Aubert And Out! Ekaterinburg Stun Bourges At Buzzer

Caroline Aubert joined UMMC Ekaterinburg for the EuroLeague Women post-season from USO Mondeville to give them another threat from three-point range.

On Sunday, she paid a big dividend for the club with a buzzer-beating three-ball to give Ekaterinburg a 70-69 triumph over Bourges to clinch third place.

The Faurie Files: Notes From Brno

The first day of the EuroLeague Women Final Four is in the books and for our money we got plenty of great basketball including an overtime thriller between Bourges and hosts Brno.

In the great tradition of the Faurie Files here are some news and notes from the semi-finals.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Suzy Batkovic 1.94 17.12.1980 Newcastle (AUS)  
 Mariya Korovkina 1.79 08.04.1987 Berezniki (RUS)  
 4Deanna Nolan SG 1.83 25.08.1979 Flint, MI (USA)  
 5Oxana Rakhmatulina 1.80 07.12.1976 Alma-Ata (KAZ)  
 6Natalia Vodopyanova PF 1.88 04.06.1981 St.Petersbourg (RUS)  
 7Yelena Leuchanka 1.95 30.04.1983 Gomel (BLR)  
 8Kristi Willoughby 1.62 04.03.1975 Bendigo (AUS)  
10Penny Taylor 1.83 24.05.1981 Mount Waverley (AUS)  
12Agnieszka Bibrzycka SF 1.84 21.10.1982 Mikolow (POL)  
13Sandrine Gruda 1.93 25.06.1987 Cannes (FRA)  
15Marina Kuzina PF 1.94 19.07.1985 Moscow (RUS)  
20Caroline Aubert PG 1.68 20.04.1980 Paris (FRA)  
24Asjha Jones 1.91 01.08.1980 NJ (USA)  
25Svetlana Abrosimova 1.85 09.07.1980 St. Petersburg (RUS)  


Head Coach: Laurent Buffard

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Lauren Jackson Show Leads Spartak Into Final

Lauren Jackson erupted for 35 points and Tina Thompson weighed in with 24 as Spartak Moscow Region beat fellow Russian heavyweights UMMC Ekaterinburg in the opening game of the EuroLeague Women Final Four on Friday in Brno.

Jackson, the Australia international superstar, also had 12 rebounds as the defending champions won 78-68 but she played the last several minutes in discomfort after injuring her foot.

The Faurie Files: Can Brno Spoil Spartak's Party?

The big day is coming! Who will take Spartak's Euroleague crown? Will it be a Spartak repeat or will Ekaterinburg, Brno or Bourges take home the title? In the last three seasons, the club who organized the Final Four kept the cup: Samara in 2005, Brno in 2006, and Spartak in 2007.

We asked some of our experts what they thought about this Czech spring. Before the quarter final round, Sandra Valuzyte (TEO Vilnius), Kathy Wambe (Villeneuve d'Ascq) and Nicole Ohlde (Valenciennes) gave relevant analysis.

Leuchanka Pick-Up Paying Dividends For Ekaterinburg08.04.2008
EuroLeague Women Final Four Goes To Brno07.03.2008
Ekaterinburg Knock Out CSKA, Reach Final Four29.02.2008
The Real Ekaterinburg Finally Shows Up28.02.2008
Ekaterinburg End CSKA's Perfect Record26.02.2008
EuroLeague Women Quarter-Finals Set13.02.2008
Ekaterinburg Survive At ESB Lille08.02.2008
Biba’s Three-Balls Ignite Ekaterinburg05.02.2008
Ekaterinburg Swoop For Aubert30.01.2008
Ekaterinburg Wake-Up At Half-Time, Win Big23.01.2008


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PTSA. Bibrzycka14.1
RTY. Leuchanka8.9
ASC. Aubert5.0
STP. Taylor1.6
BSN. Vodopyanova0.6


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07.11.2007vs ZVVZ Prague[W] 85-43 (H)
14.11.2007vs Wisla Can-Pack[W] 80-53 (A)
21.11.2007vs Jolly JBS Sibenik[W] 78-63 (H)
28.11.2007vs Bourges Basket[W] 57-56 (A)
05.12.2007vs Halcon Avenida[W] 90-64 (H)
12.12.2007vs ZVVZ Prague[W] 81-72 (A)
20.12.2007vs Wisla Can-Pack[W] 75-49 (H)
09.01.2008vs Jolly JBS Sibenik[W] 86-66 (A)
16.01.2008vs Bourges Basket[L] 62-64 (H)
23.01.2008vs Halcon Avenida[W] 96-76 (A)
05.02.2008vs ESB Lille Metropole[W] 96-50 (H)
08.02.2008vs ESB Lille Metropole[W] 71-64 (A)
26.02.2008vs CSKA Moscow[W] 81-74 (A)
29.02.2008vs CSKA Moscow[W] 94-90 (H)
11.04.2008vs Spartak Moscow Region[L] 68-78
13.04.2008vs Bourges Basket[W] 70-69


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