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.
Russia rebounded from Tuesday's defeat to Slovakia by beating the Czech Republic 78-60 at the UMCOR U18 European Championship for Women.
The Czechs had led through the first four minutes of the second half before the wheels came off.
The Czech Republic survived a late comeback by France to win 77-73 in the opening Group E game of the qualifying round at the U18 European Championship for Women.
Having taken a 73-64 lead going into the last minute, the Czechs allowed their opponents to go on a 9-1 run to trail by just one with 15 seconds remaining.
Defending champions Spain survived a late comeback from the Czech Republic to win 72-62 and clinch top spot in Group A at the the U18 European Championship for Women.
Having taken a 64-47 lead going into the last quarter, the Spaniards allowed their opponents to go on a 15-2 run and close to within four points with less than two minutes remaining.
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