Referees: Andres Tobi (EST), Dariusz Lenczowski (POL)
Lithuania Clinch Ticket With Win At Germany
Egle Stakneviciene scored four of her 10 points at the end of the third quarter to put Lithuania in front for good and on their way to a 67-57 win at Germany.
The triumph sealed a top-two finish for the Lithuanians, who have advanced with Israel from EuroBasket Women qualifying Group A to next year's Final Round in Latvia.
A three-ball by Alexandra Müller had given Germany a 44-42 advantage but Diana Razmaite tied the contest with a jump shot and then Stakneviciene followed with two free throws and a lay-up for a 48-44 advantage.
Razmaite capped the 8-0 run with a basket at the start of the fourth quarter and the Germans got no closer than four points the rest of the way.
Germany finished Group A play with two wins and six defeats.
Quotes Germany vs. Lithuania
Rutenis Paulauskas, Lithuania coach:
"Our defense today was great but in the beginning our offense wasn't good. This was because the Germans were playing much better than in the game in Lithuania. Their defense was a lot better and they controlled the rebounds as well. Congrats to the German team for reaching the Additional Qualifying Round. They are a great team and will make it!"
Imre Szittya, Germany coach:
"We fought to the end of the game but it wasn't enough. In the final minutes of the game, we ‘felt' the long season. Our power decreased. But I am very proud of my team putting on a great effort this season after so many drawbacks. We are very happy that we get the additional chance of qualifying for EuroBasket 2009 in Latvia."
Katharina Kühn, Germay player:
"I'm very happy that we didn't have to go into the Relegation Round. The team was great today and in the games before. We could have won this game tonight but we made too many mistakes in the beginning of the third quarter. Lithuania played smart and physically tough."