Spain beat Russia 92-83 in the 5th-6th place game at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Metz, France.
The Spanish took an 18-8 lead courtesy of Joan Llovet with 2:26 left in the first quarter but Russia came back in the second period, tying the game at 27 with just over seven minutes remaining before the break.
Spain will face Russia in Sunday's 5th-6th place game at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Metz, France.
The Spaniards beat Italy 84-72 thanks to some balanced scoring which saw five players score in double-digits.
France just about held on to beat Russia 74-61 in the quarter-finals at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Metz, France.
The hosts led by as many as 21, 52-31, midway through the third quarter but then Russia went on a 16-0 run to close within 52-47 on Dmitry Kulagin's corner three-pointer with just over a minute left in the period.
Russia went on an incredible run midway through the second half to take the lead and then cruise to a 72-58 win over Latvia in the Qualifying Round at the U18 European Championship Men in Hagondange, France.
The Russians, who were playing catch-up for much of the first two and a half quarters, scored 18 consecutive points to turn a 39-37 deficit into a 55-39 lead over a period of more than six minutes and 30 seconds spanning the second part of the third quarter and the early part of the final period.
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