The Latvian U-20 women’s basketball team, in preparation for the upcoming European Championship this summer, won the test game for the second time in two days on Saturday.
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In the Latvian sports house “Daugava” with the result 72:45 (12:16, 18: 7, 22:12, 20:10) beat the peer from Lithuania.
Among Latvian basketball players, Vanessa Jasa was the most productive with 13 points, Marta Daniela Leimane scored 11 points, but Enija Vīksne scored seven productive passes and made one two-point throw.
In the ranks of Lithuania, Gedvile Savostaite, Klaudija Janonīte and Elze Motekaitīte each scored seven points.
It has already been reported that Latvian basketball players were also superior in the first test on Friday, winning with 63:50.
The tournament will take place from 8 to 16 July in Sopron, Hungary. In the first stage, the Latvian team will play with the national teams of Serbia, Portugal and Ireland in Group D. In the eighth final, you will have to play with one of the Group C teams (Spain, Lithuania, Poland, Bulgaria).
Ainars Zirectgdins and Rūdolfs Rozitis help Matiss Rožlaps with the selection.
Seven test games are planned in the preparatory phase. There will be matches with Lithuanian and Finnish national teams in Riga, but in France, the test tournament will be held with the home team, as well as the German and Swedish national teams.
The European Youth Championships will resume after a two-year break. The teams of players born in 2002/2003 have so far only had experience in the European U-16 Championship, but some of the basketball players included in the candidates have also participated in the European U-18 Championship and the U-17 World Cup. In the European Cadet Championships in 2018 and 2019, the Latvian team, led by head coach Rožlapas, won ninth and eighth place, respectively.
List of candidates for the Latvian U-20 women’s basketball national team:
Elizabete Bulāne (Georgia Institute of Technology, NCAA), Ieva Korzāne, Vanessa Jasa, Luīze Sila (all – “TTT Rīga”), Enija Vīksne, Paula Cirša, Marta Leimane, Juta Harčenko, Elīna Sičeva, Katrīna Ozola (all – “Rīgas Stradiņa University “), Charlotte Petersone, Nikola Priede (both -” Riga Juniors “/ LU), Enija Ķīvīte (” Liepāja “), Līna Loceniece (Wagner College, NCAA), Madlēna Ģērķe (South Florida College, NCAA), Līva Krūmiņa (RBJSS) “Rīdzene”), Lauma Poikāne (“Daugavpils University”), Pauls Mauriņa (St. Joseph University, NCAA).