NEWS

20.07.2008
Russia Champions!
Olga Petrova scored 21 points to lead Russia to their fourth title at the U20 European Championship for Women, holding off France 67-58 in Pescara.

Russia used an 8-0 surge in the fourth quarter to put the game away by opening a 14-point advantage. Olga Zhuzgova added 10 points off the bench as tournament MVP Natalia Vieru struggled with foul trouble.
20.07.2008
May The Best Defense Win
The old adage goes "defense wins championsihips" and that should hold true in the final of the U20 European Championship for Women with undefeated Russia facing off with France - winners of six straight games.

Both teams reached Sunday's final in Pescara by playing tough-as-nails defense in their semi-final victories over Serbia and Spain, respectively.

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 4Katerina Keyru SG 1.82 04.12.1988 Rostov-On-Don (RUS)  
 5Daria Ezhova PG 1.76 03.08.1989 Gorkiy (RUS)  
 6Tatiana Yuzhakova PG 1.84 07.04.1988 Leningrad (RUS)  
 7Tatiana Abrikosova 1.79 28.05.1989 Leningrad (RUS)  
 8Olga Petrova 1.78 01.02.1988 Moscow (RUS)  
 9Natalia Zhedik SG 1.84 11.07.1988 Leningrad (RUS)  
10Irina Romanova SG 1.84 27.06.1988 Chelyabinsk (RUS)  
11Yulia Lukina 1.85 08.04.1988 Leningrad (RUS)  
12Olga Zhuzhgova 2.03 25.08.1988 Kuibishev (RUS)  
13Elena Pavlova 1.85 21.08.1989 Samarskaia Region (RUS)  
14Olga Siziakova PF 1.86 03.01.1988 Vladimir (RUS)  
15Natalia Vieru 1.96 25.07.1989 Chisinau (MDA)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Aleksandr Kovalev
Assistant Coach: Dmitry Donskov

More Headlines

19.07.2008
Defense Earns Russia Final Ticket
Russia advanced to the final of the U20 European Championship for Women with a thrilling 49-47 victory over Serbia in the first semi-final.

Natalia Zhedik and Olga Petrova each made a foul shot in the final 15 seconds and Serbian star Sonja Petrovic, who struggled throughout, missed a lay-up attempt to even the game with six seconds left.
19.07.2008
Crunch Time In Pescara
Russia took first place honours in the U20 European Championship for Women Qualifying Round Group F, and their semi-final reward is a showdown with pre-tournament favourites Serbia.

Saturday's second semi-final has Group E winners France taking on Spain in Pescara.
Vieru Values Time With Jackson18.07.2008
Unbeaten Russia Win Epic Battle With Spain17.07.2008
Russia Roll Over Belarus, Into Semis16.07.2008
Russia Too Much For Montenegro15.07.2008
Russia Edge Ukraine In Thriller, Italy Advance13.07.2008
Russia, Czechs Remain Perfect12.07.2008
Italy Surprise France, Russia Thrash Lithuania11.07.2008

Team

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Russia
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TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSN. Vieru11.8
RTN. Vieru8.0
ASK. Keyru1.6
STO. Petrova1.6
BSN. Vieru0.6

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

11.07.2008vs LTU[W] 59-32
12.07.2008vs BUL[W] 83-50
13.07.2008vs UKR[W] 60-58
15.07.2008vs MNE[W] 88-58
16.07.2008vs BLR[W] 90-50
17.07.2008vs ESP[W] 68-64
19.07.2008vs SRB[W] 49-47
20.07.2008vs FRA[W] 67-58

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