Russia clinched the EuroBasket Women title recently in Poland and the future is looking bright as well.
Facing hosts France on the last day of the Tournoi à Nice, a warm-up event for the U16 European Championship in Cagliari, Italy, Rustam Abdullin's team trailed by four points with less than five minutes remaining but ended up clinching a 45-43 victory.
Russia got 12 points from Yana Degtyarskaya while Polina Fedorova contributed nine, and both Ekaterina Safonova and Ekaterina Ilinova weighed in with eight.
Ilinova didn't make any of her four field goal attempts but did sink eight of 10 free-throws.
France, who had won their previous two games in the friendly tournament against Turkey and Croatia, had no players reach double figures in points.
Clementine Morateur, Mbomi Dinga and Marie-Michelle Milapie had seven each.