The 2010 Fiba Europe U20 European Championship Women chances for France to defend their title has been made more difficult due to the ankle injury of Diandra Tchatchouang sustained during their last match of the qualification round to Russia where the French team lost (59-76).
From Group E where France finished third, Latvia, Russia and the Ukraine join France in the quarter-finals.
From Group F Spain beat Turkey (80-57) to maintain their perfect record and win the group. Lithuania, Serbia and Turkey all qualify for the quarter-finals with a 3/2 record.
In the classification round for the 13 - 16 place, Romania beat Germany (70-50) to finish in 13th place while Sweden defeated Bulgaria (72-52). However Sweden and Bulgaria are both relegated to Division B.
All the results of the last day of the qualifying round:
Serbia 88-72 Belarus Russia 76-59 France Lithuania 72-54 Italy Turkey 57-80 Spain Ukraine 67-50 Poland Netherlands 60-71 Latvia
Final-day results of the relegation group:
Bulgaria 52-72 Sweden Germany 50-70 Romania
The results of day 5
In the first half Latvia was leading (32-30) with all the French players on the stat sheet.
Latvia brought an end to Alain Jardel undefeated record since returning to youth international basketball.
Anete Klintsone from Latvia turned the match to the favour of the host nation at the end of the third quarter with a three-point buzzer beater.
With the game in money-time she more or less single-handedly won the game for Latvia with clutch shooting and steady free throwing (70-67).
For France Pauline Thizy top scored with 16 points while Diandra Tchatchouang and Laurie Datchy had 14 and 13 points each.
The rest of the results in Group E: Ukraine 86-73 Netherlands Poland 62-75 Russia
Results of Group F: Spain 80-68 Lithuania Belarus 61-60 Italy Serbia 75-71 Turkey
Results of the relegation group: Romania 67-50 Sweden Germany 70-58 Bulgaria