Russia burst out of the blocks before having to recover from a mid-game dip to hold off Slovakia 68-50 in the seventh-place play-off game at the U20 European Championship Women in Udine on Sunday.
Karolina Puss's three-pointer with 19 seconds to play put Poland on top and they held on for a 69-65 success over Russia in Udine on Saturday to set up a fifth-place play-off with Latvia.
Italy will compete in Saturday's semi-finals at the U20 European Championship Women following a thrilling 73-64 victory over Russia in Udine on Friday.
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