Hosts Italy knocked off Montenegro 73-51 to advance to the Ninth Placed Game of the U20 European Championship for Women where they take on the Czech Republic - 78-69 winners over Belarus.
Chiara Consolini and Martina Crippa both scored 15 points for Italy, who led 22-10 after one period and never looked back in front of the home fans.
France extended their winning streak to five games in beating the Czech Republic 72-65 to advance to the semi-finals of the U20 European Championship for Women.
Carine Paul scored 22 points and Ingrid Tanqueray added 16 as France captured first place in the Qualifying Round Group E in Chieti with a 4-1 record and will face Spain in Saturday's semis in Pescara.
Italy kept alive their slim hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the U20 European Championship for Women by knocking off Czech Republic 80-68.
Chiara Consolini's 19 points led four Italians in double figures as Nino Molino's team improved to 2-2 in the Qualifying Round Group E in Chieti. The hosts must beat Latvia on Thursday and hope for a combination of results to advance.
Top favourites Serbia made sure their meltdown against France would not happen again and rebounded with a strong 71-54 victory over the Czech Republic at the U20 European Championship for Women.
Two days after blowing a 24-point second half lead to the French, the 2007 runners-up Serbia raced out to a 22-point advantage early in the second quarter and never allowed the Czechs back into the game in improving to 2-1 in Group E in Chieti.
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