Anete Steinberga's two free throws with 3.5 seconds secured Latvia the bronze medal at the U20 European Championship for Women with a 53-49 victory over France, who failed to win a medal for the first time at a U20 women's event.
Steinberga scored 14 points, Sabine Niedola had 12 points and nine rebounds and Ieva Krastina hit all seven of her points in the final 12 minutes, helping Latvia to their third U20 women's bronze medal following 2005 and 2009.
Anna Ostroukhova's 22 points paced four players in double figures in leading Russia to a dominating 81-65 victory over short-handed France to reach the final of the U20 European Championship for Women.
Tatiana Petrushina added 18 points while Anastasia Logunova had 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and Anastasiya Shilova added 11 points for Russia, who will face either Latvia or Spain for their fifth U20 title since 2000.
Laurie Datchy scored nine of her game-high 22 points in a decisive 12-3 fourth quarter run to give France a 69-61 victory over Lithuania and a semi-final date with Russia at the U20 European Championship for Women.
Playing without injured leading scorer and rebounder Diandra Tchatchouang, Medelome Medenou added 13 points and Hhadydia Minte had five points, 11 rebounds and an inside basket to give France a 67-61 lead with 54 seconds to play.
Tatiana Petrushina's 18 points paced three players in double figures as Russia secured first place in their qualifying round Group E of the U20 European Championship for Women with a 76-59 victory over France, who played the second half without two of their best players.
Anastasia Logunova collected 15 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals and Anastsiya Shilova chipped in 17 points for Russia, who improved to 4-1.
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