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Tall order for Kristina
Tenerife Aguere ladies basketball club are pinning their hopes on one of the tallest players in the game to keep them out of relegation trouble.

Tall order for Kristina

22.02.2008 - Lithuanian Kristina Cesnaviciute, aged 24, has been signed on loan from Italian side Acer Priolo for the rest of the season and her colleagues are already looking up to her in more ways than one.  Kristina, a graduate of the University of Virginia in the United States, is the tallest player in the league, measuring up at 2.02 metres, roughly the same height as fellow-Lithuanian Paulius Abramavicius, who also arrived in Tenerife in January, in his case to play for Tacoronte.   Kristina is under no illusions that she has her work cut out if she is to help Tenerife Aguere stay up, given that the club have spent the entire season so far in the basement of the league.

However, the signs are that her arrival has done something to boost fortunes.  In her first game, she helped her new colleagues to an unexpected derby win over neighbours Uni Tenerife (89-59), contributing nine points and 13 rebounds.


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