Georgios Bogris and Kostas Papanikolaou both scored 16 points as hosts Greece beat Latvia 77-71 to clinch third place in the qualifying round Group E of the U20 European Championship and book a quarter-final date against Croatia.
The hosts led from start to finish and improved their record to 4-1 thanks also to 13 points from Nikos Pappas and 10 points by Charalampoulos Giannopoulos.
Dairis Bertans scored 19 points and Janis Strelnieks and Lauris Blaus both collected double-doubles to give Latvia a crucial 81-77 victory over Italy in the qualifying round Group F of the U20 European Championship.
Strelnieks had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Blaus collected 10 points and 12 rebounds for Latvia, who improved to 1-3 in the group. Kristers Zeidaks also scored 14 points in the victory.
Thomas Heurtel made the game-winning layup with 2.1 seconds left and Antoine Diot poured in 21 points to lead France to an 84-82 victory over Latvia to remain undefeated at the U20 European Championship.
Mikus Sokolovs missed a potential winning three-pointer from nearly 30 feet at the buzzer as Latvia fell to 0-3 in the qualifying round Group E. Janis Strelnieks and Dairis Bertans each scored 20 points and Lauris Blaus had 13 points and nine rebounds in a losing effort.
Pere Tomas poured in 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Spain to a 73-66 victory over Latvia to finish the preliminary round Group A of the U20 European Championship undefeated at 3-0.
Sergio De La Fuente added 17 points and Mamadou Samb Mbaye chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds in just 15 minutes for Gustavo Arazana's team.
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