UMMC Edge Spartak To Clinch Russian Title

UMMC Ekaterinburg suffered a painful defeat to Spartak Moscow Region in the EuroLeague Women Final but they finished the season on a high by defeating their nemesis to the Russian title.

Gundars Vetra's team, riding the home-court advantage they secured  by finishing the regular season in first place, stormed into a big half-time lead but then had to hold on for dear life before beating Spartak 70-68.

UMMC Capture Third Place
UMMC Ekaterinburg signed off the EuroLeague Women Final Four with an 80-56 triumph over MKB Euroleasing Sopron on Sunday.

Less than 48 hours after their 83-74 defeat to Russian rivals Spartak Moscow Region in the Semi-Finals, Gundars Vetra's team rolled to a decisive win to clinch third place in the competition.



NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
 Elena Gogiya 1.91 04.01.1987 Rostov-na-Donu (RUS)  
 Elena Karpova SG 1.86 14.06.1980 St. Petersburg (RUS)  
 Evgeniya Teplyashina 1.71 30.03.1987 Dresen (GER)  
 Natalya Vedlya PF 1.93 03.09.1980 Urmula (LAT)  
 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)  
10Penny Taylor 1.83 24.05.1981 Mount Waverley (AUS)  
11Maria Stepanova 2.02 23.02.1979 Shpakovskoe (RUS)  
12Agnieszka Bibrzycka SF 1.84 21.10.1982 Mikolow (POL)  
13Sandrine Gruda 1.93 25.06.1987 Cannes (FRA)  
23Cappie Pondexter SG 1.75 07.01.1983 Oceanside, San Diego (USA)  
24Asjha Jones 1.91 01.08.1980 NJ (USA)  
25Svetlana Abrosimova 1.85 09.07.1980 St. Petersburg (RUS)  
44Elena Baranova FC 1.92 28.01.1972 Frounzé (KGZ)  


Head Coach: Gundars Vetra

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Taurasi, Bird Lead Spartak To Final
Two-time defending champions Spartak Moscow Region grinded out an 83-74 triumph over Russian rivals UMMC Ekaterinburg on Friday to reach another EuroLeague Women final.

Going up against a team that has been a thorn in their side in Russia this season, Spartak's Diana Taurasi underlined her status as one of the world's most exciting players by scoring 33 points.

Stepanova Receives FIBA Europe Player Of The Year Award

Salamanca has an added significance for Maria Stepanova as it is now the place where she received her third award as FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year.

Maria Stepanova was presented with the trophy for Europe's best female player for 2008 by FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin before the start of her team's EuroLeague Women 2009 Final Four Semi-Final against Spartak Moscow Region.

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PTSA. Bibrzycka13.9
RTS. Gruda6.4
ASC. Pondexter4.3
STA. Bibrzycka2.3
BSM. Stepanova1.3


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15.10.2008vs Jolly JBS Sibenik[W] 92-62 (A)
23.10.2008vs LOTOS PKO BP[W] 82-71 (A)
29.10.2008vs Ros Casares[W] 89-81 (H)
05.11.2008vs ZVVZ USK Prague[W] 94-64 (A)
13.11.2008vs Union Hainaut Basket[W] 85-65 (A)
19.11.2008vs Jolly JBS Sibenik[W] 100-70 (H)
27.11.2008vs LOTOS PKO BP[W] 69-51 (H)
03.12.2008vs Ros Casares[L] 63-71 (A)
10.12.2008vs ZVVZ USK Prague[W] 103-57 (H)
17.12.2008vs Union Hainaut Basket[W] 85-56 (H)
27.01.2009vs TEO Vilnius[W] 91-61 (H)
30.01.2009vs TEO Vilnius[W] 69-46 (A)
17.02.2009vs Fenerbahce[W] 94-62 (H)
20.02.2009vs Fenerbahce[W] 70-68 (A)
03.04.2009vs Spartak[L] 74-83
05.04.2009vs MKB Euroleasing[W] 80-56


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