Turkey, Lithuania Will Vie For Fifth

Turkey and Lithuania will face off on Sunday for fifth place at the U20 European Championship after collecting victories in the classification round for fifth to eighth place.

Ilkan Karaman scored 19 points and Deniz Kilicli added 12 points as Turkey knocked off Croatia 78-59.

Forza Italia! Azzurri Stun Lithuania

Roberto Rullo hit a three-pointer with 10 seconds left and Andrea Marusic blocked Adas Juskevicius's shot at the buzzer as Italy came back from a 15-point deficit to shock Lithuania 69-68 and reach the semi-finals of the U20 European Championship.

The Italians, who trailed by 15 points midway through the third quarter and 14 points after three quarters, allowed just seven points to Lithuania in the final period with Daniele Sandri leading the way with 16 points.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
4Sarunas Vasiliauskas PG 1.88 27.03.1989 Kaunas (LTU)  
5Edgaras Zelionis PF 2.03 04.06.1989 Kaunas (LTU)  
6Sarunas Sliesoraitis 1.93 24.05.1989 Vilnius (LTU)  
7Vytenis Lipkevicius 2.00 19.05.1989 Kaunas (LTU)  
8Adas Juskevicius SG 1.94 03.01.1989 Kaunas (LTU)  
9Mindaugas Kuzminskas 2.05 19.10.1989 Vilnius (LTU)  
10Zygimantas Janavicius 1.93 20.02.1989 Alytus (LTU)  
11Donatas Motiejunas PF 2.13 20.09.1990 Kaunas (LTU)  
12Rokas Cepanonis 2.03 14.03.1989 Vilnius (LTU)  
13Arvydas Gydra 2.06 09.11.1989 Mazeikiai (LTU)  
14Vaidas Cepukaitis 2.05 16.05.1989 Alytus (LTU)  
15Simas Buterlevicius 1.92 18.04.1989 Vilnius (LTU)  


Head Coach: Rimuydas Samulenas
Assistant Coach: Arvydas Gronskis

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Lithuania Crush Ukraine, Roll Into Quarters

Lithuania easily secured first place in the qualifying round Group F of the U20 European Championship with an 83-51 victory over Ukraine.

Adas Juskevicius led the way with 19 points, seven assists and five steals for Lithuania, who improved to 4-1. Mindaugas Kuzminskas added 15 points and Sarunas Vasiliauskas had 12 points while Zygimantas Janavicius chipped in nine points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Lithuania Hold On To Top Croatia

Lithuania took a strong hold on first place in the qualifying round Group F with a 93-83 victory over Croatia as Zygimantas Janavicius had an excellent all-around game with 19 points, six rebounds, seven assists and four steals.

Adas Juskevicius hit for 17 points while Simas Buterlevicius scored 16 points, Sarunas Vasiliauskas had 14 points and Donatas Motiejunas added 11 points, two steals and three blocks. The win pushed Lithuania's record to 3-1 in the group.

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PTSA. Juskevicius13.2
RTM. Kuzminskas5.2
ASZ. Janavicius3.4
STZ. Janavicius2.3
BSM. Kuzminskas1.2


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16.07.2009vs MNE[W] 73-71
17.07.2009vs ISR[W] 118-68
18.07.2009vs TUR[W] 65-59
20.07.2009vs SRB[L] 67-76
21.07.2009vs CRO[W] 93-83
22.07.2009vs UKR[W] 83-51
24.07.2009vs ITA[L] 68-69
25.07.2009vs MNE[W] 80-72
26.07.2009vs TUR[W] 77-72



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