France won bronze at the Ostchem U20 European Championship Women on Sunday night behind a strong display from Isabelle Yacoubou.
The 195 cm center scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as France completed a 64-55 victory over Spain.
Evgenia Belyakova and Russia battled back from a 12-point first-half deficit to beat Spain 80-73 and advance to the final of the OSTCHEM U20 European Championship Women.
Genoveva Tapia Lopez's lay-up inside the final two minutes of the second quarter had given the Spaniards a 42-30 lead but the Russians held their nerve and eventually took the lead for good at the start of the fourth period at 60-58 on a lay-up by Belyakova.
Spain made sure of their place in the semi-finals of the OSTCHEM U20 European Championship Women with a 69-46 defeat of Germany on Thursday.
The two sides had an identical 1-1 record heading into the clash but the Spanish quickly seized the initiative by finishing the first quarter with a 27-11 advantage.
Spain edged Bulgaria in a thriller at the OSTCHEM U20 European Championship Women in Sopron on Wednesday.
The Spaniards had led by as many as nine points in the fourth quarter but Radostina Slavova's lay-up with 42 seconds remaining tied the game for Bulgaria at 56-56.
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