If Germany experienced one of their proudest moments at last year's EuroBasket Women when upsetting the 2005 champions the Czech Republic in the Quarter-Final Qualifying Round, they are now living a nightmare.
On Wednesday, for the fourth consecutive EuroBasket 2009 qualifying game, the Germans slumped to defeat with Lithuania beating them 80-44.
The Lithuanians went on a 9-0 run to lead 16-4 and by half-time, victory was assured when the Baltic country had a 43-17 stranglehold on proceedings.
Veteran guard Rima Valentiene had 15 points to pace the Lithuanians, who improved to 3-1 in Group A of Division A.
All 11 of the players who saw action for the winners scored.
Germany (0-4) got 17 points from Anne Breitreiner.
Rutenis Paulauskas, Lithuania Cach:
"We are playing better and better in each game. Today we could see that the player were better mentally prepared for the game and it's a good tendency. We are looking forward for the upcoming games."
Rima Valentiene, Lithuania Guard:
"Finally we start playing like the team. Today we did show what we can do. The atmosphere in the team is really good, so the future looks bright."
Imre Szittya, Germany Coach:
"Lithuania is very good team which played good today in defense. It was very hard game for us, but I hope we can play better in Germany."
Anne Breitreiner, Germany Guard:
"It is hard to win a game with so many turnovers. Lithuania played hard in defense and we couldn't get good shot opportunities."