Romania used a dominant third quarter to defeat Cyprus on Saturday night 68-65 in EuroBasket Division B qualifying.
Cyprus had their noses in front for most of the first half taking a well-earned 40-30 lead into the half-time break.
Ireland trailed by six at half-time but then put forth a devastating third-quarter effort and used that as a platform for 76-70 victory against Cyprus.
In a battle of winless teams, Cyprus led by as many as 10 points in the first half but after holding a 44-38 advantage at half-time, they caved in.
Switzerland picked up their second win in Division B Group A with a 64-46 victory over winless Cyprus in Nicosia.
The Swiss squeezed past Ireland 59-57 in their opening match but found life a lot easier against the Cypriots, winning every quarter en route to an 18-point win.
Romania opened up their EuroBasket qualifying campaign with a 79-64 win over Cyprus.
The Romanians were up 20-17 at the end of the first quarter but stepped up the pace in the second and went into the interval ahead 42-29.