With their place in the semi-finals of the U18 European Championship for Women already booked, Lithuania were able to enjoy themselves on Thursday morning.
The players, coaches and various managers all took part in several games of knock-out to end their practice session.
The mood may have been light hearted then, but don't be fooled - the Lithuanians are fully focused on the
|Marina Solopova has averaged 14.8 points for Lithuania in Nitra.|
"At the same time, it's just normal to grow in confidence as we are getting older. But having been through the process before definitely helps."
"It won't be easy to win though because there will be no weak teams in the semi-finals. "
For Kumpiene, this year's impressive run has been the reward after years of hard work.
She led Lithuania's U16 side to a third-place finish in 2006 before taking over the reins of the U18 team last year.
"Some of these girls have experienced success at U16 level (in 2006) and are hungry for more. Since that tournament, we have all wanted to be in the position we're in now. But it isn't finished yet and there's more work to be done."
Should they win over the course of the weekend, Kumpiene and her girls will likely dedicate the win to Rasa, the head of the national team's delegation, who was unable to be a part of the trip to Nitra as she had to stay back home and help organise matters for the men's senior side competing in the Beijing Olympics.
"Rasa couldn't come with us so instead she gave us a teddy bear at the airport. We named it after her and it helps us think of her. It makes us feel like she's around with us - in spirit at least," Rinkeviciute explained.
With that in mind, everyone has been warned - keep your eyes peeled and you might just see a unique teddy bear celebration come Sunday.