Day 3 of EuroBasket Women is also known as the elimination day because 4 teams have to pack their bags.
Ukraine were leading the Czech Republic by 10 points with four minutes remaining in the game but still ended up losing (77-79).
Olena Ogorodnikov and Olexandra Gorbunova had 25 and 21 points for Ukraine respectively. Though this was not enough to ensure a victory.
The Czech Republic's experience in dealing with difficult situations came to show in the dying minutes as they capitalised on their opponents' mistakes. They snatched the game and hence remain in the competition.
Sonja Petrovic from Serbia had her best game of the tournament and led her side in scoring with 14 points. However this was not enough as her side fell (55-65).
Hungary required to beat Poland by at least 11 points to advance to the next round and were on track for 15 minutes.
Poland, boosted by the return of Agnieszka Bibrzycka, weathered the storm and battled away to win (60-53).
Israel, whose fate was sealed even before they took the floor against France, almost upset France with a gusty performance.
France held on to win (73-70).
Elsewhere Latvia, the hosts required overtime to down Greece (70-68) with Gunta Basko scoring the game-winning shot.
Russia held off Lithuania (60-52) to remain unbeaten.
Elisa Aguilar (left) and Anna Montañana combined for 45 points as Spain beat the Slovak Republic (71-54).
Raffaella Masciadri lead Italy against Belarus (67-58) with 20 points.
Wednesday, 10 June 2009, is a rest day and the competition will resume on Thursday with all the remaining teams playing in Riga.