Group C Day Four Wrap

21 July 2013
7. Naor Sharon  (Israel)
Naor Sharon and Israel pulled the rabbit out of the hat in a thrilling finish in Strumica

Or Cahal came up big at the buzzer as Israel beat Sweden 79-78 on Sunday at the U18 European Championship Men Division B in Strumica, F.Y.R. of Macedonia.

This meeting of the two unbeaten teams in Group C didn't disappoint as Israel produced a 22-0 second half run to set up an incredible finale.

Israel were trailing 62-41 before six points in a minute sparked their resurgence.

The lead was swapped twice in the final quarter before Valter Lindström's three-pointer with four seconds left looked to have won it with the score 78-76 in Sweden's favour.

But Cahal connected on the big shot, taking his personal total to 17 points while Lindström led all scorers with 23.

Romania sit behind Israel and Sweden in Group C after letting Switzerland off the hook for an 83-82 win.

With his team leading by one with nine seconds to go, thanks to Alessandro Verga's driving lay-up, Switzerland's Derval Botuna fouled Mirel-Claudiu Dragoste, giving him the opportunity to win it for Romania at the free-throw line.

But it was despair for Dragoste as he missed both foul shots and time expired for a Swiss success.

Clayton Le Sann led Switzerland with 25 points while Vlad Cobzaru scored 19 for Romania.

Slovak Republic took their first triumph of the tournament in Group C's other game, beating Scotland 78-55.

Miroslav Matych's three-pointer sparked a 7-0 run to close the first quarter with the Slovaks 29-13 in front, setting the tone for the rest of the game.

Scotland struggled down low, losing the battle on the boads 42-30 while allowing 56 points in the paint.

Slovak center Norbert Janicek was one of the main beneficaries, going for 21 points and 10 rebounds while Malcolm Winning paced Scotland with 17.



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