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.
Serbia overcame Enes Kanter's monster game to beat Turkey 66-61 and book their place in Sunday's final at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Metz, France.
Kanter had 32 points and 25 rebounds but the Serbs used some balanced scoring and the strategy paid off as they got one step further than they did in last year's event.
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.
Turkey used an 8-0 run early in the second half to distance themselves from Spain on their way to a 76-62 win their quarter-final encounter at the U18 European Championship Men 2009 in Metz, France.
The Turks led 30-28 at the break and scored the first eight points of the third quarter to take the game's first double-digit lead, 38-28, on Enes Kanter's three-pointer.
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