Spain battled their way to a 74-65 victory over France in Poland to defend their Women's Under-16 European Championship title on Sunday.
Both sides had approached the game in fine spirits after hard-fought wins in the semi-finals.
France will face Spain in the final of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women after seeing off the challenge of host nation Poland on Saturday.
The French, winners of the tournament in 2001, had a 10-point deficit to make up at half-time, but came back valiantly to secure a 77-68 win and a place in Sunday's final against the defending champions.
Defending champions Spain booked their place in the final of the Women's Under-16 European Championships on Saturday with a tense 51-49 victory over Turkey.
A strong first-half performance proved vital for the Spanish, who then held off a late fightback from their opponents to keep alive their chances of lifting a second successive title.
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