U18 MEN DIVISION B
|Nedim Buza poured in 21 points on Sunday for Bosnia and Herzegovina to finish top of Group D undefeated|
Bosnia and Herzegovina clinched first place in Group D of the U18 European Championship Division B with a 66-58 victory over the Netherlands on Sunday.
The Czech Republic also remained unbeaten with a third win in as many games by trouncing Austria.
Bosnia and Herzegovina thrilled their fans in Sarajevo with their fourth straight win.
Nedim Buza poured in 21 points.
Mike Schilder, who had 16 points for the Dutch, hit a three-ball four minutes into the fourth quarter for a 56-53 lead but Buza replied with a two-pointer that started a 7-0 run.
That basket put the home side in front to stay.
Belgium improved to 2-1 in Group D with a 65-53 victory over Georgia.
Emmanuel Lecomte and Mathias Van Steenwinkel each scored 16 points for the Belgians while Beka Burjanadze had 21 points and 17 rebounds in defeat.
Belgium broke open a close game in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Georgians 15-8 to clinch the win.
In Group B, the Czechs rolled to a 90-56 victory over Austria with Radovan Kouril scoring 16 points and handing out eight assists.
The Czechs blew open a tight contest in the third quarter when they outscored the Austrians 18-6.
Sander Saare and Kent Vene each had 14 points as Estonia scraped a 67-65 victory over the Slovak Republic.
Vladimír Brodziansky and Martin Matejcik finished with 19 points in defeat.
Matejcik's late three-pointer closed the gap to just one point for the Slovakians but Estonia held on for the victory.
|Luke Nelson led England to a win over Hungary that secures them first place in Group A with a day to spare |
In Group C, Sweden, Montenegro and Finland all won their games.
The Swedes won 92-83 over Iceland, handing them their first defeat.
Caleb Musie finished with 21 points for Sweden and Elvar Fridriksson had 22 in defeat.
Montenegro were 87-77 winners over Norway after Milos Pajovic scored 21 points and corralled 11 rebounds.
Finland were convincing 67-51 winners over Switzerland.
Julius Rajala led the way for the Finns with 18 points.
Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Montenegro are each 3-1 while Norway and the Swiss are both 0-4.
In Group A, England remained undefeated at 4-0 with a 63-58 win over Hungary anbd secured first place with one day to spare.
Luke Nelson poured in 22 points for the winners.
Romania defeated Scotland 81-53 after getting 18 points from Vlad Popovici.
Israel won convincingly over Belarus, 82-56.
Egor Koulechov led the way with 20 points for Israel.
Group winners England are followed by Israel (3-1), Hungary, Romania (both 2-2), Belarus (1-3) and Scotland (0-4).