3-4 PlaceSlovakia - Hungary 63-62
Slovakia earned Division A promotion. They nipped Hungary in the consolation final. Marek Dolezaj
(195-G-98) notched 19 points to lead the winners. Hungary accounted for a 24:16 halftime lead. Slovakia however stepped on the gas in the second half. They poured in 47 points to snatch a valuable victory. Maros Zeliznak
(205-C-99) had 14 points for the winners. Csaba Kucsora
(189-G-98) replied with 19 points for Hungary.
5-6 PlaceBelgium - Poland 71-51
Belgium knocked down Poland in the game for the 5th place. Lander Kuijt
(192-G/F-98) scored 22 points to lead the winners. Belgium recorded a 32:25 halftime lead. They ignited a 23:10 run in the fourth term to secure a comfortable victory. Thibaut Bronchart
(192-G/F-98) had 18 points and 8 caroms for the winners. Mateusz Szczypinski
(194-SG-98, agency: Octagon Europe
) responded with 11 points for Poland.
7-8 PlaceCzech Republic - Estonia 65-78
Estonia overcame Czech Republic in the battle for the 7th position. Kristian Kullamae
(190-G-99) notched 23 points to pace the winners. Estonia eked out a 34:33 halftime lead. They went on a furious 24:9 run in the third term to clear off for good. Mart Rosenthal
(191-G-99) had 19 points in the win. Michael Hartig
(191-PF-98) replied with 22 points for Czech Republic.
9-10 PlaceUnited Kingdom - Georgia 85-81
Great Britain overcame Georgia to finish in the 9th place. Brian Perez
(203-F/C-99) notched 23 points to lead the winning side. Georgia jumped to a 47:34 halftime lead. But Great Britain unloaded 33 points in the third term to deny the deficit. They held Georgia to just 15 points in the fourth term and rallied to the victory. Nelson Boachie-Yiadom
(197-F-99) had 18 points in the win. Luka Bulashvili
(192-G/F-98) responded with 20 points for Georgia.
11-12 PlaceBulgaria - Belarus 74-75
Belarus snatched a narrow win over Bulgaria to earn the 11th position. Denis Sivatskiy
(198-F-98) provided 18 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Bulgaria posted a 40:32 halftime lead. But Belarus used a 23:14 run in the third term to spur ahead. They protected the lead throughout the fourth quarter and secured the winning outcome. Yauhen Massalski
(204-F-99) had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Belarus. Yordan Minchev
(202-F-98) responded with 15 points and 10 rebounds for Bulgaria.
13-14 PlacePortugal - Iceland 60-64
Iceland rallied past Portugal to earn the 13th place at the championship. Thorir Thorbjarnarsson
(196-F-98) accounted for 22 points and 13 rebounds for the victors. Portugal snatched a 29:27 halftime lead. Iceland however picked up the tempo in the second half. They held Portugal to just 31 points in the second half and rallied to the win. Snjolfur Stefansson
(192-G/F-98) had 15 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Pedro Lanca
(184-PG-99) responded with 11 points for Portugal.
15-16 PlaceDenmark - FYR Macedonia 85-61
Denmark cruised past FYR Macedonia to finish at the 15th position. Sylvester Berg
(201-F-98) tallied 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Danish side. Denmark went on a 27:10 run in the third term to secure a comfortable 17-point lead. They poured in 23 points in the fourth frame to seal the win. David Kristensen
(208-F-98) had 13 points for the winners. Nenad Dimitrijevikj
(170-PG-98) posted 26 points for FYR Macedonia.
17-18 PlaceHolland - Austria 85-64
Netherlands wrapped up the championship campaign with victory. They beat Austria to end up in the 17th place. Five players scored in double digits for the winners. Wietze Nossek
(201-F-98) scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the Dutch team. Netherlands went on a strong 44:23 second half run to ice the win. Dylan Van Eyck
(201-F-98) and Marijn Ververs
(190-G-98) had 12 points each for Netherlands. Luka Brajkovic
(203-F/C-99) responded with 18 points for Austria.
19-20 PlaceRomania - Luxembourg 64-70
Luxembourg overcame Romania to finish the tournament on a high note. Mihailo Andjelkovic
(179-G-98) and Thierry Cames
(189-PF-98) nailed 19 points each to lead the winners. Romania established a 39:26 halftime lead. However Luxembourg responded with a 44:25 second half rally to snatch the victory. Mathis Wolff
(182-F-98) had 11 points in the win. Vasile Dunca
(192-G/F-98) and Dimitri Georgiadis
(202-F-99) replied with 17 points each for Romania.
21-22 PlaceScotland - Albania 68-71
Albania beat Scotland in the final game in Skopje. Frenki Lilaj
(201-C-98) notched 17 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. Albania registered a 38:29 halftime lead. Scotland cut the deficit in the second half but came up short of win at the end. Eldi Hysa
(189-SG-99) had 16 points for the winners. Kyle Jimenez
(183-SF-98) responded with 17 points for Scotland.
23-24 PlaceCyprus - Ireland 56-72
Ireland toppled Cyprus to occupy the 23rd position. Matt Treacy
(199-F-98) notched 27 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Cyprus grabbed an 18:12 lead after ten minutes. But Ireland responded with a 20:7 rally in the second term to take a 32:25 halftime lead. Ireland followed with a 19:11 run in the fourth term to seal the win. Daniel Heaney
(198-F-98) contributed 14 points for the winners. Christos Evzonas
(185-PG-98) answered with 12 points for Cyprus.