Russia have broken away to late to confirm their status as fifth place-getters at the U18 European Championship in Vukovar, defeating Italy 65-56.
A strong second half performance propelled Russia to a 65-56 victory against Italy and into fifth place at the U18 European Championship Women in Vukovar.
Cecilia Zandalasini and Italy overcame their disappointment of not making the semi-finals of the U18 European Championship Women, defeating Sweden 71-45 to earn a game against Russia in the battle for fifth spot.
Italy will compete with Russia for fifth spot at the U18 European Championship Women after overrunning Sweden 71-45 on the penultimate day of the tournament in Vukovar.
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