A virtuoso performance on both ends of the floor from Marko Vranjkovic fired Slovenia to the Division B title of the U18 European Championship for Men in Debrecen, Hungary.
Vranjkovic had 17 points, including 12 in the decisive third quarter when the Slovenians took command, in a 68-60 triumph over the Czech Republic.
Slovenia and the Czech Republic on Saturday clinched promotion to Division A of the U18 European Championship Men.
The Slovenians won 81-53 over Slovakia in this year's Division B tournament in Debrecen, Hungary, while the Czechs turned on the style with a 71-47 mauling of Poland.
Slovenia won a dramatic Group E showdown against the Czech Republic at the U18 European Championship for Men Division B on Friday, to set up a semi-final against Slovakia.
Poland will play the Czechs in the other semi-final game.
The Czech Republic won the battle for first place in Group A against Austria in the Preliminary Round of the U18 European Championship Men Division B in Debrecen, Hungary.
The Czechs edged the previously unbeaten Austrians 77-73 on Tuesday to leave both sides with 3-1 records.
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