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Scotland U16 Men save best for last after tough campaign | European Championships Division B

Scotland’s U16 Men headed out to Bulgaria for Division B European Championships knowing a tough challenge lay ahead of them, but with hopes of making big strides developmentally. Week 1 proved to be a tough test with losses to Bulgaria (32 vs 90), Denmark (44 vs 88), Romania (37 vs 99), The Slovak Republic (31 vs 91) and Poland (39-91). Sean Nealon-Lino, Alexander Geddes, Yousef Khalil and Ryan Armour all hit double-figures at least once during the first week.

Week 2 provided the team with a further four chances to claim their first victory of the Championships. First up, the Scots narrowly lost out to Ireland (78-91) before taking heavy losses to both Norway (47-103) and Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (55-78).

Without a win in their first 8 outings Scotland were pitted against Belarus in their final game, with 23rd-24th place classification at stake.

Trailing by 6 at the end of the first quarter, Scotland produced an incredible 24-11 second quarter to take control of the fixture. Edging the first 10 minutes after half-time, Scotland held on to secure a comfortable 71-79 victory and 23rd position in the tournament. Yousef Khalil top scored with 25 points, while Harry Morrice added 18.

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