It was an eventful final day at the U20 European Championship Men 2010 in Croatia and not just because of the fight to get a podium place.
The nerves were jangling ahead of the main event in the Relegation Round as Turkey, Netherlands and Germany fought for their Division A lives.
Russia and Montenegro will sign off their participation at the U20 European Championship Men 2010 by trying to claim fifth place on the final day of action after they claimed wins against Serbia and Ukraine.
A stunning 30 points from Vladimir Mihailovic and a blistering 20-6 opening quarter helped Montenegro put a tired looking Ukraine to the sword by 84-61.
There was jubilation and a party atmosphere at the U20 European Championship Men 2010 in Zadar as over three thousand fans celebrated with their team as hosts Croatia snatched victory from the gaping jaws of defeat in a thrilling 76-75 quarter-final win over rivals Serbia.
Led by the inspirational Mario Delas and returning Toni Prostran, they completed a dramatic and compelling comeback.
Greece squeezed past Serbia 63-62 in another tight and pulsating contest for the tournament favourites to preserve their unbeaten record at the U20 European Championship Men and heap heartache on the Lithuanian players sat watching courtside.
Lithuania needed a win by Serbia to have any chance of making it to the quarter-finals ahead of their game with Ukraine and it looked to be on the cards when Serbia were ahead 60-53.
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