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Champions and winners 2023

Updated: Mar 16, 2023


Photos: Nikola Krawczyk


The 2023 EWBL Final Four was played on March 4-5, at the Centrum Sportu Wilanow in Warsaw, Poland. Levharti Chomutov won the first title, defeating Neptūnas Klaipeda in the final, 77-73. Polonia Warszawa earned a bronze medal, while Frankivsk Prykarpattya finished in the fourth place. Kateřina Bartoňová was named MVP.


First place: Levharti Chomutov (6-3, Final Four 2-0)

Kateřina Bartoňová (captain), Monika Satoranska, Monika Fučikova, Najai Pollard (Delaware State), Valentyna Kadlecova, Anastassia Kovtun (Ukraine), Eliška Brejchova, Lucie Ceralova; Michaela Krejzova. Head coach Josef Rešetar. Coaches Jakub Kadlec, Petr Drobny.


Second place: Neptūnas Klaipeda (5-4, Final Four 1-1)

Agne Černeckyte (captain), Dalia Donskichyte, Ligita Tamutyte, Linda Victorine Ndoli (Cameroon), Uliana Datsko (Ukraine), Viktoria Balaban (Ukraine), Saule Mikelionyte, Austeja Kasnaravičiūte, Edyta Falenczyk (Poland), Saule Globyte, Brigita Sinickaite, Kamile Mickute. Head coach Martynas Airošius. Coach Laurynas Juškevičius.


Third place: SKK Polonia Warszawa (8-1, Final Four 1-1)

Marta Mistygacz (captain), Anna Pawlowska, Andreona Keys (Purdue), Klaudia Sosnowska, Jessica Jackson (Arkansas), Angeliki Vintsilaiou (Greece), Sylvia Siemienas, Martyna Leszczynska, Andjelina Radič (Serbia), Marta Sztaberska, Wiktoria Stepien, Weronika Preihs, Alicja Janczak, Gabriela Kluczynska. Head coach Maciej Gordon. Coach Oskar Blaszkiewicz. Staff: Michal Gulan, Marta Sakowicz, Karol Oniškiewicz.


Fourth place: BC Frankivsk Prykarpattya (4-5, Final Four 1-1)

Krystyna Filevich (captain), Oksana Mollova, Veronika Kosmach, Olha Alekseichyk, Taisiia Udodenko, Anzelika Liashko, Bogdana Lapkhan, Yelizaveta Radlovska, Daryna Zavertailo, Anastasiia Shepeliuk, Kateryna Tykhonova, Iryna Buhaiova. Head coach Yurii Protsiyk. Coaches Yaroslav Yatsiv, Dmytro Kryvenko.



Classification

Fifth place: Rīga Stradiņš University (3-4)

Sixth place: SBŠ Ostrava (2-5; tie-breaker 1-1, +14)

Seventh place: TTT Rīga (2-5; tie-breaker 1-1, +3)

Eighth place: Šiauliai Vilmers (2-5; tie-breaker 1-1, -17)



All Star team

Krystyna Filevich (forward, Frankivsk Prykarpattya)

Anna Pawlowska (guard, Polonia Warszawa)

Viktoria Balaban (shooting guard, Neptūnas Klaipeda)

Ligita Tamutyte (forward, Neptūnas Klaipeda)

Eliška Brejchova (guard, Levharti Chomutov)


Most Valuable Player

Kateřina Bartoňová, point guard, Levharti Chomutov



Teams (8): Levharti Chomutov (first season), Neptūnas Klaipeda (first season), Polonia Warszawa (first season), Frankivsk Prykarpattya (first season), RSU (first season), SBŠ Ostrava (fifth season), TTT Rīga (sixth season), Šiauliai/Vilmers (first season).


Countries represented (5): Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Latvia.



Lithuanian clubs in the league: Kibirkštis Vilnius (from 2015, withdrew in fall 2022), Hoptrans Sirenos Kaunas (2017-2018), Neptūnas Klaipeda (from 2022), Šiauliai/Vilmers (from 2022).


Latvian clubs in the league: TTT Rīga (2015-2019, 2020-2021, 2022-2023), Liepāja (2016-2018, 2019-2022), Rīga Stradiņš University (from 2022).


Polish clubs in the league: Basket Gdynia (2015-2017), AZS UMCS Lublin (2016-2017), Polonia Warszawa (from 2022).


Slovak clubs in the league: Young Angels Košice (2016-2022), Pieštanske Čajky (2017-2022).

Czech clubs in the league: Žabiny Brno (2017-2020, 2021-2022), SBŠ Ostrava (from 2018), Levharti Chomutov (from 2022).


Ukrainian clubs in the league: Avangard Kyiv (2016-2017), Prometey (2020-2021), Frankivsk Prykarpattya (from 2022).


Belarus clubs in the league: Olimpia Grodno (2015-2016, 2018-2022), Horizont Minsk (from 2015 until February 2022), Tsmoki Minsk (from 2015 until February 2022).



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Final Four history

Rīga 2016: TTT Rīga, Basket 90 Gdynia, Astana Tigers, Tsmoki Minsk


Košice 2017: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Basket 90 Gdynia


Rīga 2018: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Udominate Basket


Rostov on Don 2019: TTT Rīga, Tsmoki Minsk, Rostov Don SFEDU, Žabiny Brno


Brno 2020: season five cancelled (Žabiny Brno-Tsmoki, Novosibirsk-Pieštany)


Maladziechna 2021: Horizont Minsk, Nika Syktyvkar, TTT Rīga, Prometey Kamianske


Pieštany 2022: Žabiny Brno, Pieštanske Čajky, Kibirkštis Vilnius, SBŠ Ostrava


Warszawa 2023: Levharti Chomutov, Neptūnas Klaipeda, Polonia Warszawa, Frankivsk Prykarpattya


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