NEWS

07.08.2008
Serbia Into Semis

Serbia made it to the semi-finals of the tournament after a big 97-70 win over the local team of Latvia in Group F.

The Serbs took the first spot in the group with a 4-1 record, while Latvia, after two great wins on the previous days, dropped to 2-3 and will play the 9-12 classification games.

06.08.2008
Bigs Keep Latvia's Semi-Final Hopes Alive

Latvia is still strong in the race to be part of the final four teams here, after a big 68-55 win over Russia.

The locals climbed to a 2-2 record while Russia dropped to 0-4 in Group F.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Janis Strelnieks PG 1.91 01.09.1989 Talsi (LAT)  
 5Janis Kaufmanis PG 1.85 03.10.1989 Riga (LAT)  
 6Oskars Virsis 1.86 19.10.1989 Valmiera (LAT)  
 7Sandis Silavs PG 1.92 16.05.1988 Riga (LAT)  
 8Kristaps Kanbergs SG 1.90 22.02.1988 Talsi (LAT)  
 9Dairis Bertans SG 1.92 09.09.1989 Valmiera (LAT)  
10Rihards Kuksiks SF 1.97 17.07.1988 Riga (LAT)  
11Rolands Freimanis PF 2.10 21.01.1988 Gulbene (LAT)  
12Andrejs Selakovs 2.07 08.11.1988 Dobele (LAT)  
13Arturs Berzins PF 2.04 12.06.1988 Ogre (LAT)  
14Zintis Plivda 2.07 13.06.1988 Preili (LAT)  
15Toms Celmins SF 1.95 11.05.1988 Saldus (LAT)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Agris Galvanovskis
Assistant Coach: Gints Fogels

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05.08.2008
Latvia Roll, Hand France First Loss
After two losses in a row the home team of Latvia took on the strong French team, and displayed ultimate domination in a show that won't be forgotten soon.

The scoreboard showed 96-73 for Latvia at the end of the game, but at some points the difference was already 41. France just made it look a little better in the last minutes, but will need to find the mental strength to recover in time before another difficult game.

03.08.2008
Perfect Montenegro

Montenegro is the third team that finished the Preliminary Round with a perfect record after gaining their third win, a 77-64 triumph over the locals of Latvia.

The new participants finished Group C with a 3-0 record that will allow them to carry two wins to the Qualifying Round. Latvia dropped to 1-2 to finish third but won't carry any win with them.

Spain Hand Hosts First Loss02.08.2008
Hosts Jump All Over Bulgaria01.08.2008

Team

Latvia
Latvia
Latvia

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSD. Bertans12.4
RTA. Selakovs5.8
ASJ. Strelnieks4.1
STD. Bertans1.6
BSA. Selakovs1.5

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

01.08.2008vs BUL[W] 95-67
02.08.2008vs ESP[L] 46-60
03.08.2008vs MNE[L] 64-77
05.08.2008vs FRA[W] 96-73
06.08.2008vs RUS[W] 68-55
07.08.2008vs SRB[L] 70-97
09.08.2008vs ISR[L] 83-86
10.08.2008vs CRO[W] 94-70

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