Serbia remained alive for a chance to possibly defend their U19 FIBA World Championship title by knocking off Russia 85-63 in the 5th-8th place games which can eventually lead to a spot in the U19 Worlds.
Bojan Subotic scored 22 points to lead the Serbs, who will play Spain for fifth place. Spain overcame Latvia 107-91 with Alberto Jodar scoring 21 points and Jorge Santana had 20.
Andriy Lebedintsev notched a double-double to lead four players in double figures as Ukraine dominated Germany 76-53 to advance to the Qualifying Round of the U18 European Championship Men.
Germany could afford a loss by 13 points and still go through from Group C, but Lebedintsev collected 19 points, 12 rebounds and four steals in helping Ukraine put the game away between the third and fourth quarters.
Vladimir Pichkurov poured in 24 points as Russia remained perfect in Group C of the U18 European Championship for Men with a hard-fought 83-73 victory over Germany.
Sergey Palkin added 19 points and Andrey Semenov chipped in 11 points for Alexey Vadeev's team, which improved to 2-0 wihle dropping Germany to 1-1.
Maik Zirbes went for 22 points and 11 rebounds and Maurice Stuckey tallied 20 points as Germany surprised France 81-73 in Group C of the U18 European Championship for Men.
Germany also received 11 points each from Simon Schmitz and Jonas Wolfarth-Bottermann in knocking off the highly-touted French side in Amaliada.
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