Jennings sees positives ahead of women's EuroBasket assault

03 June 2013 / 17:31

Head coach Damian Jennings is convinced lightning won’t strike twice when Great Britain’s women do battle once more with Latvia at this month’s EuroBasket in France.

Jennings’ troops were in warm-up action twice in Sweden at the weekend, kicking things off with an 80-62 defeat against the hosts in their first game.

Their second clash saw them take on Latvia and, despite leading 54-53 on a Chantelle Handy basket with 22 seconds remaining, Great Britain couldn’t hold on – going down 56-54 thanks to a buzzer-beating three from Ieva Krastina.

Great Britain will take on Latvia again later this month at the women’s EuroBasket in France and despite the loss Jennings believes there were plenty of positives to take away from their Swedish trip.

"We're obviously disappointed to lose on a buzzer-beating three," said Jennings, whose Great Britain team kick their EuroBasket assault off against Serbia on June 15.

"But we've seen some great growth over this whole tournament and it highlighted some of the areas we've got to stay away from in our basketball.

"I think we both sized each other up very well in this game and we've certainly got things to work on at both ends of the floor.

"We've got two days now of recovery for the players and then we move into our last phase of training.

"We've got plenty of detail to improve on and I think we're all excited about all we can do before we travel to France."

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