-F-95) responded with 12 points apiece for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Gacic delivered 8 points in the losing case.

Czech Republic - Lithuania 57-96
Lithuania victoriously opened the Second Stage of the U18 European Championship in Latvia. They knocked down Czech Republic in Group E opener. Lithuania improved at 2-1 record, while Czech Republic fell at 1-2. Lithuania came up with a barrage of three-pointers in the opening quarter to clear off. The Baltic team exploded with 30 points in the first ten minutes and piled up a 21-point lead. Czech Republic stopped the bleeding in the second frame. They narrowed the deficit at 19-point mark at halftime. But Lithuania mounted the pressure in the third term. They unloaded 26 points in the period and entered the fourth stanza up by 25 points 74:49. Lithuania did not slow down in the fourth term and cruised to the victory at the end. Ricardas Verbickas (186-G-95) and Haroldas Saprykinas (188-SG-95) nailed 17 points each for Lithuania. Lukas Grabauskas added 14 points in the winning case. Martin Peterka (206-PF-95) answered with 15 points for Czech Republic. Prokop Slanina had 12 points in the loss.

Group F
United Kingdom - Spain 75-66 OT
England gained the second win at the U18 European Championship. Luke Nelson (192-G-95) scored 29 points, grabbed 6 boards and 5 assists to carry England past Spain at the start of the Second Stage of the tournament. It was a close battle from start to finish. England snatched an 18:14 lead after ten minutes. Spain reacted with an aggressive defensive effort in the second frame. They held England to 10 points and surged ahead for a 28:33 halftime lead. Spain boosted the margin at 8-point mark at the third intermission. But England erased the deficit in the fourth frame. Jules Akodo (186-G-96) put them in front 61:59 with just over three minutes remaining. Garcia and Sans gave Spain a 63:61 lead but Isaacs sank a jumper to force overtime. England held Spain to just 3 points in the extra period and claimed a loud victory at the end. Jules Akodo and Morayoninuoluwa Soluade delivered 10 points each for the winning side. Ilimane Diop (209-C-95) answered with 20 points for Spain. Alberto Martin had 17 points in the losing case.

Italy - Turkey 68-75
Turkey claimed the victory at the start of the Second Stage at U18 European Championship. They knocked down Italy to improve at 3-0 record on top of Group F. Italy fell at 1-2 record after the defeat. Metecan Birsen (205-SF-95) netted 17 points to lead the winners. Turkey exploded with 26 points in the opening frame to gain an 8-point lead. Italy turned things around in the second stanza. They went on a 21:11 run to establish a 39:37 halftime lead. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the third quarter. The Azzurri entered the fourth frame up by two points 46:44. But it was not enough. Turkey used a 15:5 run midway through the fourth frame to gain a 71:65 lead. They never looked back en route to the victory. Emircan Kosut (216-C-95) chipped in 12 points, while Kenan Sipahi contributed 10 points and 8 assists for the winners. Daniel Donzelli (199-SG-96) answered with 15 points for Italy. Simone Fontecchio chipped in 12 points in the losing case.

Croatia - Latvia 65-72
Latvia celebrated victory at the start of the U18 European Championship Second Stage. They held off Croatia for 2-1 record in Group F. Croatia secured a narrow 20:19 lead after ten minutes. Latvia surged ahead in the second period. The hosts held their opponents to 13 points and registered a 36:33 halftime lead. Latvia boosted the gap in the third term. The Baltic team stayed aggressive defensively in the quarter as Croatia managed just 10 points. Latvia built an 11-point lead heading into the final stanza. Croatia nailed 22 points in the fourth frame but could not overcome the deficit. Kristaps Gluditis (192-G-95) netted 15 points, while Kristaps Porzingis (210-C-95), Davis Geks and Rihards Lomazs dropped 10 points each for the winners. Marko Arapovic (208-C/F-96) answered with 15 points for Croatia. Karlo Zganec had 14 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.

Group G
Greece - Bulgaria 88-65
Greece registered the first win at the classification round of U18 European Championship. They outgunned Bulgaria for 1-0 record in Group G. Georgios Diamantakos (214-C-95) nailed 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the winners. Greece eked out a 22:19 lead after ten minutes. Bulgaria stiffened defensively in the second frame and did not allow the Hellenes to run away. Greece enjoyed a 35:32 halftime lead. But Greece stepped on the gas in the third period. They erupted for 28 points and cleared off to a 16-point distance at the final break. Greece fired 25 points in the fourth quarter and raced to the victory at the end. Dimitrios Stamatis (192-G-96) netted 18 points, while Alexandros Spyridonidis added 12 points in the victory. Aleksandar Milov (197-G-95) responded with 18 points for Bulgaria. Aleksandar Vezenkov added 13 points in the loss.

Slovenia - Ukraine 60-65
Ukraine registered the second consecutive victory at the U18 European Championship in Latvia. They overcame Slovenian counterparts at the start of the classification round in Group G. Illya Sydorov (183-PG-96) nailed 19 points to lead the winners. Ukraine grabbed a 15:12 lead after ten minutes of action. Slovenia cut the deficit and eventually pulled ahead in the second quarter. They accumulated a 35:27 halftime advantage. Slovenia boosted the gap in the third term. They accounted for a 53:42 advantage before the final stanza. But Ukraine opened the fourth frame on a 19:2 run to take a 61:55 lead. Yevgen Sakhniuk (201-PF-95) and Kobets sealed the win for Ukraine late in regulation. Yevgen Sakhniuk posted 12 points and 14 rebounds, while Igor Boyarkin added 11 points in the win. Ziga Zatezic (196-SG-95) answered with 19 points for Slovenia. Matic Rebec had 16 points in the losing effort.   

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European Championships U18 Standings
Group A
 1. Germany 0-0 
 2. Montenegro 0-0 
 3. Russia 0-0 
 4. Turkey 0-0 
Group B
 1. Spain 0-0 
 2. Italy 0-0 
 3. Serbia 0-0 
 4. Ukraine 0-0 
Group C
 1. Finland 0-0 
 2. Greece 0-0 
 3. Lithuania 0-0 
 4. Slovenia 0-0 
Group D
 1. Bosnia 0-0 
 2. France 0-0 
 3. Latvia 0-0 
 4. Slovakia 0-0 
European Championships U18 Standings Div.B
Group A
 1. Albania 0-0 
 2. Czech Rep. 0-0 
 3. U.Kingdom 0-0 
 4. Luxembourg 0-0 
 5. Holland 0-0 
 6. Sweden 0-0 
Group B
 1. Belarus 0-0 
 2. Bulgaria 0-0 
 3. Croatia 0-0 
 4. Georgia 0-0 
 5. Hungary 0-0 
 6. Iceland 0-0 
Group C
 1. Austria 0-0 
 2. Azerbaijan 0-0 
 3. Israel 0-0 
 4. Poland 0-0 
 5. Portugal 0-0 
 6. Romania 0-0 
Group D
 1. Belgium 0-0 
 2. Denmark 0-0 
 3. Estonia 0-0 
 4. Ireland 0-0 
 5. FYR Macedon. 0-0 
 6. Switzerland 0-0 
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 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Dzanan MUSA
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Musa, BIH20.2 
 2. Strautins, LAT18.7 
 3. Maxhuni, FIN17.8 
 4. Doumbouya, FRA17.8 
 5. Blumbergs, LAT16.5 
 6. Font, ESP16.3 
 7. Martinez, ESP16.2 
 8. Kulboka, LTU15.7 
 9. Zoosman, ISR15.5 
 10. Masiulis, LTU15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Strautins, LAT10.3 
 2. Sedekerskis, LTU10.2 
 3. Masiulis, LTU10.0 
 4. Blumbergs, LAT9.8 
 5. Polla, FIN9.7 
 6. Hartenstein, GER9.5 
 7. Martinez, ESP9.3 
 8. Zoosman, ISR8.8 
 9. Vesel, SLO8.7 
 10. Bajo, CRO8.3 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Velicka, LTU5.7 
 2. Uljarevic, CRO5.3 
 3. Gegic, BIH5.3 
 4. Zoriks, LAT5.2 
 5. Figueras, ESP5.0 
 6. Moretti, ITA5.0 
 7. Al, TUR4.8 
 8. Motovilov, RUS4.5 
 9. Ntilikina, FRA4.5 
 10. Moraitis, GRE4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Dimitrios MORAITIS
  Avg: 4
 1. Moraitis, GRE4.0 
 2. Zoosman, ISR3.8 
 3. Al, TUR3.0 
 4. Lountzis, GRE2.5 
 5. Penna, ITA2.5 
 6. Martinez, ESP2.3 
 7. Masiulis, LTU2.2 
 8. Ntilikina, FRA2.2 
 9. Beni, ISR1.8 
 10. Motovilov, RUS1.8 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Hartenstein, GER1.7 
 2. Simanic, SRB1.5 
 3. Polla, FIN1.5 
 4. Sedekerskis, LTU1.3 
 5. Da Silva, GER1.3 
 6. Doumbouya, FRA1.2 
 7. Ntilikina, FRA1.2 
 8. Diawara, FRA1.2 
 9. Garoza, LAT1.0 
 10. Bajo, CRO1.0 
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