Germany Win U16 B Crown


Germany capped a magnificent undefeated run at the U16 European Championship for Men Division B in Bosnia-Herzegovina by beating Montenegro to win the title.

Mathis Mönninghoff poured in 19 points to lead the Germans to a 76-69 triumph.

Montenegro, who with Germany won promotion to Division A by prevailing in their respective semi-finals, played their part in a thrilling final.

After falling behind 27-11 by the end of the first quarter, the Montenegrins fought back to take the lead in the third and were still in front 66-63 after a three-pointer from Nemanja Djurisic with 3:50 remaining in the game.

Philipp Neumann's layup cut the gap to one and a pair of Mönninghoff free throws put Germany back in front.

They went on top by three, only for Jaksa Vulevic to tie the game at 69-69 with a shot from long range for Montenegro.

Another Neumann layup started a 7-0 run for the Germans over the final 1:41 to clinch the title.

Mladen Novakovic had 17 points and five rebounds in defeat for Montenegro.

Bulgaria defeated Sweden 81-61 to seal third place in the tournament.


Germany, Montenegro Win Promotion24.08.2008
Germany, Bulgaria Into Semis23.08.2008
Mönninghoff Leads Germany22.08.2008
Swedes Stay Undefeated In Division B19.08.2008
Strong Start Propels Germans To Decisive Win19.08.2008
Montenegro Edge Hosts In Division B18.08.2008
Bosnia-Herzegovina Capture Second Win17.08.2008

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