NEWS

03.08.2008
Making History: Greece First Time Champions
Greece wrote another chapter in their storied basketball history by beating Lithuania 57-50 to capture the nation's first ever gold medal at the U18 European Championship Men.

Kostas Sloukas led Greece with 16 points and Kostas Papanikolaou hit two free throws and tipped in another missed foul shot over the final 44 seconds to secure the victory for the host Greeks.
03.08.2008
Motiejunas MVP, Two Greeks In All-Tournament Team
Lithunia's Donatas Motiejunas was named Most Valuable Player of the U18 European Championship Men despite Lithuania losing in the gold medal game against hosts Greece in Pyrgos.

The 17-year-old Motiejunas scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in Lithuania's 57-50 loss to Greece in the final.

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Evaldas Kairys 2.07 11.10.1990 Palanga (LTU)  
 5Matas Sapiega 1.82 13.03.1990 Kaunas (LTU)  
 6Augustas Peciukevicius PG 1.92 02.12.1991 Vilnius (LTU)  
 7Gediminas Bertasius SF 1.96 15.04.1990 Vilnius (LTU)  
 8Kristijonas Gaska PG 1.88 16.01.1990 Vilnius (LTU)  
 9Tautvydas Slezas 2.07 31.03.1990 Kaunas (LTU)  
10Gilvydas Biruta PF 2.06 10.10.1991 Jonava (LTU)  
11Donatas Motiejunas PF 2.13 20.09.1990 Kaunas (LTU)  
12Mantas Kadzevicius SG 1.93 28.03.1991 Siauliai (LTU)  
13Marius Zimnickas 1.98 12.09.1990 Vilnius (LTU)  
14Tomas Milinskas PF 2.02 31.08.1990 Kaunas (LTU)  
15Giedrius Staniulis FC 2.05 16.04.1991 Kaunas (LTU)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Vitoldas Masalskis
Assistant Coach: Marius Linartas ,
Gintaras Razutis

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03.08.2008
Greece Seeking First Gold, Lithuania To Crash The Party
Hosts Greece hope to complete a perfect tournament and capture their first gold medal at the U18 European Championship Men while Lithuania look to crash the party for their second title at the age group.

When Lithuania and Greece met on Thursday in the final game of the Qualifying Round, it was almost a meaningless game since both teams had already qualified for the semi-finals. But this time glory is at stake in Sunday's final in Pyrgos.
02.08.2008
Lithuania Destroy France To Get Chance At Gold
Lithuania will get a re-match versus Greece in the final of the U18 European Championship after putting away France 79-55 in Saturday's second semi-final.

France had no answer for the Lithuania interior combination of Donatas Motiejunas, who had 24 points and seven rebounds and Tautvydas Slezas, who added 17 points and nine rebounds.
Before The Semis: Numbers Talk02.08.2008
Semis: Lithuania's Size Against French Speed02.08.2008
Unbeaten Greece Conquer Lithuania31.07.2008
Lithuania Use Big Scoring Run To Reach Semis30.07.2008
Israel Surprise Lithuania29.07.2008
Diamantidis Fan Peciukevicius Not Afraid Of Big Shot29.07.2008
Bertasius' Three-Point Show Enough For Lithuania27.07.2008
Lithuania Beat Italy In Thriller26.07.2008
Lithuania Stun Serbia, Turkey Slip Past Bulgaria25.07.2008

Team

Lithuania
Lithuania
Lithuania

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSD. Motiejunas18.2
RTT. Slezas12.4
ASA. Peciukevicius2.4
STD. Motiejunas1.3
BSE. Kairys2.4

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

25.07.2008vs SRB[W] 83-68
26.07.2008vs ITA[W] 76-73
27.07.2008vs EST[W] 72-64
29.07.2008vs ISR[L] 61-72
30.07.2008vs ESP[W] 82-66
31.07.2008vs GRE[L] 54-72
02.08.2008vs FRA[W] 79-55
03.08.2008vs GRE[L] 50-57

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