Russia: Volgaburmash Hang On

BC Volgaburmash blew a huge lead in the second half but recovered just in time to beat UMMC Ekaterinburg and remain undefeated in the Russia's top flight.

In a battle of sides that took part in the EuroLeague Women - Volgaburmash have reached the Final Four - the hosts stormed out to a 27-12 advantage by the end of the first quarter and that maintained that lead by half-time.

Russia: EuroLeague Women Duo Win Close Contests

EuroLeague Women sides UMMC Ekaterinburg and Dynamo Moscow both claimed narrow wins in Russian top flight action on Saturday.

Visitors Ekaterinburg outscored Shelen Krasnoyarsk 18-11 over the final 10 minutes en route to a 63-58 triumph.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Olga Firsova PG 1.72 26.04.1979 Krasnogorsk (UZB)  
 Mariya Korovkina 1.79 08.04.1987 Berezniki (RUS)  
 Elena Legostaeva PF 1.89 26.03.1986 Orel (RUS)  
 Valentina Leshcheva 1.75 08.04.1983 Ekaterinburg (RUS)  
 Oxana Zakalyuzhnaya 1.98 18.12.1977 Arkhangelsk (RUS)  
 4Yulia Mironova 1.83 19.03.1979 Samarsaya obl. (RUS)  
 5Yolanda Griffith 1.93 01.03.1970 Chicago, IL (USA)  
 6Audrey Sauret-Gillespie SF 1.78 31.10.1976 Charleville (FRA)  
 7Ekaterina Sytnyak 1.84 19.06.1982 Moscow (RUS)  
 8Marina Khazova 1.86 05.02.1981 Roubtsovsk (RUS)  
 9Suzy Batkovic 1.94 17.12.1980 Newcastle (AUS)  
10Malgorzata Dydek 2.13 28.04.1974 Warsaw (POL)  
11Liubov Smorodina 1.95 04.04.1976 Orenburg (RUS)  
13Milica Dabovic SG 1.73 16.02.1982 Cetinje (MNE)  
14Elena Karpova SG 1.86 14.06.1980 St. Petersburg (RUS)  
15Elaine Powell 1.75 09.08.1975 Monroe, LA (USA)  

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France: Sauret Looks Forward After EuroLeague Exit

Audrey Sauret's campaign with UMMC Ekaterinburg hasn't gone to plan with the club having made an early play-off exit from the EuroLeague Women.

Ekaterinburg boast seasoned internationals Sauret (France), Yolanda Griffith (United States) and Suzie Batkovic (Australia), but the team  never gelled and lost to MKB Euroleasing Sopron in the eighth-finals in two games.

Teasley Shines As MKB March On

MKB Euroleasing Sopron completed a two-game sweep of UMMC Ekaterinburg on Friday night as American Nikki Teasley torched the visitors from Russia with 27 points in an 89-79 triumph.

Teasley played all 40 minutes and was eight of 16 from the field, including six of 13 from the arc.

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Kulichova Shines As Brno Success Continues11.01.2006
Russia: Euroleague Duo Warms Up With Wins10.01.2006
Bourges Beat Poor UMMC15.12.2005
Batkovic, Griffith Spark Ekaterinburg07.12.2005
UMMC Win At Lotos With Strong Second Half24.11.2005
Dydek Joins Forces With UMMC Ekaterinburg23.11.2005
Gambrinus Scythe Down Another Victim16.11.2005
Russia: Tougher Game Awaits UMMC 15.11.2005


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PTSS. Batkovic14.8
RTS. Batkovic6.6
ASA. Sauret-Gillespie2.7
STE. Sytnyak2.1
BSE. Karpova0.4


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26.10.2005vs Famila[W] 60-51 (H)
02.11.2005vs MKB[W] 84-80 (A)
09.11.2005vs Bourges Basket[L] 53-77 (A)
16.11.2005vs Gambrinus[L] 65-78 (H)
24.11.2005vs Lotos Gdynia[W] 71-58 (A)
30.11.2005vs Famila[L] 60-69 (A)
07.12.2005vs MKB[W] 99-74 (H)
15.12.2005vs Bourges Basket[L] 55-74 (H)
11.01.2006vs Gambrinus[L] 53-66 (A)
18.01.2006vs Lotos Gdynia[W] 92-75 (H)
31.01.2006vs MKB[L] 77-80 (H)
03.02.2006vs MKB[L] 79-89 (A)


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