Lattes Montp. - Chevakata 87-76 OT Montpellier clinched the second win in EuroCup season. They endured overtime marathon against Chevakata to improve at 2-0 record on top of Group A. Edwige Lawson-Wade (168-PG-79) orchestrated the victory with 32 points and 6 assists. It all looked quite good for Montpellier in the opening quarter. The hosts grabbed a 16:11 lead ten minutes into the game. The French team accumulated a 28:20 halftime advantage. However Chevakata tuned in offensively after the big break. They dropped 24 points in the third term to surge ahead for a 44:41 lead at the third intermission. Montpellier exploded with 28 points in the fourth quarter to save the game sending it to overtime. Lelas sank six free throws in the extra period as Montpellier escaped with the victory. Geraldine Robert (183-F-80) posted 18 points and 11 rebounds for Montpellier. Fatimatou Sacko had 11 points for the winners. Glory Johnson (190-F-90, college: Tennessee) stepped up with 20 points and 8 rebounds for Chevakata. Elena Volkova netted 17 points in the loss.
SISU - Satu Mare 46-57 Satu Mare celebrated the first EuroCup win this season. They snatched victory in Denmark tonight. Andreea Orosz (183-G/F-86) scored 22 points to lead Satu Mare past SISU. The Romanian team improved at 1-1 record, while SISU fell at 0-2 in Group A. SISU bravely entered the encounter. The hosts registered an 18:14 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Satu Mare answered with a stifling defence in the second term. They held SISU to just 3 points and cut the deficit to a single point at halftime 20:21. Satu Mare went on a 21:11 run in the third term to gain a 9-point lead at the final intermission. Satu Mare stayed in control throughout the fourth period. They held SISU to just 14 points in the fourth frame and sealed the win at the end. Hajnalka Szlimak (182-F-82) netted 18 points, while Khadijah Whittington had 2 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Marie Malone (191-C-89, college: Hofstra) answered with 14 points and 23 rebounds for SISU. Trine Duelund had 13 points in the loss.
Young Cats - TED Ankara 69-80 Lotto Young Cats won the opener of the campaign and started the game with 15-14 lead. They could not however match the opponents in the second frame and were beaten 14-26 in it. Moreover the Turkish side added 19-17 in the third period and led 59:46 after three quarters. Ana Dabovic (183-G/F-89) made it 70:52 midway through the last stanza, while Lotto Young Cats managed to reduce to final 11 points. Ted Ankara beat Lotto Young Cats to tie both records in Group B of EuroCup. The Turkish side upset the hosts from Sint-Katelijne-Waver 80:69 for 1-1 records. Ana Dabovic top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Marcedes Marie Walker (191-C-86, agency: LBM Management, college: Pittsburgh) notched 17. Mactabene Amachree delivered 15 points, while Duygu Firat posted 10. Sofie Hendrickx (187-PF-86) answered with 23 points in the losing effort and Jana Raman added 12. Jasmina Rosseel scored 11, whilst Julie Vanloo brought 10.
Union Hainaut - Olimpia 65-60 Union Hainaut celebrated the second straight win at the start of EuroCup season. They held off visiting Olimpia for 2-0 record in Group B. Olimpia in the meantime suffered the second straight defeat. Romina Ciappina (178-G/F-88, agency: Regeneracom Sports) and Vera Perostiyska (195-C-82, college: FIU) had 11 points each for Union Hainaut. Union Hainaut held their opponents to 12 points in the opening quarter and built a 4-point lead. Olimpia however slowed the hosts down in the second frame. The Belarusian team narrowed the gap at 3-point mark at the interval 31:28. Olimpia surged ahead in the third term. Alyoshkina made it 48:47 for the visitors at the final break. However Union Hainaut tipped off the final frame on a 13:2 run to pull ahead. Union Hainaut stayed in charge throughout the final frame and celebrated a well-deserved win at the end. Ayissi, Garcia, Houts and Murphy contributed 8 points each for the home side. Maryia Papova (186-PF-94) answered with 23 points for Olimpia. Nadzeya Drozd added 14 points and 9 rebounds in defeat.
Belfius Namur - Mersin 66-70 Mersin claimed the first win in EuroCup Group C. They toppled Beflius Namur in Belgium. Bahar Ozturk (183-G/F-84, college: Connecticut) dropped 25 points to lead the visitors. The hosts suffered the second straight loss at the tournament. Belfius Namur secured a confident start to the game. They pulled ahead for a 20:16 lead ten minutes into action. But Mersin turned things around in the second frame. The Turkish team went on a 22:13 run to gain a 38:33 halftime advantage. Namur narrowed the gap in the third term. The Belgian team got within two points at the final break 46:48. The hosts surged ahead for a 66:60 lead with under two minutes to go. However Shavonte Zellous (178-G-86, college: Pittsburgh) sparked a 10:0 run from Mersin as they sealed the victory. Shavonte Zellous provided 19 points, while Chantelle Handy added 16 points for the visitors. Djenebou Sissoko (185-F/C-82, college: Union (TN)) answered with 13 points and 14 boards for Belfius Namur. Julie Wojta netted 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the loss.
Tarbes - Spartak N. 71-42 Tarbes had little problems earning the second consecutive EuroCup win. The French outfit steamrolled past Spartak Noginsk at home court. Paoline Salagnac (176-G-84, agency: Josep and Nicolas) accounted for 20 points to lead the hosts. Tarbes went on a 21:11 run in the first quarter. They kept Spartak at bay throughout the second quarter. The hosts accumulated a 37:24 halftime lead. Tarbes managed to stretch the lead in the third quarter. They secured a comfortable 23-point buffer heading into the fourth period. Tarbes did not slow down in the fourth quarter and rolled to the victory at the end. Joyce Cousseins-Smith (165-PG-88) netted 13 points, while Angelica Robinson had 10 points and 10 boards for the winners. Maria Merzliakova (178-G-86) answered with 16 points for Spartak. Natasa Popovic and Anna Tolikova netted 6 points each in the loss.
Sint Katelijne - Wasserburg 77-88 Wasserburg celebrated the first win in the EuroCup season. The Germany team overcame Sint Katelijne on the road to improve at 1-1 record in Group D. Katharina Fikiel (193-F/C-87) came up with 26 points and 8 rebounds to pace the visitors. Wasserburg quickly cleared off in the opening quarter. The visitors gained a 22:14 lead after ten minutes. Sint Katelijne picked up the tempo in the second quarter. The hosts cut the deficit at 4-point mark at the interval 35:39. Sint Katelijne erased the distance in the third quarter as the teams headed into the fourth period tied at 59. But Wasserburg exploded with 29 points in the fourth frame and sealed the win. Emma Cannon (188-F-89, college: Cent.Florida) notched 23 points and 14 rebounds, while Stina Barnert had 14 points for the winners. Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-PG-95) responded with 20 points for Sint Katelijne. Daphne Van Dessel netted 17 points in the loss.
Nantes - Dynamo-GUVD 63-58 Nantes earned the second win in EuroCup Group D. They held off visiting Dynamo-GUVD. Marielle Amant (190-F/C-89) chipped in 14 points to pace the hosts. Dynamo fell at 1-1 record. Nantes made sure they started aggressively. The home side grabbed an 18:13 lead ten minutes into the game. Dynamo-GUVD slowed their opponents down in the second quarter. The Russian team stayed within five points at halftime 29:34. Nantes however deepened the margin in the third term. The French team piled up a 47:39 advantage with ten minutes remaining. Natalia Myasoedova (196-C-87) put Dynamo-GUVD within four points with under two minutes remaining. But Basko and Sarah Michel (180-SG-89) scored crucial four points as the hosts cleared off for good. Sarah Michel finished with 10 points, while Viktoria Mircheva added 11 points for the French team. Natalia Myasoedova answered with 14 points for Dynamo-GUVD. Sidney Spencer had 10 points in the loss.
Kayseri - Telge 81-51 Kayseri clinched the opening win at the EuroCup season. They knocked down Telge Basket at home court for 1-1 record in Group E. Evanthia Maltsi (180-F-78, agency: Josep and Nicolas) provided 22 points and 5 assists for the winners. Kayseri unleashed 32 points in the opening quarter to take the lead. They accumulated a 19-point advantage at the first break. Kayseri slowed down in the second quarter but managed to maintain the advantage. The hosts ensured a 45:26 halftime lead. Kayseri boosted the gap in the third quarter. They secured a 25-point cushion heading into the fourth stanza. Kayseri limited the visitors to 10 points in the final quarter and celebrated a well-deserved victory at the end. LaToya Sanders (191-PF-86, college: N.Carolina) notched 17 points and 8 rebounds, while Pinar Demirok had 9 points in the victory. Paulina Hersler (185-PF-94) and Regan Magarity responded with 10 points each for Telge Basket.
Botas - Dunav 8806 84-80 Adana Botas spoil Dunav 8806 opener in EuroCup 2012. The Turkish side won 84:80 in Group F and improved to 1-1 record. The Bulgarian team fell at 0-1 record. The Turkish team lost their opener and decide to win the initial game. They started with 24-20 in the first period and added 19-10 in the second frame. The team from Bulgaria was way too far to give up and produced two victories in the second half. They won the third period 23-22 and ended up with 27-19 in the last stanza. It was enough however to reduce to 6 final points. Courtney Paris (191-C-87, college: Oklahoma) stepped up with 17 points for the winners and Thomas Christi as well as Takmaz Gamze posted 16 each. Chaney Quianna followed them with 13 points in a win. Kristina Santiago (185-F-89, agency: LBM Management, college: Cal Poly - SLO) collected 24 points and 10 rebounds, while Anderson Merike and Johnson Amanda posted 18 apiece. Kocheva Violina delivered 15 points in a loss.
VS Praha - Partizan 75-81 OT Partizan Galenika earned the second consecutive win at the EuroCup Group G. They escaped with a narrow overtime victory over VS Praha. Milica Dabovic (175-PG-82) unleashed 29 points, issued 6 assists and pulled down 6 rebounds to pace the Serbian team. VS Praha found themselves at 0-2 record at the bottom of the ladder. Partizan secured a 21:17 lead ten minutes into the game. However VS Praha pulled ahead to take a 37:34 halftime lead. The hosts kept in front in the third term. VS Praha entered the fourth period up by 3 points 56:53. But Partizan Galenika survived the challenge. Mandic sank a late jumper to force overtime. Tamara Radocaj (170-PG-87) came up with five points in the extra period and the visitors sneaked past VS Praha. Tamara Radocaj and Dajana Butulija (176-SG-86) accounted for 11 points each for the winners. Alexandra Tarasava (170-PG-88) answered with 19 points for VS Praha. Marshae Dotson had 17 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.
Landes - Dynamo M. 79-73 Landes celebrated the initial win at the EuroCup season. Anais Le Gluher (175-SG-82) fired 27 points to lead the French team past Dynamo Moscow in Group G. Both teams are now tied at 1-1 record. Basket Landes started strong. They accumulated a 23:19 lead after ten minutes of action. The teams traded baskets throughout intense second quarter. Landes ensured a 41:37 halftime advantage. Dynamo Moscow turned things around in the third quarter. The Russian side went on a 22:15 rally to account for a 59:56 advantage with ten minutes remaining. However Landes were able to snatch victory. Kamila Stepanova (191-C-88) and Anais Le Gluher teamed for decisive points down the stretch and Landes sealed the win at the end. Kamila Stepanova provided 15 points, while Carmen Guzman added 12 points for the winning team. Tatiana Vidmer (191-C-86) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds for Dynamo Moscow. Ilona Korstin had 18 points in the loss.
Kibirkstis-Tiche - Antakya 66-93 Antakya registered the second straight win at the start of EuroCup season. They surprised Kibirkstis-Tiche in Vilnius today to remain on top of Group H ladder. Jolene Anderson (175-SG-86, college: Wisconsin) came up with 22 points, 6 boards and 6 assists for the Turkish team. Antakya surged ahead early in the encounter. The visitors ensured a 20:15 lead ten minutes into the game. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the second frame. Antakya maintained a 5-point lead at halftime 39:34. The visitors stretched the gap in the third term. They rolled to a 9-point advantage at the final break. Antakya unloaded 32 points in the fourth period to seal the winning outcome. Shekinna Stricklen (187-G/F-90, college: Tennessee) netted 21 points, while Dubravka Dacic had 16 points and 8 rebounds for the Turkish team. Rima Valentiene (170-PG-78) answered with 18 points for Kibirkstis-Tiche. Sakellie Daniels and Vita Kuktiene posted 10 points each in the loss.
Elitzur Ramla - MBK Ruzomb. 77-70 Elitzur Ramla beat MBK Ruzomberok in Wednesday opener at EuroCup. The Israeli team improved to 1-1 record in Group H after 77:70 victory. MBK Ruzomberok won the first period 17-16 and then added 23-17 in the second period. It was not enough however to seal the victory in the game. The Israeli team replied with two victories in the second half to win the game. They needed 25-12 in the third period and 19-18 in the last stanza. Shay Doron (175-SG-85, college: Maryland) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Noelle Quinn (183-G-85, college: UCLA) nailed 18. Piekarska Izabela posted 12, while Lacy Natasha added 10. Janka Mincikova (172-PG-89, agency: Josep and Nicolas) finished the game with 18 points in defeat and Tetemondova Katarina added 17. Holmes Sequoia scored 9 and Cernakova Veronika had 6.
Vologda-Chevakata (PBL) signed 29-year old Serbian international point guard Tamara Radocaj (170-87, agency: Interperformances). She has played for the last two seasons at UNI Gyor in Hungarian A Division. In 26 games she had 13.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.9apg and 1.3spg last season. Radocaj helped them to make it to the final and Cup semifinals. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team. She also played 6 games in Eurocup... [read more]
Vologda-Chevakata (PBL) signed 29-year old Serbian international point guard Tamara Radocaj (170-87, agency: Interperformances). She has played for the last two seasons at UNI Gyor in Hungarian A Division. In 26 games she had 13.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.9apg and 1.3spg last season. Radocaj helped them to make it to the final and Cup semifinals. A very impressive season as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team. She also played 6 games in Eurocup where she recorded 14.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.8apg (top 5) and 1.0spg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Radocaj won Adriatic League championship title for two years in a row (2012 and 2013). She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League 1st Team in 2015. Radocaj has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2007 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007. Radocaj represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) this year. Her team won Bronze and her stats at that event were 6 games: 3.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.5apg. Radocaj has played previously professionally in Italy (C.U.S. Cagliari) and Serbia (ZKK Vrsac and Partizan).
H-Sirenos keep Balciunaite for another season - 11 days ago
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Hoptrans-Sirenos Kaunas (LMKL) re-signed experienced 35-year old small forward Kornelija Balciunaite (177-81). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 33 LMKL games she recorded 6.2ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.4apg and 3.9spg last season. Balciunaite helped them to win the LMKL title. Great season indeed as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LMKL Defensive Player of the Year and voted to Honorable Mention. She also played 9 games in Baltic League where she averaged 5.7ppg, 6.3rpg,... [read more]
Hoptrans-Sirenos Kaunas (LMKL) re-signed experienced 35-year old small forward Kornelija Balciunaite (177-81). She has played there for the last two seasons. In 33 LMKL games she recorded 6.2ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.4apg and 3.9spg last season. Balciunaite helped them to win the LMKL title. Great season indeed as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LMKL Defensive Player of the Year and voted to Honorable Mention. She also played 9 games in Baltic League where she averaged 5.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.0apg and 3.1spg (leader !!!). Balciunaite has spent her entire career in Lithuania playing for two other teams: Aistes-LSU-Paradis Kaunas and Fortuna. Balciunaite is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in her extensive career, which she may end at H-Sirenos.
Tori Jarosz (ex Gigantes) signs at H-Sirenos - 12 days ago
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Hoptrans-Sirenos Kaunas (LMKL) landed 24-year old American forward Tori Jarosz (190-92, college: Marist, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She played in the summer at Gigantes in Puerto Rican BSNF. In 5 games she averaged 7.6ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.0apg and 1.4bpg. Jarosz just graduated from Marist College and it will be her first season in pro basketball. Her team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals. Jarosz has played also in Malta (Qormi). She attended previously one of camps at Eurobaske... [read more]
Hoptrans-Sirenos Kaunas (LMKL) landed 24-year old American forward Tori Jarosz (190-92, college: Marist, agency: Gamble Sports Management). She played in the summer at Gigantes in Puerto Rican BSNF. In 5 games she averaged 7.6ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.0apg and 1.4bpg. Jarosz just graduated from Marist College and it will be her first season in pro basketball. Her team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals. Jarosz has played also in Malta (Qormi). She attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on she way to pro basketball.
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