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rikhardur
07-30-2009, 04:19 PM
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GROUP A
Israel
Turkey
Italy
Montenegro

GROUP B
Greece
Lithuania
Russia
Poland

GROUP C
Czech Republic
Spain
Croatia
Germany

GROUP D
Latvia
Serbia
France
Ukraine

rikhardur
07-30-2009, 04:20 PM
Turkey U16s Thrash Poland

Turkey's youngsters continue to impress coach Nihat Izic in the build-up to the U16 European Championship for Men, thrashing Poland 103-73 in the second game of their warm-up tournament on Wednesday night.

Berkay Candan poured in 29 points and Erbil Eroglu added 17 in a dominant performance as they stayed one step ahead of the Polish defense throughout.

It was in the second half that Turkey took the game away from their hosts, holding them to 12 points in the third quarter while scoring 27.

"Just before going to the Championship, it is very useful to play a tournament like this," said Izic. "We are here to show what we can do in our final rehearsal."

Turkey have been drawn in Group A of the tournament - which tips off in Kaunas on August 6 - alongside Israel, Italy and Montenegro.

Poland will play in Group B against Lithuania, Greece and Russia.
http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_qjAiTSURHhYVoYl2h7Fxg1.articleMode_on.contain er_frontpage.html

rikhardur
07-30-2009, 04:21 PM
Croatia U16s Seek Boost From Saric

Croatia U16 coach Damir Rajkovic is hoping the return of Dario Saric can give his side a big boost going into the U16 European Championship for Men.

Rajkovic saw his team struggle at the Youth Olympic Festival in Finland last week as they had to settle for sixth place after starting the group stages with defeats against Turkey and Lithuania.

However, Croatia were without Saric and Antonio Boban in those opening games. Boban returned from a wrist injury to help Croatia improve before the end of the tournament, but they are still waiting on Saric, who is expected back before the U16 Championship tips off in Kaunas next week as he recovers from a thumb problem.

"This tournament was good preparation, as we wanted to see how some players would fit in and contribute, but the result was not the best," said Rajkovic, who watched his team rebound from the opening losses to pound Finland 81-40 before losing 69-65 to France in the game for fifth place.

"We played clumsily in that final game," he added. "The second quarter was the worst we played in the tournament so we went in behind. We were much better in the second half, but we could not turn the game around."

Rajkovic is now working with this team in Sisak before they travel to Lithuania.

"During these nine days in Sisak we are finalising our schemes in defense and attack, and Dario Saric will help to make the team better," he said.
http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_s0i6sD9DIcIMirfln92PW2.articleMode_on.contain er_frontpage.html

rikhardur
07-30-2009, 04:22 PM
Germany All Set For U16 Championships

Germany coach Fran Menz believes his team have had the best possible preparation as they go into the U16 FIBA European Championships Men next month.

The Germans hosted Argentina, Sweden and Israel in the ING-DiBa-Junior Cup in Bamberg at the weekend, and swept all three games with a series of impressive performances played out under the watchful eyes of senior stars Dirk Nowitzki, Steffen Hamann and coach Dick Bauermann.

"It was a great opportunity for us to test ourselves prior to the European Championships as all three teams we played were very different," Menz said.

"We had an excellent level in Bamberg with the FIBA Americas silver medalists from Argentina, the Israel team which has always been strong in the European competitions, and Sweden, one of the teams which is likely to win promotion from Division B this year.

"Also, it was an awesome experience for us to play a big tournament in front our home crowd one year before we host the U17 FIBA World Championship."

For Menz's players, the opportunity to show their skills in front of Dallas Mavericks superstar Nowitzki provided a special thrill.

"It was one of the best days of my life," said Nico Hackmann. "We won our game and I got to meet Dirk Nowitzki!"

Germany have been drawn in Group C for next month's tournament, and will face the Czech Republic, Spain and Croatia.
http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_OPcfWy13Ga612I5oaw8Ot3.articleMode_on.contain er_frontpage.html

JohnnieWalker
07-30-2009, 06:06 PM
Is there any chance we could see these games?
Do our lithuanian friends know anything about it?

Mindozas
07-30-2009, 06:18 PM
Is there any chance we could see these games?
Do our lithuanian friends know anything about it?

I only know that our local tv TV6 will broadcast all our NT games and final, but so far don't know how to watch it online. Some time ago here (http://www.seelithuania.tv/) was possibility to download program and to watch it for free, but now seems like you need to pay

Toxicity
07-30-2009, 08:48 PM
Italian roster:

1. Azzaro Alessandro (93, 197, F, Gmac Bologna)
2. Cacace Giacomo (93, 193, G, Armani Jeans Milano)
3. Candussi Francesco (94, 210, F, Europool Isontina)
4. Lagana’ Marco (93, 196, G, Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia)
5. Lombardi Eric (93, 200, F, Angelico Biella)
6. Mabilia Alberto (93, 176, Pm, Ass. Sportiva Marostica)
7. Monaldi Diego (93, 185, Pm, Montepaschi Siena)
8. Severini Giovanni (93, 194, G, Montepaschi Siena)
9. Spera Gaetano (93, 207, C, Asd Progetto Vivi Bk Napoli)
10. Stassi Stefano (93, 197, F, Angelico Biella)
11. Varuzza Matteo (93, 190, G, Sistema Basket Pordenone)
12. Veccia Francesco (93, 188, G, Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia)

Our '93-'94 generation is probably the most talented in the past few years... keep an eye on: Lagana', Candussi, Lombardi and Veccia.

auris1
07-30-2009, 10:28 PM
Ahh, good memories. I was 6 when I went there the very first time. Civilis was alive and scoring strangely well standing on the backcourt line just outside the box . Apparently my grandfather chose to watch a game there instead of being at the birth of my mother – I never met him to ask this by the way –in the 90ties he became director of sport’s museum in Vilnius, sadly closed now. I still sometimes wonder if he is alive.

pohani komarac
08-03-2009, 08:12 PM
Inside imfo (from forum) this will be Croatian roster:

Stipe Cubric (PG 180 93. Dubrava)
Martin Junakovic (PG 186 94. DP)
Roko Jurlina (SG 190 93. Zadar)
Antonio Boban (SG/SF 198 93. Rijeka)
Henrik Sirko (SF 198 93. Sibenik)
Matej Buovac (SF 197 93. Dubrava)
Darijo Saric (All:D 202 94. DP)
Marko Ramljak (PG,SF,PF 203 93. Posusje)
Stipe Krstanovic (SF/PF 203. 93 Cibona)
Mihael Maric (PF 199 93. Split)
Luka Vlaic (C 205 93. DP)
Josip Mikulic (C 209 93. Siroki)

To bad our only quality PG Zlatko Galic (190 93. Siroki) got injured, but on the other hand it will leave a room for Saric to show his uniqe talent, and veritality of very good prospect Jurlina, also lacking of bigs could hurt us. Krstanovic verey good prospect who is mostley running away from basket will be forced to play C because our towers from this genaration Mikulic, Petar Madunic (210 93. Split), Ivan Vukicevic (210 93. Zagreb) are still learning to walk:D Besides Saric huge prospect is Ramljak and should be curentley best player of this team. Unfortunaley Saric and Ramljak are already coverd with hype in Croatia, especialy Saric and overall people calling this generation deepest and most talented ever since our independence. Hope once again that won't bounce of our head like with Josip Sesar:mad:

note: in Serbia there is similar sitation with this generation and Miljenovic kid

Basket_
08-03-2009, 09:09 PM
Lithuanian roster

Tauras JOGĖLA 1993 | 198 cm
Vaidas KARINIAUSKAS 1993 | 196 cm
Simonas KYMANTAS 1993 | 204 cm
Simonas LEKYS 1993 | 179 cm
Tomas LEKŪNAS 1993 | 194 cm
Paulius LEŠČINSKAS 1993 | 186 cm
Mantas MOCKEVIČIUS 1993 | 188 cm
Rokas NARKEVIČIUS 1993 | 196 cm
Osvaldas OLISEVIČIUS 1993 | 198 cm
Martynas PALIUKĖNAS 1993 | 180 cm
Ignas RAMAŠAUSKAS 1993 | 208 cm
Paulius SEMAŠKA 1993 | 179 cm

ınvnceable
08-04-2009, 08:28 AM
1-Mert Demirel-1993-PG-180
2-MErt Can Ozen-1993-SF-192
3-Burak Can Yıldızlı-1994-PF-201
4-Tayfun Erulku-1994-SG-189
5-Erbıl Eroglu-1993-PG-193
6-Berkay Candan-1993-PF-203
7-Ozgur Sahın-1993-SG-191
8-Samet Geyik-1993-PF-200
9-Ramazan Tekin-1993-C-215
10-Onur Çalban-1993-C-206
11-Ugur Dokuyan-1993-SF-196
12-Kenan Sipahi-1995-PG-187

coach: Nihat İzic

I trust the coach. Three times he fınıshed second place on european youth champıonshıp with Ersan Ilyasova,Cenk Akyol, Oguz Savas.And he found lots of important basketballer for Turkey like Mehmet Okur. Also, We have quite talented players such as Berkay Candan, Erbil Eyuboglu, Burakcan Yıldızlı and Tayfun Erulku.

Mindozas
08-04-2009, 09:16 AM
During last few days some friendlies was played:

Lithuania - France 87:56 (34:13, 22:10, 20:15, 11:18)

Lithuania - Italy 93:81 (28:24, 28:13, 18:23, 19:21)

Lithuania II - Italy 87:76 (18:21, 24:22, 19:13, 26:20)

Srle
08-04-2009, 03:00 PM
Nikola Pavlović, Nikola Radičević, Aleksandar Cvetković, Stefan Popovski Turanjanin, Saša Avramović, Luka Mitrović, Nenad Miljenović, Nemanja Krstić, Vukašin Vujović, Đorđe Milošević, Nemanja Bezbradica i Marko Ćirović.

This is a Serbian team. This generation is without dominating big man. It will be interesting how this team will fair with lots of talented guards and no dominant big man.

penzias
08-06-2009, 12:22 PM
Any livestream? LRytas tv maybe?

JohnnieWalker
08-06-2009, 02:06 PM
Heartbreaking game between Spain and Croatia, Spain was leading by 13 in the 3rd quarter, but Croatia made a comeback and Ramljak hit a buzzer beater 3 pointer to send the game to overtime...

mitsos1
08-06-2009, 02:24 PM
Heartbreaking game between Spain and Croatia, Spain was leading by 13 in the 3rd quarter, but Croatia made a comeback and Ramljak hit a buzzer beater 3 pointer to send the game to overtime...

se poio kanli to eides?

[Next time in English please] - Levenspiel

Levenspiel
08-06-2009, 02:43 PM
Looked like Croatia could steal the game, but they missed critical FTs and Spain won in the end.

Turkey passed Italy 69-59 behind Berkay Candan's good performance (19p-13r). It's too early but it seems like another tall guy is coming from under. PG Eroglu too had very nice stats though.

ınvnceable
08-06-2009, 02:54 PM
turkey:69 italy:59

erbil eroglu:13pts 7reb 6as 6stl
berkay candan:19pts 13 reb.

Especially e.eroglu did good job. I think Erbil Eroglu and Safak Edge will solve our pg problems.

unhappily Tayfun Erulku is out of form.
Burakcan Yıldızlı:12pts 5 reb. I thınk thats enough for him since he couln't play on friendlies because of his injury!

JohnnieWalker
08-06-2009, 05:39 PM
se poio kanli to eides?

[Next time in English please] - Levenspiel
[He asked me in what channel I saw it]

I never saw it, I just watched the live scoring at the official site.

elaj
08-06-2009, 08:19 PM
I will be really surprised if Slovenia won't win the B division.

Billy
08-06-2009, 08:59 PM
I will be really surprised if Slovenia won't win the B division.

We will actually have a chance to see what the odds really are as early as tomorrow (20.45) when they face Sweden. The Swe U16 team has been talked up as being the best youth NT Sweden has ever had but a lot depends on Jonathan Person (G, Bologna) and his back problem (he sat out the game against Luxembourg today).

Any Slovenian channel that will air the games?

Billy
08-06-2009, 09:09 PM
I read that Bosnia-Hercegovina withdrew from the competition and I cant find them on the homepage for the competition either.

Does anyone know why they withdrew???

rikhardur
08-06-2009, 09:19 PM
I read that Bosnia-Hercegovina withdrew from the competition and I cant find them on the homepage for the competition either.

Does anyone know why they withdrew???
According to our fellow AlbionGate money was the problem :rolleyes:

elaj
08-06-2009, 09:39 PM
We will actually have a chance to see what the odds really are as early as tomorrow (20.45) when they face Sweden. The Swe U16 team has been talked up as being the best youth NT Sweden has ever had but a lot depends on Jonathan Person (G, Bologna) and his back problem (he sat out the game against Luxembourg today).

Any Slovenian channel that will air the games?
We'll see. In my opinion the only thing Slovenian U16 NT lacks is inside players. Indeed, tomorrow we'll see Sweden - Slovenia. Sweds have tall guys, while our biggest guy is 200cm. I was also told that Swedish NT is one of the most talented Swedish generations ever - Jonathan Person, Tobias Borg, William Magarity, Nick Spires, William Asplund and Max Berg. I don't know any of them, but heard they are probably our competition for the champion of division B. No channel will broadcast the games.

pohani komarac
08-06-2009, 11:12 PM
According to our fellow AlbionGate money was the problem :rolleyes:

No need to rolleyes, B&H countrey or BB federation has real big mony problems and I don't mean just regular economic crises that's arond the world. It's ben bad there, now it's even worse...for small sample like almost 50% of people there don't have a job

pohani komarac
08-06-2009, 11:15 PM
I will be really surprised if Slovenia won't win the B division.

they would have a shoot at A division medals even whit out bigs if 92 born kids didn't screw them...

rikhardur
08-06-2009, 11:39 PM
No need to rolleyes, B&H countrey or BB federation has real big mony problems and I don't mean just regular economic crises that's arond the world. It's ben bad there, now it's even worse...for small sample like almost 50% of people there don't have a job
Thanks, I didn't know that.

hopelives
08-07-2009, 09:45 AM
Looked like Croatia could steal the game, but they missed critical FTs and Spain won in the end.

Turkey passed Italy 69-59 behind Berkay Candan's good performance (19p-13r). It's too early but it seems like another tall guy is coming from under. PG Eroglu too had very nice stats though.

Do you have an idea about why Berkay plays as PF? I believe he's to SF.

Also Erbil is great. He's 1.93 and PG. He might be reach 2.00...

vaslover
08-07-2009, 10:40 AM
During last few days some friendlies was played:

Lithuania - France 87:56 (34:13, 22:10, 20:15, 11:18)

Lithuania - Italy 93:81 (28:24, 28:13, 18:23, 19:21)

Lithuania II - Italy 87:76 (18:21, 24:22, 19:13, 26:20)

For this moment seems like that was JUST friendlies games, because our youngsters just killed young lithuanians yesterday. And if say truth,i really confusing now,because or our boys so strong or young lithuanians so weak...

Jon_Koncak
08-07-2009, 02:04 PM
Vaslover,do u know if Karasev on Russia team is the son of Vasilly?

kecal
08-07-2009, 02:05 PM
For this moment seems like that was JUST friendlies games, because our youngsters just killed young lithuanians yesterday. And if say truth,i really confusing now,because or our boys so strong or young lithuanians so weak...

Russian kids are simply bigger, and that's about it. I haven't seen anything special in their team, not a single prospect of Jogėla's caliber (yep, he disappeared in the 2nd half, but Tauras was still the most intriguing player on the court). We'll see today, if this Lithuanian U16 squad is able to achieve anything.

P.S.: And we lost to Poland... Come on, it's getting ridiculous. Are there really in Lithuania no talented kids over 2 m high, who could not be outrebounded by Poles? This team has no inside presence...

Basket_
08-07-2009, 03:51 PM
Vaslover,do u know if Karasev on Russia team is the son of Vasilly?
Yes, according to Lithuanian coach.

Srle
08-07-2009, 05:13 PM
Lithuania is the biggest disappointment so far.We finally won it wasn't easy at all. Tomorrow very important game for us against Latvia.Poland is a very nice surprise.

Levenspiel
08-07-2009, 05:24 PM
Poland with another close game, another win. Sounds surprising. Liths and Greeks will play for survival tomorrow.

Hugo Invernizzi from France is shooting the 3pts extraordinarily well so far. 9/11 yesterday, 2/3 today.

raph
08-07-2009, 06:59 PM
The most impressive from him imo is is overall performance as he really use the ball pretty well (no to, not a serial shooter despite the stats and an overall rather impressive accuracy). Scoring and rebounding + couple of pass & steals.

honnestly even if he's a bit known in france, i doubt a lot was expecting such a start in the tournament even though it's just the begining of the tournament. To make a cheap good word, hopefully (for us) it is the start of a beginning :cool:

elaj
08-07-2009, 10:00 PM
Crazy game between Slovenia and Sweden in B division. Slovenia was up by +15 and was in control of the game for 35 minutes, then Sweden came back to the game in last quarter and led already 54:62 5 minutes to go. 3 minutes to go Sweden was up by 12, but Slovenia didn't give up, although it the game seemed lost.

Rojc stepped up for Slovenia and hit some important shots (this guy has balls, he also scored for the win at Slovenian U16 championship finals - crazy three pointer), Gominšek hit a cruical three pointer and Slovenia came back and Škerbec scored four seconds to go for the win 72:70 (http://www.fibaeurope-u16men.com/enDivB/default.asp?cid={4928AAE3-648D-4236-8962-7213309309EC}&pageID={783ED8F9-8DE4-416C-AD31-AE326C48A984}&compID={89EB60F8-7F8F-4FFB-9427-6103055F3511}&season=2009&roundID=6710&teamID=&gameID=6710-C-4-2&). Sweden tried with a three pointer at the buzzer, but they failed.

Slovenia's point guards (Rojc can play also combo guard with 193cm) Matej Rojc scored 24 points and added 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2stl, 1 blk, 3 TO in 36 minutes, while Luka Rupnik scored 17 points and added 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 stl and 5 TO. For Sweds Jonathan Person scored 30 points (12/23 for 2), 5 rbs, 3 asist, 3 stl, 2 TO.

pohani komarac
08-08-2009, 12:12 AM
Jurlina got injured in first game:mad: hope it,s not to serius...overhyped Saric only showed so far he is turnover machine:rolleyes:

vaslover
08-08-2009, 06:41 AM
Russian kids are simply bigger, and that's about it. I haven't seen anything special in their team, not a single prospect of Jogėla's caliber (yep, he disappeared in the 2nd half, but Tauras was still the most intriguing player on the court). We'll see today, if this Lithuanian U16 squad is able to achieve anything.

P.S.: And we lost to Poland... Come on, it's getting ridiculous. Are there really in Lithuania no talented kids over 2 m high, who could not be outrebounded by Poles? This team has no inside presence...

Do you want to say that Karasev junior is a not serious prospect? C,mon man, i suggest you to be more objective. Btw, don,t forget that when our youngsters lost lithuanians two weeks ago in Finland, we played without Karasev...;)

hopelives
08-08-2009, 08:28 AM
Erbil Eroglu (PG) has 5 blocks in 2 games.

Levenspiel
08-08-2009, 02:15 PM
The most impressive from him imo is is overall performance as he really use the ball pretty well (no to, not a serial shooter despite the stats and an overall rather impressive accuracy). Scoring and rebounding + couple of pass & steals.

honnestly even if he's a bit known in france, i doubt a lot was expecting such a start in the tournament even though it's just the begining of the tournament. To make a cheap good word, hopefully (for us) it is the start of a beginning :cool:
Well, he is keeping his form. Another very efficient game today.

In group A, Montenegro is leading against Italy. If they can win by 5 or more, they are surely going for the next round. Italy and Israel's faith will be decided by Israel-Turkey game then. Depending on this game, Israel will finish either first or the last :).

Edit: Montenegro won by 6 (80-74). They are in. The Italians are now mass-praying for our win I guess... :p

mitsos1
08-08-2009, 04:17 PM
is there anyone that has any idea in what channel can i watch the u16 european championship games?

Srle
08-08-2009, 04:34 PM
Our coach suck plain and simple. He doesn't know our players at all :cool:

Migelitas
08-08-2009, 04:56 PM
is there anyone that has any idea in what channel can i watch the u16 european championship games?

Lithuanian TV6 broadcasts this U16, but only Lithuania's games.

Billy
08-08-2009, 06:19 PM
Crazy game between Slovenia and Sweden in B division. Slovenia was up by +15 and was in control of the game for 35 minutes, then Sweden came back to the game in last quarter and led already 54:62 5 minutes to go. 3 minutes to go Sweden was up by 12, but Slovenia didn't give up, although it the game seemed lost.

Rojc stepped up for Slovenia and hit some important shots (this guy has balls, he also scored for the win at Slovenian U16 championship finals - crazy three pointer), Gominšek hit a cruical three pointer and Slovenia came back and Škerbec scored four seconds to go for the win 72:70 (http://www.fibaeurope-u16men.com/enDivB/default.asp?cid={4928AAE3-648D-4236-8962-7213309309EC}&pageID={783ED8F9-8DE4-416C-AD31-AE326C48A984}&compID={89EB60F8-7F8F-4FFB-9427-6103055F3511}&season=2009&roundID=6710&teamID=&gameID=6710-C-4-2&). Sweden tried with a three pointer at the buzzer, but they failed.

Slovenia's point guards (Rojc can play also combo guard with 193cm) Matej Rojc scored 24 points and added 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2stl, 1 blk, 3 TO in 36 minutes, while Luka Rupnik scored 17 points and added 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 stl and 5 TO. For Sweds Jonathan Person scored 30 points (12/23 for 2), 5 rbs, 3 asist, 3 stl, 2 TO.

Congratulations to the Slovenian team, the 4th quarter comeback must have been great. No team (like Sweden) deserves to win a game when they give up such a huge advantage so late in the game. The atrocious freethrow percentage (56% on 9/16 attempts) as well as 20 turnovers makes it even less deserving. The lack of playing time for Nicholas Spires (14 min and 13 min respectively) is very surprising.

ınvnceable
08-08-2009, 06:58 PM
Lithuanian TV6 broadcasts this U16, but only Lithuania's games.

ok where can we watch tv6? because our next game is lithuania. :)

pohani komarac
08-09-2009, 11:05 PM
another injury, Antonio Boban broke han, as read on one Croatian forum:mad::mad::mad::mad:

Levenspiel
08-10-2009, 10:57 AM
Czech Rep, Greece, Israel and Ukraine will battle to stay in Division A. Oddly enough only a week ago the same four team fought for the exact same target in the U18 European Championship.

Israel is trying to avoid becoming the first ever country to send three national teams in one summer to Division B. Recently their U20 and U18 teams got relegated.

Fibaeurope.com article
(http://www.fibaeurope-u16men.com/en/Default.asp?coid=%7B2979CEF3-C6F9-482B-B4B0-20C5E62326F8%7D&articleMode=on)

sambaras
08-10-2009, 02:49 PM
Is there any link to watch TV6?

ınvnceable
08-10-2009, 03:13 PM
nobody knows?

Mayo
08-10-2009, 03:58 PM
There's no way to watch TV6 online im afraid.

Result is 40-26 after 2 quarters,Lithuania has the lead

P.S Turkey has hit just 9% of their FG. 2/22 :D

Update: 54-37 after the 3rd

pablonis
08-10-2009, 05:35 PM
So we're back in the game

Lithuania - Turkey 66:47

Jogela with 18pts, 11rb and 3ass

Levenspiel
08-11-2009, 05:47 PM
Our kids lost also today (to Poland). They will probably finish 0-3 in the second phase, and will meet France in the quarter-finals.

On another note, Latvia destroyed Spain... 85-58

raph
08-11-2009, 06:54 PM
Btw, am i just the only one to think that it was a "tactical" loss from spain ? From fiba livestream it was hard to think that spanish were fighting and we did not see the current rotations. Even if latvia is a nice team, it's hard to understand such a loss.

penzias
08-11-2009, 10:34 PM
But if they were intending to lose on purpose to leave out either Serbia or Croatia it better had been by few points, in case they lose against France and Latvia wins this hard loss would be deadly in the tiebreakers, i guess they just had a horrible game.

auris1
08-12-2009, 12:15 AM
is there anyone that has any idea in what channel can i watch the u16 european championship games?

one might think it would be easy enough to install few web cams in the hall– no way, apparently .still, I have paid to watch Lithuanian tv6 for a price that was for 2 mojitos I bought today .man ,it sucked ,but I kept the mint. That in mind I spend 20 euros too much for fiba tv .

re5pectas
08-12-2009, 03:54 PM
Well, Lithuania plays against Italy now, it was 39-25 after second.
Sometimes it seemed that Italians can't pass the middle line...
A lot of mistakes by both sides btw :)

JohnnieWalker
08-12-2009, 07:28 PM
And yet again, Lithuania managed to lose the game...

teenage-in-spain
08-12-2009, 08:12 PM
1/4 finals are:

Russia/Serbia
France/Lithuania
Spain/Turkey
Poland/Croatia

Billy
08-13-2009, 10:30 AM
Sweden lost to England, 77-81 (plus a buzzer 3 by Person as time expired).

Disgusting.

Now we are left to fight for the 5-8th spot with a squad that should have walked through the tournament undefeated.

Its a travesty but no team that loses the rebounding battle by a margin of 15 deserves to win. I hope the players and coaches have a serious look in the mirror and decides that this will never ever happen again.

Tonight its on against Hungary and it will be interesting to see if the boys have already packed it in or have decided to end the tournament on a good note -unlike the Swedish U20 team who played the full roster in the consolation game against Poland.

ınvnceable
08-13-2009, 04:26 PM
can we watch the qfinals on the ınternet?

Srle
08-14-2009, 12:46 PM
We are in the semi finasl. We beat Russia in overtime.We almost blow this game we had win in our hand in the last minute of 4th quarter. I am afraid Bezbradica is injured. He didn't play in the second half:(

AirBall
08-14-2009, 01:27 PM
The leader of Serbian u16 team Nenad Miljenovic is absolutely amazing. His nick name is ''new Drazen'' and he is probably the the most talented PG/SG in Serbia for last 25 years...

Migelitas
08-14-2009, 08:15 PM
1/4

Russia Serbia 90:95
Poland Croatia 51:46
France Lithuania 60:68
Spain Turkey 57:41

Semifinals:

Lithuania - Poland
Serbia - Spain


Btw, does anybody know, how many teams from Europe qualify for U17 2011 WC in Germany

pohani komarac
08-15-2009, 02:07 AM
1/4

Russia Serbia 90:95
Poland Croatia 51:46
France Lithuania 60:68
Spain Turkey 57:41

Semifinals:

Lithuania - Poland
Serbia - Spain


Btw, does anybody know, how many teams from Europe qualify for U17 2011 WC in Germany

5 gvhgvhg

teenage-in-spain
08-15-2009, 05:38 AM
1/4

Russia Serbia 90:95
Poland Croatia 51:46
France Lithuania 60:68
Spain Turkey 57:41

Semifinals:
Lithuania - Poland
Serbia - Spain

Btw, does anybody know, how many teams from Europe qualify for U17 2011 WC in Germany

the fight for the 5th qualifying spot will be terrible between Russia, France, Croatia and Turkey...

anf if some lithuanians friends have links on the net for games to come (1/2 finals,final), i take it, thanx ;)

Miškinis
08-15-2009, 08:00 AM
the fight for the 5th qualifying spot will be terrible between Russia, France, Croatia and Turkey...

anf if some lithuanians friends have links on the net for games to come (1/2 finals,final), i take it, thanx ;)


The game will be broadcasted by lithuanian TV6. I'm not sure, but it might be broadcasted on its official site here (http://viastream.player.mtgnewmedia.se/inner.php?TvSkin=tv6_lt)

teenage-in-spain
08-15-2009, 09:46 AM
The game will be broadcasted by lithuanian TV6. I'm not sure, but it might be broadcasted on its official site here (http://viastream.player.mtgnewmedia.se/inner.php?TvSkin=tv6_lt)

thanX,
I had found it but it doesn't seem that the game is online on the site,
I searched everywhere but my knowledge in lithuanian is limited :p

the_black_planet
08-15-2009, 02:49 PM
Do you know airball where I may watch some of Miljenovic?????God I really wish the final would be Serbia-Lithuania so as to watch him!:)

auris1
08-15-2009, 04:01 PM
first semifinal
lithuania - poland
what a game so far!!!!
54-51 to lt after 3 quarters. vow

Srle
08-15-2009, 04:36 PM
Do you know airball where I may watch some of Miljenovic?????God I really wish the final would be Serbia-Lithuania so as to watch him!:)

You have clips on youtube from junior Euroleague tournament.Check out FMP games his jersey number is 10.

Migelitas
08-15-2009, 04:47 PM
We are in the finals. C'mmon serbs, you can do it too.

elaj
08-15-2009, 09:16 PM
What a disgrace by Slovenian U16 NT. They lost in semis against Bulgaria in B division by huge mergin. Something went wrong there. They were probably underastimating the opponets. :eek:

pablonis
08-15-2009, 11:47 PM
Finally! At least one of the three youth teams did what was expected of them to do.

kecal
08-16-2009, 06:05 PM
I can't imagine what do all those kids feel in this kind of an atmosphere... Unbelievable support for the Lithuanian team, but it might hurt more than help at this age group...
26:34 after the first half, bad rebounding and ugly shooting. Spain is trying to be agressive in defense, Liths get more freethrows so far.

P.S.: Good game in general, lots of fighting for sure. Spain was clearly able to resist the pressure better. On the other hand, I'm not really disappointed. The main thing in youth tournaments is showcasing of the talent, not the winning itself, and this Lithuanian team has lots of it. I guess Semaška, Mockevičius and Jogėla, and maybe some others, should be very useful players in 5-6 years. And now they've got extremely valuable experience, what does it mean to lose the final game in front of big attendance. They have to take the lesson and move on.