In their fourth EuroLeague Women final four in 4 years, Valenciennes were not to be denied a second title. The French side put on a performance for the ages, blowing by Polish team Gdynia with a clinical display of basketball.
At the 2004 EuroLeague Women Final Four, Ann Wauters displayed once again that she is the premier center in European basketball. The 23-year old Belgian was selected as Final Four MVP for the third time in her career and was also voted to the tournament All-Star Five.
Valenciennes and Gdynia will match up tomorrow to decide who wins the 2004 EuroLeague Women title and the parallels to 2 years ago are difficult to ignore.
It may not have been pretty, but Gdynia’s tight victory over Brno displayed the type of intensity and tenacity needed to win a championship. The result propels the Polish side to their second EuroLeague Women Final in 2 years. As in 2002, when they last reached this stage, they will face French team Valenciennes for the title on Sunday.
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