Czechs Are Bronze
The Czech Republic held off a resurgent French side in the second half to edge them out 70-61 and take third place at the U18 European Championship for Women.

Afterwards, Czech head coach Romana Ptackova expressed her delight at the team's performance and their ability to focus on the game after a tough loss to Russia in the semi-finals.
France, Czech Republic Battle For Third
France will look to bounce back from their most lopsided defeat of the tournament to finish third in the U18 European Championship for Women on Sunday.

In what was arguably their worst - and only their second - defeat of the tournament, the French fell behind early on and appeared to be a shadow of their former dominant/confident selves as they were humbled 68-45 by Lithuania, the last undefeated team in the competition.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
4Alena Hanusová PF 1.91 29.05.1991 Sokolov (CZE)  
5Karolína Elhotová SG 1.82 07.01.1992 Praha (CZE)  
6Katerina Zavázalová SG 1.74 14.09.1990 Chlumec nad Cidlinou (CZE)  
7Eva Skutilová 1.83 17.04.1990 Trutnov (CZE)  
8Dominika Behalová PG 1.66 14.04.1990 Prerov (CZE)  
9Katerina Bartonova PG 1.73 17.01.1990 Pardubice (CZE)  
10Michaela Stará SG 1.73 16.07.1990 Nové Mesto na Morave (CZE)  
11Adéla Filarová SG 1.72 22.03.1991 Prague (CZE)  
12Klára Rosenbaumová PF 1.82 19.04.1990 Most (CZE)  
13Pavla Svrdlíková 1.85 15.09.1990 Prerov (CZE)  
14Renáta Brezinová 1.91 06.01.1990 Rychnov n.K. (CZE)  
15Aneta Pulpánová GF 1.78 29.12.1990 Hradec Králové (CZE)  


Head Coach: Romana Ptackova
Assistant Coach: Miroslav Vondricka ,
Pavel Milos

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Russia Into Gold Medal Game
Russia will return to the final of the U18 European Championship for Women for the first time since 2004 after edging out the Czech Republic 62-60.

Tatiana Petrushina coolly sank two free-throws with 12 seconds left to play to break a 60-all tie and propel Olga Shuneykina's side to Sunday's decider.
Lithuania Still Perfect

For the second day in a row, Lithuania used a fourth quarter run to bail them out of trouble as they beat the Czech Republic 68-61 and remained unbeaten at the U18 European Championship for Women.

With the win, the Lithuanians took top honours in Group E and will face France - who suffered their first defeat of the competition against Russia 65-57 - in Saturday's first semi-final.

Czechs Take Care Of Business23.07.2008
Czechs Overcome Slow Start22.07.2008
Czech Republic Soar Past Romania20.07.2008
Czechs Rebound, Crush Ukraine19.07.2008
Hosts Start With A Bang18.07.2008


Czech Republic
Czech Republic


PTSR. Brezinová9.4
RTR. Brezinová8.3
ASK. Bartonova3.6
STK. Bartonova2.4
BSR. Brezinová1.1


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18.07.2008vs SVK[L] 72-76
19.07.2008vs UKR[W] 82-36
20.07.2008vs ROU[W] 105-63
22.07.2008vs POL[W] 91-58
23.07.2008vs TUR[W] 72-56
24.07.2008vs LTU[L] 61-69
26.07.2008vs RUS[L] 60-62
27.07.2008vs FRA[W] 70-61



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