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.
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 - 13 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 - 14 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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