Israel captured gold at the FIBA U20 European Championship 2018 after topping the previously undefeated Croatia 80-66 in the title clash on Sunday evening.
After opening the tournament with a heart-breaking loss against the tournament hosts Germany, the Israeli side won six games in a row to bring home the country's first-ever gold medal in a FIBA event.
The score was still 47-45 with a couple of minutes played in the third, but a 7-0 run for Israel proved to be the decisive blow Croatia never managed to recover from.
Yovel Zoosman led the way with 17 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 rebounds, team captain Gil Beni also had 17 points, while Miron Ruina double-doubled with 14 points, 14 rebounds, 3 steals and a pair of blocks
Mate Kalajzic had a game-high 18 points and 7 rebounds for Croatia, while Josip Barnjak was the only other double-digit scorer for the team with 10 points.
Meanwhile, Germany ended their medal drought by rounding out the podium with an 80-71 victory over France in the Third-Place Game for the country's first piece of silverware since 1983 in men youth tournaments.