Latvia Make Quick Work Of Luxembourg

16 June 2012


Latvia made quick work of hosts Luxembourg on Saturday in Contern.

In the EuroBasket Women 2013 Qualification Round Group E game, the Baltic side poured in 29 first-quarter points en route to a 95-60 triumph.

Veteran power forward Liene Jansone had 18 points and Ieva Krastina, who was very impressive in the midweek victory over Italy, had 15.

Krastina is so far proving to be Latvia's three-point threat.

The 21-year-old finished four of five from behind the arc on Saturday after hitting four of six against the Italians.

Latvia took a firm grip on proceedings early against Luxembourg.

Kristina Karklina, the Latvia point guard, scored with a fast-break jumper and then buried a three-ball as Latvia went on top for good at 8-4 with 7:34 remaining in the opening quarter.

The visitors ended up out-rebounding Luxembourg 40-30 and also forced the hosts to turn the ball over 21 times.


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