Saez Thrilled By Spanish Bronze

Spain's basketball president Jose Luis Saez is over the moon with the success achieved by both the men and women's Under-16 national team`s in recent championships.

Nete Bohigas' young men beat Lithuania 70-63 on Sunday in the bronze medal game of the Under-16 Eurobasket in Leon to give Spain their ninth medal in the history of the tournament.

Spain Snatch Bronze Over Lithuania

Spain ended a miserable final 2 days for Lithuania at the Termosteps U16 European Championship Men in Leon, confining them to a 63-70 defeat in the bronze medal game.

Lithuania had set themselves up as gold medal favourites after cruising through their opening 6 games of the competition (including victory against Spain) by an average margin of 21 ppg.


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Turkey Pull Away From Spain

Turkey gained a decisive edge against Spain midway through the second half to win 88-83 and reach the final of the U16 European Championship Men.

Leading 56-55 with one minute and four seconds remaining in the third quarter, Turkey went on a 10-2 run to take command, Ibrahim Yildirim finishing off the surge with a pair of three-pointers.

Lithuania The Team To Beat

Lithuania will go into the semi-finals as the gold medal favourites at the Termosteps U16 European Championship in Leon, Spain.

The Lithuanians confirmed their status as the competition's top side with an 87-76 defeat of home side Spain in a game which determined first place in Group E of the quarter-final round.

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