U16 Star Želnytė Shines As Lithuania Defeat Finns

30 June 2010

Lithuania swept Finland in a couple of friendly games ahead of the U16 European Championship for Women.

The Baltic side hosted the two contests in Marijampolėje and won the first encounter, 92-69.

Eglė Želnytė had 20 points and Ieva Kazlauskaitė 14 for the winners.

In the second game, the Baltic side trailed 25-16 at the end of the first quarter but ended up prevailing, 92-80.

Želnytė again had 18 points.

Lithuania and Finland will play in Group A of the U16 European Championship for Women Division A, along with Sweden and Russia.

Both teams have plenty of time to get ready with the tournament not getting underway until August 12 in the Greek cities of Ptolemaida and Kozani.

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