Romania completed the group stage of the U18 Males’s European Championship – Division B with a victory on Wednesday afternoon, thus managing to qualify for the quarter-finals.
The Tricolori beat Portugal 53-49 in Sala Olimpia in Ploiesti, in entrance of 2000 spectators.
The sport was attended by the members of the nationwide males’s U16 crew in addition to younger basketball gamers registered at golf equipment in Ploiești (CSM, CSS, iSports, Solaris), Bucharest (Slam, Lagună, Dan Dacian, Sportul Studențesc) and Târgoviște (CSS).
Romania, qualification for the quarter-finals! The nationwide males’s basketball crew, one other victory at Euro 2018 U18 Males – B Division
The Lusitanians had been already certified for the subsequent part, after the outcomes of the primary 4 rounds of group C. Thus, the primary quarter of the sport ended with the visitors having a two-possession benefit: 18-14. The distinction elevated by three extra factors till the halftime break, FR de Basket reported.
Spurred on by the followers, the U18 Eagles rebalanced the match earlier than the final break, so every part was determined within the final ten minutes. The ultimate quarter was one within the word of the entire sport: balanced. Romania appeared to interrupt away decisively after 5 consecutive factors scored within the final minute by Lungu and Șomăcescu. Portugal countered with a triple and the suspense was maintained for the final 24 seconds. The identical Lusitanians missed the equalizing try, and the scholars of Cătălin Tănase, Cătălin Ștefănescu and Larisa Toma scored decisively from free kicks by means of Lapuste.
ultimate rating, Romania – Portugal 53-49 (14-18, 12-15, 15-8, 12-8). For Vulturi scored: Somacescu 10p, Diaconescu 9p 11 rec, Lungu 8p (2×3), Lapuste 7p (2×3), Antonescu 6p (1×3), Pătru 5p (1×3), Oinaru 4p, Bănică 2p , Dumitru 2p, writes FR of Basketball.
The subsequent match is in opposition to Sweden, Friday from 18.00
Romania thus obtained the qualification from the first place of Group C, going to satisfy within the quarter-finals the second place holder of Group D, Sweden, on Friday, from 18:00, within the Olimpia corridor.
At Blejoi, the place, from the identical time, the Latvia – Slovakia match was performed, the visitors had been favorites to qualify in the event that they received, and Romania succumbed to Portugal.
To everybody’s shock, the Baltics received 74-58, giving Romania an opportunity to qualify even when that they had misplaced in opposition to Portugal.
Tudor Șomăcescu was Romania’s main scorer with 10 factors, adopted by Lorenzo Diaconescu (9 factors, 11 rebounds, 2 blocks) and Dragoș Lungu (8 factors, 3 rebounds, 2 interceptions).