SISU - Lattes Montp. 65-91 Lattes Montpellier claimed the third straight win at the start of EuroCup season. They stormed past SISU in Gentofte today. Gaelle Skrela (178-G-83, agency: Josep and Nicolas) stepped up with 25 points to pace the visitors. SISU and Lattes Montepellier stayed close throughout the opening frame. The scoreboard read 25:21 for the French team after ten minutes. However Sacko triggered a 13:1 run from the visitors early in the second quarter as they registered a 41:25 lead. Lattes Montpelier established a 53:31 halftime advantage. SISU started to lag behind in the third quarter. The French team secured a 69:46 lead heading into the fourth frame. Lattes Montpellier never looked back cruising to the victory at the end. Ana Lelas (183-G/F-83) nailed 18 points, while Geraldine Robert contributed 17 points for the victors. Ida Pretzmann (174-G-90, college: TCU) replied with 23 points for SISU. Marie Malone netted 16 points and collected 9 rebounds for the home side.
Chevakata - Satu Mare 74-38 Chevakata celebrated the second win in EuroCup Group A. They thumped visiting Satu Mare for 2-1 record. Katerina Snytsina (188-F-85) finished with 17 points, 5 boards and 5 assists to lead the hosts. Chevakata led by 8 points after ten minutes of action 17:9. The hosts limited Satu Mare at 8 points in the second quarter as the margin grew at 18 points 35:17 at the big break. Chevakata stayed dominant in the second half. The Vologda team piled up a 25-point buffer heading into the fourth stanza. They did not slow down in the final period thrashing their opponents from Romania. Glory Johnson (190-F-90, college: Tennessee) added 12 points and 19 rebounds, while Anastasia Logunova had 12 points in the victory. Andreea Orosz (183-G/F-86) answered with 12 points for Satu Mare. Khadijah Whittington netted 8 points and pulled down 8 rebounds in the loss.
Union Hainaut - Young Cats 86-42 Union Hainaut celebrated the third straight win in EuroCup season. They brushed by Young Cats at home court for 3-0 record in Group B. Young Cats fell at 1-2 record after the loss. Marie Frederique Ayissi (184-F-82) nailed 21 points for the winners. Union Hainaut stormed into the game. They unleashed 26 points in the opening quarter to ensure a 14-point lead. The hosts stretched the gap in the second quarter. Union Hainaut fired 31 points and secure a massive 57:24 halftime lead. The hosts did not slow down after the big break. They held Young Cats at 9 points in the third term to accumulate a 42-point lead with ten minutes remaining. Union Hainaut outscored their opponents in the final frame and secured the winning outcome. Stefanie Murphy (192-F/C-89, college: Boston Coll.) netted 19 points and collected 11 rebounds, while Amanda Houts, Laura Garcia and Vera Perostiyska added 12 points apiece in the victory. Antonia Delaere (171-SG-94) responded with 11 points for Young Cats. Jasmina Rosseel netted 8 points in the loss.
Olimpia - TED Ankara 55-63 TED Ankara registered the second win in EuroCup Group B. They rolled past Olimpia Grodno in Turkey. Ana Dabovic (183-G/F-89) finished with 20 points to lead the winners. Olimpia in the meantime suffered the third straight loss in the group. TED Ankara stayed confident defensively in the opening quarter. They held Olimpia to 10 points to take a 4-point lead. Olimpia went on a 21:18 run in the second frame to cut the deficit. Olimpia denied the deficit in the third quarter. The teams were tied at 44 at the final break. Firat and Ana Dabovic helped the hosts accumulate a 58:50 lead with just over 4 minutes to go. Marcedes Marie Walker (191-C-86, agency: LBM Management, college: Pittsburgh) and Amachree knocked down five points late in regulation to seal the deal. Marcedes Marie Walker netted 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, while Tugce Murat added 10 points in the victory. Maryia Papova answered with 22 points for Olimpia. Nadzeya Drozd provided 12 points, 5 boards and 4 assists in defeat.
TED Ankara - Olimpia 54-69 Olimpia celebrated their first EuroCup victory this season. They bounced back after the loss to TED Ankara on Tuesday to claim a comfortable win in the Turkish capital tonight. Maryia Filonchyk (187-PF-92) delivered 24 points to lead the winners. Olimpia earned a 16:13 lead after ten minutes of action. The Turkish team cut the deficit to 2 points at the interval 29:27. But Olimpia were back in control in the third quarter. They eased to a 9-point advantage with ten minutes remaining. Olimpia went on an 18:12 rally in the fourth stanza and sealed the victory. Tetyana Shchypakina provided 17 points, while Maryia Papova added 11 points for the winning side. Marcedes Marie Walker responded with 15 points and 15 boards for TED Ankara. Mactabene Amachree and Ana Dabovic chipped in 14 points apiece in the loss.
Tarbes - Belfius Namur 82-72 Tarbes clinched the third consecutive win in EuroCup Group C. They toppled Belfius Namur at home court. Paoline Salagnac (176-G-84, agency: Josep and Nicolas) netted 22 points and collected 7 rebounds for the home team. Tarbes made sure they put maximum pressure on the visitors from the starting minutes. The home side accumulated a 23:12 lead ten minutes into the game. Belfius Namur however slowed the hosts down in the second stanza. The Belgian powerhouse trimmed the deficit at 8-point mark at halftime 33:41. Namur got even closer in the third quarter. The visitors entered the fourth period down by just a single point 53:54. However Tarbes tipped off the fourth frame with four points in a row. Soon Tarbes opened a 9-point advantage and never looked back en route to the win. Charlotte Preiss (195-C-87) netted 16 points, while Jovana Rad and Joyce Cousseins-Smith added 11 points each in the win. Julie Wojta (183-G/F-89, agency: LBM Management, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) answered with 28 points and 10 rebounds for Belfius Namur. Djenebou Sissoko had 10 points and 10 boards in the loss.
Spartak N. - Mersin 46-50 Mersin clinched the second victory in EuroCup Group C. They outscored Spartak Noginsk on the road. Shavonte Zellous (178-G-86, college: Pittsburgh) came up with 17 points to lead the effort. Spartak eked out an 11:10 lead after ten minutes. The Russian team maintained the advantage throughout the second stanza. They piled up a 28:25 halftime lead. Mersin adjusted their defence in the third term. They limited Spartak to just 10 points to get within one point at the final intermission 37:38. Popovic and Ekaterina Chistyakova (184-F-89) triggered a 5:0 run early in the fourth frame as Spartak surged ahead. However Mersin soon answered with a 9:1 rally to gain a 49:44 advantage with under 90 seconds to go. Merzlyakova cut the margin but Merve Aydin (174-PG-94) sank a free throw and Mersin got away with victory. Merve Aydin provided 11 points, while Erlana Larkins had 6 points and 17 rebounds in the win. Ekaterina Chistyakova answered with 12 points for Spartak Noginsk. Anna Tolikova posted 11 points and 13 boards in the loss.
Nantes - Sint Katelijne 110-63 Nantes Reze earned the third straight EuroCup victory. They dismantles visiting Sint Katelijne to remain unbeaten on top of Group D. Six players scored in double digits for Nantes. Viktoria Mircheva (190-C-87) paced the winners with 21 points. Sint Katelijne fell at 0-3 record after the loss. Nantes and Sint Katelijne exchanged baskets throughout the opening frame. The French team gained just a 4-point lead at the first break 25:21. However the hosts stepped on the gas in the second stanza. They unleashed 33 points to establish a 58:34 halftime advantage. Nantes stretched their lead in the third term. The hosts cleared off to a 34-point distance at the third break. Nantes kept their opponents at bay throughout the fourth frame and raced to the victory at the end. Caroline Aubert (168-PG-80, college: Colorado) netted 20 points, while Marielle Amant finished with 19 points for the winning team. Sara Leemans (178-G/F-88) and Daphne Van Dessel (170-PG-82) replied with 13 points each for Sint Katelijne.
Wasserburg - Dynamo-GUVD 55-72 Dynamo-GUVD made it look easy as they coasted past Wasserburg in Germany today. The victory propelled the Russian team at 2-1 record in EuroCup Group D. Yvonne Turner (174-G-87, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Nebraska) notched 21 points to pace the visitors. Dynamo-GUVD set the tone early in the encounter. They grabbed a 19:15 lead at the first intermission. Dynamo-GUVD stayed solid defensively in the second quarter. They built a 34:23 halftime advantage. Wasserburg used an 8:2 run late in the third quarter to cut the margin at 4-point mark 44:48. However Yvonne Turner and Sidney Spencer capped the period with four points as Dynamo posted a 52:44 lead at the final break. Stina Barnert (174-G-89) dragged the hosts within 6 points 51:57 but Dynamo-GUVD triggered a 7:2 run to stay comfortably in front. They never looked back afterwards and cruised to the victory. Ksenia Kolosovskaia (18-G-82) provided 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Sidney Spencer added 16 points in the win. Stina Barnert reacted with 19 points for Wasserburg. Emma Cannon netted 11 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.
Telge - Gorizont 71-69 Telge Basket snatched a tough home win over Gorizont in EuroCup. It was the first success for the Swedish team in the tournament this season. Angelique Robinson (179-F, college: JMU) converted a layup with 32 seconds remaining to seal the victory for Telge Basket. Gorizont enjoyed a 20:18 lead after ten minutes of action. The Belarusian team extended their lead in the second frame. The visitors arrived at halftime up by 7 points 40:33. Telge Basket started to claw their way back into this one in the third term. The hosts narrowed the gap at 3-point mark at the final break. Telge went on a 7:0 run late in regulation to take a 69:64 lead. Valko answered from beyond the arc and Kristina Alikina (187-F-86, agency: LBM Management) drained a jumper to knot things up at 69. But Angelique Robinson sank a layup and brought Telge to the victory. Regan Magarity (186-SF-96) and Paulina Hersler (185-PF-94) produced 11 points apiece for the hosts. Angelique Robinson topscored with 24 points, 6 boards and 4 assists for Telge Basket. Kristina Alikina answered with 23 points and 10 rebounds for Gorizont. Aleksandra Khomenchuk accounted for 18 points and 15 rebounds in the losing case.
Dunav 8806 - Dynamo K. 70-99 Dynamo Kursk registered the second straight win in EuroCup regular season. They toppled Dynav 8806 on the road. Michelle Snow (196-C-80, agency: LBM Management, college: Tennessee) posted 21 points, 11 boards and 3 assists to lead the winners. Dynamo Kursk rolled to a 21:14 lead after ten minutes. The Russian team exploded with 27 points in the second frame to ensure a 9-point halftime advantage. Dynamo maintained the lead throughout the third term. Moreover the Kursk team gained a 16-point buffer at the final intermission. Dunav 8806 conceded 28 points in the fourth term and had to surrender at the end. Eshaya Murphy (182-G/F-85, college: USC) nailed 21 points, while Epiphanny Prince contributed 18 points, 5 boards and 4 assists for the visitors. Amanda Johnson (187-F-90, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) answered with 24 points for Dunav. Merike Anderson provided 20 points in the loss.
Landes - VS Praha 69-71 VS Praha earned the first EuroCup win this season. The Czech team upset Basket Landes away from home. Petra Reisingerova (195-C-73) and Marshae Dotson (180-F-87, agency: Merit Sports, college: Florida) netted 23 points each for the visitors. Basket Landes started strong. The hosts dropped 23 points in the first quarter to take a 12-point lead. VS Praha turned things around in the second frame. The Czech team fired 25 points to cut the distance at 4-point mark after twenty minutes. VS Praha got within one point in the third term. Tarbes regained an 8-point lead midway through the final stanza. But Marshae Dotson and Petra Reisingerova ignited a 5:0 run to drag the visitors within three. Bartakova, Petra Reisingerova and Marshae Dotson then put VS Praha in front 70:69 with 18 seconds remaining. Petra Reisingerova then sealed the victory from the charity stripe. Alexandra Tarasava notched 13 points and 9 assists for VS Praha. Kamila Stepanova (191-C-88) came up with 13 points for Basket Landes. Valeriane Ayayi, Carmen Guzman and Jennifer Humphrey netted 12 points each in the loss.
Dynamo M. - Partizan 70-65 Dynamo Moscow caught up with Partizan in EuroCup Group G ladder. The Russian team eked out a tough win in the Russian capital tonight as both teams became tied at 2-1 record on top of the standings. Ilona Korstin (183-SG-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) fired 18 points, grabbed 6 boards and handed out 3 assists to lead the hosts. Dynamo ensured a 21:18 lead ten minutes into the game. Partizan cut the deficit and eventually pulled ahead in the second stanza. The Serbian team accounted for a 38:34 halftime advantage. But Dynamo turned things around in the third quarter. The Moscow side opened the half with a 9:2 run to surge back in front. They rolled to a 58:51 lead at the final intermission. Partizan sparked the intrigue late in regulation. Milica Dabovic (175-PG-82) put the visitors within two 65:67 with under two minutes remaining. However Dynamo kept Partizan scoreless in the last 119 seconds of regulation to seal the victory. Snezana Aleksic (173-G-89) and Kristi Toliver (170-PG-87, college: Maryland) netted 13 points each for the winners. Milica Dabovic answered with 15 points for Partizan. Brooke Queenan had 11 points in the loss.
MBK Ruzomb. - Antakya 62-70 Antakya clinched the third consecutive victory in EuroCup Group H. They outscored MBK Ruzomberok on the road tonight. Jolene Anderson (175-SG-86, college: Wisconsin) was unstoppable with 32 points, 12 boards and 5 assists for the Turkish team. MBK Ruzomberok got to a slightly better start to the game. They accumulated a 15:11 lead ten minutes into the game. However Antakya denied the deficit in the second quarter. The Turkish team surged ahead for a 31:29 halftime advantage. MBK Ruzomberok managed to level things up at 48 with ten minutes remaining in regulation. However Antakya opened the fourth frame with 7 points in a row and never looked back en route to the victory. Shekinna Stricklen (187-G/F-90, college: Tennessee) provided 14 points, while Dubravka Dacic contributed 7 points for the winning side. MBK Ruzomberok responded with 31 points and 10 rebounds from Sequoia Holmes (185-F-86, agency: Merit Sports, college: UNLV). Kadidja Andersson had 9 points in the loss.
Keltern - Yakin Dogu BGD 62-76 Yakin Dogu made the first step towards quarterfinals as they edged Keltern on the road. The game was mostly controlled by Yakin Dogu BGD. Gruner Stern Keltern was better in fourth quarter 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Yakin Dogu BGD had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. American-Hungarian point guard Courtney Vandersloot (173-89, college: Gonzaga) nai... [read more]
Yakin Dogu made the first step towards quarterfinals as they edged Keltern on the road. The game was mostly controlled by Yakin Dogu BGD. Gruner Stern Keltern was better in fourth quarter 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Yakin Dogu BGD had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. American-Hungarian point guard Courtney Vandersloot (173-89, college: Gonzaga) nailed 18 points and 8 assists for the winning side and American-Turkish center Quanitra Hollingsworth (196-88, college: VCU) accounted for 17 points and 9 rebounds. Four Yakin Dogu BGD players scored in double figures. American point guard Jasmine Thomas (170-91, college: Michigan St.) came up with 16 points and Estonian forward Mailis Pokk (186-92) added 16 points respectively for Gruner Stern Keltern in the defeat. Gruner Stern Keltern's coach let to play ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Top scorers: Keltern: M.Pokk 16+1reb+1ast, J.Thomas 16+2reb+2ast, M.Vucurovic 10+4reb+1ast, E.Mayombo 8+4reb+4ast, Q.Davis 7+6reb, S.Wagner 3+1reb Yakin Dogu BGD: C.Vandersloot 18+2reb+8ast, E.Carson 17+5reb+2ast, Q.Hollingsworth 17+9reb, K.McBride 10+5reb+2ast, A.Robinson 9+7reb, A.Vajda 3+1reb+3ast
Abdullah Gul stunned Nice away from home to move closer to the quarterfinal stage. The game was mostly controlled by Abdullah Gul. Nice was better in fourth quarter 10-8. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Abdullah Gul shot 66.7 percent from the field. They also forced 21 Nice turnovers and outrebounded them 30-12 including a 23-8 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Abdullah Gul especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.5 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Chelsea Gray (180-92, college: Duke) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Tanisha Wright (180-83, college: Penn St., agency: LBM Management) contributed with 10 points and 8 assists for the winners. Four Abdullah Gul players scored in double figures. American forward Ambrosia Anderson (186-84, college: BYU, agency: Two Points) answered with 11 points and German forward Romy Baer (187-87) added 8 points and 4 steals in the effort for Nice. 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: Nice: A.Anderson 11+3reb+1ast, J.Cornelie-Sigmundova 10+2reb+1ast, V.Macaulay 10+1reb, R.Baer 8+4reb+2ast, I.Strunc 3+2ast, M.Foppossi 2+1reb+1ast Abdullah Gul: C.Gray 19+7reb+6ast, M.Mazic 13+3reb+2ast, S.Ivegin 11+1ast, T.Wright 10+2reb+8ast, J.Dubljevic 10+1reb+2ast, A.Wauters 7+9reb+2ast
Cegldi EKK held off TTT Riga at home court in the opener. The hosts trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 73-66. Cegledi EKK dominated on the defensive end, holding TTT Riga to just 7 points in second quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to TTT Riga's 34. They outrebounded TTT Riga 43-29 including a 34-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Serbian center Jelena Maksimovic (192-82) fired a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Nora Nagy-Bujdoso (155-92) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. Four Cegledi EKK players scored in double figures. American point guard Sydney Carter (170-90, college: Texas A&M) produced 18 points and the other American import forward Aishah Sutherland (187-90, college: Kansas, agency: Two Points) added 7 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals respectively for lost side. TTT Riga's coach gave the chance to play for eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Top scorers: TTT Riga: S.Carter 18+3ast, A.Eibele 12+1ast, I.Krastina 9+1reb+5ast, G.Paugaite 8+8reb+1ast, A.Sutherland 7+9reb+4ast, D.Strautmane 5+1reb+1ast Cegledi EKK: S.Katona 18+4reb+2ast, N.Nagy-Bujdoso 18+8reb+3ast, J.Maksimovic 16+13reb+1ast, M.Skoric 13+9reb+4ast, D.Medgyessy 7+8reb+8ast, A.Serban 1+1reb
Good Angels secured a comfortable win over Flammes in the opening leg. The game was mostly controlled by Good Angels. Flammes was better in second period 26-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Flammes to just 7 points in first quarter. Good Angels dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Flammes' 22 and made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Flammes 37-16 including a 13-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. Australian guard Rebecca Allen (185-92, agency: LBM Management) fired 27 points and 7 rebounds (perfect behind the arc making all five shots) for the winners. Slovenian point guard Teja Oblak (172-90) chipped in 13 points and 6 assists. Guard Amel Bouderra (160-89) produced 16 points, 5 assists and 6 steals (made all of her seven free throws) and Ukrainian center Valeriya Berezhynska (193-86, college: Rice, agency: Josep and Nicolas) added 11 points respectively for lost side. Four Flammes players scored in double figures. Top scorers: Flammes: A.Bouderra 16+2reb+5ast, K.Mestdagh 12+2reb+1ast, K.Mosqueda-Lewis 12, V.Berezhynska 11+3reb+2ast, K.Minte 5+1reb+2ast, M.Djaldi-Tabdi 4+2reb Good Angels: R.Allen 27+7reb+1ast, Z.Zirkova 14+2reb+1ast, T.Oblak 13+4reb+6ast, D.Baburova 8+3reb+1ast, V.Baugh 8+10reb+3ast, A.Jurcenkova 6+3reb+3ast
Girona topped Wasserburg in the opening leg of Round of 16. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Nigerian-American Ifunanya Ibekwe (187-89, college: Arizona, agency: LBM Management) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American forward Haley Peters (190-92, college: Duke) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Rebecca Tobin (195-88, college: Arizona St.) produced 14 points and 9 rebounds and Swedish guard Nathalie Fontaine (188-93, college: Ball St.) added 10 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Top scorers: Wasserburg: R.Tobin 14+9reb, S.Lucet 13+2reb, N.Fontaine 10+7reb+2ast, A.Fikiel 6+3reb+2ast, A.Tarasava 5+2reb+1ast, S.Peddy 5+8reb+4ast Girona: I.Ibekwe 20+11reb+2ast, H.Peters 15+6reb+2ast, L.Rodriguez Manso 15+2reb+1ast, A.Spanou 9+7reb+4ast, S.Da Silva 7+4reb+1ast, H.Oma 0+1reb
Venezia held off Maccabi Ashdod to gain 6-point lead before the return leg. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 58-52. Slovakian center Marie Ruzickova (190-86, agency: LBM Management) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Point guard Debora Carangelo (169-92) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. Ukrainian-Israeli Katia Levitsky (190-85, college: Villanova) produced 12 points and 9 rebounds and American power forward Bashaara Graves (188-94, college: Tennessee) added 11 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Top scorers: Maccabi Ashdod: K.Levitsky 12+9reb+3ast, B.Graves 11+11reb, E.Wheeler 9+4reb+3ast, A.Farhiya 8+8reb+3ast, R.Ben Nun 7+4reb, S.Doron 5+6reb+1ast Venezia: D.Carangelo 14+8reb+3ast, M.Ruzickova 12+14reb+5ast, A.Fontenette 10+5reb+5ast, S.Favento 8+4reb, M.Micovic 6+4reb, M.Sandri 5+4reb
Galatasaray snatched a tough road win over PEAC-Pecs in the opener. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 21-11. But PEAC-Pecs won second period 20-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Galatasaray made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Senegalese power forward Astou Traore (182-81, agency: Josep and Nicolas) fired 18 points and 5 steals for the winners. American point guard Moriah Jefferson (170-94, college: Connecticut) chipped in 16 points. Lithuanian power forward Egle Siksniute (198-91) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds and Dorka Juhasz (189-99) added 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: PEAC-Pecs: J.Kuster 17+2reb+2ast, D.Juhasz 13+8reb, S.Mandic 13+4reb+1ast, E.Siksniute 10+11reb, D.Zele 7+2ast, K.Raksanyi 4+4reb+6ast Galatasaray: A.Traore 18+4reb+2ast, M.Jefferson 16+4reb+2ast, K.Vitola 12+4reb+4ast, P.Demirok 11+6reb, M.Papova 8+5reb, D.Colakoglu 2+1reb
Ragusa nipped Nymburk in Czech Republic. The guests trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 57-53. American forward Erlana Larkins (185-86, college: N.Carolina) stepped up and scored 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and guard Maddalena Gorini (182-92) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds. Four Ragusa players scored in double figures. At the losing side Russian-Ukrainian center Aleksandra Khomenchuk (202-89) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks and guard Lenka Bartakova (175-91) scored 9 points and 7 rebounds. Basketball Nymburk's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Nymburk: A.Khomenchuk 11+12reb+1ast, E.Pavel 10+3reb+1ast, L.Bartakova 9+7reb+3ast, S.Ursu 7+4reb+1ast, K.Krizova 6+5reb+1ast, L.Sipova 4+1reb+1ast Ragusa: E.Larkins 15+5reb+2ast, L.Spreafico 14+3reb, L.Nicholls 11+7reb+1ast, M.Gorini 11+7reb+3ast, C.Consolini 4+3reb+1ast, A.Ndour 2+3reb+1ast
Rebecca Tobin (ex Indias) signs at Wasserburg - 10 days ago
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TSV 1880 Wasserburg (DBBL) landed 29-year old American forward Rebecca Tobin (195-88, college: Arizona State). She played in the summer at Indias in Puerto Rican BSNF. In 10 games she averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 11.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.3bpg. Tobin helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played that season for Atenienses in BSNF where in 12 games she had 10.4ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.9apg and 2.3bpg. Tobin's team was regular season runner-up in Hungarian League in 2014. She is a very experi... [read more]
TSV 1880 Wasserburg (DBBL) landed 29-year old American forward Rebecca Tobin (195-88, college: Arizona State). She played in the summer at Indias in Puerto Rican BSNF. In 10 games she averaged impressive 18.0ppg, 11.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.3bpg. Tobin helped them to make it to the semifinals. She also played that season for Atenienses in BSNF where in 12 games she had 10.4ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.9apg and 2.3bpg. Tobin's team was regular season runner-up in Hungarian League in 2014. She is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Tobin experienced life in five different countries playing on three different continents. She is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Tobin has played previously professionally in France (Angers), Italy (Parma), Romania (Alba Iulia), WNBA (Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury) and Hungary (Miskolc). She attended Arizona State until 2011 and it will be her sixth season in pro basketball.
Ndour number one in EuroCup for round 6 - 1 month ago
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Senegalese-Spanish Center Astou Ndour (198-C-94, agency: Josep and Nicolas) had an amazing evening in the last round for top-ranked Ragusa, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6. The 22-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds, while her team beat Nymburk (#2, 4-2) 58-53. It allowed Ragusa to take over top position in the EuroCup group E. Ragusa have a solid 5-1 record. In the team's last game Ndour had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point rang... [read more]
Senegalese-Spanish Center Astou Ndour (198-C-94, agency: Josep and Nicolas) had an amazing evening in the last round for top-ranked Ragusa, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6. The 22-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds, while her team beat Nymburk (#2, 4-2) 58-53. It allowed Ragusa to take over top position in the EuroCup group E. Ragusa have a solid 5-1 record. In the team's last game Ndour had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. She turned to be Ragusa's top player in her first season with the team. Astou Ndour averages this season 13.8ppg and 8.4rpg.
The second best player in last round's games was 36-year old Anna Barthold (185-F-80) of Lulea Basket. Barthold had a very good evening with a double-double of 24 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Lulea Basket was edged by slightly higher-ranked Udominate (#3, 3-3) 73-71. Barthold is one of the most experienced players at Lulea Basket and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.
Third on the list of top players last round was guard Shay Doron (175-SG-85) of league's top team Maccabi Ashdod. Doron got into 30-points club by scoring 36 points in the last round. She went also for five rebounds and four assists. She was a key player of Maccabi Ashdod, leading her team to a 82-81 win against Cegledi EKK. Maccabi Ashdod confirms their top position in group A. Doron has a very solid season. In 5 games in EuroCup she scored 12.0ppg.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Santa Okockyte (175-PG-92) of Udominate - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 11 assists 5. Katherine Plouffe (190-F-92) of Nantes - 23 points and 13 rebounds 6. Kristine Vitola (193-C-91) of Galatasaray - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists 7. Jasmine Crew (170-G-89) of Uniao Sportiva - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists 8. Jelena Maksimovic (192-C-82) of Cegledi EKK - 16 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists 9. Alicia DeVaughn (193-C-91) of Flammes - 16 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists 10. Maja Skoric (185-SF-89) of Cegledi EKK - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 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)
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