NEWS

13.08.2007
Deja Vu, Serbia Take Gold
Comeback kings Serbia are the UMCOR U18 European Champions.

Down by 16 points in the second quarter, Serbia fought back and ultimately wore down an excellent Greek side to complete a clean sweep of gold medals in youth tournaments this summer.
12.08.2007
Spain End On Positive Note
Spain finished fifth in the U18 European Championships after winning their final game 92-85 against last year’s champions France.

It may not be the same as winning the gold but the hosts still celebrated the victory quite emphatically with their fans after the game, despite the obvious disappointment of missing out on a medal after only losing one game all tournament.
12.08.2007
Madrid, The Highlights

And so, as all good things must come to an end, so too must this year’s UMCOR U18 European Championships Men in Madrid.

It’s been another good year, and while some things came as no surprise – such as Serbia’s charge to the final, their third of the summer at European youth levels – there were other things that people may not have seen coming, like Latvia’s long unbeaten run and Estonia’s qualification from their group at Italy’s expense.

SCOREBOARD

Preliminary Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Latvia33/0228/2056
2. France32/1206/1765
3. Estonia31/2172/2044
4. Italy30/3202/2233
Italy   Estonia
6072
15-31   16-12   15-13   14-16  
France   Latvia
6772
18-24   18-15   15-17   16-16  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Greece33/0251/2016
2. Turkey32/1240/2405
3. Israel31/2224/2304
4. Bulgaria30/3205/2493
Israel   Bulgaria
7463
12-14   21-15   23-17   18-17  
Turkey   Greece
6782
14-29   12-18   22-20   19-15  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Serbia33/0299/1696
2. Spain32/1269/1955
3. Russia31/2183/2074
4. Romania30/3123/3033
Russia   Romania
6340
24-5   16-15   7-9   16-11  
Spain   Serbia
7685
20-23   19-18   19-20   18-24  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Lithuania33/0241/1846
2. Germany31/2209/2264
3. Croatia31/2218/2314
4. Slovenia31/2184/2114
Lithuania   Slovenia
7059
23-9   14-22   18-12   15-16  
Croatia   Germany
8873
15-25   34-19   24-15   15-14  

Qualifying Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Greece55/0409/35010
2. Latvia54/1389/3609
3. France53/2384/3118
4. Turkey52/3379/3757
5. Israel51/4351/4176
6. Estonia50/5286/3855
Turkey   Estonia
8458
25-15   17-19   23-9   19-15  
Israel   France
5390
12-20   21-23   10-21   10-26  
Greece   Latvia
8373
17-18   23-21   19-14   24-20  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Serbia54/1416/3479
2. Lithuania54/1407/3489
3. Spain54/1432/3659
4. Croatia51/4378/4036
5. Russia51/4333/3926
6. Germany51/4328/4396
Germany   Russia
8377
23-20   17-10   20-18   23-29  
Croatia   Spain
7889
21-34   23-21   24-18   10-16  
Lithuania   Serbia
7571
25-20   19-16   9-20   22-15  

Classification Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Italy33/0277/1716
2. Bulgaria32/1224/2055
3. Slovenia31/2181/1904
4. Romania30/3161/2773
Italy   Bulgaria
9376
27-20   23-17   19-14   24-25  
Romania   Slovenia
5877
17-25   13-17   13-19   15-16  

Classification game for the 9th to 12th places

Russia   Estonia
9455
27-12   20-14   15-9   32-20  
Israel   Germany
6193
18-22   14-16   16-34   13-21  

Classification Games for the 5th to 8th places

France   Croatia
7559
14-12   27-15   16-20   18-12  
Spain   Turkey
8464
28-23   21-10   15-22   20-9  

Semi-Finals

Serbia   Latvia
8271
17-20   18-12   16-17   31-22  
Greece   Lithuania
8678
21-19   25-17   18-28   22-14  

11th to 12th Place

Israel   Estonia
6859
16-19   17-17   12-17   23-6  

9th to 10th Place

Germany   Russia
7053
15-12   18-18   21-6   16-17  

7th to 8th Place

Croatia   Turkey
9081
23-26   19-18   25-23   23-14  

5th to 6th Place

France   Spain
8592
19-22   19-24   21-18   26-28  

3rd to 4th Place

Lithuania   Latvia
7274
14-14   20-20   23-19   15-21  

Final

Greece   Serbia
8992
29-22   22-17   17-19   21-34  

HEADLINES

Madrid, The Highlights12.08.2007
Koufos Leads Greece Into Final11.08.2007
France And Spain Win11.08.2007
Serbia Into Final11.08.2007
Talent Abounds In Madrid11.08.2007
Basketball, Family Style10.08.2007
Lithuania Through To Semis09.08.2007
Greece Remain Undefeated09.08.2007
Waiting Game, Spain Better Croatia09.08.2007
Germany Score Russian Scalp09.08.2007

FINAL STANDINGS

 Team
1.flagSerbia
2.flagGreece
3.flagLatvia
4.flagLithuania
5.flagSpain
6.flagFrance
7.flagCroatia
8.flagTurkey
9.flagGermany
10.flagRussia
11.flagIsrael
12.flagEstonia
13.flagItaly
14.flagBulgaria
15.flagSlovenia
16.flagRomania

PHOTO GALLERY

STATISTICS

Points

Kostas Koufos

GRE
Born : 24.02.1989
Height: 2.13

Avg: 26.5

NameAvg.
1.Koufos, K. 26.5
2.Zahariev, H. 23.2
3.Macvan, M. 19.3
4.Rubio, R. 19.1
5.Jackson, E. 18.8

Rebounds

Kostas Koufos

GRE
Born : 24.02.1989
Height: 2.13

Avg: 13.0

NameAvg.
1.Koufos, K. 13.0
2.Pitshon, R. 10.4
3.Macvan, M. 10.3
4.Renzi, A. 9.8
5.Pleiss, T. 9.3

Assists

Marios Matalon

GRE
Born : 16.02.1989
Height: 1.86

Avg: 4.8

NameAvg.
1.Matalon, M. 4.8
2.Rubio, R. 4.8
3.Janavicius, Z. 4.5
4.Khvostov, D. 4.3
5.Sokk, S. 4.1