Sabine Niedola had another outstanding showing in leading Latvia to a 83-73 over-time victory over Lithuania to reach the Fifth Place Game of the U20 European Championship for Women, where they will meet Ukraine.
Niedola gathered 21 points, 22 rebounds and five steals - the 17-year-old Latvian star talent's sixth game with at least 17 points and 14 rebounds.
Serbia finally played like the favourites everyone expected in thrashing Turkey 87-58 to advance to the semi-finals of the U20 European Championship for Women.
The 2007 runners-up decided the game in the third quarter and forced 23 total Turkey turnovers. Four Serbian starters scored in double figures in improving to 4-1 in the Qualifying Round Group E in Chieti.
France won their fourth straight game and improved their chances of reaching the semi-finals of the U20 European Championship for Women with a 65-57 victory over Turkey in Chieti.
Ana Cata-Chitiga led the way for the French with 22 points and 16 rebounds while Carine Paul added 14 points as Abdou Ndiaye's team moved to 3-1 as co-leaders in the Qualifying Round Group E.
Turkey's big three of Bahar Caglar, Yasemin Dalgalar and Gizem Yavuz combined for 55 points as Turkey held off hosts Italy 65-49 at the U20 European Championship for Women.
Caglar had 21 points and 10 rebounds while Dalgalar and Yavuz each scored 17 in helping Turkey improve to 2-1 in the Qualifying Round Group E - even with Serbia and France.
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