Latvia Finish Strong Against The Finns

11 July 2012

EUROBASKET WOMEN QUALIFIERS

7. Zane Tamane (Latvia)
Zane Tamane had an incredible double-double of 16 points and a career-high 24 rebounds in the rout of Finland

Latvia signed off from the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round with a resounding 80-47 victory over Finland on Wednesday.

The Baltic side won for the fifth time in eight games and clinched a spot in next year's Final Round when Italy beat Greece in their game on Wednesday.

Zane Tamane underline her status as one of the best centers in Europe with 16 points and 24 rebounds.

Aigars Nerips' side led for virtually the entire game.

The Latvians raced into a 13-4 lead with 6:41 to play in the first quarter.

Kristina Karklina had seven points, an assist and a steal in that early spell for the Latvians, who were in command the rest of the way.

Finland slumped to 3-4 with the setback.

Latvia frustrated Finland's top player, Taru Tuukkanen.

Tuukkanen was only two of 16 from the field and had five points.


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