Portugal - Hungary 53-73 Hungary celebrated its fourth victory in 2013 EuroBasket Qualifications. They outplayed Portugal on the road with comfortable 53-73 sharing the second place in Group A with Ukraine. Everything is still open in this pool, but not for Portugal who dropped to 0-7. Hungary smashed its host in the second period and later had no troubles to keep the comfortable lead. Quarters: 11-18, 9-20, 13-16, 20-19. Allie Quigley (180-G-86, college: De Paul) stepped up for the guests with 23 points and 8 rebounds (valuation 33, MVP). Dora Horti (195-C-87, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) had 13 points and 5 boards, while Orsolya Szecsi (190-G/F-92) added 10 pts. In the loosing squad, Carla Nascimento (171-G-86) and Ana Oliveira (176-F-83, college: UTSA) netted 10 points each. Maria Correia (174-G/F-91) stopped to one less. Hungary will host Israel on Wednesday. Portugal is free in Round 9.
Israel - Belarus 60-58 Israel outsmarted Belarus tonight 60-58 in Round Eight of 2013 EuroBasket Qualifications (Group A). It was a real thriller and Israel celebrated thanks to Liron Cohen's (173-G-82) lay-up, plus two free throws. Trafimava committed a turnover for Belarus (bad pass) with 16 seconds to go and Tatyana Troina (188-F-81, college: S.Carolina) made unsportsmanlike foul after that. As mentioned above, Cohen made one of two free throws and banked a jump shot with foul in the next possession. She made that extra FT and Belarus had 6 seconds at the other side, but Troina committed a turnover (ball handling). Quarters: 16-11, 17-25, 12-14, 15-8. Shay Doron (175-SG-85, college: Maryland) and Noa Ganor (171-G-86) scored 11 pts each in victory, while Katia Levitsky (190-PF-85, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Villanova) and Liron Cohen (5 as) scored 10 pts apiece. Anastasiya Veremeenko (194-C-87) exploded in Belarus with 14 points, 17 rebounds and 9 assists (valuation 38!). Troina had 18 points, with poor 1 of 6 from behind the arc. Belarus (5-2) will host Ukraine on Wednesday, while Israel (3-3) goes to Hungary.
Poland - Montenegro 53-50 Poland registered very valuable home win against Montenegro tonight. The hosts celebrated 53-50 staying alone on top of Group B with almost perfect 5-1 record. At the same time, Montenegro dropped to the second place with 5-2 score. Poland had impressive start making 15-point lead in the first ten minutes, but visitors replied in Q2 closing the gap to 32-28 until the halftime. Montenegro intensified defense after the breather limiting Poland to just 4 points in Q3, while they drained 18 at the other side and it seemed that Montenegro will take the victory in this game. However, Poland didn't give up and made impressive 14-1 run at the beginning of Q4. Thanks to free throws by Joanna Walich (183-F/C-81) and Skobel in the finish and great defense during the last ten minutes Poland grabbed crucial 53-50 win. Weronika Idczak (177-G-89) scored 11 points in victory, while Joanna Walich and Magdalena Losi (173-F-80, agency: Promotex) posted 7 points each. Milica Jovanovic (189-F/C-89) delivered 13 points in defeat. Ana Turcinovic (190-C-93) (8 rebs), Iva Perovanovic (189-C/F-83) (8 rebs) and Jelena Skerovic (176-G-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) (6 as, 5 rebs) had 8 points apiece. Serbia will host Poland in Round 9, while Montenegro waits Estonia.
Switzerland - Serbia 45-88 Serbia had no mercy for Switzerland tonight. Visitors celebrated huge 45-88 victory for 4-2 record in Group B of the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifications. Serbia is currently No.3 in this pool, behind Poland and Montenegro. Switzerland is No.4 with 2-5. Serbia took control on its rival from the beginning and they were increasing lead after each period. Quarters: 11-17, 9-20, 16-27, 9-24. Milica Ivanovic (175-G-88, college: Catawba) led the winners with 17 points and 5 rebounds for 17 minutes on the court. Ana Dabovic (183-G/F-89) scored 16 points and Ivanka Matic (195-F/C-79, agency: LBM Management) helped with double-double of 11 points and 10 rebs. Switzerland got 13 points from Marielle Giroud (180-F-87) (5 rebs) and Alexia Rol (175-F-82). Sarah Kershaw (180-SF-85) was limited to 10 pts. Serbia will host Poland next Wednesday and it will most likely be crucial game for both teams. Switzerland is free in Round 9.
Holland - Slovenia 73-64 Holland handed 73-64 loss to Slovenia in Round 8 of the 2013 EuroBasket in France. Thanks to this victory Holland improved to 2-4 record in this pool, but it is already clear they will not be able to reach the second place. At the other side, Slovenia dropped to 4-3 and their chance to reach the final tournament drastically decreased. Despite a good start (10-15), visitors faced with minus 5 at the halftime (33-28). Holland was slightly better in Q3, but Slovenia came to 51-50 with 7:35 minutes to go. Holland made crucial 9-2 run after that and managed to keep the lead for rest of the way. Myrthe Beld (183-G-89, agency: Regeneracom Sports) scored 18 points in victory and Fieke Ligthart (184-F/C-90) added 13. Tanya Broering (178-G-84) (5 rebs, 5 as) and Naomi Halman (191-F/C-86, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Cal-Irvine) (6 rebs) scored 11 points each. In Slovenia, Tina Trebec (189-F-90, agency: Kotnik Sports Agency) shined with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Sandra Pirsic (195-C-84) collected 18 pts and 13 rebs. Holland will play against Slovakia on Wednesday in another home game. Slovenia is free in Round 9.
Slovakia - Lithuania 60-58 Slovakia made a huge step toward 2013 EuroBasket in France. They grabbed 60-58 home win against Lithuania for 5-1 record in Group C. It means that Slovakia is now alone on top of the standings, while Lithuania slipped to the second place with 5-2. Slovakia made 15-7 lead at the beginning and later jumped to 44-27 at the halftime. Lithuania held Slovakia to just eight points in the last period to produce an unlikely comeback led by Ginatre Petronyte who was too hot to handle under the hoop at times and found herself on the line an eye-popping 17 times. It was 52-41 for the hosts with 10:00 remaining. After lay-up by Paugaite visitors came to 59-58 with 2:11 to go and teams went to thrilling finish. Jurcenkova was the only player who scored for rest of the game and it was one free throw. The visitors could force overtime but Sandra Linkeviciene (176-G-82) missed the pivotal shot in the last seconds before Gabriela Kubatova grabbed the all-important defensive rebound. Ivana Jalcova (182-G-83) scored 11 points for the winners and Anna Jurcenkova (195-C-85) helped with 9 points, plus 8 rebs. Klaudia Lukacovicova (193-C-90) (8 rebs) and Lucia Kupcikova (184-F-84) (5 rebs) posted 8 pts apiece. In defeat, Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) shined with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Egle Sulciute (190-PF-85) had 14 points and 6 rebs, and Sandra Linkeviciene posted 10 pts and 5 rebs. Slovakia will play in Holland on Wednesday, while Lithuania will host Belgium. UPDATE: Thanks to unexpected loss by Slovenia, Lithuania already booked a spot for 2013 EuroBasket in France.
Sweden - Bulgaria 71-54 Despite there are two more rounds to go in 2013 EuroBasket Qualifications, it is already clear that Sweden will be the winner of Group D. They were too strong for Bulgaria tonight 71-54 for almost perfect 6-1 record in this pool. Sweden already booked a spot for the EuroBasket in France. Bulgaria stays winless after 6 games. Sweden had 15-point lead at the halftime and jumped to plus 21 with ten minutes to go, so the last period was just the formality. Quarters: 22-12, 24-19, 16-10, 9-13. Louice Halvarsson (189-C-89, agency: Josep and Nicolas) had almost perfect night with 21 points and 9 rebounds (valuation 25, MVP). Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) scored 15 points and handed out 5 assists, while Frida Aili (179-G-88) netted 8 pts in victory. Jaklin Zlatanova (190-F-88) collected 17 points and 7 rebs in Bulgaria. Vera Perostiyska (196-C-82, college: FIU) had 11 pts and 5 boards, and Daniela Peteva (179-F-89, agency: Josep and Nicolas) added 7 pts and 7 rebs. Sweden is free in Round 9, while Bulgaria will host Germany.
Germany - Spain 55-61 Spain booked a spot for 2013 EuroBasket in France. They handed 55-61 home loss to Germany tonight for 5-2 record in Group D of the qualifications. Germany dropped to 3-3 and will not be able to reach the second place because of this loss. Amaya Valdemoro (184-F-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas) paced her team to this crucial victory with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Anna Montanana (186-F-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: G.Washington) and Elisa Aguilar (177-G-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: G.Washington) posted 10 points each. The hosts got 21 points and 8 rebounds from Romy Bar (189-F-87). Their second scorer was Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management) with 10 points and Sarah Austmann (179-G/F-85) (5 rebs) had two less. Spain had wonderful start making 10-23 lead in the first ten minutes. They improved to plus 14 at the halftime and plus 15 with one quarter to go. Visitors jumped to 41-58 with something more than five minutes remaining and Germany answered with 12-1 run, but was not able to come any closer than minus six. Spain will host Romania on Wednesday and Germany will play in Bulgaria.
Luxembourg - Italy 66-88 Italy is very close to 2013 EuroBasket in Spain after this victory. Visitors cruised past Luxembourg 66-88 for 5-1 record in Group E of qualifications. Luxembourg dropped to 0-7 and stays the last ranked team in this pool. The game without a history. Italy made double-digit lead in the second period and never looked back. Quarters: 19-20, 12-22, 18-22, 17-24. Laura Spreafico (182-F/G-91) scored 19 points for the winners and Giorgia Sottana (177-G-88) had two points less, plus 6 assists. Raffaella Masciadri (185-F-80) and Ilaria Zanoni (180-G-86) netted 13 pts each. Lisy Hetting (173-G-90) delivered 15 points for the hosts and Nadia Mossong (182-F-86, college: E.Kentucky) had 13. Their third corer was Jill Bausch (176-G-87) with 12 pts (5 rebs). Italy will host Greece on Wednesday. Luxembourg will play against Greece next weekend.
Greece - Latvia 63-49 Greece defeated Latvia tonight 63-49 for 4-2 record in Group E of the 2013 EuroBasket Qualifications. That is currently enough for the second place in this pool, but Latvia (4-3) outplayed Greece in the first game with plus 19. Latvia is currently third ranked team in the group. Greece was 34-20 up at the half time and it seemed they will destroy Latvia tonight. They jumped to 52-35 at the end of Q3 and even reached plus 19 with 7:14 to go. Visitors closed this game with 8-13 and now they have a tiebreaker against Greece, what was one of their goals in this game. Katerina Sotiriou (187-F-84, agency: FCM) led the hosts with 13 points and 8 rebounds. Artemis Spanou (182-F-93) netted 11 points and Olga Hatzinikolaou (181-G-81) helped with 10 points, plus 11 assists. Zane Teilane-Tamane (200-C-83, agency: LBM Management, college: W.Illinois) answered with 11 pts and 10 rebs in loss. Ieva Krastina (175-G/F-90, agency: LBM Management) and Aija Putnina (192-F/C-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) stopped to 7 pts apiece. Greece will play another crucial game on Wednesday and its rival will be Italy, who will be the host. Latvia waits Finland.
2017 EuroBasket Qualifying Round. Day 4 - Feb 24, 2016
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Group A Lithuania - Latvia 81-87 Latvia snatched a road win over Lithuania and improved at 2-1 record in Group A. Anete Steinberga (190-C-90, college: UTEP, agency: LBM Management) and Anete Jekabsone-Zogota (177-SG-83) scored 21 points each to lead the winners. Lithuania jumped to a 43:35 halftime lead. But Latvia exploded with 52 points in the second half to rally to the win. Gunta Basko notched 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) responded... [read more]
Lithuania - Latvia 81-87 Latvia snatched a road win over Lithuania and improved at 2-1 record in Group A. Anete Steinberga (190-C-90, college: UTEP, agency: LBM Management) and Anete Jekabsone-Zogota (177-SG-83) scored 21 points each to lead the winners. Lithuania jumped to a 43:35 halftime lead. But Latvia exploded with 52 points in the second half to rally to the win. Gunta Basko notched 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) responded with 31 points and 10 rebounds for Lithuania as they fell at 0-3 record.
Estonia - France 47-76 France claimed the fourth consecutive victory in Group B. They stunned Estonia in Tallinn tonight. Nwal-Endene Miyem (188-PF-88, agency: Comsport) recorded 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Les Bleues. France piled up a 39:17 halftime lead. Les Bleues never looked back en route to the win. Helena Ciak (197-C-89, agency: Comsport) provided 14 points for the winners. Mirjam Nikolai (178-G-86) replied with 16 points and 9 rebounds for Estonia.
Croatia - Holland 71-57 Croatia held off visiting Netherlands to take 2-2 record in Group B. Shavonte Zellous (178-G-86, college: Pittsburgh) chipped in 20 points to lead the hosts. Croatia piled up a 46:27 halftime lead. Netherlands narrowed the gap in the second half but could not avoid the defeat. Marija Rezan (198-C-89) tossed in 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the win. Loyce Bettonvil (185-F/C-93) answered with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Netherlands.
United Kingdom - Montenegro 71-67 United Kingdom kept their EuroBasket hopes alive as they nipped Montenegro at home court tonight. Johannah Leedham (180-SF-87, college: Franklin Pierce) produced 28 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists as United Kingdom tied Montenegro at 2-2 record in Group C ladder. Montenegro enjoyed a 6-point lead heading into the fourth frame. United Kingdom however used a 23:13 run in the final quarter to snatch the win. Ella Clark (190-F-92, college: Long Beach St.) tallied 15 points and 12 rebounds for the home side. Jelena Dubljevic (191-C-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) answered with 22 points and 10 rebounds for Montenegro.
Albania - Italy 40-86 Italy remained perfect in Group C action. The Azzurri cruised past Albania on the road to take 4-0 record on top of the ladder. Giorgia Sottana (178-G-88, agency: Two Points) notched 14 points to pace the visitors. Italy cleared off to a 46:24 halftime lead. Italy went on a 40:16 second half run to ice the win. Cecilia Zandalasini (183-F-96) tossed in 13 points in the victory. Eliverta Bujari (168-G-86) answered with 13 points for Albania.
Luxembourg - Ukraine 52-85 Ukraine kept their Qualifying Round record perfect. They fired past Luxembourg on the road to gain the fourth straight win. Alina Iagupova (186-G/F-92, agency: LBM Management) clinched 18 points to pace the visitors. Ukraine opened a 40:27 halftime lead. They controlled the tempo in the second half and coasted to the win. Ganna Zarytska (187-F/C-86) dropped 14 points for the winners. Tessy Hetting answered with 18 points for Luxembourg.
Germany - Serbia 66-78 Serbia upset Germany on the road to take 3-1 record in Group D. Ana Dabovic (183-SG-89) chipped in 21 points to lead the visitors. Germany grabbed a 40:38 halftime lead. However Serbia went on a 40:26 second half rally and clinched an important victory. Sasa Cado (178-G-89) banked in 18 points for the visiting side. Margret Skuballa (186-SF-87) responded with 15 points for Germany.
Iceland - Hungary 87-77 Iceland toppled Hungary in Reykjavik and improved at 1-3 record in Group E. Helena Sverrisdottir (184-F/G-88, college: TCU) provided impressive 29 points, 16 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the hosts. Iceland accumulated a 46:35 halftime lead. The hosts protected the lead throughout the second half and raced to the win. Gunnhildur Gunnarsdottir (176-G-90) added 14 points for Iceland. Tijana Krivacevic (196-F-90) answered with 24 points and 9 rebounds for Hungary.
Bulgaria - Russia 50-76 Russia eased past Bulgaria for the fourth straight victory in Group F. Maria Vadeeva (193-C-98) notched 15 points to drive the visitors. Russia established a 35:25 halftime lead. Russia went on a strong 41:25 second half surge to seal the win. Tatiana Vidmer posted 14 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Zornitsa Kostova (176-G-82) and Jaklin Zlatanova (190-PF-88) answered with 13 points apiece for Bulgaria.
Switzerland - Greece 38-68 Greece earned the third victory in Group F. They beat Switzerland in Fribourg today. Styliani Kaltsidou (188-F-83, agency: Josep and Nicolas) came up with 17 points for the winners. Greece accounted for a 37:21 halftime lead. Greece did not loosen the grip in the second half and rolled to the win. Afroditi Kosma (187-F/C-83) chipped in 14 points for Greece. Karen Twehues (182-G-83, college: Cincinnati) answered with 11 points for Switzerland.
Belarus - Poland 79-62 Belarus avenged the loss in the opening round and beat visiting Poland for 2-1 record in Group G. Anastasiya Veremeenko (194-C-87) notched 19 points and 8 rebounds for the home side. Lindsey Harding (173-G-84, college: Duke) produced 15 points for Belarus. The hosts grabbed a 46:25 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the win. Angelika Stankiewicz (170-SG-95, agency: Promotex) answered with 18 points for Poland.
Israel - Turkey 63-62 Israel nipped Turkey to improve at 2-2 record in Group H. Alysha Clark (178-F-87, college: Middle Tenn.St.) came up with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Israel. Turkey jumped to a massive 26:12 lead after the opening frame. But Israel picked up the tempo in the next periods. Israel pulled within a single point at the final intermission. Israel held the visitors to just 15 points in the fourth term and snatched victory. Shay Doron (175-SG-85, college: Maryland) provided 13 points for the home side. Quanitra Hollingsworth (196-C-88, college: VCU) and Bahar Caglar (186-F-88) responded with 14 points each for Turkey.
Bosnia - Romania 77-63 Bosnia and Herzegovina opened win count in the Qualifying Round. They knocked down Romania for 1-3 record. Marica Gajic (187-F/C-95) posted 23 points for the home side. Bosnia and Herzegovina eked out a 34:33 halftime lead. Bosnia and Herzegovina however held their opponents to just 30 points in the second half and claimed the victory. Dragana Svitlica (190-C-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) tossed in 20 points for the winning side. Annemarie Parau (172-PG-84) topscored with 16 points for Romania.
Spain - Sweden 93-45 Spain punched their EuroBasket ticket as they stormed past Sweden for the third straight win in Group I. Alba Torrens (188-F-89) and Sancho Lyttle (193-C-83, college: Houston) stepped up with 17 points each as Spain romped past Sweden. Spain accounted for a 49:18 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Laura Gil had 14 points for the hosts. Amanda Zahui (196-C-93, college: Minnesota) answered with 21 points and 11 rebounds for Sweden.
Ukraine-Serbia 78:75 Ukraine shock the defending champions in Kiev and take control of Group D in the FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 qualifiers window. Ukraine pip Serbia 78:75 and grabbed a 3-0 record on top. More than 4000 fans came to support the national team in Sports Palace. Serbia, as the favorite, dominated the first half and posted two narrow victories for an 8-point lead at the halftime. The second half however completely changed the picture of the game as the hosts controlled the... [read more]
Ukraine shock the defending champions in Kiev and take control of Group D in the FIBA EuroBasket Women 2017 qualifiers window. Ukraine pip Serbia 78:75 and grabbed a 3-0 record on top. More than 4000 fans came to support the national team in Sports Palace. Serbia, as the favorite, dominated the first half and posted two narrow victories for an 8-point lead at the halftime. The second half however completely changed the picture of the game as the hosts controlled the entire court and, not only managed to catch up with the opponents, but also take the lead in the game. Alina Iagupova (186-G/F-92, agency: LBM Management) and Ganna Zarytska (187-F/C-86) nailed threes for 72:67 and then Dubrovina and Alina Iagupova were perfect from the free throw line for the final success.
Player of the Year: Nnemkadi Ogwumike (189-F/C-90) of Dynamo Kursk Eurobasket.com All-Europe Point Guard of the Year: Ana Dabovic (183-SG-89) of Yakin Dogu Eurobasket.com All-Europe Shooting Guard of the Year: Diana Taurasi (182-SG-82) of of UMMC Ekaterinburg Eurobasket.com All-Europe Small Forward of the Year: Sonja Petrovic (189-F-89) of USK Praha Eurobasket.com All-Europe Power Forward of the Year: Nnemkadi Ogwumike (189-F/C-90) of Dynamo Kursk Eurobasket.com All-Europe Center of... [read more]
Traditionally at the end of each year Eurobasket announces the European awards for last year.
It's 10th such ranking prepared by Eurobasket.com staff for women basketball in Europe. Eurobasket has a network of almost 300 correspondents, while most of them are located in Europe and participated in preparing the ranking.
We have the policy of not involving the fans as it may influence the final ranking and instead of that we rely on the opinions of experts.
The votes were made in two categories: All-Europe and All-Europeans. All-Europe ranking applies to the players, who played in European leagues in last (14-15) and this (15-16) season, so it may apply also to non-European players, who played as imports in Europe. All-Europeans category applies only to Europeans, but also these, who played overseas (mostly in WNBA).
For the first time in our awards history the All-Europe Player of the Year awards goes to Nnemkadi Ogwumike (189-F/C-90). 25-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) had an amazing 2015 year in Europe playing for Dynamo Kursk (Russian PBL and Euroleague). She was a key player for her team in Euroleague campaign. In 17 games she averaged double-double of 19.5ppg and 10.7rpg along with 2.3apg, 2.1spg reaching semifinals. Worth to mention that she got Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Player of the Year Award. In Russian PBL Dynamo reached league semifinals eventually lost to Sparta&K MR. During the summer she played at Los Angeles Sparks in WNBA (played for the second time in the All-Star Game). Nneka received of course Power Forward of the Year Award in our voting. Point Guard of the Year is Ana Dabovic (183-SG-89) of Yakin Dogu (Turkey, last year at Ormanspor Genclik). 26-year old Serbian led her National Team to European Championships gold medal averaging 14.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 3.2apg. She was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships Best Player. During the summer she made her debut in the WNBA playing for Los Angeles Sparks. She played well (27 games: 9.1ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.1apg) and was selected to WNBA All-Rookie Team. The Best Shooting Guard of the Year award, as in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2014 goes to one of the best player in history of european basketball - Diana Taurasi (182-SG-82) of of UMMC Ekaterinburg. American superstar was selected as Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Guard of the Year this past season. In 14 Euroelague games she averaged: Score-2 (16.9ppg), 4.2rpg, Assists-2 (5.9apg). They reached the grand final where they lost to USK Praha 68-72. She also played great in Russian PBL League: : 13 games: Score-2 (17.5ppg), 3.8rpg, Assists-1 (5.1apg) and 1.3spg. For Small Forward position our correspondents selected another Euroleague Champion - Sonja Petrovic (189-F-89) of USK Praha. Sonja was the key for Prague's Euroleague title campaign and Serbian National Team Gold medal at Eurobasket! She has received countless awards last year including Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. D1 Player of the Year, All-Euroleague 2nd Team and All-European Championships 1st Team. She also helped USK Praha to win Europe Supercup title. Last season's best Power Forward was previously mentioned Nnemkadi Ogwumike. As best Center we selected another American Superstar - Candace Parker (193-C-86) of UMMC Ekaterinburg. She was for the 3rd consecutive year Russian PBL Champion. Her stats were unbeliveable: 18 games: Score-4 (15.4ppg), Reb-4 (8.8rpg), 2.0apg, Steals-4 (2.0spg), Blocks-2 (1.4bpg). No other player deserved Russian PBL Player of the Year Award than she. In Euroleague her stats were even more impressive: 16 games: Score-5 (15.9ppg), Reb-1 (11.0rpg), 1.2apg, 1.4spg, Blocks-5 (1.3bpg). Unfortunately her team eventually lost to USK Praha in the final. During the summer she played for Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA averaging remarkable stats: Score-4 (19.9ppg), Reb-1 (10.2rpg), Assists-2 (6.0apg), Steals-3 (2.0spg), Blocks-5 (1.7bpg). Candace was already voted Eurobasket.com All-Europe Center of the Year back in 2012. The All-Europe 2nd Team includes: Laia Palau (177-G-79), Angel McCoughtry (187-SF-86), Alba Torrens (188-F-89), LaToya Sanders (191-PF-86) and Sancho Lyttle (193-C-83). Eurobasket.com All-Europe Coach of the Year award goes to Natalia Hejkova who led USK Praha to Euroleague title (her 3rd title, in 2007 and 2008 she won Euroleague with Russian Spartak Moscow Region)
All-Europeans Player and Point Guard of the Year awards go to outstandings Ana Dabovic from golden Serbian team. Point Guard of the Year is Laia Palau from ZVVZ USK Praha. 36-year old Spanish is in her 3rd year with Czech team. Last season she led her team to Euroleague title beating Russian UMMC in the final 72-68. She was best European Player in Euroleague averaging 8.6ppg, 5.1rpg, Assists-1 (7.1apg). Of course there were no better team in Czech D1 where USK won second consecutive title. She also helped USK Praha to win Europe Supercup title. In summer she represented Spanish National Team at European Championships in Hungary and Romania. Spain won Bronze Medal and Laia averaged 3.6ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.0apg, 1.2spg. At Small Forward position we have Sonja Petrovic from USK Praha. Sancho Lyttle was selected as Best Power Forward in 2015. Spanish Player had impressive 2015 year as together with Galatasaray Istanbul she won Turkish TKBL title. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Player of the Year thanks to her remarkable stats: 13.2ppg, Reb-5 (9.6rpg), 2.2apg, Steals-4 (2.1spg). She also played well in Euroleague: 13 games: 11.0ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.9apg, Steals-2 (3.1spg), 1.0bpg. In summer she played for Atlanta Dream in the WNBA. Good season for her as she was selected to WNBA All-Defensive 2nd Team. Sancho was previously voted Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Power Forward of the Year back in 2013. As Best Center we selected French Sandrine Gruda (193-C-87) of Euroleague finalist UMMC Ekaterinburg. She was previously voted Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Center of the Year back in 2010 and 2013. She was also best player of French National Team at European Championships in Hungary and Romania. French got Silver medal and Sandrine averaged impressive stats: Score-4 (17.8ppg), Reb-5 (8.2rpg), 2.4apg, 1.1spg. Eurobasket.com All-Europeans 2nd Team includes: Nuria Martinez (175-PG-84), Celine Dumerc (169-G/F-82), Alba Torrens, Laura Macchi (188-F-79) and LaToya Sanders
All-Europe - only players, who played in Europe in 2015 (both domestic and imports) Eurobasket.com All-Europe Player of the Year: Nnemkadi Ogwumike (189-F/C-90) of Dynamo Kursk Eurobasket.com All-Europe Point Guard of the Year: Ana Dabovic (183-SG-89) of Yakin Dogu Eurobasket.com All-Europe Shooting Guard of the Year:Diana Taurasi (182-SG-82) of of UMMC Ekaterinburg Eurobasket.com All-Europe Small Forward of the Year:Sonja Petrovic (189-F-89) of USK Praha Eurobasket.com All-Europe Power Forward of the Year:Nnemkadi Ogwumike (189-F/C-90) of Dynamo Kursk Eurobasket.com All-Europe Center of the Year:Candace Parker (193-C-86) of UMMC Ekaterinburg Eurobasket.com All-Europe Coach of the Year: Natalia Hejkova of USK Praha
All-Europeans - only Europeans, including these, who played in Europe or overseas in 2015 Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Player of the Year: Ana Dabovic (183-SG-89) of Yakin Dogu Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Point Guard of the Year: Laia Palau (177-G-79) of USK Praha Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Shooting Guard of the Year: Ana Dabovic (183-SG-89) of Yakin Dogu Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Small Forward of the Year: Sonja Petrovic (189-F-89) of USK Praha Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Power Forward of the Year:Sancho Lyttle (193-C-83) of UMMC Ekaterinburg Eurobasket.com All-Europeans Center of the Year: Sandrine Gruda (193-C-87) of UMMC Ekaterinburg
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