Almost all Playoff spots are clear in the XI Baltic women’s basketball championship.Last round of the regular season, which took place last weekend, brought some surprises. Pantterit, Helsinki defeated Laisve, Kaunas 102:86. Jovita Jutelyte scored 42 points, but that just wasn’t enough. Former leader Belarusian junior team was crashed by TTT, Riga 50:80.
Tournament’s newcomers TIM SCUF, Kiev became regular season’s winners. Ukrainians won all 14 games including tight last match against Arvi, Mariampole – 83:82.
Pantterit’s win over Laisve revived their plans to make the Playoffs. To secure the place in the next round Finnish team has to win last game against Nika, Navoi.
Following teams have already advanced to the Playoffs: TIM SCUF, Belarusian junior team, Laisve, Arvi, TTT.
Lietuvos telekomas, Vilnius and Baltiyskaya zvezda, St.Petersburg are also in the Playoffs.
In the semifinal round 8 teams will be divided in two groups. Each team will play 3 matches.
A group teams will play in Vilnius. Those teams are Lietuvos telekomas, Belarusian junior team, Laisve ant the sixth team of the regular season.
B group teams will play in St.Petersburg. Those teams are Baltiyskaya zvezda, TIM SCUF, Arvi, TTT.
Two best teams will advance to the final round, which will take place in Vilnius on 8-10 April.