August 08, 2021 – 23:22
Kosovo defeated Luxembourg 84:58 (26:20, 20:25, 22: 3, 16:10) to triumph in the FIBA European Challenger, for the U18 men, the championship that took place in Tirana.
Dardanians scored four victories in four matches and with merit was declared the champion of this competition. The MVP of this championship was announced Visar Ejupi of Kosovo.
After a balanced start, Kosovo basketball players started to play better, having a lead of 20:12, while the first quarter ends 26:20.
The young Dardanians continued with a good game in the second period, raising the lead to 34:24, but a series of 0: 7 by Luxembourg narrowed the figures to 34:31. Kosovo again took the game in their hands, achieving an advantage of 44:36, but then there was a drop and the first half ends 46:45.
Kosovo was fantastic in the third period, which dominated in defense and attack, where they achieved a lead of 20 points, 68:48, while Luxembourg scored only three points in ten minutes and this was a merit of the Dardanians who applied strong and aggressive defense. , stopping its main players. Dardanians managed the game in the last 10 minutes, even deepening the lead, to triumph in the end 84:58.
In Kosovo in the final were Dion Sheqiri with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists, Hajriz Hazeri with 11 points and 10 rebounds, Rinol Gashi with 13 points and 10 rebounds, Visar Ejupi with 14 points, Eliot Peci with 13 and Bardh Istrefi with 10 points.
Albania took third place, Andorra fourth, Gibraltar fifth, Malta sixth and Moldova seventh. /Zëri.info