FIBA EuroCup Women Beretta-Famila's third European title



Beretta-Famila win FIBA Europe EurOCup Women 2008

FIBA Europe EuroCup Women winners for 2008 are Beretta-Famila from Schio. The club continued from were they left off from the first leg in beating BC Moscow (78-69) to capture their third European trophy.

Schio came to Moscow with a 20-point advantage from the first leg. By the end of the first period they had stretched their aggregate lead to 27 points (25-18).

Despite the efforts of Monique Currie and Plenette Pierson for BC Moscow with a combined total of 18 points in the first half, the Russian side was not able to reduce their overall deficit. So they went into the break trailing in the match (33-39) and 26 points down on aggregate.

BC Moscow made a valiant attempt at the start of the third period to reduce their game deficit within four minutes to (45-47). This was as close as they got to troubling their guests.

Laura Macchi put Schio back on course with a simple jump shot. By the end of the quarter her team led (56-49).

The Italian side maintained their composure during the final period and went on to win the match (78-69) and the trophy (165-136).

Macchi led the scoreing with 18 points and was joined in double digits by Bethany Donaphin with 16 points. Lisabetta Moro, Raffaella Masciadri and Kathrin Ress also finished in double digits with 14, 12 and 10 points respectively.

For BC Moscow Elena Danilochkina was the big hitter with 18 points. She was closely followed by Plenette Pierson and Monique Currie with 17 and 16 points apiece.

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Teams qualified for EuroCup Women 2008-2009

Austria

Flying Foxes Post SV

Belgium

Dexia Namur

Bosnia & H

BC Zeljeznicar Sarajevo

BC Mladi Krajisnik

Bulgaria

Dunav Econt

Croatia

Gospic Croatia Osiguranje

WBC PGM Ragusa Dubrovnik

Medvescak Zagreb

Cyprus

A.E.L. Limassol

Czech R.

Kara Trutnov

Estonia

BC Star

France

Challes Les Eaux Basket

Tarbes GB Elite

USO Mondeville

Greece

AE Esperides

GS Panionios

AS Athinaikos

Aris Holargou

Hungary

Szeviep-Szeged

Seat-Foton Györ

Israel

Elitzur Ramla

A.S. Ramat Hasharon Electra

Bnot Ra'Anana Herzelia

Italy

Cras Basket Taranto

A.S.D. Basket Parma

Pallacanestro Ribera

Latvia

SK Cesis

Lithuania

Lemminkainen Klaipeda

ARVI Marijampole

Luxembourg

BBT Ros Casares Letzebuerg

Montenegro

Buducnost

Poland

KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow

Portugal

Olivais F.Clube

A. Desportiva de Vagos

Clube Amigos Basquete

Romania

C.S. Baschet Arad

CSS-LMK SF. Gheorghe

CSS.CST Alexandria

BCM Targoviste

Russia

Vologda-Chevakata

BC Moscow

Dynamo Kursk

Dinamo Moscow

Spartak Noginsk (Moscow Region)

Serbia

ZKK Hemofarm Stada

ZKK Crvena Zvezda

Slovak R.

MBK Ruzomberok

Spain

EBE Promociones STA. Eulalia

C.B. San José (Leon)

Rivas Futura

Extrugasa

Baloncesto Islas Canarias

Sweden

Solna Vikings

08 Stockholm HR

Switzerland

Universite BC Neuchatel

Turkey

Galatasaray

Botas Adana

Ukraine

BC DNIPRO


Picture is courtesy of the FIBA Europe

Date: 4 April 2008
Page updated: 23 October 2008 - with 2008-2009 participants


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