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Russian basketball players reached the final of the Eurobasket under 16 years

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The Russian girls team age categories U-16 reached the final of the European championship, which ends in the Northern capital of Macedonia Skopje. Tonight in the final match our team will face Lithuania. Российские баскетболистки вышли в финал Евробаскета до 16 лет

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On the eve of the semifinals, the Russians, led by head coach Alexander Kovalev, prevailed over Spain – 64:60, Lithuania also with small advantage won by France – 54:51.

Interestingly, the Spanish flu in a meeting with Russia had a chance to translate the game into overtime. Three seconds before the end of the fourth 10-minute our girls were leading with the unsteady difference in the two points (62:60), and the right to performance penalty shots after deliberate fouls opponents got Christina Savkovic. One of the leaders of our team coolly implemented both attempts, after which the Spaniard could not leave from defeat in regulation time. The most effective of the winners was Anastasia Bocharova, who scored 18 points. Especially noticeable in the end Anastasia Braid almost did so-called “double-double” – she has 11 points and 9 rebounds.

Note that in this championship, as in all similar continental tournaments for reserve teams, involved 16 teams. At the preliminary stage they were divided into four quartets. After the group round one tournament left, as all parties continued performance in the playoffs, raspredelenie on the grid in accordance with the operators in fours places.

The Russian team got into the playoffs from the first place. In the group, our team defeated Italy (71:57), Hungary (69:66) and Finland (78:54). Later in the 1/8 finals of the wards Kovaleva took over Denmark (95:47), and in the quarterfinals of the upset Latvia (65:63).

Our team at the European Championships in Northern Macedonia performs the following members:

defenders Maria Andrushchenko, Veronika Loginova (both UOR-4. Alexander Gomelsky, Moscow), Sabrina Dovnar-Zapolskaya (UOR-3, Prominent), Jan Paszkowski (Yenisei -2, Krasnoyarsk), Ian Alberg (“Dynamo-Junior”, Kursk).

Forwards – Christina Savkovic, Anastasia Bocharova (both UOR-4. A. ja. Gomelsky), Karina Komarova (of sshor of on IVS, Shchelkovo), Anastasia Alaire Plait (“the Dynamo-the Junior”), Anastasiya Odintsova (UOR-3, Prominent).

Center – Anastasia Boldyreva (of sshor of Trinta, Moscow), Valery Yakovlev (of sshor of “Timiryazev”, Moscow).

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  • After Blatt left the staff, Russian national basketball saw a deep crisis due to corruption in the RBF and the federation’s conflict with FIBA. The national team performed poorly, partly due to a vast majority of top players rejecting participation. Following a failed performance at EuroBasket 2015, Russia did not qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The situation stabilized after members of the RBF, including president Yulia Anikeeva, were dismissed. The current head coach is Sergei Bazarevich .

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