Tamane Turns On The Style For Latvia

20.06.2012

EUROBASKET WOMEN QUALIFIERS

Zane Tamane (Latvia)
Zane Tamane and her team-mates stay unbeaten three games into the Qualification Round.

Latvia claimed another impressive win on Wednesday to remain unbeaten three games into the EuroBasket Women Qualification Round.

The Baltic side followed up Group E victories against Italy and Luxembourg with a 63-46 triumph over Greece.

Zane Tamane had her best game of the summer for Latvia with 18 points and 12 rebounds, and rising star Ieva Krastina stayed red hot from long range.

She scored all 12 of her points from behind the arc, where she buried four of five attempts.

The 21-year-old guard entered the contest on a roll after hitting eight of her first 11 shots from behind the arc.

Krastina also dished out eight assists.

Latvia led from beginning to end.

They had a fast start, racing out to a 19-9 lead by the end of the first quarter and extending that to 37-22 by half-time.

Tamane wreaked havoc from the off, pouring in the game's first six points with lay-ups, two of them on fast breaks.

She ended up with nine points in the first quarter.

The Latvians then claimed a vice-like grip on the contest in the second quarter when Liene Jansone (13pts, 9rbs) caught a pass from Krastina and drilled a three-ball for a 27-11 lead.

Zoe Dimitrakou answered with a three of her own for Greece, but the visitors had to play catch-up rest of the way.

Aigars Nerips' side led by double digits the rest of the way.

Dimitrakou had 14 points for Greece, who slumped to 1-1.


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