Marko Vranjkovic scored 24 points and Dino Muric collected 10 points and 13 rebounds as Slovenia secured a spot in the Division A of the U20 European Championship with an 85-63 victory over Israel.
Zoran Dragic added 18 points for Slovenia, who won their second straight game in the classification round.
Slovenia and Israel took the first step to remaining in the U20 European Championship Division A by notching victories in the first games of the classification round.
Zoran Dragic collected 26 points, eight rebounds and four steals as Slovenia beat Germany 86-77 to improve to 1-0.
France out-scored Greece 12-4 in the final 1:15 to knock off the hosts of the U20 European Championship, remaining undefeated and taking top honors in Group B.
Edwin Jackson led a balanced French attack with 24 points on six three-pointers while Thomas Heurtel had 17 points and five assists; and Kevin Seraphin added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Jean-Aymi Toupane's squad, which improved to 3-0.
Greece cruised to a comfortable 80-58 victory over Belgium in their Group B opener at the U20 European Championship in an important game for the hosts as they try to integrate the core of their team.
Seven players from Greece's silver medal-winning team at the FIBA U19 World Championship are trying to find their way in the new coach Kostas Missas's system after joining the team this week.
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