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.
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.
In one of the best games thus far in the UMCOR U18 European Championship Men Division B, host nation Romania defeated Sweden 67-64 to clinch a spot in the semi-final round and send Sweden to the classification stage.
Titus Nicoara scored 19 points and made two crucial go-ahead field goals down the stretch and Vlad Moldoveanu iced the game with his free throw shooting in the final minute.
Fábio Lima’s clutch shooting helped Portugal to a 92-83 win over Belgium in the second day of quarter-final round play at the UMCOR U18 European Championship Men Division B in Sibiu, Romania.
Trailing by three with under a minute to go, Lima buried a three to tie the game at 76 with 51 seconds remaining to force overtime.
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