Kristers Zeidaks hit a lay-up at the final buzzer to hand Latvia a 79-75 victory over Russia, bouncing the Russians from the semi-finals of the U18 European Championship Men and giving Croatia a spot.
Zeidaks finished with 17 points while Kalvis Krumins poured in 30 and Armandis Osins added 12 for Varis Krumins's side, which finished 3-2 in Group F.
Latvia remained very much alive for a spot in the semi-finals of the U18 European Championship Men after a dominating 86-54 victory over Ukraine.
Martins Laksa and Davis Rozitis each scored 14 points and Lauris Blaus added eight points and 17 rebounds as Varis Krumins's Latvians improved to 2-2 in the Qualifying Round Group F.
Kristers Zeidaks poured in 24 points in helping keep Latvia's chances of the U18 European Championship Men semi-finals alive with a convincing 83-62 win.
Kalvis Krumins added 16 points and Oto Osenieks had 11 as Varis Krumins's team improved to 1-2 in the Qualifying Round Group F.
Kalvis Krumins had 22 points and six assists in leading Latvia to an 80-75 win over Bulgaria to advance to the Qualfiying Round of the U18 European Championship Men.
Latvia survived a late comeback by the Bulgarians to clinch their first victory in Group D as Martins Laksa added 12 points and Kristers Zeidaks had 11 points.
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