A strong final period wasn't quite enough to give England the title, but they can look forward to A Division basketball for the first time next season.
Jay-Anne Bravo-Harriott had a massive game to lead England with 24 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals - hitting five of her six three-point atempts.
Leah McDerment added 13 points and four rebounds, while Cheridene Green finished with 12 points and four boards. Janice Monakana had three steals and five points to go with her ten rebounds.
Germany outscored England 47 percent to 32 percent, which proved key, despite England winning the battle of the boards 40-33.
Scores from Green, McDerment and Bravo-Harriott saw England rush into a 6-1 led, but that was as good as it got as the Germans led 20-15 at the first break and extended that lead to 36-29 going into the locker room.
Bravo-Harriott scored a three pointer to make it a three point game midway through the third period but the Germans responded with a 10-3 run before Bravo-Harriott hit another three to cut the lead to 52-45 at the final break.
McDerment answered Janko's opening score of the fourth period to keep England in touch, and Bravo-Harriott continued her assault from behind the arch to cut the German lead to 56-53 with 5:51 on the clock.
An old fashioned three point play from Bravo-Harriott made it a two point game with 3:14 on the clock, and Green kept England within a basket as she scored a lay-up.
But Noémie Rouault also converted a three-point play to put Germany 63-58 ahead going into the final two minutes of the game.
Bravo-Harriott hit her fifth and final three of the game to set up a grandstand finish before she was forced to send Anneke Schlüter to the line where she effectively iced the game with 16 seconds remaining.
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The previous evening had seen Burton's team seal promotion as Latvia were beaten 51-40 in Romania.
Green led the way with a 15 point, 12 rebound double-double for England as two strong middle periods paved the way for their victory.
Bravo-Harriott also added 15 points along with six rebounds for England, while Shequila Joseph finished with 12 points, five rebounds and three assists for Burton's team who outrebounded the Latvians 50-43. Janice Monakana also had a big night on the boards, adding seven points to her 12 rebounds.