Great Britain endured a difficult start to their campaign thanks to a number of key players being side-lined with illness and injury but thankfully for GB, Sunday was a day of rest for the team and the hope will be that some of the absentees will return to the team in order to bolster the depleted squad.
In the absence of others, a number of British players have stepped up and recorded impressive performances. Jessica Hurd posted a 25 point, nine rebound showing against Serbia while 16 year old Cheridene Green twice came close to recording a double-double, giving reason to be hopeful that Britain can retain their Division A status by topping Group G.
Latvia, under the guidance of Coach Cukste, were drawn in arguably the toughest preliminary group of the tournament as they faced Lithuania, Belarus and the 2011 winners Spain. In fact, up until the final game against Spain, Latvia - with a win already over Belarus - were looking good to go through to the next stage. But a final 57-43 defeat, their fate was sealed in Group G.
Led by power forward Dita Rozenberga's 11ppg and 8rpg, Latvia will be looking to open their Group G account with a win.
Standard Life Great Britain start their Group G campaign against Latvia today with tip-off is at 12:45pm (UK time).