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.
Greece beat Latvia 71-68 but failed to advance into the Qualifying Round at the U18 European Championship Men in Hagondange, France.
The Greeks entered this game needing to beat their opponents by at least five points in order to move on to the next round, while a loss by four points or less would see Bulgaria advance.
A strong first half performance proved enough as Bulgaria beat Greece 65-55 at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Metz, France.
Greece jumped out to an early 8-3 lead but Bulgaria quickly got into their groove and had a 24-14 advantage built up by the end of the first quarter thanks to some dead-eye shooting from Emil Binev and Ventislav Petkov.
Enes Kanter had a monster game with 22 points and 22 rebounds to lead Turkey past Greece 78-74 on the opening day of the U18 European Championship Men 2009, in Metz, France.
Greece got off to a quick start, taking a 22-15 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Turks fought their way back behind Can Mutaf and Kanter to go into the break on top, 40-37.
Kifisias 37, 151 23 Maroussi, Athens, GRE
+30 (210) 681 30 66
+30 (210) 681 79 21
President: George Vassilakopoulos
Secretary General: Panagiotis Tsagronis
Press contact: Sophia Gialeli
Press contact: Menelaos Sevestiadis