Spain finished fifth in the U18 European Championships after winning their final game 92-85 against last year’s champions France.
It may not be the same as winning the gold but the hosts still celebrated the victory quite emphatically with their fans after the game, despite the obvious disappointment of missing out on a medal after only losing one game all tournament.
Fifth place in the tournament will be contested between France and hosts Spain, after they both won in big victories against Croatia and Turkey respectively.
France overcame Croatia 75-59 in one-sided but entertaining game, before Spain showed some often spectacular play in their big 84-64 win over Turkey.
Greece kept touch with unbeaten Latvia by keeping their perfect run alive after a thrilling end to their 82-81 victory over France.
A tight game throughout burst into life in the final quarter as Greece looked for the win they needed to keep them top of Group E and France fought for a victory they needed to keep their semi-final chances alive.
France bounced back from their defeat to Latvia in the preliminary round to storm to an emphatic 82-68 victory over Turkey.
The physical strength of the French was the key feature in the tie, as they dominated the rebound whilst shooting well with Edwin Jackson back to his best with 21 points.
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