Latvia's Liga Surkusa hit two huge three-pointers with under forty seconds to play to earn a 78-75 win over Russia and give her team the bronze medal in the U20 European Championship Women 2009.
The Latvian center's first clutch triple bounced around the rim before falling through to even the score at 73-all with :38 to play
Russia and Latvia will duke it out for the right to step up on the podium to receive the bronze medal at the U20 European Championship Women 2009 in Gdynia, Poland.
These two teams have already met once, Russia coming up with the 71-65 victory in the Qualifying Round.
France are heading to the Final of the U20 European Championship Women 2009 after overpowering Latvia 73-58.
These two teams had already played in the Qualifying Round, France coming up with a 74-65 victory by dominating the paint.
Latvia's speed topped a Petrovic-less Serbia 89-71 in the Quarter-Final of the U20 European Championship 2009 in Gdynia, Poland.
Ainars Cukste's team provoked havoc in the Serbian ranks with a 1-2-2 three-quarters press and Serbia never found the solution.
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