Captain Allison Vernerey and MVP Diandra Tchatchouang both collected double-doubles as France got the revenge they were looking for by beating Spain 63-60 to capture their second Termosteps U16 European Championship Women title.
The French title - which will be added to the 2001 crown - ends Spain's three-year reign as U16 champions - among them a victory over France in the 2005 final in Poland.
The Spain-France final of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women has plenty of story-lines. But none are bigger than a dose of French revenge going against the possible start of the next generation of Spanish domination.
Spain are attempting to capture their fourth consecutive U16 title - only the Soviet Union's seven-crown run from 1976-1987 would be longer.
Spain will get the chance to capture their fourth straight Termosteps U16 European Championship Women crown after knocking off the Czech Republic 68-58 in the first semi-final on Saturday.
In a re-match of last summer's final, Leonor Rodriguez Manso collected 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Spain, who will play for title number five in total in this age category.
Defending champions Spain not only avoided missing out on the semi-finals of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women, but they grabbed top honours in Group F with a 77-63 victory over France.
Facing a must-win to reach the Saturday semis in Valmiera, Leonor Rodriguez Manso scored 20 points and Vega Gimeno Martinez added 19 points, five rebounds, three assists and five steals as Spain improved to 4-1 in the group.
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