Veteran Nemcova Shoots Czechs To Gold

Eva Nemcova completed a dream EuroBasket Women for the Czech Republic by burying a three-pointer with just eight seconds to lead her side to a thrilling gold medal game triumph over Russia.

In a rematch of the final two years ago, Russia led by as many as 14 points in the second half but the Czechs staged a remarkable comeback to clinch a 72-70 victory.

Stepanova Leads All-Tournament Team

It was no consolation for Russia's heartbreaking final second loss to Czech Republic in the gold medal game, but Maria Stepanova was selected as the 2005 EuroBasket Women MVP following Sunday's final in Ankara.

The 202 cm Stepanova was a force during Russia's attempt to go for a second consecutive gold medal, and fully deserved the title as the tournament's top player.

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Russia Go For Gold

Tatiana Shchegoleva poured in 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Russia triumphed 65-50 over Lithuania to book their place in the final of the EuroBasket Women.

Igor Grudin's team may have taken a while to flex their muscles in this tournament, but they did not hold back against Lithuania, who earlier beat them in the group stage.

Russia Overpower France

There was to be no revenge for France on Friday in Ankara at EuroBasket Women.

The French were looking to avenge their 2003 quarter-final EuroBasket Women loss to Russia, but came up short as Russia posted a well deserved 56-70 victory.

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Spain Hold Off Russia In Overtime04.09.2005
Brave Turkey Fall To Russia03.09.2005
Russia Romp To Opening Game Win02.09.2005
Russia: Abrosimova In As Grudin Names Squad29.08.2005
Russia Look To Hit Their Stride In Chekov19.08.2005
Stepanova A Must For Russia18.08.2005
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