With national team coach Dirk Bauermann looking on, Germany’s U18 squad snapped a six-game losing streak and won their first game of the UMCOR U18 European Championship Men by defeating Iceland 92-63.
Bauermann refuses to take any credit for the win, which prevented Germany from relegation to Division B.
Chavdar Kostov continued his offensive assault in the UMCOR U18 European Championship Men by scoring 33 points in Bulgaria’s 92-81 overtime win over Italy.
The 196-cm guard was 9-of-21 from the field and a perfect 11-of-11 from the free-throw line.
Chavdar Kostov’s game-high 37 points propelled Bulgaria to a 86-71 win over Germany in Group C play of the Ostchem U18 European Championship in Greece.
The 196-cm guard hit on 13-of-26 field goal attempts, including 6-of-10 from three-point range as Bulgaria controlled the game throughout.
Lithuania outscored Latvia 30-13 in the pivotal second quarter to win 85-67 in their opening game of the UMCOR U18 European Championship Men in Argostoli, Greece.
Lithuania had balanced scoring with five players in double figures: Martynas Gecevicius (16), Rokas Uzas (13), Marius Valukonis (12), Panas Skurdauskas (12) and Zygimantas Janavicius (10).