Russia earned a ticket to next year's U19 World Championship after they held off Lithuania 78-64 in the game for fifth place in U18 European Championship Women 2010.
Russia and Lithuania will fight it out for fifth place, after securing narrow victories Saturday in the U18 European Championship Women 2010 in Slovakia. The prize for the winner will be a ticket to the U19 World Championship next year.
France's defense limited Russia to only three assists and a score under 40 points to earn Les Bleues a 51-38 win and a place in the semi-finals of the U18 European Championship Women 2010 in Slovakia.
Russia's later surge against defending champions Spain fell short Wednesday as the Iberian side won 54-47 to capture first place in Qualifying Round Group E of the U18 European Championship Women 2010 in Slovakia.
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