Lithuania expected to go to the top 8 of the championship, but after failing to finish in the top 4 of Group B, it was successful in achieving the closest possible ranking to its goal. In the battle for the 9th place Lithuania beat Bulgaria in a game that was decided already after 3 quarters.
The first match of the 9-12 games had only one team on the court. Lithuanian national teams are used to play for the top 8, but despite the obvious disappointment, they gave a good hustle against Georgia, and as a result the game was decided early in the 2nd half. They didn’t stop for one second, and continued to take everything out on Georgia.
Following the conclusion of the Challenge Round, the 12 teams qualified for the 2004 European Championship for U18 Men are now finalised.
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