|Ilia Karpenkov just missed out on a double-double with nine points and 15 rebounds|
Russia will play for ninth place at the U18 European Championship after beating Montenegro 72-62 in classification action.
Vladislav Staratelev scored 16 points for Russia while Aleksandr Zuev had 13 points, Daniil Sinegubov added 10 and Ilia Karpenkov chipped in nine points.
Montenegro will play for 11th place as they lost despite Zoran Nikolic collecting 12 points, 16 rebounds and four assists.
Milos Krivokapic and Mihailo Radunovic both scored 10 points as Montenegro's leading scorer Petar Popovic did not play.
Turning Point: Russia led 42-37 when they went on a 9-2 run to open a 51-39 cushion. Montenegro would not get closer than eight points the rest of the way.
Game Hero: In addition to his nine points, Karpenkov added 15 rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block.
Stats Don't Lie: Russia made 7-of-25 three-pointers compared to 3-of-9 for Montenegro. The Russians also had 16 points off turnovers compared to seven for Montenegro and the Russian reserves scored 20 points to just eight for Montenegro's bench players.
The Bottom Line: Russia will play against the winner of France vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina for ninth place while Montenegro takes on the loser for 11th place.