BWBL champions will be crowned in Druskininkai, Lithuania
Photo: Tomas Gaubys
The 2018 BWBL Final Four will be held on March 17-18 in Druskininkai. The largest Lithuanian spa resort will welcome the best BWBL teams for the sixth time in League’s 24-year history.
Defending champion Inventa, Kursk (RUS) will play against Olimpia, Grodno (BLR) in the first semi-final on Saturday. Belarus champion Tsmoki-Minsk will meet Lithuanian champion Sūduva, Marijampolė in the second semi-final. Match for third place and final will be held on Sunday.
Third place match and final will be broadcast live on Delfi TV.
Inventa (9 wins/3 losses) became the winner of the regular season. Tsmoki-Minsk (7/5) took the second place, Sūduva (5/7) finished third and Olimpia (3/9) fourth.
Scoring leader and MVP of the season is Viktoryia Hasper (Tsmoki-Minsk, 19 ppg and 21.73 EFF). She also is best shot-blocker (1.09). Kai Afi James (Tsmoki-Minsk) is rebounds leader (8.67), Ala Murauskaya (Tsmoki-Minsk) leads in assists (3.9) and Yuliya Ruksha is steals leader (2.09).
Sūduva (19/5) took the second place in the regular season of the Lithuanian Championship (7 teams). Olimpia (26/2) is first and Tsmoki-Minsk (23/5) is second in the Belarusian league (7). Inventa (7/12) is eight in the Russian Championship (11) and can advance to the playoffs.
Lithuanian teams were crowned BWBL Champions 18 times, Belarusian teams won the title three times, Latvian and Russian teams have triumphed once. Olimpia won in 2013, Tsmoki-Minsk in 2015, Sūduva in 2016 and Inventa (former Dynamo-Farm) in 2017.