Lithuanian women’s basketball team head coach Mantas Šernius announced the team’s extended list of candidates prior to the upcoming European Women’s Basketball Championship qualifiers, where Lithuania will play Turkey and Serbia. It includes the names of 22 basketball players.
This time, Mantas Šernius could not add injured basketball players – Gabija Meškonytė and Laurita Jurčiūtė. However, he has included Karolina Kazočiūnaitė, who could not represent Lithuania in November, due to participate in the the COVID-19 virus. The final twelve of the national team will be announced next week.
The Lithuanian women’s basketball team will meet the Turkish (February 4) and Serbian (February 6) national teams in the European Basketball Championship qualifiers. Both matches will take place at 5 pm and will be broadcasted on TV6.
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Mantas Šernius’ players are currently in the last place in group E of the qualifiers tournament. The Albanian national team was eliminated from the tournament because they did not attend the „bubble“ tournament in Turkey in November.
In order to qualify for the European Championship, Lithuanians need to beat the Serbian national team by at least one point and defeat the Turkish basketball players by 24 points or more. In this case, the Lithuanians would remain second in the group and should expect favourable results in other groups, as the winners of all nine groups and the five best second-place teams will qualify.