Basketball fans in Brno watched the world's greatest players at the EuroLeague Women Final Four as the likes of Lauren Jackson, Tina Thompson, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi led Spartak Moscow Region to the title.
They also caught a glimpse of the future in Sonja Petrovic of Bourges, who was presented with her FIBA Europe Young Women's Player of the Year award before tip-off of the final between Spartak and Gambrinus Brno.
Caroline Aubert joined UMMC Ekaterinburg for the EuroLeague Women post-season from USO Mondeville to give them another threat from three-point range.
On Sunday, she paid a big dividend for the club with a buzzer-beating three-ball to give Ekaterinburg a 70-69 triumph over Bourges to clinch third place.
The first day of the EuroLeague Women Final Four is in the books and for our money we got plenty of great basketball including an overtime thriller between Bourges and hosts Brno.
In the great tradition of the Faurie Files here are some news and notes from the semi-finals.
Gambrinus Brno rose from the dead to force overtime and then prevailed 90-81 over Bourges in the second semi-final at the EuroLeague Women Final Four.
The triumph means Brno will now take on Spartak Moscow Region in the title game on Sunday.
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