The European Championship for 16-year-old girls is finishing in Portugal, in which the Lithuanian national team also participated.
The students of Gintautas Kievinas are in the fight for fifteenth place 64:49 (20:7, 20:15, 15:11, 9:16) defeated the Danish national team.
The Lithuanians broke away early, only allowed 22 points before the long break, and they loosened the reins a bit only in the fourth quarter, when the victory was already assured.
He was the best in the Lithuanian ranks Sintija Aukštikalnytė, scored 14 points (2/4 2-pointers, 2/3 3-pointers, 4/5 free throws), 2 rebounds and a steal, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 3 fouls and 3 fouls in 17 minutes and scored 16 utility points .
She collected 16.9 points during the entire tournament and was the most productive in the Lithuanian national team.
In the last match, Viltė Kačerauskaitė (5 rebounds per game) and Danielė Paunksnytė (3/10 shots) added 8 points each, Austėja Babraitis (7 rebounds per game) and Karolina Drakšaitė added 7 points each.
Only Freya Jensen, who scored 12 points, stood out among the opponents.
Lithuanians avoided the last place of the tournament, but not relegation to a lower division. Next year, girls born in 2007 will compete in the B division of the 16-year-old European Championship.
In the final of this tournament, the national teams of Spain and France will meet.
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