NEWS

20.07.2008
Russia Champions!
Olga Petrova scored 21 points to lead Russia to their fourth title at the U20 European Championship for Women, holding off France 67-58 in Pescara.

Russia used an 8-0 surge in the fourth quarter to put the game away by opening a 14-point advantage. Olga Zhuzgova added 10 points off the bench as tournament MVP Natalia Vieru struggled with foul trouble.
20.07.2008
Serbia Overwhelm Spain For Bronze
Five players scored in double figures as Serbia beat Spain 73-46 to win third place at the U20 European Championship for Women.

Jelena Milovanovic led the way for Serbia with 17 points while Sonja Petrovic had 15 points,  Dragana Gobeljic 12 and Smiljana Ivanovic 11. And Iva Roglic chipped in 10 points and three blocked shots.
20.07.2008
May The Best Defense Win
The old adage goes "defense wins championsihips" and that should hold true in the final of the U20 European Championship for Women with undefeated Russia facing off with France - winners of six straight games.

Both teams reached Sunday's final in Pescara by playing tough-as-nails defense in their semi-final victories over Serbia and Spain, respectively.

SCOREBOARD

Preliminary Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Serbia32/1204/1635
2. France32/1201/1755
3. Italy32/1177/1775
4. Germany30/3158/2253
Serbia   France
5966
29-13   16-10   6-19   8-24  
Italy   Germany
6755
17-7   17-18   18-14   15-16  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Turkey32/1216/1795
2. Latvia32/1190/1905
3. Czech Republic32/1187/1905
4. Greece30/3152/1863
Czech Republic   Turkey
5678
12-18   18-19   13-19   13-22  
Latvia   Greece
5750
15-15   16-16   14-6   12-13  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Russia33/0202/1406
2. Ukraine32/1247/1715
3. Lithuania31/2147/2204
4. Bulgaria30/3171/2363
Lithuania   Bulgaria
6560
19-17   12-11   21-16   13-16  
Ukraine   Russia
5860
13-20   18-13   14-15   13-12  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Spain33/0240/1806
2. Belarus32/1201/2015
3. Montenegro31/2217/2334
4. Belgium30/3211/2553
Montenegro   Belgium
9283
22-22   14-21   31-24   25-16  
Spain   Belarus
7058
16-25   23-13   9-13   22-7  

Qualifying Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. France54/1311/2919
2. Serbia54/1349/2889
3. Latvia52/3320/3267
4. Turkey52/3333/3347
5. Italy52/3307/3327
6. Czech Republic51/4308/3576
Turkey   Serbia
5887
11-11   11-22   8-35   28-19  
France   Czech Republic
7265
20-17   13-14   13-15   26-19  
Latvia   Italy
7768
19-12   20-11   15-22   23-23  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Russia55/0365/26210
2. Spain54/1361/3009
3. Ukraine52/3364/3127
4. Lithuania52/3317/3207
5. Belarus52/3280/3577
6. Montenegro50/5296/4325
Belarus   Lithuania
4681
11-29   15-11   10-19   10-22  
Spain   Russia
6468
14-12   17-20   18-20   15-16  
Ukraine   Montenegro
9465
19-13   18-20   30-20   27-12  

Classification Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Germany33/0208/1856
2. Bulgaria32/1201/1865
3. Belgium31/2185/1914
4. Greece30/3150/1823
Bulgaria   Belgium
7468
14-21   23-10   17-13   20-24  
Germany   Greece
6855
17-11   18-14   21-12   12-18  

Semi-Final Round for 9th to 12th Place

Italy   Montenegro
7351
22-10   17-13   18-18   16-10  
Belarus   Czech Republic
6978
17-22   23-23   19-16   10-17  

Semi-Final Round for 5th to 8th Place

Latvia   Lithuania
8373
19-20   12-19   22-14   16-16   14-4  
Ukraine   Turkey
7867
21-18   23-10   17-19   17-20  

Semi-Finals

Russia   Serbia
4947
10-3   12-15   8-11   19-18  
France   Spain
6156
18-22   17-9   14-15   12-10  

11th to 12th Place

Montenegro   Belarus
7367
16-18   20-14   17-17   20-18  

9th to 10th Place

Italy   Czech Republic
6967
17-17   20-14   14-20   18-16  

7th to 8th Place

Lithuania   Turkey
6669
13-18   16-19   17-16   20-16  

5th to 6th Place

Latvia   Ukraine
5980
21-22   18-16   8-29   12-13  

3rd to 4th Place

Spain   Serbia
4673
11-13   9-17   13-25   13-18  

Final

France   Russia
5867
10-17   21-15   11-19   16-16  

HEADLINES

May The Best Defense Win20.07.2008
France Shut Down Spanish Attack, Get To Final19.07.2008
Defense Earns Russia Final Ticket19.07.2008
Germany, Bulgaria Survive Relegation Battle19.07.2008
Latvia To Meet Ukraine For Fifth19.07.2008
Hosts To Take On Czechs For Ninth Place19.07.2008
Surprise Comeback Sparks France19.07.2008
Crunch Time In Pescara19.07.2008
Ocete Is Oil In Spain Motor18.07.2008
Vieru Values Time With Jackson18.07.2008

FINAL STANDINGS

 Team
1.flagRussia
2.flagFrance
3.flagSerbia
4.flagSpain
5.flagUkraine
6.flagLatvia
7.flagTurkey
8.flagLithuania
9.flagItaly
10.flagCzech Republic
11.flagMontenegro
12.flagBelarus
13.flagGermany
14.flagBulgaria
15.flagBelgium
16.flagGreece

PHOTO GALLERY

STATISTICS

Points

Snezana Aleksic

MNE
Born : 14.01.1989
Height: 1.72

Avg: 21.9

NameAvg.
1.Aleksic, S. 21.9
2.Petronyte, G. 20.8
3.Leemans, S. 18.0
4.Niedola, S. 17.8
5.Jovanovic, M. 17.8

Rebounds

Sabine Niedola

LAT
Born : 29.04.1991
Height: 1.84

Avg: 14.3

NameAvg.
1.Niedola, S. 14.3
2.Petronyte, G. 11.5
3.Khomenchuk, A. 10.0
4.Amant, M. 9.9
5.Caglar, B. 9.4

Assists

Arina Bilotserkivska

UKR
Born : 03.12.1989
Height: 1.70

Avg: 3.3

NameAvg.
1.Bilotserkivska, A. 3.3
2.Aleksic, S. 3.0
3.Ciappina, R. 3.0
4.Ocete, G. 2.5
5.Yavuz, G. 2.4