|Claire Stievenard had one of best outtings to date in this tournament for France, sharing top-scoring honours with 11 points.|
France will play for fifth place at the U20 European Championship Women after downing depleted Serbia 55-50 in a classification games for 5th to 8th place clash.
Serbia had a better start to the game even though three of their starters - Natasa Kovacevic, Aleksandra Stanacev and Kristina Topuzovic - were not in the line-up due to sickness.
But the French finished the first half on an 8-0 run to take a 29-24 lead, never relinquishing it thereafter.
Consecutive triples from Claire Stievenard, Margaux Galliou and Viviane Adjutor helped France go up 45-35 late in the third, and they held on for victory.
The French defence forced 27 turnovers, allowed only one second chance point and no fast break points.
Esther Moisan Niamke and Stievenard each finished with 11 points in victory, while Galliou scored nine.
Dijana Stancic scored 18 for Serbia and Nevena Markovic collected 11 points and 12 rebounds.