|Alpha Kaba chipped in eight points, 10 rebounds and four steals for France|
France will play for ninth place at the U18 European Championship after knocking off Bosnia and Herzegovina 68-52 in classification play.
Ywen Smock scored 20 points for France while Assane Ndoye had 14 points, Félix Michel added 10 and Alpha Kaba chipped in with eight points.
No Bosnia and Herzegovina player scored in double figures though Milenko Predic, Dorde Aleksic and Imran Polutak all had nine points in the loss.
Turning Point: France led 36-31 and then went on a 24-8 surge to open their biggest advantage at 60-39.
Game Hero: Kaba may have only scored eight points but he also contributed 10 rebounds, two assists and four steals.
Stats Don't Lie: France out-rebounded Bosnia and Herzegovina 38 to 23, including 12 offensive rebounds, leading to nine second-chance points to just two for their opponents. France also had 15 fast-break points and 26 points off turnovers to eight and 12 respectively for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Bottom Line: France will go for ninth place against Russia while Bosnia and Herzegovina square off against Montenegro for 11th place.