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Group:  C | 02.08.2013, 13:45h
Group:  C | 02.08.2013, 13:45h
60-44
16 - 1013 - 1016 - 915 - 15
16 - 1013 - 1016 - 915 - 15
Venue: Albena |
Spectators: 100 |
Referees: Elif Inci (TUR), Stephen Ellis (ENG), Luka Kardum (CRO)

GAME REPORT


Lithuania Bounce Back

12. Laura Juskaite (Lithuania)
 Laura Juskaite pulled down a game-high 17 rebounds

Lithuania recovered from Thursday's defeat with a strong performance in beating Belgium 60-44 in Group C of the U16 European Championship Women.

It was a crucial game for both teams as they had both lost their openers. Defense was on top in the first half as Lithuania were able to grab the advantage, with Martyna Petrenaite standing out.

She went on a personal 8-0 run to create separation between the two teams, scoring on a series of dynamic drives in the process of adding ten consecutive points for her team.

Celien Iliaens flipped a shot in from short range at the end of the first half to ensure that Belgium remained within touching distance, 29-20 behind at the interval.

But Lithuania were making their size count and when Belgium's tallest player Serena-Lynn Geldof picked up her third foul early in the second half, the Belgian team struggled to stop their opponents from scoring.

Karolina Aidukaite's three-pointer at the end of the third quarter put Lithuania 16 points ahead, and though the Belgian team battled to the final whistle, Karolina Kazociunaite's brilliant flying block on Geldof typified Lithuania's dominance.

Petrenaite ended with 19 points and 10 rebounds, one of three Lithuanian players to finish with a double-double as teammates Laura Juskaite (14 points, 17 rebounds) and Karolina Visockaite (10 points, 15 rebounds) emphasised Lithuania's advantage on the glass.

Silke Lenssens top-scored with nine points for Belgium, who will need results to go their way to have a chance of qualifying for the second round.

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

29.3%

24/82
FG
M/A

25.0%

15/60

30.0%

18/60
FG2P
M/A

27.3%

12/44

27.3%

6/22
FG3P
M/A

18.8%

3/16

46.2%

6/13
FT
M/A

78.6%

11/14

65

30/35
RT
RO/RD

40

10/30

11

AS

7

24

TO

24

13

ST

14

4

BS

4

14

PF

13

60

Pts

44

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