The Lithuanian women’s national team won only in the last seconds

Pupils of Rimantas Grigos in Jonava 63:61 (23:8, 12:18, 12:13, 16:22) dramatically tripped the Israeli national team.

The hosts held the reins of the match in their hands from the ball of the dispute until the end of the fourth quarter. With a minute left, the rivals got closer just within a throw from our team – 61:59. However, then he scored a double Gintarė Petronytė (63:59). The teams exchanged missed shots, two penalties were realized by the Israeli national team (63:61), and the same G. Petronytė stepped up and left 12 seconds for the opponent’s attack. In the decisive attack, Giedrė Labuckienė intercepted the ball and Lithuania celebrated a dramatic victory.

This is the second match between the teams in a row. In the match held in Panevėžys on Monday, Lithuanians won 76:56.

Santa Baltkojiene, who scored 12 points, was the most productive player in the Lithuanian ranks. Laura Zelnyte added 11, and G. Petronytė – 10. It was close to a double double Daugilė Šarauskaitėshe had 9 points and 12 rebounds.

At the end of November Lithuanian national team will continue fighting in the selection for 2023. Old Continent preferences. In group B, the Lithuanians will meet the Ukrainians and the Finns, and the French also compete in the group.

Lithuania: Santa Baltkojienė 12, Laura Želnytė 11, Gintarė Petronytė 10, Daugilė Šarauskaitė 9, Laura Juškaitė 8 points.

Israel: Alexandra Cohen 18, Eden Rotberg 15, Daniel Raber 10, Eden Zipel 8 points.

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