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Group:  E | 27.07.2010, 19:00h
Group:  E | 27.07.2010, 19:00h
77-58
20 - 1418 - 1824 - 1715 - 9
20 - 1418 - 1824 - 1715 - 9
Venue: Vilnius (LTU) |
Spectators: 2000 |
Referees: Sinisa Herceg (CRO), Omer Esteron (ISR), Athanasios Ikonomou (SWE)

GAME REPORT


Who's Next? Lithuania Crush Spain

After 5 days in the OMNITEL U18 European Championship there's still only one unbeaten team and that's the host of Lithuania who beat Spain 77-58 in Group E at the Lietuvos Rytas Arena in Vilnius, Lithuania on a Tuesday evening.

The win takes Lithuania to a 4-0 record in the group, enough to secure a ticket to the quarter-finals and in case Poland beat Latvia in the closing game of the day the locals will win the group already today. Spain dropped to 1-3 but can still qualify.

7. Edgaras Ulanovas (Lithuania)
Edgaras Ulanovas signed off with 9 points and 2 rebounds against a sticky defense of Spain

Jonas Valanciunas had another good performance with 20 points in 25 minutes, Deividas Pukis added 19.

Spain saw 9 points from Pere Oriola and Jaime Fernandez and suffered from a bad shooting day.

By the final buzzer the Spanish side collected only 2 three pointers in 11.1%, while Lithuania reached 9 in 20 attempts.

After beating France by 41 points yesterday, this time Lithuania faced a bit more trouble, and took off only in the 2nd half.

Pukis hit a three pointer deep in the 1st qurter to bestow his team the first meaningful lead, 19-11, and Spain seemed in an uncomfortable zone.

Edgaras Ulanovas scored from the arc and together with points by Valanciunas created a 15 point difference, but Oriola and Fernandez stepped up and before the half time buzzer cut the margin to just 6 at 38-32.

Spain cut the gap by half early in the 2nd half, but Valanciunas picked up his game, sent his team on a 7-0 run and another dunk by the big guy made it 51-38 with 15 minutes on the game clock.

Valanciunas continued to celebrate and collected 11 points in a bit over 6 minutes, to stretch the difference to 16 and from this point Spain never found the way back to the game.

Lithuania will take on Latvia tomorrow for a Baltic derby, while Spain will try to sneak into the quarters when they meet Slovenia.

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

51.9%

27/52
FG
M/A

34.8%

23/66

56.3%

18/32
FG2P
M/A

43.8%

21/48

45.0%

9/20
FG3P
M/A

11.1%

2/18

58.3%

14/24
FT
M/A

66.7%

10/15

43

9/34
RT
RO/RD

31

10/21

24

AS

15

20

TO

13

4

ST

11

2

BS

1

19

PF

18

77

Pts

58

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