|Leon Kratzer reigned supreme under the basket, scoring 8 points and pulling down 4 boards in only 12 minutes for Germany|
Germany consigned Sweden to the classification round of the U16 European Championship Men as they overpowered them in Kyiv.
Although Sweden fought hard to hold their own through a tight first quarter, Germany broke the game open in the second and cruised to victory.
Tibor Taras had 10 points and seven rebounds while Jakob Merz added nine with three assists.
Sweden made a game of it for the opening 10 minutes thanks to the three-point shooting of Theodore Silveira and some wayward shooting from Germany, who made just one of 10 field goal attempts in the opening quarter.
But once Germany found their rhythm there was no stopping them as they outscored Sweden 26-9 in the second period, scoring the first eight unanswered to lead 17-10 on Jakob Merz's lay-up.
When Leon Kratzer threw down a dunk the score was 31-29 and Germany added another four to their lead before the half-time buzzer.
They continued to pull away in the third quarter, with Moritz Hubner's three making it 46-26.
Germany were doing all this despite standout forward Niklas Kiel being limited to just 10 minutes with an injury concern, while guard Luis Figge fouled out early in the final quarter.
Sweden closed the gap in the fourth quarter as Jacob Bodin reeled off six points in his own mini-burst that made it 59-49 with under two minutes to go.
But Germany ensured there were no late alarm bells as they progress from Group B with a 2-1 record.
Samuel Berkeland led Sweden with 17 points while Bodin finished with 11.