|16 August 2008|
Germany got off to a great start at the U16 European Championship Men Division B in Sarajevo with an 84-50 win over Belgium.
Philipp Neumann had 14 points to pace the Germans in the Group A clash.
Rannar Raap poured in 18 for Estonia in their 82-60 win over Slovakia and Vitali Liutych and Henadziy Zakhar each had 16 as Belarus thrashed Luxembourg 91-58 in the other games in the group on opening day.
In Group B, Mladen Novakovic poured in 19 points as Montenegro rolled to a 103-57 triumph over Denmark.
Hosts Bosnia-Herzegovina got 21 from Dino Begagic and cruised to a 93-57 victory over Iceland while Austria scraped a 66-64 win over the Netherlands.
Bulgaria are off and running in Group C after a 94-39 success over Cyprus.
Slovenia beat England 87-46 and Switzerland rolled to a 105-61 win over Romania.
Sweden defeated Portugal 79-72 and Finland prevailed 79-56 over Ireland in Group D.