NEWS

20.06.2009
Gruda, Dumerc Highlight All-Tournament Team

The 2009 EuroBasket Women champions Sandrine Gruda and Celine Dumerc of France headed the All-Tournament Team in Riga along with Most Valuable Player winner Evanthia Maltsi of Greece.

Gruda led the champions France in scoring (15.4 ppg) and rebounding (7.7 rpg) while shooting 50 percent from the field.

20.06.2009
Niedola Leads Latvia Out On High Note
Struggling Latvia finished their EuroBasket Women campaign with a 67-59 victory over Slovakia on Saturday to capture seventh place.


After four straight losses, including narrow defeats to Russia in the Quarter-Finals and Italy in Friday's Classification Round game, the tournament hosts signed off with a win.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Sabine Niedola SF 1.84 29.04.1991 Liepaja (LAT)  
 5Anda Eibele PG 1.70 30.07.1984 Riga (LAT)  
 6Zane Eglite 1.68 10.12.1984 Jurmala (LAT)  
 7Zane Tamane 2.01 24.09.1983 Riga (LAT)  
 8Gunta Basko-Melnbarde SF 1.81 27.04.1980 Riga (LAT)  
 9Liene Jansone PF 1.90 22.05.1981 Riga (LAT)  
10Anete Jekabsone SG 1.77 12.08.1983 Riga (LAT)  
11Aija Putnina 1.92 15.01.1988 Riga (LAT)  
12Dita Krumberga SF 1.85 20.03.1984 Riga (LAT)  
13Ieva Tare 1.85 15.03.1974 Riga (LAT)  
14Kristine Karklina SG 1.75 30.09.1983 Riga (LAT)  
15Aija Brumermane 1.91 17.10.1986 Riga (LAT)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Ainars Zvirgzdins
Assistant Coach: Karlis Muiznieks ,
Julian Martinez Alman ,
Viktors Lacis

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20.06.2009
Hosts Aim For Positive Finish

A EuroBasket Women that promised so much for Latvia and Slovakia has ultimately delivered no rewards on the court.

Both have given the competition some incredible rides, especially in their Qualifying Round meeting on June 13 when Pokey Chatman's team upset the Latvians.

20.06.2009
Latvia Coach To Step Down
After losing four straight games and failing to qualify for the 2010 FIBA World Championship Women, Latvia national team coach Ainars Zvirgzdins announced he will be stepping down from his post after the 2009 EuroBasket Women.


"First of all, I want to say sorry and apologise to all the supporters. I will not be the head coach anymore. When the team loses, it's always the head coach's fault. And I recognise that," Zvirgzdins told a press conference following Latvia's 68-66 overtime loss against Italy in the Classification Round.

Italy Overcome 22-Point Deficit, Top Latvia19.06.2009
Plenty To Play For19.06.2009
Latvia Fall Just Short18.06.2009
Record-Setting Riga18.06.2009
Latvia, Russia For Last Ticket To Semis18.06.2009
Spain Stay Perfect, Defeat Hosts In Valdemoro Return15.06.2009
Riga Ready To Rock As Hosts Face Spain14.06.2009
Team Latvia A Ray Of Light In Tough Times14.06.2009
Slovakia Overcome Latvia, Crowd To Notch Win13.06.2009
Awesome Anete, Latvia Romp In Second Half 11.06.2009

Team

Latvia
Latvia
Latvia

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSA. Jekabsone20.3
RTZ. Tamane6.6
ASA. Jekabsone3.9
STZ. Tamane1.1
BSZ. Tamane1.1

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

07.06.2009vs POL[W] 86-52
08.06.2009vs HUN[W] 76-59
09.06.2009vs GRE[W] 70-68
11.06.2009vs CZE[W] 65-47
13.06.2009vs SVK[L] 69-78
15.06.2009vs ESP[L] 60-67
18.06.2009vs RUS[L] 64-69
19.06.2009vs ITA[L] 66-68
20.06.2009vs SVK[W] 67-59

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