Dragos Pana’s clutch three-point shooting in the fourth quarter helped Romania to a 67-54 win over Estonia in the UMCOR U18 European Championship Division B gold medal game.
As tournament MVP Vlad Moldoveanu snatched the final rebound of the game with two seconds remaining and threw the ball in the air, a joyous celebration broke out at Transylvania Arena in Sibiu as the home country lifted the gold medal in front of a capacity crowd of roughly 2,000 jubilant spectators.
Aylton de Medeiros scored 29 points as Portugal defeated England 76-74 to capture the UMCOR U18 European Championship Division B bronze medal.
Medeiros, who entered play averaging just 6.6 ppg, saved his best for last, both in the competition and the bronze medal game.
Vlad Moldoveanu scored 30 points and Romania got off to a red hot start in beating Portugal 77-54 in the semi-finals of the UMCOR U18 European Championship Division B in Sibiu, Romania.
Moldoveanu scored 14 of his points during a dominant first quarter in which Romania outscored Portugal 37-9.
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