Gintare Petronyte's jaw-dropping night of 37 points and 24 rebounds led strugglers Lithuania past the Czech Republic, 77-68 Thursday night at the UMCOR U18 European Championship Women in Novi Sad.
Petronyte was a one-woman wrecking crew.
Slovakia pulled away early in the third quarter to destroy Lithuania 79-53 n the qualifying round at the UMCOR U18 European Championship for Women.
Nikola Kovalova had a game-high 18 points while duo Janka Mincikova and Regina Palusna added 17 points apiece for the victors.
Spain beat Lithuania 69-60 in Group E on Tuesday as qualifying round action got underway at the UMCOR U18 European Championship for Women.
The defending champions had to do without injured starlet Tamara Abalde but found in center Laura Herrera their guiding light.
A defiant Russia progressed to the qualifying round of the UMCOR U18 European Championship for Women as Group B winners after prevailing 68-64 over France in a battle of unbeatens.
Russia center Natalia Vieru scored two of her game-high 21 points with a strong move in the lane just 47 seconds from the end to give her team the lead for good at 66-64.
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