Lebanon tried to cause an upset in the last game for them in World Championship against Lithuania but it was the Greens who won the game 84-66 after a strong fourth quarter.
Neither team was too motivated at the start of the game as the outcome of this game meant nothing tournament wise. Although Lebanon managed to score against relaxed Lithuanian defence, Lithuanians were ahead for almost the whole game.
Kestutis Kemzura let the team leaders take a break and didn’t use them too much. For instance, Linas Kleiza played only 16 minutes after averaging 34 minutes in previous games. Sharp shooter Martynas Gecevicius who hasn’t found his shot so far was given the chance to feel his shot as he was being fed with the balls and eventually managed to catch his rhythm.
Rony Fahed and Jackson Vroman led the scorer for Lebanon with 19 and 15 points respectively. Meanwhile, Lithuania’s top scorers were bench players and also room-mates Renaldas Seibutis and Martynas Gecevicius.
Lithuania finished first in Group with 5-0 record and will take on China in the eight-finals on Tuesday. Lebanon won only one game against Canada and will settle with the fifth place.
Score by quarters: 16-16; 16-23; 19-25; 15-20.
Lebanon: Rony Fahed 19, Jackson Vroman 15, Ali Fakhreddine 11, Jean Abdelnour 8, Fadi El Khatib 6, Ali Mahmoud 5, Elie Rustom 2.
Lithuania: Renaldas Seibutis 17, Martynas Gecevicius 16, Tomas Delininkaitis 11, Linas Kleiza 10, Tadas Klimavicius 9, Mantas Kalnietis 7, Martynas Pocius 4, Martynas Andriuskevicius 4, Jonas Maciulis 3, Paulius Jankunas 3.