The first game in Group G between Standard Life Great Britain Under-20 Women and Latvia ended in a 77-56 win for Latvia, a result which puts Great Britain on the back foot and leaves them with everything to do as they battle to retain their Division A status for 2013.
A 15-1 run by Latvia to start the game immediately put Great Britain at a disadvantage and even though GB worked hard to close the gap - helped by Francesca Whitby's team high 13 points - it simply wasn't enough as Latvia powered their way to a 21 point victory and temporary top spot in the group.
Coming into the game, Dita Rozenberga had been Latvia's danger woman for much of the tournament and against Great Britain it was more of the same as she was fouled time and again to send her to the free throw where she netted nine of her 21 points to lead all scorers.
All is not lost for Great Britain, with a number of games still to be played. But unless Head Coach, Frans Griffion, gets a bit of luck and receives some good news regarding his unavailable players, it is likely to be a very long, difficult tournament for GB.
Renee Busch, Gemma Bullard, Maisie Elston and Lana Doran were all courtside for the defeat and will be hoping to return to action in time for tomorrow's game against Italy. Tip-off at the Olah Gabor Sports Hall is scheduled for 3:00pm (UK time).
The Standard Life GB women's side played their first games together this year against Belarus on 12 and 13 May and new coach, Damian Jennings, is pleased with the progression of the team after the first few days of camp.
Standard Life GB men's and women's basketball squad captains Drew Sullivan and Julie Page are back in London this weekend to promote the legacy aspects of the BBL Foundations work through Proj3kt 3on3.