NEWS

22.08.2005
Italy Must Learn Their Lessons - Lambruschi

Italy's women must go back to the drawing board after failing to qualify for next month's EuroBasket.

Their 75-58 defeat in Aalst by Belgium last week sealed the Azzurre's fate in the additional qualifying round.

17.08.2005
Italy Fight Back

Italy's women know they need a miracle to qualify for EuroBasket 2005 but they have shown great improvement in the additional qualifying games.

Following a poor start to the tournament with a defeat against the Slovak Republic, Gianni Lambruschi's team appear to have made amends.

ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Kathrin Ress 1.94 26.06.1985 Bolzano (ITA)  
 4Maria Franchini SF 1.81 27.11.1979 Parma (ITA)  
 5Francesca Zara PG 1.77 08.12.1976 Bassano Del Grappa (ITA)  
 6Simona Ballardini GF 1.83 24.03.1981 Faenza (ITA)  
 7Elisabetta Moro PG 1.70 15.05.1975 Rovigo (ITA)  
 8Anna Zimerle PG 1.72 28.08.1976 Vicenza (ITA)  
 9Raffaella Masciadri SF 1.86 30.09.1980 Como (ITA)  
10Marianna Balleggi PF 1.88 06.11.1974 Florence (ITA)  
11Elena Paparazzo 1.93 11.05.1973 Rome (ITA)  
12Federica Ciampoli 1.90 05.02.1980 Ortona (ITA)  
13Flavia Prado 1.92 04.10.1979 Campinas (BRA)  
14Dubravka Dacic 2.01 06.05.1985 Capodistria (SLO)  
15Laura Macchi PF 1.90 24.05.1979 Varese (ITA)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Aldo Corno

More Headlines

10.08.2005
Lambruschi Expects Better From Young Italy

Italy's women need a drastic turnaround against Belgium on Wednesday after crashing to Slovakia in the opening round of the additional qualifying tournament for the EuroBasket Women.

The Azzurre fell behind early and were blown away 82-66 on Sunday but play their next game back in Italy.

29.11.2004
Eurobasket Boosts Women's Game In Italy

Italy's basketball supremo has hailed the 2007 European Championships for Women as an opportunity to revive women's hoops in the country.

The men's game is thriving on the international stage, with the Italian men having captured the European title in 1999, then bronze at the 2003 Eurobasket before snatching silver at the Olympics in August. Women's basketball, however, has suffered in recent years with the national team's young and inexperienced side unable to qualify for the European tournament since 1999.

Italy: Corno Stands Down As Head Coach25.09.2004
Italy: Corno Disappointed With Loss09.09.2004
Dacic Omitted From Italy Squad13.08.2004
Italy: Corno Looks to the Future11.08.2004

Team

Italy
Italy

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSF. Ciampoli7.8
RTK. Ress3.4
ASM. Franchini1.3
STS. Ballardini1.6
BSK. Ress0.7

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

08.09.2004vs LTU[L] 62-70 (A)
11.09.2004vs HUN[W] 71-66 (H)
15.09.2004vs FRA[L] 47-82 (A)
18.09.2004vs LTU[L] 55-70 (H)
22.09.2004vs HUN[L] 67-82 (A)
25.09.2004vs FRA[L] 55-89 (H)
07.08.2005vs SVK[L] 66-82 (A)
10.08.2005vs BEL[W] 59-54 (H)
16.08.2005vs SVK[W] 63-61 (H)
19.08.2005vs BEL[L] 58-75 (A)

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