Reigning EuroBasket Women champions Russia will have to defend their title without Epiphanny Prince, whilst Lithuania have had to replace the injured Greta Sniokaite.
|Epiphanny Prince will miss out on the EuroBasket Women due to an ankle injury|
WOE FOR PRINCE AND RUSSIA
It had been hoped she would be able to recover from the sprain which occurred at the end of last week in a preparation game against China.
But, the highly rated guard, who was destined to be a primary scorer for the Russians, has remained in Chicago where tests revealed she would be out of action for around two to three weeks.
Tatiana Abrikosova, of Dynamo Moscow has been drafted into the camp of the Russian World University Games team, although the 24-year-old guard has never yet represented her country at the senior level.
REPRIEVE FOR PIKCIUTE
After Greta Sniokaite sustained a shoulder injury in a recent game against Japan, the play-caller had to hand a second chance to Pikciute - even though it isn't a straight exchange in terms of position.
CROATIA COAST AGAIN
Croatia made it two wins in two days against Hungary after forward Matea Vrdoljak fired an impressive 17 points and 12 rebounds to propel her team to an 85-69 success. Iva Ciglar contributed 16 points, whilst Tijana Krivacevic led Hungary with 20 points.
FRANCE EXCEL, TURKEY LEFT WINLESS
Turkey finished the Tournoi EuroEssonne in France winless, after being edged out 51-46 by Canada as they struggled to find any kind of offensive rhythm. In fact no Turkish player could rack up a double-figure score, with Quanitra Hollingsworth leading the way with a paltry nine points.