Germany capped their magnificent U20 European Championship Division B campaign by defeating Belgium in double overtime to capture the title.
In a battle of unbeatens, Kevin Schaffartzik had 25 points for the Germans in their 110-102 triumph.
Germany hit back from a 14-point deficit at half-time to beat Croatia in a warm-up tournament in Poland for the U20 European Championship for Men Division B in Romania.
Emir Mutapcic's men had an awful start and trailed 25-11 by the end of the first quarter and were still behind 41-27 at half-time.
Germany's chances of winning promotion at the U20 European Championship Men Division B this summer in Romania have taken a hit with playmaker Sajmen Hauer ruled out of the August event after undergoing surgery on his right Achilles tendon.
The Germans finished fourth at the 2007 Division B championship last summer, losing to Finland in the semi-finals. And the Brose Baskets Bamberg point guard Hauer, who turns 20 on March 14, averaged 9.1 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
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