Turkey used several scoring spurts in the middle quarters to pull away and eventually crush Lithuania 95-74 and take the bronze medal at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Metz, France.
The result went some way towards getting the Turks to forget their defeat against Serbia in the semi-final on Saturday.
France beat Lithuania 68-63 to reach the final of the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Metz.
The home side led by as many as 13 early in the fourth quarter before Lithuania charged back but Les Bleus did just enough down the stretch to clinch a showdown with Serbia in Sunday's final.
Turkey will take on Serbia before Lithuania go up against hosts France in Saturday's semi-finals at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Metz, France.
The first semi-final will see a much-awaited match-up between Enes Kanter and Dejan Musli. Arguably two of the best centres in this competition, they will need to be at the top of their game with a place in the final at stake.
Lithuania found their shooting touch late in the game to pull away and beat Croatia 74-55 in the quarter-finals at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Metz, France.
After three quarters, the Lithuanians led 49-47 but had made just 19 of their 66 field goal attempts.
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