Russia and Montenegro will sign off their participation at the U20 European Championship Men 2010 by trying to claim fifth place on the final day of action after they claimed wins against Serbia and Ukraine.
A stunning 30 points from Vladimir Mihailovic and a blistering 20-6 opening quarter helped Montenegro put a tired looking Ukraine to the sword by 84-61.
U20 European Championship Men 2010 hosts Croatia now have Serbia in their sights when the action moves to Zadar for the quarter-finals after wrapping up the Qualifying Round in Makarska with a 77-63 win against Italy.
Croatia head coach Borislav Kurtovic admitted the clash with the Italians who had already failed to qualify for the last eight of the competition gave him a chance to rotate his players and he was left satisfied with the results.
Star man Alessandro Gentile has admitted anger at losing badly to Spain was the motivation for an impressive 80-65 win for Italy over Slovenia as the Azzurri breathed life back into their campaign at the U20 European Championship Men 2010 in Croatia.
Speaking after he recorded a game-high 22 points in Makarska, Gentile was already thinking ahead - both hoping and preparing himself for the possibility of a quarter final place and monumental challenge against defending champions Greece.
Forward Ignacio Llovet produced more magic in Makarska with a sensational 18 points and 15 rebounds at the U20 European Championship Men 2010 as Spain continued their momentum in the tournament to trounce Italy by 78-56.
Llovet has really lit it up in Croatia and this was his best performance yet although perhaps the final margin flattered Spain a little who had found themselves 34-33 behind heading onto the locker room at half-time - despite leading by fourteen points early in the game.
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