Italy pulled out a 73-71 win over Sweden thanks to some last second heroics from Martina Crippa and will now play Bulgaria for the ninth place in the U20 European Championship Women 2009.
Danielle Hamilton-Carter (14 points) hit one-of-two free throws with :23 seconds left to put Sweden ahead 71-70.
Russia ended Lithuania's hopes of advancing to the Quarter-Finals of the U20 European Championship Women 2009 with a dominating 85-62 victory.
Aleksandr Kovalev's squad shared the scoring load. Nine players tallied five of more points apiece.
Gintare Petronyte pulled out some late-game heroics to guide her Lithuania to a 75-66 win over Sweden and keep alive their slim hopes of reaching the Quarter-Finals of the U20 European Championship Women 2009.
"This victory was very important but we think that tomorrow is the most important game," said the FIBA Europe Young Women's Player of the Year.
France did not have too many problems beating Lithuania 77-57 to go 3-0 and make sure of a place in the Quarter-Finals of the U20 European Championship Women in Gdynia, Poland.
France knew that the road to victory lay in stopping the tournament's leading scorer, Lithuanian center Gintare Petronyte, who came in averaging 21 points a game.
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