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.
Spain won an intense battle with Russia by the score of 67-55 to advance to the Final of the U20 European Championship Women 2009 in Gdynia, Poland.
It was a game defined by two different styles. Each team stayed true to what it does best, and when they each could impose their dynamic on the court, the result was reflected on the movement of the scoreboard.
Russia destroyed Germany in the paint 76-47 to advance to the Semi-Finals of the U20 European Championship Women 2009.
The final score could have been: Germany-47, Natalia Vieru & Nadezda Grishaeva-48.
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