Bronze For Belarus

Belarus survived a furious comeback by Latvia to win 72-63 and capture the bronze medal in their very first appearance at the EuroBasket Women.

Anatoli Buyalski’s team led by as many as 25 points late in the third quarter but had to hold on for dear life as the Baltic side closed the gap to 61-57 with 3:29 to go on Ieva Kublina’s four-point play.

Battle For Bronze

Belarus and Latvia are both banged up and tired from a long 2007 EuroBasket Women but both sides need to recover and re-focus just one more time in order to capture their greatest result ever - the bronze medal.

The Belorussians are playing in their first ever EuroBasket Women and have exceeded any expectations they may have had coming in while Latvia also come into Sunday's game looking to top off their unexpected run to the semi-finals.


NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
Aksana Dauharukava 1.85 20.03.1973 Minsk (BLR)  
Anzhela Duboiskaya 1.87 20.03.1973 Minsk (BLR)  
Viktoryia Hasper 1.93 09.01.1988 Minsk (BLR)  
Marina Kress 1.92 23.08.1980 Minsk (BLR)  
Olga Masilionene SG 1.81 25.01.1980 Minsk (BLR)  
Ala Murauskaya SF 1.86 22.03.1985 Minsk (BLR)  
Viktoryia Pantsiukh SF 1.86 13.05.1987 Minsk (BLR)  
Alena Rynkevich 1.82 21.03.1987 Krichev (BLR)  
Sviatlana Trukshanina 1.80 08.06.1987 Minsk (BLR)  
4Volha Padabed 1.74 24.04.1979 Minsk (BLR)  
6Katsiaryna Snytsina PF 1.88 02.09.1985 Ust Kamenogorsk (KAZ)  
7Yuliya Rytsikava GF 1.79 08.09.1986 Smorgon (BLR)  
8Sviatlana Volnaya 1.87 11.04.1979 Minsk (BLR)  
9Alena Novikava 1.76 12.02.1988 Bobruisk (BLR)  
10Anastasiya Verameyenka 1.92 10.07.1987 Kochtla-Yarve (EST)  
11Yelena Leuchanka 1.95 30.04.1983 Gomel (BLR)  
12Natallia Marchanka 1.70 19.05.1979 Rechitsa (BLR)  
13Tatyana Troina SG 1.87 30.06.1981 Minsk (BLR)  
14Nataliya Trafimava SF 1.86 16.06.1979 Tchoir (MGL)  

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Spain Reign

The fourth time proved to be the charm for Spain as they ended a three-game losing streak in EuroBasket Women semi-finals by beating Belarus 70-54 on Saturday night in Italy.

Anna Montanana scored 14 points and Amaya Valdemoro 12, while Spanish coach Evaristo Perez got 29 points from his bench in a convincing win.

Fourth Time's A Charm?
Spain are hoping they will be a fourth-time lucky when they face surprise package Belarus in the EuroBasket Women semi-finals on Sunday.

At the three previous EuroBaskets, Spain have lost at this stage but gone on to capture the bronze medal.
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Russia Tackle Belarus01.10.2007
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PTSS. Volnaya11.7
RTA. Verameyenka10.3
ASN. Marchanka4.0
STN. Trafimava2.0
BSA. Verameyenka3.2


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06.09.2006vs BUL[W] 70-66 (A)
09.09.2006vs HUN[W] 56-48 (H)
13.09.2006vs GRE[L] 71-79 (A)
16.09.2006vs BUL[W] 74-56 (H)
20.09.2006vs HUN[L] 47-54 (A)
23.09.2006vs GRE[W] 63-60 (H)



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