NEWS

18.07.2004
Final: Russia 77 Spain 59

Russia’s dominance of the European Championship for U18 Women continues. For the 3rd time in a row and 4th time in 5 championships, Russia are European Champions at this age level.

They entered the final against Spain as the overwhelming favourites to win, having beaten all their opponents by an average margin of 31 points in the championship. A 2-point loss to Hungary withstanding, the Russians have looked like a team destined to be win the tournament.

18.07.2004
Bronze Medal Game: Hungary 73 Serbia & Montenegro 63

Hungary are the bronze medal winners at the European Championship for U18 Women. They defeated a Jelena Dubljevic-less Serbia & Montenegro side to win their second bronze in the history of the competition (the other came in 1994).

Dubljevic, Serbia & Montenegro’s top scorer and rebounder, was forced to sit out the game after turning an ankle in the closing minutes of her team’s semi-final loss to Spain.

18.07.2004
Gorbunova Leads All Star Five

Ukrainian forward Olexandra Gorbunova led a talented crop of players at the European Championship for U18 Women in Bratislava.

The 185 cm Gorbunova was selected as MVP of the tournament. She led all players in scoring in Bratislava at 21.4 ppg, to which she added 9.8 rpg. Germany were unfortunate enough to face Gorbunova at her best, and in their preliminary round match-up, she scored 23 points and grabbed 24 rebounds.

SCOREBOARD

Challenge Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Russia55/0411/32310
2. Belarus54/1360/2909
3. Ukraine53/2403/4408
4. Croatia52/3335/3407
5. Latvia51/4296/3626
6. Lithuania50/5329/3795
Latvia   Croatia
5257
17-12   11-12   8-22   16-11  
Ukraine   Russia
75102
11-28   14-18   28-25   22-31  
Lithuania   Belarus
5672
12-15   4-19   22-17   18-21  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. France55/0382/23710
2. Spain54/1351/2729
3. Germany53/2317/3148
4. Turkey52/3356/3457
5. Belgium51/4319/3866
6. Finland50/5236/4075
Germany   Belgium
8970
23-20   20-16   21-17   25-17  
Finland   Turkey
50108
7-34   12-36   12-20   19-18  
France   Spain
6551
20-8   14-11   18-22   13-10  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Serbia & Montenegro55/0404/27310
2. Bulgaria54/1328/3089
3. Israel52/3293/3297
4. Hungary52/3325/3097
5. Czech Republic51/4297/3446
6. Netherlands51/4294/3786
Israel   Czech Republic
7062
21-19   13-17   14-9   22-17  
Netherlands   Bulgaria
6180
14-20   19-19   11-18   17-23  
Serbia & Montenegro   Hungary
6556
20-16   14-24   9-9   22-7  

HEADLINES

Gorbunova Leads All Star Five18.07.2004
Serbia & Montenegro 53 Spain 6117.07.2004
Russia 81 Hungary 5417.07.2004
Bulgaria 41 Hungary 6516.07.2004
Ukraine 62 Spain 7516.07.2004
France 54 Serbia & Montenegro 5716.07.2004
Bratislava Day 5 - Quarter-Final Pairings Set14.07.2004
Bratislava Day 4 - Can Anyone Stop Hungary?13.07.2004
Interview With Spanish Head Coach Alberto Ortego13.07.2004
Bratislava Day 3 – Hungary and Belarus produce triple overtime thriller11.07.2004

FINAL STANDINGS

 Team
1.flagRussia
2.flagSpain
3.flagHungary
4.flagSerbia & Montenegro
5.flagFrance
6.flagTurkey
7.flagUkraine
8.flagBulgaria
9.flagIsrael
10.flagBelarus
11.flagSlovak Republic
12.flagGermany

PHOTO GALLERY

STATISTICS

Points

Oleksandra Kurasova

UKR
Born : 04.04.1986
Height: 1.85

Avg: 22.8

NameAvg.
1.Kurasova, O. 22.8
2.Luksyte, G. 20.4
3.Verameyenka, A. 20.0
4.Vidmer, T. 18.6
5.Siyahdemir, K. 18.0

Rebounds

Tatiana Vidmer

RUS
Born : 08.01.1986
Height: 1.91

Avg: 13.4

NameAvg.
1.Vidmer, T. 13.4
2.Hasper, V. 10.8
3.Verameyenka, A. 10.4
4.Kurasova, O. 10.4
5.Barennes, J. 10.0

Assists

Maryna Butenko

UKR
Born : 06.11.1986
Height: 1.75

Avg: 4.2

NameAvg.
1.Butenko, M. 4.2
2.Bär, R. 3.8
3.Luksyte, G. 3.4
4.Semsei, B. 3.2
5.Gruszczynski, S. 3.0