|Josefin Vesterberg was massive for Sweden on Friday, handing in a 27-point, 13-rebound double-double|
Only hours after a dramatic loss against the host nation Turkey on Thursday, Sweden bounced back for an important 69-47 win over Lithuania in Group D of the U20 European Championship Women on Friday.
It was a see-saw battle for 25 minutes, with neither team getting a lead bigger than four points, before Linnea Frykbo, Josefin Vesterberg and Helena Kurt all hit three-pointers for Sweden during a 15-2 run. It put them up 52-39 at the end of the third quarter, and Sweden cruised to its first victory in the tournament.
Swedish players grabbed 25 offensive rebounds compared to their opponents' seven, and Sweden hit 10 triples, which proved too much to overcome for Lithuania.
Vesterberg led in victory with 27 points and 13 rebounds, Frykbo netted 17 shooting on 5-for-11 from downtown, while Laura Zelnyte scored 14 point for Lithuania.