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Day 3 Review: Wilkinson, Great Britain turn fortunes around against Lithuania
ORADEA (FIBA U20 Women's European Championship 2018, Division B) – Lithuania and Great Britain entered Monday's action in the FIBA U20 Women's European Championship 2018, Division B on opposite ends of the Group A standings, but it was the previously winless Team GB that came out on top to keep their promotion bid alive.
Savannah Wilkinson set a new tournament-high in Oradea with 34 points to help Great Britain jump-start their campaign with a 65-54 come-from-behind victory against the Baltic side, who had defeated Ukraine and Israel in previous games.
Having turned the game around by outscoring Lithuania 20-4 in the fourth quarter, the Jeffrey Jones-coached Brits snatched a much-needed win that moved their record to 1-2.
Irekpitan Ozzy-Momodu complemented the team's top scorer Wilkinson with a 15-point, 19-rebound double-double, while Laurita Jurciute collected 14 points and 10 points in a losing effort for Lithuania.
Great Britain's upset left the tournament hosts Romania as the only undefeated team in Group A after the home side inscribed a 63-56 victory over Ukraine later in the day.
Anamaria Virjoghe and Maria Ferariu were the top scorers for the home side with 12 points apiece; Kristina Karp had 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 blocks for Ukraine.
Maria Ferariu got the job done for the hosts against Ukraine
Israel strengthened their position on the table with a 71-67 triumph over Greece, as Eden Rotbert netted a game-high 18 points for the victorious Israeli team.
Meanwhile, there continues to be no stopping Czech Republic in Group B, with the unfortunate Iceland falling victim to their 104-36 offensive onslaught. Veronika Vorackova was in form again for the Czechs, tallying 15 points in just 15 minutes, as the team kept their perfect record intact, moving to 3-0.
Elsewhere in the group, Maryia Vasileuka fired Belarus to a 74-57 win over Turkey with 21 points and 7 rebounds, while Bulgaria defeated Denmark 65-57 behind the trio of Katrin Stoichkova, Petya Boyadzhieva and Gergana Ivanova.