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.
Italy held off Israel on a score of 66-57 to take their first win at the U18 European Championship Men 2009, in Hagondange, France.
The result means that Italy booked a place in the Qualifying Round while Israel will play to avoid relegation to Division B.
A 13-0 run in the first half propelled Lithuania to an easy 92-53 win over Israel at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Metz, France.
Israel led 12-11 late in the first quarter, but Lithuania used their quickness and efficient play in the open court to run off 13 unanswered points and put the game well and truly out of Israel's reach.
Nimrod Tishman made all the right plays down the stretch to help Israel edge out Russia 63-62 in their opening game of the U18 European Championships.
Tishman had a game high 26 points and hit the go-ahead shot with 19 seconds to go and his team held on for a shock win.
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