NEWS

07.10.2007
Russia Golden

Russia captured their second continental championship and booked a spot in the 2008 Olympics by holding off Spain 74-68 in Sunday's final of the 2007 EuroBasket Women, but not before they nearly blew a 21-point lead.

Ilona Korstin led the way for Russia with 18 points while Tatiana Shchegoleva chipped in 14 points off the bench including the decisive lay-up with 13 seconds remaining after Spain had missed a chance to trim the margin to two points 10 seconds earlier.

07.10.2007
Valdemoro Named MVP

Spain didn’t capture gold but Amaya Valdemoro was rewarded for her terrific tournament and amazing performance in the final with the EuroBasket Women’s Most Valuable Player award.

Valdemoro had 26 points and eight rebounds as Spain battled back from a 20-point deficit at half-time to trail 69-65.

07.10.2007
Gruda Honoured As Young Player Of The Year

France power forward Sandrine Gruda was honoured with the 2006 FIBA Europe Young Women's Player of the Year Award before the tip-off of Sunday's 2007 EuroBasket Women gold medal match between Russia and Spain.

The Cannes native, who just turned 20 in June, has already twice been named MVP of the French league while also helping Valenciennes to the 2006 Final Four of the Women EuroLeague. Gruda also competed for France at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Brazil, averaging 12.0 points and 6.0 rebounds.

SCOREBOARD

Preliminary Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Czech Republic33/0231/1496
2. Latvia32/1194/2055
3. Turkey31/2194/2174
4. Israel30/3174/2223
Israel   Turkey
5870
18-17   23-26   4-18   13-9  
Latvia   Czech Republic
4470
11-15   13-22   9-17   11-16  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Belgium33/0203/1776
2. Lithuania32/1191/1755
3. Germany31/2195/2104
4. Romania30/3199/2263
Belgium   Romania
7471
20-23   16-19   23-16   15-13  
Germany   Lithuania
5771
18-20   16-16   13-15   10-20  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Russia33/0209/1616
2. France32/1181/1615
3. Italy31/2168/1794
4. Greece30/3152/2093
Italy   France
4864
6-11   10-17   19-11   13-25  
Greece   Russia
4786
13-29   9-15   12-21   13-21  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Spain33/0218/1906
2. Belarus32/1233/1955
3. Serbia31/2217/2284
4. Croatia30/3188/2433
Belarus   Serbia
7953
21-16   22-20   17-11   19-6  
Croatia   Spain
5263
9-14   18-15   19-17   6-17  

Qualifying Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Czech Republic54/1350/2979
2. Latvia54/1322/2919
3. Belgium53/2350/3108
4. Lithuania52/3304/3377
5. Turkey51/4324/3746
6. Germany51/4274/3156
Lithuania   Turkey
6761
16-15   18-15   13-19   20-12  
Belgium   Czech Republic
7072
21-19   17-16   20-23   12-14  
Latvia   Germany
6047
23-13   8-19   17-5   12-10  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Russia54/1339/3039
2. Spain54/1346/3199
3. France53/2316/2948
4. Belarus52/3340/3397
5. Italy51/4282/3126
6. Serbia51/4299/3556
Belarus   Italy
6651
19-15   19-15   12-8   16-13  
Spain   Russia
4964
13-16   9-8   20-21   7-19  
France   Serbia
6860
18-23   21-11   17-13   12-13  

Quarter Final Round

Latvia   France
6662
13-10   15-8   16-22   22-22  
Czech Republic   Belarus
4652
15-11   12-20   14-8   5-13  
Lithuania   Russia
5875
25-21   12-14   15-24   6-16  
Belgium   Spain
5372
20-18   11-14   13-22   9-18  

Classification Round 5th to 8th places

France   Lithuania
6567
14-13   19-14   24-23   8-17  
Czech Republic   Belgium
7550
20-7   19-17   19-13   17-13  

Semi-Final Round

Latvia   Russia
3667
17-16   4-11   8-20   7-20  
Belarus   Spain
5470
15-18   15-15   15-19   9-18  

Placings 7th and 8th

Belgium   France
7263
18-19   14-9   15-19   25-16  

Placings 5th and 6th

Czech Republic   Lithuania
9354
28-12   21-6   17-18   27-18  

Placings 3rd and 4th

Belarus   Latvia
7263
16-17   16-7   23-13   17-26  

Final

Spain   Russia
6874
13-23   11-21   21-9   23-21  

HEADLINES

Gruda Honoured As Young Player Of The Year07.10.2007
Blazek: "We Have A Great Future"07.10.2007
Bronze For Belarus07.10.2007
Watching And Learning07.10.2007
Czechs Secure Fifth Spot07.10.2007
Buffard, Belgium Part Ways07.10.2007
Good New, Bad News: Day Twelve07.10.2007
Belgium Bounce Back07.10.2007
Perez Enjoys The Ride07.10.2007
Russia Clash With Spain In Title Tilt07.10.2007

EuroBasket Women 2007


FINAL STANDINGS

 Team
1.flagRussia
2.flagSpain
3.flagBelarus
4.flagLatvia
5.flagCzech Republic
6.flagLithuania
7.flagBelgium
8.flagFrance
9.flagTurkey
9.flagItaly
11.flagSerbia
11.flagGermany
13.flagIsrael
13.flagRomania
13.flagGreece
13.flagCroatia

PHOTO GALLERY

STATISTICS

Points

Ann Wauters

BEL
Born : 12.10.1980
Height: 1.95

Avg: 19.7

NameAvg.
1.Wauters, A. 19.7
2.Jekabsone, A. 17.2
3.Valdemoro, A. 15.8
4.Fröhlich, L. 15.0
5.Vitecková, E. 14.9

Rebounds

Maria Stepanova

RUS
Born : 23.02.1979
Height: 2.02

Avg: 10.0

NameAvg.
1.Stepanova, M. 10.0
2.Fröhlich, L. 8.7
3.Wauters, A. 8.1
4.Osipova, I. 7.6
5.Verameyenka, A. 7.6

Assists

Edwige Lawson-Wade

FRA
Born : 14.05.1979
Height: 1.67

Avg: 4.3

NameAvg.
1.Lawson-Wade, E. 4.3
2.Vardarli, B. 3.8
3.Wambe, K. 3.4
4.Marchanka, N. 3.3
5.Sauret-Gillespie, A. 3.2