Greece beat Israel 80-54 to finish 3-0 in Group G of the Classification Round at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Metz France.
The result saw Greece hold on to their Division A status while the loss for Israel - combined with Ukraine's 79-70 win over the Czech Republic - saw them fall to 1-2 only good enough for third place and more importantly relegate them to Division B.
France narrowly avoided letting another big lead go to waste as they beat the Czech Republic 78-67 at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Metz, France.
With the win, the host nation finished second in Group A behind Serbia and secured their place in the Qualifying Round.
Serbia awoke from an early slumber to beat the Czech Republic 74-56 at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Hagondange, France.
The Czechs got off to a dream start taking a 16-9 lead by the end of the first quarter thanks to some fine play from Vojtech Bratcenkov.
Slovenia held off a relentless Czech Republic to open their U18 European Championship Men 2009 campaign with a hard-fought 74-71 win.
The eventual losers came back from a double-digit first-half deficit to be within one, 72-71, on Ondrej Kohout's three-pointer with four seconds left to play and still with a chance to steal this game.
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