Greece beat Israel 80-54 to finish 3-0 in Group G of the Classification Round at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Metz France.
The result saw Greece hold on to their Division A status while the loss for Israel - combined with Ukraine's 79-70 win over the Czech Republic - saw them fall to 1-2 only good enough for third place and more importantly relegate them to Division B.
Despite being without three key players, Croatia beat the Ukraine 73-69 to finish with a perfect record in the Preliminary Round at the U18 European Championship Men 2009, in Metz, France.
Without Toni Prostran, Ivan Batur, Luka Babic, Croatia came from behind in the fourth quarter to maintain their unbeaten record and take top honours in Group B.
Spain used a high-octane offense to beat Ukraine 97-74 at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Hagondange, France.
Alberto Jodar had a team-high 15 points and five other Spanish players reached double-figures to secure the team's first win in Group B while sending their opponents to the bottom of the table with two defeats.
Germany put on a shooting clinic in the second half to secure a 100-77 win over Ukraine on the opening day of the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Hagondange, France.
Down by two, 59-57, late in the third quarter, Germany then proceeded to outscore their opponents 33-18 behind an outstanding three-point barrage (hitting 15 of 27 attempts from long-range) led by Sebastian Koch and Mathias Monninghoff.
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