Rinkeviciute Named MVP


Lithuania guard Aurime Rinkeviciute was named Most Valuable Player of the U18 European Championship for Women after leading her team all the way to the gold medal with a 63-57 win over Russia in Sunday's final.

The 1.79m guard saved her best for last by scoring a game-high 27 points - her best offensive output in the tournament - and added eight rebounds and four assists as Lithuania won their first ever U18 competition.

Rinkeviciute averaged better than 19 points, eight rebounds, four assists and 2.5 steals a game for the tournament. She scored 20 or more points in five games while also collecting two double-doubles along the way.

Rinkeviciute headlines the All-Tournament team which also includes Katerina Bartonova (Czech Republic), Cleopatra Forsman-Goga (Sweden), Anastasia Logunova (Russia) and Diandra Tchatchouang (France).


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