Defending champions France collected their third bronze medal of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women by running away from up-starts Sweden 73-44 in the Third Place Game.
Jenny Fouasseau and Eléonore Grossemy paced France with 16 points each as Arnaud Guppillotte's side added 2008 bronze to third-place finishes in 1997 and 1999; gold in 2001 and 2007; and 2005 silver.
Italy will play for their first-ever gold medal at the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women after upsetting title-holders France 64-55 in the first semi-final in Katowice.
Debora Carangelo made seven free throws in the final 1:30 and led her team with 20 points and four steals as Italy enter their fifth U16 final - and first since 1995. Gaia Gorini added 19 points for the winners.
Adja Konteh scored 14 points and spearheaded a decisive 12-0 fourth quarter run as France fought off Belgium 72-63 to remain undefeated at the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women.
France clinched first place in the Qualifying Round Group E at 5-0 record with Eléonore Grossemy collecting 12 points and 11 rebounds while Hélèna Akmouche had 13 points and Florine Basque chipped in 11 rebounds.
France allowed just three points in the third quarter in demolishing Sweden 80-36 to remain perfect at the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women and book their spot in the semi-finals.
Florine Basque led the way with 18 points while Eléonore Grossemy added 10 points as France forced 34 Sweden turnovers in improving to 4-0 in the Qualifying Round Group E.
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