NEWS

02.04.2006
Harrower Shoots USVO To Bronze

French side USVO secured third place in the 2006 EuroLeague Women Final Four on Sunday with a 77-62 win over Lietuvos Telekomas. It was the first Final Four appearance for the 3-time champions since 2004 when they were last crowned champions of Europe.

USVO took a beating in the semi-final against Gambrinus Brno, who held the French to a season low 54 points. However, against Lietuovs, USVO rediscovered their offensive touch, led by an outstanding display from Australian point guard Kristi Harrower who had a team high 21 points to go along with 7 rebounds and 6 assists.

31.03.2006
Gambrinus Takes Down USVO

Sparked by runs to open the first and fourth quarters, Gambrinus Brno defeated USVO 61-54 to advance to the EuroLeague Women championship game for the second consecutive year.

USVO was held to five points in the first quarter and nine points in the fourth as the young and inexperienced French club came up short in their comeback bid.

PHOTO GALLERY

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Charlotte Michalak 1.65 13.06.1987 St. Saulve (FRA)  
 Kelli Miller SG 1.78 06.09.1978 Rochester, MN (USA)  
 5Sandra Le Dréan SF 1.87 13.05.1977 Rennes (FRA)  
 6Kristi Willoughby 1.62 04.03.1975 Bendigo (AUS)  
 7Sandrine Gruda 1.93 25.06.1987 Cannes (FRA)  
 8Emmanuelle Hermouet 1.83 02.04.1979 Poitiers (FRA)  
 9Sylvie Gruszczynski SG 1.72 26.05.1986 Seclin (FRA)  
10Jennifer Digbeu 1.90 14.04.1987 Lyon (FRA)  
11Sonja Kireta 1.98 21.10.1976 Zagreb (CRO)  
12Vedrana Grgin Fonseca PF 1.88 13.01.1975 Split (CRO)  
13Slobodanka Maksimovic 1.93 19.09.1977 Novi Sad (SRB)  
14Laina Badiane 1.82 07.09.1985 Orsay (FRA)  
15Cora Duval 1.83 31.12.1985 Le Lamentin, Martinique (FRA)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Laurent Buffard

More Headlines

31.03.2006
USVO Not Intimidated By Brno

On paper, Gambrinus Brno appears to have the clear advantage against US Valenciennes Olympic in the two teams’ EuroLeague Women semi-final match-up this evening.

Gambrinus is playing at home in Brno and has experience on their side after falling just short in the championship game in last year’s Final Four.

29.03.2006
Final Four Team Preview: Le Drean Leads Powerful, Balanced USVO

Talk about luxury. Or should that be talk about picking your poison.

US Valenciennes Olympic coach Laurent Buffard has six players averaging nearly in double figures.

France: USVO Return To The Summit28.03.2006
France: Le Drean Hails Winning Blend23.03.2006
France: USVO Build Momentum For Gambrinus Game20.03.2006
France: Harrower Leads The Way As USVO Beats Bourges19.03.2006
Bourges, USVO Still Lead The Way In France12.03.2006
USVO Through To Final Four24.02.2006
USVO Much Too Good For Sopron21.02.2006
USVO Too Strong For Schio03.02.2006
USVO Romp31.01.2006
Harrower Enjoying Her Time in Europe30.01.2006

Team

US Valenciennes Olympic
US Valenciennes Olympic

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSS. Gruda13.2
RTS. Maksimovic6.3
ASK. Willoughby5.1
STS. Le Dréan2.1
BSS. Maksimovic0.7

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

26.10.2005vs Dynamo[W] 73-64 (H)
03.11.2005vs Phard Napoli[W] 69-50 (A)
09.11.2005vs Wisla Can-Pack[W] 104-81 (H)
16.11.2005vs K Cero ICP[W] 85-55 (A)
24.11.2005vs Lietuvos Telekomas[L] 75-79 (A)
30.11.2005vs Dynamo[W] 80-56 (A)
07.12.2005vs Phard Napoli[W] 85-55 (H)
14.12.2005vs Wisla Can-Pack[W] 57-55 (A)
11.01.2006vs K Cero ICP[W] 86-52 (H)
18.01.2006vs Lietuvos Telekomas[W] 68-61 (H)
31.01.2006vs Famila[W] 95-60 (H)
03.02.2006vs Famila[W] 84-70 (A)
21.02.2006vs MKB[W] 92-55 (H)
24.02.2006vs MKB[W] 74-69 (A)
31.03.2006vs Gambrinus[L] 54-61
02.04.2006vs Lietuvos Telekomas[W] 77-62

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