Italy dealt a blow to Poland's chances of making the semi-finals with a 63-58 victory over the team that scored 100 points just a night ago.
Poland now need a victory from Sebia in their game against Ukraine Thursday evening to advance.
Italy bounced back from a thrashing at the hands of Serbia in their Group F qualifying round opener at the UMCOR U18 European Championship by beating Sweden 66-55 on Wednesday.
The Swedes led 49-45 seven minutes into the second half but the Azzurre then went on a 12-0 run to take command, with Giulia Gatti scoring eight of her 12 points in that surge.
Italy center Clelia Corsi is desperate for her team to win enough games at the UMCOR U18 European Championship for Women to keep its place in Division A.
The Italians dominated last year's Division B tournament, going unbeaten with a narrow victory over Ukraine in the final.
Hard-working Italy stunned Turkey in a 64-59 overtime victory on the second day the UMCOR U18 European Championship for Women in Novi Sad.
The Azzurre made amends for their poor start to the tournament, a 77-67 defeat to Ukraine, as Giulia Gatti scored 17 points.
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