Romania left themselves with a seven point cushion in their EuroBasket Division B tie with Finland, scoring an 83-76 win in the first of two games between the teams to decide who will ascend to Division A.
The Romanians grabbed the early lead and slowly built on it.
Romania used a dominant third quarter to defeat Cyprus on Saturday night 68-65 in EuroBasket Division B qualifying.
Cyprus had their noses in front for most of the first half taking a well-earned 40-30 lead into the half-time break.
Catalin Burlacu had 23 points as Romania beat Switzerland to land a major blow in their promotion bid.
Looking to compete in EuroBasket Division A, the Romanians’ most serious competition has come from the Swiss and in the battle of the undefeated sides, Burlacu and Co prevailed 68-59 in the Group A clash.
Romania's successful start to their EuroBasket Division B qualifying campaign continued with a convincing 81-62 victory over Ireland.
Romania had downed Cyprus 79-64 in their opening Group A game while Ireland had lost 59-57 to Switzerland, and Saturday's match in Dublin went to form thanks to a superb team display by the visiting side.
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