NEWS

05.08.2004
Skrzecz Disappointment

Polish coach Roman Skrzecz is extremely disappointed about his side's sixth place finish at the Under-20 European Championships for Women in France. Poland's tournament got off to a terrible start with a 65-56 defeat to Hungary and though they qualified for the knockout stage, tournament favourites Russia eliminated them in the quarter-finals.

01.08.2004
Final Game: Russia 80 France 64

Russia Champions!
Russia completely outplayed France this evening to take the title of the Eural Trans Gas European Championship for U20 Women 2004. They were clearly the stronger of the two teams and simply played in a different class from their hosts. Once they established a lead they held onto it for the remainder of the game, their solid defence impervious to any French attack.

01.08.2004
Game for 3rd Place: Czech Republic 70 Hungary 47
After narrowly losing to Hungary in the Preliminary Round games, the Czech Republic were determined that there would be no repeat of that this afternoon. For almost 30 minutes the game could have gone either way but Hungary lacked their top scorer Anna Vajda (15 points, 5 rebounds) when they needed her most and the Czechs turned it to their complete advantage in the latter stages.

SCOREBOARD

Preliminary Round

 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. France55/0375/27110
2. Russia53/2383/3138
3. Ukraine53/2393/3248
4. Slovak Republic53/2350/3658
5. Finland51/4336/4276
6. Italy50/5278/4155
Finland   Russia
4981
20-25   12-19   13-19   4-18  
Ukraine   Italy
8043
22-8   16-7   28-15   14-13  
Slovak Republic   France
5365
10-22   10-17   15-11   18-15  
 TeamPW/LF/APts
1. Czech Republic54/1374/3089
2. Hungary53/2309/2818
3. Poland53/2332/3208
4. Croatia52/3338/3697
5. Belgium52/3322/3527
6. Spain51/4301/3466
Croatia   Spain
5874
19-15   12-16   12-22   15-21  
Belgium   Hungary
5346
9-8   19-12   9-18   16-8  
Poland   Czech Republic
5370
11-13   13-19   11-19   18-19  

Quarter-Finals

Hungary   Ukraine
7355
15-11   24-20   14-18   20-6  
France   Croatia
9145
27-7   19-12   24-15   21-11  
Russia   Poland
9274
28-21   20-10   24-26   20-17  
Czech Republic   Slovak Republic
7469
16-16   20-19   19-19   19-15  

Classification

Finland   Spain
9799
17-14   23-17   15-24   19-19   10-10   13-15  
Belgium   Italy
6458
19-12   9-19   14-16   22-11  

Semi-Finals

Ukraine   Croatia
10663
38-13   19-19   27-8   22-23  
Poland   Slovak Republic
7572
27-13   16-15   16-26   16-18  
Hungary   France
4864
12-17   10-13   15-16   11-18  
Russia   Czech Republic
8979
23-18   17-21   28-14   21-26  

Classification

Finland   Italy
7058
19-15   18-11   22-12   11-20  
Spain   Belgium
8361
21-18   15-11   25-22   22-10  

Finals

Croatia   Slovak Republic
5584
18-22   13-16   11-20   13-26  
Ukraine   Poland
8277
28-20   19-21   18-21   17-15  
Hungary   Czech Republic
5272
15-16   21-14   7-25   9-17  
France   Russia
6480
10-16   12-21   21-20   21-23  

HEADLINES

Game for 3rd Place: Czech Republic 70 Hungary 4701.08.2004
Most Valuable Player: Olexandra Gorbunova01.08.2004
Semi-Final: Hungary 48 France 6431.07.2004
Semi-Final: Russia 89 Czech Republic 7931.07.2004
Classification Games: 9th - 12th Place31.07.2004
Quarter-Finals: Russia 92 Poland 7430.07.2004
Quarter-Finals: Hungary 73 Ukraine 5530.07.2004
Quarter-Finals: France 91 Croatia 4530.07.2004
Quarter-Finals: Czech Republic 74 Slovak Republic 6930.07.2004
Daily Round-Up - Day 5, 28th July28.07.2004

FINAL STANDINGS

 Team
1.flagRussia
2.flagFrance
3.flagCzech Republic
4.flagHungary
5.flagUkraine
6.flagPoland
7.flagSlovak Republic
8.flagCroatia
9.flagSpain
10.flagBelgium
11.flagFinland
12.flagItaly

PHOTO GALLERY

STATISTICS

Points

Oleksandra Kurasova

UKR
Born : 04.04.1986
Height: 1.85

Avg: 26.3

NameAvg.
1.Kurasova, O. 26.3
2.Vajda, A. 16.1
3.Palomares, P. 15.9
4.Krasnikova, O. 15.6
5.Vetrovcová, L. 15.1

Rebounds

Niina Laaksonen

FIN
Born : 14.12.1984
Height: 1.86

Avg: 10.6

NameAvg.
1.Laaksonen, N. 10.6
2.Vajda, A. 9.9
3.Kurasova, O. 8.3
4.Kupcikova, L. 8.1
5.Burgrová, I. 7.8

Assists

Hana Stanková

CZE
Born : 19.07.1984
Height: 1.67

Avg: 4.8

NameAvg.
1.Stanková, H. 4.8
2.Lepron, F. 4.4
3.Dubas, M. 4.0
4.Johnova, D. 3.9
5.Krasnikova, O. 3.6