Great Britain women's basketball coach Peter Buckle urged his side to take their chances as they slipped to a defeat in their opening EuroBasket clash.
Favourites Russia were simply too hot to handle in Szombathely and were confident 71-40 winners in the Group C clash.
And it got worse for Great Britain when influential centre Temi Fagbenle was taken to hospital with an eye injury.
EuroLeague star Epiphanny Prince bossed the game for Russia while Azania Stewart top scored for Buckle's team with ten points and Dominque Allen pulled down eight rebounds in an eye-catching cameo.
"It is hard to combat the size of Russia and you really don't want to lose someone the size of Temi in any game, but especially not against a team who are so big under the basket," said Buckle.
"There were still some real positives in that I thought we got better and we have got some rustiness out of our system.
"Now we have this first game under our belts, we can move on quickly to Latvia and we know they will come out tough after losing in a tight one against Croatia."
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