Lithuania downs Canada at FIBA U-19 basketball
Canada wrapped up its preliminary round at the FIBA under-19 men's basketball world championship with a 111-68 loss to Lithuania.
The Canadians (1-2) will still advance from Group C thanks to its opening-game victory over South Korea. The Koreans also finished Group C with a 1-2 record, but Canada moves on to the next round due to that single victory.
The top three teams qualify for the final eight.
The Lithuanians (2-1) came out aggressively, outscoring Canada 29-13 in the first quarter and 62-28 by halftime.
Point guard Vytenis Cizauskas led the charge with 22 points while Toronto Raptors first-round draft pick Jonas Valanciunas added 15 points and nine rebounds.
Canada shot only 36.1 per cent and was outrebounded 36-29.
Forward Dyshawn Pierre of Whitby, Ont., just missed his third straight double-double at the tournament. He led Canada with 10 points and nine rebounds.
It doesn't get any easier for Canada in the next round. Its first match will be Monday against the undefeated United States.
Canada is ranked sixth in the latest FIBA world rankings, which is topped by the Americans.
Canada finished seventh at the 2009 tournament in New Zealand.