Women’s basketball squads to tour Australia

Latvia’s two top women’s basketball teams have joined forces to take on local teams during a tour of Australia.

The Latvian women, from the Rīga Technical University RTU Klondaika squad and from TTT Rīga, are scheduled to begin their tour Aug. 26 in Adelaide.

The tour is sponsored by Basketball Australia, in conjunction with state leagues, and by the Adelaide Latvian Sports Club, according to Valdis Jaudzems, a member of the sports club’s organizing committee.

In the Adelaide area, games are scheduled Aug. 26 in Underdale, Aug. 27 in Evanston and Aug. 28 in Mount Barker. In the Melbourne area, a game is set Aug. 31 in Templestowe. And in the Sydney area, games are planned Sept. 3 in Sutherland and Sept. 4 in Crows Nest.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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