Israel and Greece can rest easy after ensuring their spot in the Division A for the next year thanks to two wins in the first two games of the Classification Round in the Omnitel U16 European Championship Men on Wednesday.
Ukraine and the Czech Republic are the two teams to be relegated to Division B.
Israel and Greece made their first step towards remaining in Division A after winning the debut game in the 13-16 Classification Round.
Greece wrote a big 82-46 point win over the Czech Republic that could turn out crucial in their favor in case the goal differences will decide the fate of the teams.
Israel's loss to Turkey on the last day of the Preliminary Round in the Omnitel U16 European Championship Men sent the team from Jerusalem to play for their survival in Division A.
In the next days Israel will battle Ukraine, Greece and the Czech Republic and the last two teams will be relegated to the lower division.
Turkey secured a spot in the Qualifying Round after a 74-64 victory over Montenegro in the second day opener of Group A of the Omnitel U16 European Championship Men.
Berkay Candan led Turkey with 21 points and seven rebounds followed by Burak Yildizli who had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Tayfun Erulku with ten points.
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