Playing to avoid last spot in Group B, a highly spirited Israel overcame Bulgaria in a hard fought and at times tense game by a 74-63 final.
Raviv Pitshon and Anton Shoutvin had great games for the victors.
Turkey overcame a strong Bulgarian side and a brave fight back to win the first game of Group B action at the UMCOR U18 European Championship Men, taking place in Madrid.
Taner Günay’s side looked to have the contest in the bag until Hristo Zahariev (22 points) joined Tsvetelin Ivanov (15 points) and Bozhidar Avramov (21 points) in trying to claw a 12 point half time deficit back for the Bulgarians and make a contest of the opening game.
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