In football in England there’s a tradition known as “Lads and Dads”, where amateur football teams are put together consisting of, as you may have guessed, kids and their fathers.
Should ever such a trend take hold in FIBA Europe competitions (unlikely, but still...) we could get a pretty good side together here at the UMCOR U18 European Championships in Madrid.
Israel won their second game of the tournament in an immensely close 70-69 victory over Estonia.
After only winning one game each so far this game was always only going to be about final standings rather than qualification for the semis, yet it was a game that neither side wanted to lose.
Latvia remain unbeaten in the tournament after a 91-78 win over Israel continues their impressive form in Madrid.
Oskars Virsis, Dairis Bertans and Janis Kaufmanis all had good games again for the Latvians, with 24, 21 and 16 points respectively.
Playing to avoid last spot in Group B, a highly spirited Israel overcame Bulgaria in a hard fought and at times tense game by a 74-63 final.
Raviv Pitshon and Anton Shoutvin had great games for the victors.
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