Lithuania Record First Win

15.07.2006

Lithuania bounced back from their opening round defeat to Greece by beating Bulgaria 98-86 in Group D.

The game was in the balance when Bulgaria trimmed their deficit to 82-79 with 7:33 remaining but the Lithuanians promptly went on a 16-7 run to level their record at 1-1.

Martynas Pocius was the outstanding player on the court, pouring in 32 points, although he was ably assisted by Povilas Butkevicius with 16 points and nine rebounds.

Bulgaria, who beat Spain in their opener, had a balanced attack led by Kaloyan Ivanov's 24 points.

 


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