Austria's U18 national team side has fans in the Alpine nation believing they could possibly make the jump to Division A at the U18 European Championship Men - and maybe even higher goals further down the road.
Coach Robert Langer knows that his Division B team is still facing an uphill battle to return to the top flight at the U18 level for the first time since 1986.
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.
Austria, Switzerland and Poland have enjoyed excellent starts at the U18 European Championship Men Division B in Hungary with each winning for the second consecutive time on Saturday.
The most convincing triumphs on day two were delivered by the Czech Republic and the Poles.
Montenegro, Austria and Poland won close games on Friday - the opening day of the U18 European Championship Division B in Hungary.
The Montenegrins almost suffered a fourth-quarter collapse but beat Norway in Group A, 70-66.
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