Spain ended a miserable final 2 days for Lithuania at the Termosteps U16 European Championship Men in Leon, confining them to a 63-70 defeat in the bronze medal game.
Lithuania had set themselves up as gold medal favourites after cruising through their opening 6 games of the competition (including victory against Spain) by an average margin of 21 ppg.
France came back from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter to stun Lithuania 76-73 and reach the final of the Termosteps U16 European Championship.
Adas Juskevicius buried a three-pointer with 20 seconds remaining in the third quarter to give the Baltic giants a 59-47 advantage but France rose to the challenge.
Lithuania will go into the semi-finals as the gold medal favourites at the Termosteps U16 European Championship in Leon, Spain.
The Lithuanians confirmed their status as the competition's top side with an 87-76 defeat of home side Spain in a game which determined first place in Group E of the quarter-final round.
Lithuania retained their 100% record at the Termosteps U16 European Championship Men in Leon, Spain after 2 games of the quarter-final round.
Lithuania had little trouble seeing off Russia, 65-81 in what proved to be a one-sided contest.
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