Lithuania suffers but wins against Ivory Coast and advances to the semi-finals in the Olympic Repechage

Lithuania suffers but wins against Ivory Coast and advances to the semi-finals in the Olympic Repechage

Lukas Lekavicius He hit a last-gasp triple with 41 seconds left in the game for the definitive lead and Lithuania avoided an upset on Wednesday by coming from behind to beat Ivory Coast 97-93 At the start of the second day of the Olympic Repechage at the Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum.

The Europeans, ranked 10th in the FIBA ​​world rankings, advanced to Saturday’s semifinals as leaders of Group A (2-0). Ivory Coast will play Mexico on Thursday for a place in the round of the best four. Both teams are 0-1.

Lithuania will face the team that finishes second in Group B in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Tied at 90, Lithuania, which erased a nine-point deficit, took advantage of two missed free throws by Vafessa Fofana to go ahead (92-90) with 1:09 left in the fourth quarter, after a basket by Lekavicius, thanks to an assist by Marius Grigonis.

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