Chevakata - SISU 88-63 Chevakata victoriously started their EuroCup campaign. They knocked down SISU in Group A opener. Juliya Kiseleva (200-C-85) scored 17 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to pace the hosts. Chevakata ensured a quick start. They posted a 22:13 lead after ten minutes. Chevakata maintained the pressure in the second quarter. The hosts dominated in every facet of the game building a 43:24 halftime advantage. Chevakata did not loosen the grasp in the third term. The Russian team gained a 67:41 lead at the final intermission. SISU exploded with 22 points in the fourth quarter but just narrowed the deficit at the end. Jasmine Thomas (175-G-89, college: Duke) nailed 16 points, while Glory Johnson added 14 points for the hosts. Camilla Blands (180-G-85, college: Alabama) answered with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists for SISU. Ida Pretzmann had 19 points in the loss.
Satu Mare - Lattes Montp. 67-77 Lattes Montpellier secured the winning start to their EuroCup campaign. The French team upset Satu Mare in Romania tonight. Fatimatou Sacko (177-F-85) came up with impressive 30 points and 10 rebounds to pace the visitors. Ana Lelas (183-G/F-83) and Fatimatou Sacko combined for 13 points in the opening quarter as Lattes Montpellier surged ahead. The visitors accumulated a 26:13 lead after the opening quarter. Satu Mare cut the deficit to just a single point 30:31 with three minutes to go in the first half. But Ana Lelas and Fatimatou Sacko ensured a 41:32 halftime lead for Montpellier. The teams went neck and neck throughout the third term. Satu Mare tied the score on several occasions but Fatimatou Sacko capped the period with a jumper as Montpellier grabbed a 57:55 lead. Lattes Montpellier quickly cleared off at the start of the final frame and hung on to win the game. Ana Lelas finished with 20 points, while Geraldine Robert added 13 points for the French team. Khadijah Whittington (185-F-86, college: N.Carolina St.) responded with 14 points for the hosts. Dara Kovacevic and Annemarie Parau netted 12 points each in the loss.
Olimpia - Young Cats 74-75 OT Young Cats secured a dramatic overtime victory over Olimpia at the start of the EuroCup campaign in Grodno tonight. Jasmina Rosseel (175-SG-89, college: Drexel) scored 21 points to lead the visitors. Young Cats held the Belarusian team to 14 points in the opening quarter. The visitors posted a 5-point lead at the first break. Olimpia cut the deficit in the second quarter. The hosts got within 4 points at the interval. Olimpia almost erased the deficit in the third term. They got as close as one point at the third break. Olimpia finally pulled ahead late in the regulation. Filonchyk gave the hosts a 66:63 lead with 26 seconds remaining. However Lien Lentacker got fouled while attempting a three-pointer and sank all three attempts in cold blood to send the game into overtime. Drozd put Olimpia within reach of the victory in the extra period but Lien Lentacker stepped up for Young Cats once again as her three-pointer sealed the deal. Antonia Delaere (171-SG-94) netted 17 points, while Sofie Hendrickx added 11 points for the visitors. Lyubov Alyoshkina (203-C-81) answered with 23 points and 12 rebounds for Olimpia. Maryia Papova had 20 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
TED Ankara - Union Hainaut 51-82 Union Hainaut posted the initial win in EuroCup Group B. They fired past TED Ankara in Turkey. Romina Ciappina (178-G/F-88, agency: Regeneracom Sports) stepped up with 20 points and 9 rebounds for the visitors. The teams stayed close throughout the first half. Union Hainaut eked out an 18:16 lead ten minutes into the game. The French side boosted the gap at 5-point mark at halftime 34:39. The third quarter became crucial in this one. Union Hainaut went on a 25:11 rally to open a 19-point lead at the final intermission. Union Hainaut held their opponents to just 6 points in the fourth period and celebrated a comfortable win at the end. Stefanie Murphy (192-F/C-89, college: Boston Coll.) delivered 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Vera Perostiyska and Laura Garcia added 12 points apiece in the win. Ana Dabovic (183-G/F-89) answered with 22 points for TED Ankara. Duygu Firat chipped in 11 points in the loss.
Mersin - Tarbes 68-80 Tarbes opened win count in EuroCup season. The French team brought the victory from the trip to Turkey. They outgunned Mersin for 1-0 record in Group C. Angelica Robinson (197-F-87, college: Georgia) nailed 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to pace the winners. Tarbes surged ahead early in the game. They registered a 20:11 lead after ten minutes. The visitors dominated in the second quarter. Tarbes accounted for a 39:27 halftime lead. Mersin cut the distance in the third term. The hosts managed to pull within 11 points at the final intermission. But Tarbes dropped 22 points in the fourth stanza and secured a confident win at the end. Jovana Rad (187-F-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) posted 16 points, while Lauren Ervin added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the visitors. Chantelle Handy (191-C-87, college: Marshall) answered with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Mersin. Seda Erdogan finished with 16 points in the loss.
Spartak N. - Belfius Namur 63-43 Spartak Noginsk celebrated the first win at the EuroCup season. They knocked down Belfius Namur at home court for 1-0 record in Group C. Anna Tolikova (19-C-86) provided 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 13:13 after ten minutes. Spartak Noginsk pulled ahead in the second frame. The Russian team ensured a 21:6 run to gain a comfortable 34:19 halftime advantage. Spartak maintained the lead throughout the third term. They piled up a 53:34 advantage heading into the fourth stanza. Namur scored just 9 points in the final period and had to surrender at the end. Ekaterina Chistyakova (184-F-89) nailed 16 points, while Marina Ivanova contributed 14 points for the hosts. Andrijana Vasovic (186-F/C-83) answered with 13 points for Namur. Julie Wojta had 12 points in the loss.
Dynamo-GUVD - Sint Katelijne 91-57 Natalia Myasoedova (196-C-87) scored 24 points and Dynamo-GUVD clinched the first win in EuroCup season. They held off visiting Sint-Katelijne in Novosibirsk. Dynamo-GUVD led from the starting minutes. The hosts accounted for a 24:15 lead at the first break. The Russian team continued to pile up the advantage in the second quarter. They arrived at halftime up by 17 points 45:28. Dynamo-GUVD outgunned Sint-Katelijne 23:13 in the third term to gain a 27-point lead at the final break. The hosts did not loosen the grip in the fourth period and rolled to the victory at the end. Anastasiya Shilova (185-G/F-91) provided 16 points, while Yvonne Turner added 11 points for the hosts. Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-PG-95) and Sara Leemans (178-G/F-88) answered with 16 points each for Sint-Katelijne.
Wasserburg - Nantes 68-81 Nantes Reze ensured a perfect start to their EuroCup campaign. The French team brought victory from Wasserburg. Isis Arrondo (166-PG-89) nailed 15 points to lead the charge. Nantes Reze ensured a storming start to the game. They accumulated a 28:19 lead ten minutes into the game. Nantes maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The French team ensured a 49:33 halftime advantage. Nantes deepened the margin in the third quarter. The visitors piled up a massive 25-point lead heading into the fourth frame. Wasserburg showed character in the fourth period scoring 23 points and cutting the deficit but Nantes obviously had no problems securing the victory. Viktoria Mircheva (190-C-87) and Gunta Basko had 13 points each for the winning side. Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management) responded with 16 points for Wasserburg. Stina Barnert and Rebecca Thoresen nailed 12 points each in the loss.
Gorizont - Kayseri 78-73 Gorizont got the first win in EuroCup season. They held off visiting Kayseri in the opener. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (180-G/F-88, agency: LBM Management) scored 20 points to pace the hosts. It was a close game from start to finish. The teams were tied t 19 after ten minutes. Kayseri pulled ahead in the second quarter. The Turkish team eked out a 39:38 halftime advantage. Gorizont turned things around in the third quarter. The Belarusian team went on a 22:15 run to surge ahead. The hosts entered the fourth frame up by six points 60:54. Horizont opened a double-digit lead midway through the fourth frame. Kayseri cut the deficit back to 4 points but Horizont hung on to win the battle. Kristina Alikina (187-F-86, agency: LBM Management) finished with 18 points, while Natalia Anufryienka added 17 points for the hosts. Evanthia Maltsi (180-F-78, agency: Josep and Nicolas) responded with 29 points for Kayseri. Nicky Anosike and LaToya Sanders had 14 points each in the loss.
Dynamo K. - Botas 79-64 Dynamo Kursk victoriously opened their EuroCup campaign. They prevailed against Botas at home court. Temeka Johnson (160-PG-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: LSU) accounted for 15 points, 9 assists and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Dynamo Kursk unleashed 26 points in the first quarter. They built a 10-point lead after ten minutes. Botas however picked up the tempo in the second quarter. The Turkish team narrowed the deficit at 3-point mark at the big break 36:39. Dynamo Kursk were back in the drivers seat in the third term. They limited Botas to 9 points in the quarter and gained a 13-point advantage with one quarter remaining. Dynamo kept their opponents at distance throughout the fourth frame and sealed the victory at the end. Natalia Vodopiyanova (190-PF-81) nailed 15 points, while Ausra Bimbaite and Maria Cherepanova had 10 points each for Dynamo. Courtney Paris (191-C-87, college: Oklahoma) answered with 17 points for Botas. Burcu Cigil chipped in 11 points in the loss.
Partizan - Landes 77-57 Partizan Galenika celebrated the first win in EuroCup season. The Serbian powerhouse outscored Basket Landes in Belgrade in Group G opener. Dajana Butulija (176-SG-86) nailed 15 points for Partizan. Partizan started very strong. The hosts outgunned Basket Landes 27:13 in the first ten minutes. The French team stopped the rot in the second quarter. They adjusted their game and narrowed the deficit at 13-point mark 30:43 at halftime. Partizan did not allow Basket Landes too close in the third term. The hosts ensured a 16-point buffer heading into the fourth quarter 61:45. Partizan limited the visitors to just 12 points in the final frame and sealed the victory. Marina Mandic (191-G-83) provided 13 points, while Milica Dabovic added 12 points for the winners. Valeriane Ayayi (185-F-94) answered with 15 points for Basket Landes. Anais Le Gluher had 9 points in defeat.
Dynamo M. - VS Praha 83-40 Dynamo Moscow claimed the opening win at the EuroCup season. They thumped VS Praha in the Russian capital. Tatiana Vidmer (191-C-86) nailed 17 points to lead the winners. Dynamo Moscow showed their ambitions in the opening quarter. The hosts held the Czech team to just 3 points and earned a comfortable 25-point lead. Dynamo stretched the margin in the second frame. The hosts piled up an insurmountable 50:12 halftime lead. Dynamo maintained the pressure throughout the third term. They accumulated a 71:26 lead at the final intermission. VS Praha sweetened the pill outscoring Dynamo in the fourth frame. Laura Harper (195-F/C-86, college: Maryland) netted 11 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, while Tatyana Abrikosova added 9 points in the victory. Petra Reisingerova (195-C-73) answered with 14 points and 9 rebounds for VS Praha. Karolina Elhotova had 11 points in the loss.
MBK Ruzomb. - Kibirkstis-Tiche 54-59 Kibirkstis-Tiche gained the first success at the EuroCup season. They knocked down MBK Ruzomberok in Slovak Republic to clinch the first win in Group H. Kristina Vengryte (186-C-81) stepped up with 14 points to lead the winners. The teams traded baskets throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 18:18 after ten minutes. The Lithuanian team surged ahead in the second frame. Kibirkstis-Tiche accounted for a 34:24 halftime lead. MBK Ruzomberok cut the deficit in the third term. The hosts limited their opponents at 10 points and entered the fourth frame trailing by 9 points. Ruzomberok got within three points 51:54 with under three minutes remaining in regulation. However Valentiene and Daniels scored key four points to give Kibirkstis-Tiche a 58:52 lead with 34 seconds to go. The visitors hung on to clinch the victory. Kristina Alminaite (205-C-90) provided 10 points, while Lina Pikciute had 8 points in the win. Ruzomberok answered with 14 points and 7 rebounds from Sequoia Holmes (185-F-86, agency: Merit Sports, college: UNLV). Katarina Tetemondova had 12 points in the loss.
Antakya - Elitzur Ramla 69-63 Antakya registered the opening win at the EuroCup season. They held off visiting Elitzur Ramla in Group H. Shekinna Stricklen (187-G/F-90, college: Tennessee) came up with 20 points and 10 rebounds to pace the home team. Elitzur Ramla surged ahead in the first frame. The Israeli team gained a 22:15 lead ten minutes into the battle. Antakya turned things around in the second quarter. The Turkish side denied the deficit and pulled in front for a 37:34 halftime lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the third quarter. Antakya ensured a 3-point advantage at the final break. Stricklen gave the hosts an 8-point lead with just over two minutes remaining and Antakya hung on to win the game. Jolene Anderson (175-SG-86, college: Wisconsin) provided 16 points, while Jana Vesela added 15 points for the winners. Ana Turcinovic (190-C-93) answered with 19 points and 10 rebounds for Ramla. Shay Doron had 14 points in the loss.
Royal Castors Braine (Top Division Women) agreed terms with experienced 35-year old Montenegrin international forward Milka Bjelica (193-83kg-81). She played last season at Istanbul Universitesi SK in Turkish KBSL. In 7 games she had 8.7ppg, 10.0rpg, 2.1apg and 2.0spg. Bjelica also played 6 games in Eurocup where she recorded 10.8ppg, 9.7rpg, 1.5apg and 1.7spg. The previous (14-15) season she played at Hatay in KBSL. In 17 games she averaged 6.9ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.2apg. Bjelica also represe... [read more]
Royal Castors Braine (Top Division Women) agreed terms with experienced 35-year old Montenegrin international forward Milka Bjelica (193-83kg-81). She played last season at Istanbul Universitesi SK in Turkish KBSL. In 7 games she had 8.7ppg, 10.0rpg, 2.1apg and 2.0spg. Bjelica also played 6 games in Eurocup where she recorded 10.8ppg, 9.7rpg, 1.5apg and 1.7spg. The previous (14-15) season she played at Hatay in KBSL. In 17 games she averaged 6.9ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.2apg. Bjelica also represented Montenegro at the European Championships in Hungary and Romania last year. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 1.7ppg, 1.1rpg. Bjelica is quite experienced player. She has played also professionally in Italy (CA Romagna and Alghero), Lithuania, Poland (Basket Gdynia and Wisla Can-Pack), Spain (Ros Casares), Serbia (ZKK Vrsac), Czech Republic (USK Praha) and Romania (CSM Targoviste). Bjelica is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible she may end her playing career at Castors Braine.
Murphy number one in EuroCup for round 2 - 7 days ago
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Montenegrin-American Swingman Eshaya Murphy (181-G/F-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for Samsun, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for Qualifying Round Return Leg. The 31-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 15 rebounds, while her team beat Chevakata 70-61. Murphy turned to be Samsun's top player in her first season with the team. Former University of Southern California star has very solid stats this year. Murphy is in league's top in points... [read more]
Montenegrin-American Swingman Eshaya Murphy (181-G/F-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for Samsun, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for Qualifying Round Return Leg. The 31-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 15 rebounds, while her team beat Chevakata 70-61. Murphy turned to be Samsun's top player in her first season with the team. Former University of Southern California star has very solid stats this year. Murphy is in league's top in points (2nd best: 30.0ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 12.5rpg), assists (5th best: 6.5apg) and averages impressive 4.5spg,55.6% FGP and 63.6% from behind 3-point line.
The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old American Angelica Robinson (197-F-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) of Yakin Dogu BGD. Robinson had a very good evening with a double-double of 20 points and 18 rebounds. Yakin Dogu BGD lost that game 57-68 to Istanbul Univ. (1-1). Robinson is a newcomer at Yakin Dogu BGD, but is already one of team's top players. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.0ppg (#6). She also registered 14.0 boards per game.
Third on the list of top players last round was Canadian forward Katherine Plouffe (190-F-92) of Nantes. Plouffe showcased her all-around game by recording 19 points, ten rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Plouffe's great performance Nantes lost 77-82 to CTO.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Annie Tarakchian (182-F-94) of Fribourg - 19 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists 5. Tanya Broering (178-G-84) of CTO - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists 6. Luca Ivankovic (201-C-87) of Samsun - 16 points and 9 rebounds 7. Maja Vucurovic (187-PF-91) of Keltern - 14 points and 10 rebounds 8. Emma Cannon (187-PF-89) of Chevakata - 27 points and 10 rebounds 9. Jessica Kuster (188-F-92) of PEAC-Pecs - 13 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists 10. Annalise Pickrel (190-F-92) of Enisey - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
Overview of Qualifying Round Return Leg - 8 days ago
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Istanbul Univ. - Yakin Dogu BGD 68-57 Yakin Dogu advanced into EuroCup regular season despite a road loss to Istanbul Uni. The game was mostly controlled by Istanbul Uni. Yakin Dogu BGD was better in second period 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Istanbul Uni forced 19 Yakin Dogu BGD turnovers. Bosnian-Serbian guard Sasa Cado (178-89) notched 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and Latvia power forward Aija Putnina (191-88, ag... [read more]
Yakin Dogu advanced into EuroCup regular season despite a road loss to Istanbul Uni. The game was mostly controlled by Istanbul Uni. Yakin Dogu BGD was better in second period 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Istanbul Uni forced 19 Yakin Dogu BGD turnovers. Bosnian-Serbian guard Sasa Cado (178-89) notched 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and Latvia power forward Aija Putnina (191-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) supported her with 15 points. Four Istanbul Uni players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 20 points and 18 rebounds by American-Montenegrin forward Angelica Robinson (197-87, college: Georgia, agency: Josep and Nicolas) did not help to save the game for Yakin Dogu BGD. Point guard Olcay Cakir (182-93, agency: 1x1 Sports) added 8 points, 6 assists and 4 steals for the guests. Top scorers: Yakin Dogu BGD: A.Robinson 20+18reb+2ast, E.Eldebrink 11+2reb+2ast, B.Caglar 8+4reb+3ast, O.Cakir 8+3reb+6ast, Q.Hollingsworth 6+3reb, N.Jovanovic 3+1reb+4ast Istanbul Univ.: A.Putnina 15+4reb+1ast, S.Cado 15+5reb+5ast, J.Hooper 10+6reb+1ast, T.White 10+4reb+5ast, G.Yavuz 9+1reb+4ast, S.Ivegin 9
Samsun fired past Chevakata in Vologda and sealed their regular season appearance. Vologda-Chevakata was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 26-14 charge of Samsun, which allowed them to win the game. Montenegrin-American swingman Eshaya Murphy (181-85, college: USC) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists. Croatia center Luca Ivankovic (201-87) contributed with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American Emma Cannon (187-89, college: Cent.Florida, agency: LBM Management) replied with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds and her fellow American import guard Britney Jones (172-87, college: UAB) added 14 points and 4 assists in the effort for Vologda-Chevakata. Top scorers: Chevakata: E.Cannon 27+10reb, B.Jones 14+2reb+4ast, A.Tarasova 9+4reb+1ast, T.Radocaj 3+2reb+4ast, E.Vorozhtsova 3+5reb+3ast, A.Bezelukova 3+1reb Samsun: E.Murphy 27+15reb+6ast, L.Ivankovic 16+9reb, E.Babkina 15+4reb, A.Sandric 4+1reb+1ast, T.Tasci 4+5reb+3ast, H.Coklar 2+5reb+2ast
Enisey topped Cegledi EKK but could not overcome a massive deficit after the opening leg as the Hungarian team advanced into the regular season. The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 2 points. The best player for the winners was American forward Annalise Pickrel (190-92, college: Michigan St., agency: LBM Management) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Uzbekistani-Russia center Julia Kiseleva (200-85) chipped in 9 points and 10 rebounds. Serbian Maja Skoric (185-89) produced 18 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Nora Nagy-Bujdoso (155-92) added 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Top scorers: Cegledi EKK: M.Skoric 18+8reb+3ast, N.Nagy-Bujdoso 13+8reb+3ast, M.Schlemer 9+5reb, J.Maksimovic 9+1reb+1ast, S.Katona 6+1reb+2ast, D.Medgyessy 6+8reb+8ast Enisey: A.Pickrel 15+12reb+4ast, J.Kiseleva 9+10reb+2ast, E.Kiryanova 9+6reb+1ast, A.Nuzhnaya 9+3reb, M.Langlois 8+2reb+5ast, E.Korotygina 7+2reb+2ast
Nantes lost to CTO at home but still made it into the next round with the win on aggregate. Nantes Reze was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. CTO forced 20 Nantes Reze turnovers. Strangely Nantes Reze outrebounded CTO 38-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. Guard Tanya Broering (178-84) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Power forward Loyce Bettonvil (185-93) contributed with 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Canadian forward Katherine Plouffe (190-92, college: Marquette) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and Canadian-British guard Shona Thorburn (178-82, college: Utah) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Nantes Reze. Nantes Reze's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Nantes: K.Plouffe 19+10reb+4ast, A.Michaud 12+1reb+3ast, S.Thorburn 10+6reb+5ast, K.Clanet 8+2reb+3ast, Q.Chaney 7+4reb+3ast, Y.Andreyeva 6+2reb CTO: L.Bettonvil 20+9reb+2ast, T.Broering 18+8reb+6ast, J.Bettonvil 13+2ast, F.Kuijt 8, J.van Veen 6+2reb, K.Kuijt 6+2reb+1ast
Fribourg cruised past Basket Gdynia in Switzerland and punched their regular season tickets. The game without a history. Fribourg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Russia-American forward Annie Tarakchian (182-94, college: Princeton, agency: LBM Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists. American guard Jazmine Davis (170-93, college: Washington, agency: LBM Management) contributed with 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five Fribourg players scored in double figures. Anna Jakubiuk (180-94) replied with 18 points and 7 rebounds and Lithuania Monika Grigalauskyte (190-92) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Basket Gdynia. Top scorers: Basket Gdynia: A.Jakubiuk 18+7reb+1ast, D.Miloszewska 10+2reb+2ast, M.Grigalauskyte 10+7reb+2ast, A.Morawiec 5+7reb+4ast, J.Skerovic 4+4reb+7ast, K.Puss 3+2reb+3ast Fribourg: J.Davis 21+8reb+2ast, A.Tarakchian 19+15reb+6ast, C.Turin 13+5reb+4ast, B.Doolittle 12+4reb+3ast, N.Fora 12+3reb, A.Rol 6+3reb+4ast
Flammes cruised past Freiburg and eased into the regular season. The game without a history. Flammes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Flammes forced 24 Eisvogel Freiburg turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Eisvogel Freiburg's players. Belgian Kim Mestdagh (179-90, college: Colorado St., agency: LBM Management) scored 14 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Amel Bouderra (160-89) chipped in 9 points and 9 assists during the contest. American swingman Kristen McCarthy (182-90, college: Temple) responded with 20 points and her fellow American import center Shakeya Leary (189-90, college: Syracuse, agency: LBM Management) scored 5 points and 11 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Top scorers: Freiburg: K.McCarthy 20+4reb+1ast, H.Mestdagh 13+2reb, N.Ilmberger 8+4reb, S.Sabally 6+3reb+2ast, S.Leary 5+11reb+3ast, I.Hoffmann 3 Flammes: K.Mosqueda-Lewis 15+4reb, K.Mestdagh 14+2reb+4ast, V.Berezhynska 13+2reb+3ast, A.Bouderra 9+1reb+9ast, K.Minte 9+1reb+6ast, A.DeVaughn 9+2reb+2ast
PEAC-Pecs upset Piestanske Cajky on the road and secured the next round birth. PEAC-Pecs made 22-of-24 charity shots (91.7 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Piestanske C. turnovers. American forward Jessica Kuster (188-92, college: Rice) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Guard Krisztina Raksanyi (180-91) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Four PEAC-Pecs players scored in double figures. American center Monique Oliver (188-91, college: Rutgers) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and Terezia Palenikova (179-95) added 13 points in the effort for Piestanske C. Top scorers: Piestanske C.: M.Oliver 16+11reb+1ast, T.Palenikova 13+2reb+3ast, A.Slamova 12+1reb+4ast, C.Handy 9+2reb, S.Oroszova 8+6reb+3ast, T.Brown 4+1reb+4ast PEAC-Pecs: J.Kuster 13+10reb+5ast, K.Raksanyi 13+4reb+3ast, S.Mandic 12+3reb+4ast, D.Furesz 11+3ast, D.Zele 10, D.Juhasz 8+2reb+1ast
Keltern upset Valosun in Brno and clinched their regular season appearance. The game without a history. Gruner Stern Keltern led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Valosun Brno to just 6 points in second quarter. Gruner Stern Keltern dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Valosun Brno's 22. Gruner Stern Keltern forced 22 Valosun Brno turnovers and outrebounded them 44-27 including 30 on the defensive glass. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Serbian Marina Markovic (185-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Jasmine Thomas (170-91, college: Michigan St.) contributed with 17 points and 5 assists for the winners. Eva Kopecka (173-96) replied with 16 points and forward Tereza Peckova (190-87) added 8 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Valosun Brno. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Top scorers: Valosun Brno: E.Kopecka 16+2reb+2ast, V.Remenarova 9+1reb, T.Peckova 8+7reb+2ast, S.Berankova 7+2reb+2ast, M.Solopova 7+4reb+1ast, R.Moussa 5+2reb+1ast Keltern: J.Thomas 17+4reb+5ast, M.Markovic 16+9reb+2ast, M.Vucurovic 14+10reb+1ast, E.Mayombo 8+4reb+2ast, A.Teilane 6+4reb, M.Pokk 5+5reb+1ast
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