Vladimir Pichkurov scored a game-winning lay-up with eight seconds remaining to give Russia an 81-79 win over Turkey in the teams final quarter-final round game at the Termosteps U16 European Championship in Spain.
The victory gave Russia a 3-0 quarter-final round record and ensured them a place in the semi-finals.
Croatia's early run helped them beat Turkey 67-58 to go level with their opponents on 1-1 behind Russia in Group E of the Termosteps U16 European Championship.
The Croatians scored the game's first 10 points and never trailed, leading 23-6 at the end of the first quarter and 40-20 at the half.
Reigning U16 champions Turkey took another step towards their title defense by defeating Israel 88-65 in the quarter-final round of the Termosteps U16 European Championship in Spain.
Four players tallied double-digit scoring as Turkey shot 74 percent on two-point field goals to win their fourth consecutive game of the competition.
Reigning Under-16 European champions Turkey saw off some stern resistance from Portugal to wrack up a 3-0 record and race to the top of Group A.
At 67-61 it was a low-scoring affair but the difference between the side`s group campaigns could not be more different with the Portuguese suffering their third straight defeat.
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