NEWS

09.04.2009
Galatasaray Win EuroCup Women After OT Thriller

Galatasaray overcame another big first-leg deficit and beat Cras Basket Taranto in an overtime thriller on Thursday night to win the EuroCup Women.

Trailing by 12 points after last week's clash in Italy, Galatasaray returned to Istanbul and prevailed 82-61 for a 137-128 triumph on aggregate.

02.04.2009
Strong Finish Gives Taranto 12-Point Lead Over Galatasaray

Cras Basket Taranto are closer to collecting silverware this season after beating Galatasaray 67-55 in the opening leg of the EuroCup Women Final.

Spurred on by their home fans, Taranto got a solid effort from Australia international Suzy Batkovic who poured in 15 points and hauled in nine rebounds.

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Marta Masoni SF 1.84 13.07.1993 Castellaneta (ITA)  
 Flavia Prado 1.92 04.10.1979 Campinas (BRA)  
 Rosi Sanchez 1.76 02.12.1974 Las Palmas G.C. (ESP)  
 4Megan Mahoney GF 1.85 13.02.1983 SD (USA)  
 5Valentina Siccardi GF 1.82 02.04.1982 Brindisi (ITA)  
 6Michelle Greco 1.74 24.03.1980 CA (USA)  
 7Monica Bello PG 1.68 16.09.1978 Melbourne (AUS)  
 8Anna Zimerle PG 1.72 28.08.1976 Vicenza (ITA)  
 9Audrey Sauret-Gillespie SF 1.78 31.10.1976 Charleville (FRA)  
10Ilisaine David FC 1.90 17.12.1977 Jundiai (BRA)  
13Elodie Godin 1.92 05.07.1985 Cherbourg (FRA)  
14Suzy Batkovic 1.94 17.12.1980 Newcastle (AUS)  
21Anna Oliva SF 1.77 19.02.1993 Taranto (ITA)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Roberto Ricchini
Assistant Coach: Mario Buccoliero

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31.03.2009
Taranto, Galatasaray Win Before EuroCup Women Title Tilt

Cras Basket Taranto warmed up for their EuroCup Women showdown with Galatasaray by thrashing Liomatic Umbertide 76-57 over the weekend.

Winning coach Roberto Ricchini is hoping his players carry the form into the two-legged showdown with Gala, which tips off on Thursday night in Italy.

19.03.2009
Taranto Pound Dynamo Moscow To Reach Final

Suzy Batkovic and Megan Mahoney provided Cras Basket Taranto with an irresistible one-two punch on Thursday as the Italian club won 85-75 at Dynamo Moscow to storm into the EuroCup Women Final.

Seven days after a 76-71 victory over Dynamo back in Italy, Roberto Ricchini's side prevailed with Australia international center Batkovic pouring in 24 points and Mahoney contributing 19.

Moment Of Truth Arrives for Taranto18.03.2009
Taranto Beat Dynamo Moscow In First Leg12.03.2009
Taranto Geared Up For Dynamo Moscow11.03.2009
Cras Basket Taranto Fall At San Jose But Advance26.02.2009
Cras Basket Taranto Dominate In Win Over San Jose19.02.2009
No Surprises For Chevakata, Vrsac But San Jose, Taranto Stun Hosts05.02.2009

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Team

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TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSS. Batkovic16.7
RTE. Godin7.9
ASM. Greco3.1
STM. Greco2.7
BSS. Batkovic0.6

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SCHEDULE

23.10.2008vs K.V. Imperial AEL[L] 53-70 (A)
29.10.2008vs Gospic Croatia[W] 71-58 (H)
06.11.2008vs Gran Canaria[W] 69-64 (A)
13.11.2008vs K.V. Imperial AEL[W] 77-60 (H)
20.11.2008vs Gospic Croatia[W] 82-59 (A)
27.11.2008vs Gran Canaria[W] 81-79 (H)
11.12.2008vs CSS-LMK SF. Gheorghe[W] 71-66 (A)
18.12.2008vs CSS-LMK SF. Gheorghe[W] 80-60 (H)
29.01.2009vs Tarbes GB[W] 75-66 (H)
05.02.2009vs Tarbes GB[W] 73-69 (A)
19.02.2009vs CB Feve San Jose[W] 66-43 (H)
26.02.2009vs CB Feve San Jose[L] 60-63 (A)
12.03.2009vs WBC Dynamo[W] 76-71 (H)
19.03.2009vs WBC Dynamo[W] 85-75 (A)
02.04.2009vs Galatasaray [W] 67-55 (H)
09.04.2009vs Galatasaray [L] 61-82 (A)

THE ARENA

Palamazzola

Address: Via Venezia, 74121 Taranto, ITA
Tel: +39 (099) 779 72 46
Fax: +39 (099) 779 83 24
Capacity: 3005

ADMINISTRATION

Office

Address: Via Venezia c/o PalaMazzola , 74121 Taranto, ITA
Tel.: +39 (099) 779 72 46
Fax: +39 (099) 779 83 24
Email: tarantocras@libero.it
Web: www.tarantocrasbasket.com

Staff

General Manager: Roberto Anelli
President: Angelo Basile