Serbia and Germany both secured their spots in Division A for next summer's Termosteps U16 European Championship Women by notching their second victories in the Classification Round.
Both teams improved to 2-0 in the relegation round and cannot be overtaken by either Latvia or Ukraine - both of whom are 0-2 and face off in the final game day before being dropped to Division B for 2009.
Italy notched their third straight victory at the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women by fending off Hungary 64-53 to advance to the Qualifying Round as winners of Group C.
They will be joined in the Qualifying Round by Belarus, who beat Germany 60-54 for their first win in Group D thanks to 12 points and nine rebounds by Maryia Filonchyk.
Russia were the latest team to join the Qualifying Round of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women on Saturday with a hard-fought 61-35 victory over Germany to remain perfect Group D.
Italy took a big step to advancing to the second group stage as Gaia Gorini's 19 points paced three players in double figures in Italy's 71-58 win against hosts Poland in Group C.
Spain put on a show to tip off their Termosteps U16 European Championship Women with a 71-30 thrashing of Germany.
France cruised to an opening victory in Group A of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women, beating Latvia convincingly 74-54.
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