NEWS

27.07.2008
Lithuania Hold Off Russia For Gold
Lithuania held off Russia 63-57 to claim their first ever U18 European Championship for Women.

Aurime Rinkeviciute saved her best for last as she finished with 27 points, eight rebounds and four assists but most importantly made the right plays at the right time down the stretch to lead her team to victory for the eighth and final time.
27.07.2008
Lithuania And Russia Last Two Standing
Lithuania reached their first ever U18 European Championship for Women final by beating France 68-45 in their semi-final to set up a showdown with Russia on Sunday.

The Lithuanians extended their unbeaten run in the tournament (7-0) and are now just one win away from claiming their maiden title at this level since the country became the first Soviet state to declare its independence from the Soviet Union in 1990.

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
4Anastasia Kolotilshchikova GF 1.82 10.09.1990 Chisinau (MDA)  
5Anna Ostroukhova 1.72 16.03.1990 Rostov-na-Donu (RUS)  
6Olga Bogdanova GF 1.72 13.03.1991 Samara (RUS)  
7Tatiana Petrushina SG 1.85 21.01.1990 Chelyabinsk (RUS)  
8Ekaterina Kiryanova 1.80 10.08.1990 Perm (RUS)  
9Aleksandra Tarasova PF 1.94 21.02.1991 Samara (RUS)  
10Anastasiya Shilova SF 1.86 10.01.1991 Krasnoyarsk (RUS)  
11Anastasia Logunova PF 1.92 20.07.1990 Moscow (RUS)  
12Veronika Dorosheva 1.88 04.03.1991 Moscow (RUS)  
13Aleksandra Melnikova 1.78 19.08.1990 Moscow (RUS)  
14Anastasia Loginova 1.87 13.07.1990 Moscow (RUS)  
15Liubov Paskalenko 2.03 20.10.1990 Chisinau (MDA)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Olga Shuneykina
Assistant Coach: Evgeniya Nikonova

More Headlines

26.07.2008
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.
24.07.2008
Russia Top Group F, Headed To Semis

Russia beat France 65-57 to take top honours in Group F of the Qualifying Round at the U18 European Championship for Women.

The result means that Russia face the Czech Republic in one semi-final on Saturday while France - who were handed their first loss in this competition - take on unbeaten Lithuania in the other.

Russia Back On Winning Track23.07.2008
Sweden Hand Russia First Loss22.07.2008
Russia Stay Perfect20.07.2008
Russia Move To 2-0 In Group C19.07.2008
Russia A Bear For Spain18.07.2008

Team

Russia
Russia

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSA. Logunova9.9
RTA. Tarasova8.0
ASA. Melnikova1.7
STE. Kiryanova1.9
BSA. Loginova1.0

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

18.07.2008vs ESP[W] 82-66
19.07.2008vs BUL[W] 67-50
20.07.2008vs BLR[W] 69-51
22.07.2008vs SWE[L] 56-65
23.07.2008vs SRB[W] 74-55
24.07.2008vs FRA[W] 65-57
26.07.2008vs CZE[W] 62-60
27.07.2008vs LTU[L] 57-63

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