Andriy Lebedintsev and Maksym Sandul combined for 46 points as Ukraine beat Portugal 67-55 to clinch their first win of the group stages at Ierapetra.
The result means that Oleg Ruban’s men will go through to the qualifying round of the competition while Portugal will have to fight for survival after finishing at the bottom of Group C without a win (0-3).
Head coach Marius Linartas had not been impressed by his team’s offensive display in their win against Ukraine yesterday so his players made sure they rectified that aspect of their game as Lithuania defeated Portugal 117-36 at Ierapetra to remain unbeaten in Group C.
Lithuania had easily dispensed with Ukraine on the first day of the tournament but owed the win primarily to their ability to shut down the oppositions offense.
Lithuania opened this year’s Termosteps U16 European Championship Men in style with a 103-51 defeat of Ukraine at Ierapetra.
Mantas Kadzevicius led five players in double figures with 21 points – all of them in the first half – as Marius Linartas’ men jumped to a 25-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back.
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