It was an eventful final day at the U20 European Championship Men 2010 in Croatia and not just because of the fight to get a podium place.
The nerves were jangling ahead of the main event in the Relegation Round as Turkey, Netherlands and Germany fought for their Division A lives.
The fight for survival at the U20 European Championship Men 2010 in Croatia is still in full swing heading into the final day of action in the Relegation Round.
While Czech Republic have already dropped straight back to Division B after having only achieved promotion last summer, it's all still to be decided for Netherlands, Germany and Turkey.
There was shock for Turkey in Group B at the U20 European Championship Men 2010 after they lost a heartbreaker 63-61 against Montenegro and now find themselves having to face-up to the pressure of life in the relegation round after three straight defeats.
The harsh facts are that Turkey failed to execute when it truly mattered. With six minutes to play, they led 55-53 but soon afterwards began to lose their composure and shockingly failed to convert on nine straight possessions.
Lithuania find themselves in a commanding position at the top of Group B of the U20 European Championship for Men in Crikvenica, Croatia, after chalking up successive wins as Eimantas Bendzius and Matas Sapiega lit it up from outside, firing nine triples and sharing 31 points to help put Turkey to the sword.
With center Tautvydas Slezas also showing his prowess inside with a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds, it was a long night for Turkey who went down 85-69.
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