Lithuania Claim Bronze

13.08.2006

Aurime Rinkeviciute capped a fine overall performance at the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women with 37 points in the bronze medal game to lead Lithuania to an 84-72 win over Serbia & Montenegro.

Rinkeviciute's 37-point haul was the highest among all players in the tournament.

The 180 cm guard also grabbed 8 rebounds, dished 5 assists and had 5 steals in Lithuania's win.

In a close game, the key passage of play came from Lithuania in the third quarter.

With the scores tied at 44-44, Lithuania went on a 12-0 run to open up a 58-44 gap.

Serbia & Montenegro were forced to play catch-up for the rest of the contest, but could get no closer than to within 7 points of Lithuania's lead.

Rinkeviciute capped her virtuoso display with 12 points in the fourth quarter, including 7/8 from the free throw line to guide Lithuania to its first ever medal in the U16 Women category.

 


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