Lithuania and Spain dominate Day 2 of FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe Cup 2019

7 Sep 2019

TBILISI (Georgia) - Day 2 of pool play at the FIBA 3x3 U18 Europe saw Spain (women) and Lithuania (men) advance to the quarter-finals undefeated on September 7, 2019.

In the men's category, Lithuania shocked 3x3 powerhouse Russia to advance as first in Pool A thanks to Gabrielius Celka's 13 points in 2 games. Russia will advance as second in the pool after knocking out reigning champs Hungary in the pool stage.

Men's Pool C was a French show, "Les Bleus" dominated both games to defeat first Estonia (20-13) and then hosts Georgia (22-13) in front of a packed venue that came to support their team. In the last game of the day, between Estonia and Georgia, the hosts were eliminated after a 21-10 loss in a win-or-go-home game.

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Men's Quarter-Finals
Lithuania-Estonia
Serbia-Ukraine
Israel-Italy
France-Russia

On the women's side, Spain topped Pool C after narrowly edging out Turkey by only one point (18-17). 3x3 powerhouse Ukraine were surprisingly eliminated after losing to Turkey (16-9).

Last, but not least, last year's bronze medalists Russia also made it to the quarter-finals. They had to defeat Israel in overtime and then the Netherlands to finish 1st in the pool. Second were Israel, who defeated the Orange Lions 14-12 to book the last ticket to the quarter-finals

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In the shoot-out contest, Victoria Poros (GER), Luca Revesz (HUN), Danila Chikarev (RUS) and Orban Bendeguz (HUN) will compete for the medals tomorrow.