Vernerey, Tchatchouang Lead France To Title

Captain Allison Vernerey and MVP Diandra Tchatchouang both collected double-doubles as France got the revenge they were looking for by beating Spain 63-60 to capture their second Termosteps U16 European Championship Women title.

The French title - which will be added to the 2001 crown - ends Spain's three-year reign as U16 champions - among them a victory over France in the 2005 final in Poland.

France Poised To End Spain's Reign

The Spain-France final of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women has plenty of story-lines. But none are bigger than a dose of French revenge going against the possible start of the next generation of Spanish domination.

Spain are attempting to capture their fourth consecutive U16 title - only the Soviet Union's seven-crown run from 1976-1987 would be longer.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
4Leonor Rodriguez SG 1.80 21.10.1991 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ESP)  
5Cristina Pedrals 1.70 13.08.1991 Barcelona (ESP)  
6Amaya Gastaminza 1.89 27.02.1991 Pamplona (ESP)  
7Onintza Aduriz Hernani 1.82 25.02.1991 San Sebastian (ESP)  
8Claudia Calvelo 1.89 27.03.1992 Gijon (ESP)  
9Laura Arroyo PF 1.82 24.02.1991 San Sebastian (ESP)  
10Patricia Cabrera PG 1.76 15.05.1991 Las Palmas De G. C. (ESP)  
11Vega Gimeno SF 1.85 08.01.1991 Valencia (ESP)  
12Elena Diaz FC 1.89 05.02.1992 Madrid (ESP)  
13Elisabet Vivas 1.78 13.08.1992 Tenerife (ESP)  
14Laura Gil 1.92 24.04.1992 Murcia (ESP)  
15Farah Suarez 1.92 06.03.1992 Las Palmas (ESP)  


Head Coach: Jose Ignacio Hernández
Assistant Coach: Jose Mario Lopez Villalibre

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Defense Earns Spain Place In Final

Spain will get the chance to capture their fourth straight Termosteps U16 European Championship Women crown after knocking off the Czech Republic 68-58 in the first semi-final on Saturday. 

In a re-match of last summer's final, Leonor Rodriguez Manso collected 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists for Spain, who will play for title number five in total in this age category.

Spain Recover To Top France, Both Through

Defending champions Spain not only avoided missing out on the semi-finals of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Women, but they grabbed top honours in Group F with a 77-63 victory over France.

Facing a must-win to reach the Saturday semis in Valmiera, Leonor Rodriguez Manso scored 20 points and Vega Gimeno Martinez added 19 points, five rebounds, three assists and five steals as Spain improved to 4-1 in the group.

Russia Comeback Shocks Spain01.08.2007
Group F: Spain Overcome Ukraine Challenge31.07.2007
Barrios: Spain Thrive Under Pressure30.07.2007
Group C: Spain Cruise, Latvia Eliminate Turkey29.07.2007
Group C: Spain On A Roll, Latvia Superb28.07.2007
Group C: Spain Topple Latvia, Belgium Edge Turkey27.07.2007




PTSL. Rodriguez16.6
RTL. Rodriguez6.3
ASL. Rodriguez5.0
STC. Pedrals4.1
BSC. Calvelo0.6


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27.07.2007vs LAT[W] 93-65
28.07.2007vs TUR[W] 100-65
29.07.2007vs BEL[W] 68-60
31.07.2007vs UKR[W] 77-65
01.08.2007vs RUS[L] 60-63
02.08.2007vs FRA[W] 77-63
04.08.2007vs CZE[W] 68-58
05.08.2007vs FRA[L] 57-60



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