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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
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.

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Evgenia Belyakova SF 1.82 27.06.1986 St.Petersburg (RUS)  
 5Anastasia Anderson PG 1.74 08.03.1986 St.Petersburg (RUS)  
 6Irina Ryukhina 1.75 20.04.1986 St.Petersburg (RUS)  
 7Elena Evseeva 1.91 28.03.1986 Moscow (RUS)  
 8Maria Merzlyakova SF 1.80 29.01.1986 Moscow (RUS)  
 9Ekaterina Savelyeva PF 1.80 24.10.1986 St.Petersburg (RUS)  
10Viktoriya Kulomzina 1.88 30.08.1986 Moscow (RUS)  
11Elena Reshetko 1.85 13.03.1986 St. Petersburg (RUS)  
12Tatiana Vidmer 1.91 08.01.1986 Moscow (RUS)  
13Elena Danilochkina SG 1.86 27.01.1986 Moscow (RUS)  
14Oxana Dovbenko 1.94 01.10.1986 St. Peterburg (RUS)  
15Olga Iakovleva 1.93 15.06.1986 Vologda (RUS)  

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17.07.2004
Russia 81 Hungary 54

It was an efficient day for Russia here at the European Championship for U18 Women in Bratislava. Not only did they manage to qualify for the finals, they also avenged their ony defeat of the tournament against fellow semi-finalist Hungary.

In the preliminary round, Hungary caused the sensation of the championship by beating the Russians, 66:64.

06.05.2004
2004 European Championship for U18 Women Field Set

18 teams took part in the Challenge Round of the 2004 European Championship for U18 Women. Countries were divided into 3 groups of 6 teams. Group A played in Druskininkai, LTU, Group B in Léon, Spain and Group C in Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro.

After 6 days of play the 11 qualifiers for the final round emerged, as well as the medal favourites for the Championship which will take place 9th – 18th July 2004 in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

Team

Russia
Russia
Russia

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTST. Vidmer18.6
RTT. Vidmer13.4
ASI. Ryukhina3.0
STE. Danilochkina3.2
BSE. Evseeva1.6

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

14.04.2004vs LAT[W] 89-53
15.04.2004vs BLR[W] 79-72
16.04.2004vs LTU[W] 80-66
17.04.2004vs CRO[W] 61-57
18.04.2004vs UKR[W] 102-75

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