The French revolution is complete.
After looking dead in the water following three consecutive losses, France defeated Lithuania 77-72 in the title game and lifted the UMCOR U18 European Championship gold medal.
Lithuania surged ahead in the second quarter and withstood a furious Turkish comeback attempt in the fourth quarter to win 87-80 in the semi-finals of the UMCOR U18 European Championship Men.
The Baltic giants have won seven consecutive games and are now one victory shy of the gold medal.
Lithuania took down Greece 84-65 in Amaliada to claim their sixth consecutive victory and a spot in the semi-final round.
Martynas Gecevicius scored 16 and Zygimantas Janavicius stepped up for Lithuania with 15 points, including three momentum-breaking three pointers.
A strong start, solid defense and a significant rebounding advantage were the ingredients for Lithuania’s 88-71 win over Italy in the teams’ quarter-final round match-up.
Lithuania, with a 2-0 record in the quarter-final round, is now one win away from qualifying for the semi-finals. They can also advance tonight if Greece defeats France.
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