Puerto Rico loses to Lithuania and finishes sixth in the FIBA ​​U-17 World Cup

Puerto Rico loses to Lithuania and finishes sixth in the FIBA ​​U-17 World Cup

The Men’s National Basketball Team U-17 finished in sixth place in the FIBA World Cup which is being held in Turkiye, after losing to Lithuania on Sunday by a score of 96-82.

The match was a qualifying round, with the winner taking fifth place.

Richard Rosa led Puerto Rico in a losing effort with 24 points. Mantas Liutkevicius led Lithuania with 23 points.

Puerto Rico finished this World Cup with a 3-4 record. In the first round, it lost its first two matches against Spain (89-63) and Lithuania (95-80), and scored a victory over the Philippines (98-53) to advance to the round of 16.

In the round of 16, the Puerto Ricans surprised France (91-84) to place themselves among the top eight of the tournament with a huge 42-point game by Felipe QuinonesIn the quarterfinals, Puerto Rico lost to Italy (83-65) to fall in the qualifying round, from fifth to eighth place. In that phase, Puerto Rico defeated Spain (65-58) before falling again on Sunday to Lithuania.

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