Spartak Hold Off Brno To Win Second Straight Title

Spartak Moscow Region survived a furious fight-back from hosts Gambrinus Brno on Sunday to capture the EuroLeague Women title for the second time in a row.

Lauren Jackson scored 18 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Spartak to a 75-60 triumph. The Australia superstar, who had 35 in Spartak's semi-final success against Ekaterinburg, was named Final Four MVP.

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
 Elena Pavlova 1.85 21.08.1989 Samarskaia Region (RUS)  
 Anna Petrakova 1.88 04.12.1984 Budapest (HUN)  
 Ekaterina Ruzanova PG 1.78 16.08.1982 Toliatti (RUS)  
 Natalia Vieru 1.96 25.07.1989 Chisinau (MDA)  
 4Kelli Miller SG 1.78 06.09.1978 Rochester, MN (USA)  
 5Marina Karpunina SG 1.78 21.03.1984 Moscow (RUS)  
 6Vedrana Grgin Fonseca PF 1.88 13.01.1975 Split (CRO)  
 7Tina Thompson 1.87 10.02.1975 Los Angeles, CA (USA)  
 8Anastasia Anderson PG 1.74 08.03.1986 St.Petersburg (RUS)  
 9Tatiana Shchegoleva PF 1.92 09.02.1982 Moscow (RUS)  
10Sue Bird PG 1.75 16.10.1980 Long Island, NY (USA)  
11Kelly Mazzante 1.80 02.02.1982 Lycoming (USA)  
12Irina Osipova 1.97 25.06.1981 Moscow (RUS)  
13Diana Taurasi GF 1.82 11.06.1982 Glendale, Los Angeles, CA (USA)  
14Ivana Matovic 1.97 11.09.1983 Sabac (SRB)  
15Lauren Jackson PF 1.95 11.05.1981 Albury (AUS)  


Head Coach: Natalia Hejkova

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Brno Ready to 'Fight’ Spartak For Title

Gambrinus Brno coach Jan Bobrovsky and his players lived to fight another day after a stunning overtime victory against Bourges in Friday's second game at the EuroLeague Women Final Four.

The Czech giants won 90-81 and are now just one victory away from a second European title in three years, but they will have to overcome defending champions Spartak Moscow Region on Sunday.

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?10.04.2008
Jackson's Talent In Full Bloom09.04.2008
EuroLeague Women Final Four Goes To Brno07.03.2008
Spartak Sweep Dynamo Moscow29.02.2008
Dynamo Fall After Jackson Onslaught26.02.2008
EuroLeague Women Quarter-Finals Set13.02.2008
Taurasi, Shchegoleva Spark Spartak08.02.2008
Jackson Powers Spartak To Big Triumph05.02.2008
Spartak Firmly Focused On TEO04.02.2008
Spartak’s Hejkova is cool, calm and collected31.01.2008


Spartak Moscow Region
Spartak Moscow Region


PTSL. Jackson23.6
RTL. Jackson7.1
ASS. Bird4.6
STS. Bird1.5
BSL. Jackson1.2


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07.11.2007vs Kosit 2013 [W] 62-60 (H)
15.11.2007vs Lotos PKO BP[L] 66-67 (A)
22.11.2007vs Dexia W Namur[W] 81-75 (A)
28.11.2007vs Gambrinus Brno[W] 85-76 (H)
05.12.2007vs USVO[W] 91-70 (A)
12.12.2007vs Kosit 2013 [W] 84-62 (A)
20.12.2007vs Lotos PKO BP[W] 87-65 (H)
09.01.2008vs Dexia W Namur[W] 102-62 (H)
16.01.2008vs Gambrinus Brno[W] 85-77 (A)
23.01.2008vs USVO[W] 96-62 (H)
05.02.2008vs TEO Vilnius[W] 93-67 (H)
08.02.2008vs TEO Vilnius[W] 83-71 (A)
26.02.2008vs Dynamo[W] 96-67 (H)
29.02.2008vs Dynamo[W] 98-58 (A)
11.04.2008vs UMMC Ekaterinburg[W] 78-68
13.04.2008vs Gambrinus Brno[W] 75-60


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