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Group:  F | 15.07.2008, 17:45h
Group:  F | 15.07.2008, 17:45h
54-66
13 - 1615 - 1518 - 98 - 26
13 - 1615 - 1518 - 98 - 26
Venue: Sulmona |
Spectators: 250 |
Referees: Sasa Maricic (SRB), Roberto Chiari (ITA), Tomislav Kovacic (SLO)

GAME REPORT


Spain Struggle But Stay Unbeaten

Spain were less than dominating but found a way to beat Lithuania 66-54 and remain perfect at the U20 European Championship for Women.

Anna Carbo tallied 21 points and fellow back-court mate Gaby Ocete added 12 points and seven steals as Spain moved to 3-0 and stayed even with Russia atop Group F in Sulmona.

Aauri Bokesa chipped in 10 points for the Spaniards, who struggled with Lithuania's size advantage in losing the rebound battle 49-31.

The Lithuanians fell to 0-3 in Group F despite 19 points from Saule Kontautaite and 16 points and 10 rebounds from Gintare Petronyte. Sarune Jasiunskaite added seven points and 15 rebounds in a losing effort.

Lithuania jumped ahead 6-0 only to see Spain score the next 10 points en route to a 16-13 lead after one period. A Bokesa basket made it 20-13 early in the second and Spain would continue their push and increase the lead to 31-22 on another Bokesa score.

Rasa Kreivyte's Lithuanians pulled off a 6-0 run to close the half down just 31-28 and Petronyte made back-to-back baskets as the Baltic nation grabbed the lead 34-31. The Lithuanian captain would then increase the advantage to 41-33 in the later stages of the first half. Spain would come back but still trail 46-40 at the break.

Jordi Fernandez's Iberians opened the second half on a 10-0 run, completed by Garbo's three-pointer for a 50-46 advantage. Lithuania, who had been struggling from three-point range the whole tournament, saw Kontautaite knock down two long balls in trailing just 54-52 with five minutes to play.

After two baskets by Carbo, Jasiunskaite's jumper made it 58-54. But Carbo and Ocete drained back-to-back three-pointers and the advantage was back to double digits and the game was over.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

36.8%

21/57
FG
M/A

36.2%

25/69

39.5%

17/43
FG2P
M/A

39.2%

20/51

28.6%

4/14
FG3P
M/A

27.8%

5/18

72.7%

8/11
FT
M/A

73.3%

11/15

49

14/35
RT
RO/RD

31

11/20

5

AS

9

24

TO

13

7

ST

19

3

BS

1

16

PF

14

54

Pts

66

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