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Throwback: Champions and winners 2022


Photos: Laco Duracka


The 2022 EWBL Final Four was played on March 19-20, at the Diplomat arena in Pieštany, Slovakia. Žabiny Brno won the first title, defeating the hosts Pieštanske Čajky, 57-51. Kibirkštis Vilnius took bronze after a 87-69 win over SBŠ Ostrava. Bria Holmes was named MVP.


First place: Žabiny Brno (5-1, Final Four 2-0)

Bria Holmes (West Virginia), Petra Zaplatova, Eliška Hamzova, Natalie Stoupalova, Anna Jurčenkova, Michaela Vondračkova, Monika Grigalauskyte (Lithuania), Michaela Vackova, Lenka Soukalova, Sarah Berankova, Anezka Kopecka, Adela Burtova. Head coach Viktor Pruša. Honorary coach Jan Bobrovsky. General manager Radek Šir.


Second place: Pieštanske Čajky (3-3, Final Four 1-1)

Matea Tadič (Croatia), KeShunan James (Murray State), Natalia Martiškova, Alexandra Haskova, Sarah Boothe (Stanford), Gabriela Andelova, Alica Moravčikova, Tereza Vandlikova, Nina Gavlakova, Vanda Kozakova, Martina Dovcikova. Head coach Peter Jankovič. General manager Bronislava Borovičkova. Sports director Tomaš Horky.



Third place: Kibirkštis MRU (4-3, Final Four 1-1)

Karolina Kazočiūnaite, Camille Droguet (France), Gabriele Šulske, Livija Sakevičiūte, Justina Miknaite, Gerda Raulušaityte, Egle Zabotkaite, Audrone Zdanevičiūte, Ugne Sirtautaite, Saule Mikelionyte, Seila Gudinskaite. Head coach Gitautas Kievinas. Coach Sandra Linkevičiene.



Fourth place: SBŠ Ostrava (2-5, Final Four 0-2)

Josipa Silov, Sona Svetlikova, Stella Tarkovičova, Tereza Motyčakova, Katerina Kanova, Adela Smutna, Anna Pavlicova, Kristyna Mensikova. Head coach Iveta Raškova. Coach Kamil Fajta.



Classification

Fifth place: Young Angels Košice (2-3)

Sixth place: Liepāja/LSSS (0-5)


Disqualified on March 1, 2022

BC Samara 4-1

Peresvet SFEDU 4-1

Nika Syktyvkar 4-1

Tsmoki Minsk 3-2

Horizont Minsk 2-3

Olimpia Grodno 0-5



All Star team

Matea Tadič (Pieštanske Čajky)

Petra Zaplatova (Žabiny Brno)

Natalia Martiškova (Pieštanske Čajky)

Gabriele Šulske (Kibirkštis MRU)

Josipa Silov (SBŠ Ostrava)

MVP

Bria Holmes (Žabiny Brno)



Teams (12): Žabiny Brno (fourth season), Pieštanske Čajky (fifth season), Kibirkštis MRU (seventh season), SBŠ Ostrava (fourth season), Liepāja (fifth season), Young Angels Košice (sixth season), BC Samara, Peresvet SFEDU, Nika Syktyvkar, Tsmoki Minsk, Horizont Minsk, Olimpia Grodno.


Countries represented (6): Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Russia.


EWBL announcement on March 1, 2022



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


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