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.

Douglas Refects On Experience In Lithuania

Katie Douglas may have looked frustrated throughout her team´s 77-62 loss to USVO in the game for third place of the Final Four, but that does not take away from the overall positive experience the American has had in her second season with Lietuvos Telekomas.

Douglas, the leading scorer during the EuroLeague Women season, was terrific in defeat, scoring 30 points on 13-of-19 shooting from the field.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 5Ieva Kublina FC 1.93 08.07.1982 Riga (LAT)  
 6Sandra Linkeviciene SG 1.76 01.02.1982 Kretinga (LTU)  
 7Jurgita Streimikyte PF 1.90 14.05.1972 Alytus (LTU)  
 8Ausra Bimbaite 1.79 10.10.1982 Rokiskis (LTU)  
 9Rima Valentiene 1.70 10.06.1978 Ukmerge (LTU)  
10Laura Puplauskaite 1.70 22.07.1985 Klaipeda (LTU)  
11Katie Douglas 1.83 07.05.1979 IN (USA)  
12Vita Kuktiene 1.86 06.08.1980 Ukmerge (LTU)  
13Irena Vizbariene 1.96 25.06.1977 Alytos (LTU)  
14Egle Sulciute PF 1.90 31.08.1985 Marijampolé (LTU)  
15Jennifer Derevjanik 1.78 29.03.1982 NY (USA)  


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The International Language Of Basketball

You won't find her name anywhere on BC Volgaburmash Samara's roster. Yet Irina Zverintseva plays a significant role in the club's success.

On a roster that includes five nationalities and a coach that speaks Russian and a little French, Zverintseva provides translation to players as part of her responsibilities as manager of external relations.

Samara Hold On For Championship Shot

EuroLeague Champions BC Volgaburmash Samara left it late, but managed to squeeze out a 2-point victory over Lithuanian side Lietuvos Telekomas in the Final Four in Brno on Friday night.

Samara never expected an easy ride against a Telekomas side in their second consecutive Final Four, but the champions never really managed to hit their stride, and left it to the last seconds to secure the win.

Lietuvos Telekomas Relish Underdog Status31.03.2006
Final Four Team Preview: As Katie Douglas Goes, So Go Lietuvos 28.03.2006
Lietuvos Telekomas Advance01.03.2006
Douglas Shines As Lietuvos Level Tie24.02.2006
Vajda Steals Limelight In Pecs Victory21.02.2006
Napoli Crash Out Against Lietuvos 03.02.2006
Telekomas Win Opener Against Napoli31.01.2006
Douglas Leads All Star Vote27.01.2006
Douglas Effort Not Enough18.01.2006
Douglas Dazzles Again12.01.2006


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PTSK. Douglas20.8
RTJ. Streimikyte6.5
ASS. Linkeviciene2.7
STK. Douglas3.4
BSI. Vizbariene1.1


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27.10.2005vs K Cero ICP[W] 65-61 (H)
02.11.2005vs Dynamo[L] 43-52 (A)
10.11.2005vs Phard Napoli[W] 88-44 (H)
16.11.2005vs Wisla Can-Pack[W] 71-55 (A)
24.11.2005vs USVO[W] 79-75 (H)
30.11.2005vs K Cero ICP[W] 71-56 (A)
08.12.2005vs Dynamo[W] 71-51 (H)
15.12.2005vs Phard Napoli[L] 69-81 (A)
12.01.2006vs Wisla Can-Pack[W] 80-67 (H)
18.01.2006vs USVO[L] 61-68 (A)
31.01.2006vs Phard Napoli[W] 71-62 (H)
03.02.2006vs Phard Napoli[W] 62-52 (A)
21.02.2006vs MiZo-Pécs[L] 66-79 (A)
24.02.2006vs MiZo-Pécs[W] 79-70 (H)
01.03.2006vs MiZo-Pécs[W] 63-59 (A)
31.03.2006vs VBM-SGAU[L] 63-65
02.04.2006vs USVO[L] 62-77


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