Referees: Paolo Taurino (ITA), Rüstü Nuran (TUR), Robert Paulik (CZE)
Lithuania Beat Belarus In Another Blowout
Gintare Petronyte scored 32 points as Lithuania notched their second consecutive blowout win at the U20 European Championship for Women - this time with an 81-46 victory over Belarus.
Joining Petronyte in double figures was Saule Kontauitaite with 14 points while Sarune Jasiunskaite added nine points and 10 rebounds for Lithuania, who improved to 2-3 in the Qualifying Round Group F in Sulmona.
The Lithuanian captain Petronyte also collected 19 rebounds after pouring in 31 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in her team's 100-48 win over Montenegro on Wednesday.
Belarus lost their second straight contest and fell to 2-3 in Group F despite 15 points from Natallia Kozun and 10 points from Alena Novikava.
Lithuania pulled ahead 11-2 before Volha Vashkevich's basket brought Belarus to within 11-9. But that was as close as Belarus would get. Rasa Kreivyte's Lithuanians used an 18-2 surge to go ahead 29-11 after one period.
Semen Khalipski's team trailed 38-14 before managing a 10-0 run to make it 38-24 and they trailed 40-26 at the break.
A Kozun three-pointer trimmed the deficit to 42-29 early and it was 44-31 when Petronyte sparked an 11-0 run for a 55-31 lead. And the Lithuanians led 59-36 after three periods.
Belarus could not even make a dent against the Lithuania reserves, who went on a 13-0 streak in the fourth quarter as the advantage grew to 36 points.