The first quarter of the Latvian women's basketball team has played great and went ahead by five points (17:12), but in the second everything turned upside down. Team Martinsa Siberts managed to score just seven points, while opponents, led by naturalized American Epiphanny Prince, have thrown as many as 22 and the break got a ten-point gap— 24:34.

The beginning of the third 10-minute period has caused some optimism in the ranks of the Latvian fans. Thanks to a successful game Elina Babkina managed to reduce the backlog to "-4", but the Russians immediately responded with a jerk and almost all the time kept Latvia at distance of 8-10 points.

The final siren has fixed a victory of the Russian team with the score 71:59. In another match of group D, the Belgian beat by a whisker, the team of Montenegro (66:64). With representatives of the Montenegro tomorrow and will play the Latvian team in the second match of the tournament.

CHE-2017. Women. Group D

Latvia — Russia 59:71 (17:12, 7:22, 19:19, 16:18)

L: Babkin 20 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 15 Steinberg 12 rebounds...
R: Prince 19, Fadeeva 15 12 rebounds, Belyakova 12...

16 Jun. Prague. "Kralovka Arena".

Belgium — Montenegro 66:64 (25:13, 15:18, 12:15, 14:18)

B: Mestdagh (19), Massaman (18 7 rebounds)...
H: Robinson (19 17 rebounds), Skerovic (18 6 rebounds)...
June 16. Prague. "Kralovka Arena".