Italy have won the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women Division B final after securing a workmanlike 64-55 victory over Germany.
The Italians edged a tight first half by just three points, 34-31, and after finding themselves unable to pull away in an evenly matched third quarter (16-16), finally stamped their authority on the game in the final period.
Germany and Italy will contest the final of the U16 European Championship Women on Sunday after seeing off Slovenia and Israel in their respective semi-finals on Saturday.
The Germans edged home 69-67 against the Slovenians following a 28-17 showing in the final quarter.
Germany and Israel prevailed over the Netherlands and Ireland respectively, to advance to the semi-final of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women Division B.
Israel won 41-30 over Ireland while Germany crushed the Netherlands 75-35.
Italy and Slovenia became the first teams to book their spot in the semi-finals of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women Division B.
Italy remained unbeaten in overcoming Croatia 58-50 in group E.
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