Madrid triumphs at ANGT Munich for second straight year
U18 Real Madrid won the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament Munich for the second consecutive season by routing U18 Maccabi Teddy Tel Aviv 58-96 in the first-place game. The victory gave Los Blancos their sixth straight ticket to the ANGT Finals. Usman Garuba led the way with 22 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and Kareem Queeley added 15 points and 7 rebounds for Madrid, which joined U18 Valencia Basket in the eight-team field at the ANGT Finals at the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Finals Four in Vitoria-Gasteiz in May. Valencia won the ANGT Valencia. After not competing in the ANGT last season, Maccabi finished second in Munich for its best result at a qualifying tournament. Maccabi missed a chance to return to the ANGT Finals for the first time since 2006-07. Deni Avdija collected 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists in the loss.
Earlier Sunday, U18 Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt grabbed third place by defeating U18 ratiopharm Ulm 86-61. Len Schoormann led the way with 16 points for Skyliners, which completed its best result in an ANGT tournament. Aleska Bulajic scored 22 points for Ulm. U18 FC Bayern Munich finished fifth place after knocking off U18 ALBA Berlin 94-62. Filip Skubalj paced Bayern with 16 points and Noah Jallow added 13. Ben Lingk was the leading scorer for ALBA with 18 points and 8 rebounds. And U18 Partizan NIS Belgrade secured seventh place by defeating U18 Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 77-62 for its first win of the event. Dorde Pazin scored 22 points with 4 three-pointers while Dusan Tanaskovic picked up 18 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks in the victory. Panathinaikos, which finished eighth without a win, was led by Klontian Moutsa and Marios Giotis with 11 points apiece.