Russia will take on France in a battle for Group A supremacy after thrashing Lithuania 94-63 on Saturday.
The Russians, who hammered Germany on Friday, set the tone from the start in their second game by scoring the first nine points en route a 22-12 advantage after the opening quarter.
France and Italy both triumphed in very close games on the opening afternoon of the FIBA U18 European Championship in Belgrade.
The French prevailed over Lithuania 71-66, while the Italians edged Bulgaria 60-56.
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