|Damien Inglis took France to their second consecutive victory with 20 points, nine boards and eight assists|
A near triple-double from Damien Inglis lifted France to a dramatic 65-62 win over Serbia at the U18 European Championship on Friday.
Back-to-back three-point baskets at the start to the third term levelled the game for France before Inglis and point guard Etienne Ory helped the French claim their second straight Group A win.
A driving layup from forward Axel Bouteille with 1:45 remaining gave France a three-point advantage and while Serbia would get three more looks at a game-tying attempt, the desperate defence displayed by the French assured them the win.
France's athletic and fast-paced transition game ran rings around a three-point dependent Serbian offence, scoring 16 fast-break points to Serbia's three.
Inglis finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists while Ory hit three of his four three-point attempts to finish with 17 points.
Rade Zagorac led Serbia with 13 points, doing most of his damage in the first half.