SISU - Chevakata 50-86 Chevakata made their way to the third EuroCup victory this season. They thrashed SISU in Denmark tonight to improve at 3-1 record in Group A. Katerina Snytsina (188-F-85) came up with 25 points to lead the visitors. SISU jumped to an early lead. They accounted for an 18:14 lead at the first break. But Chevakata shocked the hosts with a 23:1 run in the second term to take over. SISU struggled to come back life after the blow. They faced a 22-point deficit heading into the fourth frame. Chevakata unleashed 33 points in the fourth stanza to ensure the winning outcome. Glory Johnson (190-F-90, college: Tennessee) had 18 points and 20 boards, while Jasmine Thomas posted 15 points for the Russian team. Ida Pretzmann (174-G-90, college: TCU) answered with 14 points for SISU. Marie Malone chipped in 8 points in the loss.
Lattes Montp. - Satu Mare 84-41 Lattes Montpellier clinched the fourth straight win at the start of EuroCup season. They fired past Satu Mare to stay undefeated in Group A. Geraldine Robert (183-F-80) knocked down 18 points for the winners. Lattes Montpellier aggressively started the game. The hosts piled up a 34:7 lead ten minutes into the game. The French team kept Satu Mare at bay throughout the second term. The home side piled up a 52:17 halftime advantage. Satu Mare tried to turn things their way in the third quarter. The visitors cut the deficit by 7 points. But it was too little too late. Montpellier went on a 20:5 rally in the final period to seal the victory. Fatimatou Sacko (177-F-85) notched 13 points and 11 boards, while Ana-Maria Cata-Chitiga added 13 points for the winners. Shanika Freeman (186-F/C-83, college: Jacksonville St.) answered with 14 points for Satu Mare. Andreea Orosz chipped in 7 points in the loss.
Union Hainaut - TED Ankara 82-66 Amanda Jackson (178-G/F-85, college: Miami, OH) tallied 20 points, 6 boards and 6 assists to pace Union Hainaut to the fourth straight win in EuroCup regular season. The French team brushed by TED Ankara at home court tonight. The teams got to a flying start. They combined for 47 points in the opening quarter as Union Hainaut eked out a 24:23 lead. Hainaut Basket stretched the lead in the second frame. The French side accounted for a 44:39 halftime advantage. Union Hainaut stayed in charge throughout the third frame. The hosts entered the final stanza up by 13 points 64:51. Union Hainaut kept TED Ankara at safe distance in the fourth quarter and rallied to the victory. Marie Frederique Ayissi (184-F-82) notched 18 points, while Stefanie Murphy contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds for the home side. Marcedes Marie Walker (191-C-86, agency: LBM Management, college: Pittsburgh) responded with 19 points and 9 rebounds for TED Ankara. Duygu Firat netted 16 points in the losing case.
Young Cats - Olimpia 73-88 Olimpia Grodno clinched the second consecutive EuroCup victory. They fired past Young Cats in Sint Katelijne-Waver. Lyubov Alyoshkina (203-C-81) posted 24 points and 18 rebounds to lead the charge. Olimpia quickly took the lead and dominated in the first quarter. The Belarusian team gained a 25:17 lead after ten minutes. Young Cats denied the deficit in the second period. The hosts used a 13:2 run to take a 30:27 lead. They arrived at halftime up by 5 points 43:38. Olimpia regained the lead late in the third term. The Belarusian team eked out a 62:58 advantage at the final intermission. Papova and Nadzeya Drozd extended the lead to 12 points late in the fourth term and Olimpia cruised to the victory at the end. Tetyana Shchypakina (178-F-85) netted 21 points, while Nadzeya Drozd added 15 points for Olimpia. Sofie Hendrickx (187-PF-86) posted 20 points and 9 rebounds for Young Cats. Antonia Delaere chipped in 14 points in the loss.
Belfius Namur - Spartak N. 59-77 Spartak Noginsk earned the second EuroCup victory. They bettered Belfius Namur on the road to improve at 2-2 record in Group C. Maria Merzliakova (178-G-86) provided 23 points to lead the winners. Belfius Namur slipped at 0-4 record after the loss. Spartak Noginsk accounted for a 17:13 lead ten minutes into the game. The Russian team stretched the lead in the second quarter. They arrived at halftime up by 9 points 33:24. Spartak exploded with 23 points in the third quarter to pile up a 15-point buffer before the final frame. Belfius Namur could not threaten the margin in the final period as Spartak cruised to the victory. Tatiana Sergeeva (195-C-82) nailed 16 points, while Natasa Popovic had 9 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Julie Wojta (183-G/F-89, agency: LBM Management, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) topscored with 22 points, 7 boards and 4 assists for Belfius Namur. Djenebou Sissoko had 15 points and 14 boards in the loss.
Tarbes - Mersin 71-77 Mersin accounted for the third victory in EuroCup season. They knocked down Tarbes in France to catch up with their opponents at 3-1 record in Group C standings. Shavonte Zellous (178-G-86, college: Pittsburgh) stepped up with 21 points, 6 boards and 4 assists to lead the winners. Mersin eked out a 21:19 lead ten minutes into the game. Mersin stayed in charge throughout the second quarter. They built a 43:36 halftime advantage. Tarbes slowed the visitors down in the third term. The French team narrowed the gap at 6-point mark at the final intermission. Tarbes and Mersin exchanged baskets throughout the final frame. The hosts were able to get within two points midway through the quarter but Mersin quickly answered with nine points in a row and rallied to the victory. Erlana Larkins (185-F-86, college: N.Carolina) notched 18 points and 17 rebounds, while Chantelle Handy added 15 points for the winning side. Gabriela Ocete (170-G-88) answered with 16 points for Tarbes. Joyce Cousseins-Smith netted 15 points in the losing case.
Sint Katelijne - Dynamo-GUVD 41-70 Dynamo-GUVD gained the third EuroCup win. They thumped Sint Katelijne on the road to improve at 3-1 record in Group D. Yvonne Turner (174-G-87, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Nebraska) paced the visitors with 27 points. Sint Katelijne fell at 0-4 record after the loss. The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 11:11 after ten minutes. Dynamo-GUVD grabbed the initiative in the second term. The Russian team held their opponents to just 7 points in the period to accumulate a 27:18 halftime lead. Dynamo-GUVD exploded with 28 points in the third term. They cleared off to a 23-point distance at the final intermission. Sint Katelijne managed just 9 points in the fourth stanza and surrendered at the end. Sidney Spencer (191-PF-85, agency: LBM Management, college: Tennessee) netted 16 points for the winners. Hind Ben Abdelkader (170-PG-95) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds for Sint Katelijne. Sara Leemans notched 11 points in the loss.
Nantes - Wasserburg 83-66 Nantes Reze accounted for the fourth consecutive win at the start of EuroCup season. They trounced Wasserburg at home court to stay on top of Group D. Caroline Aubert (168-PG-80, college: Colorado) came up with 20 points and 10 assists to lead the hosts. Wasserburg slipped at 1-3 record after the defeat. Nantes surprised the visitors with a 29-point effort in the opening quarter taking a 14-point lead. Wasserburg however stiffened their defence in the second frame. The German team limited Nantes at 13 points and narrowed the gap at 10 points at the interval 42:32. Nantes regrouped and exploded with 23 points in the third stanza. It helped them take a 16-point lead into the fourth frame. The hosts stayed in charge throughout the final quarter and sealed a well-deserved win at the end. Gunta Basko (181-F-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Siena) netted 12 points, while Bernadette Ngoyisa delivered 11 points for the winning team. Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management) responded with 18 points for Wasserburg. Emma Cannon posted 13 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
Kayseri - Gorizont 70-55 Kayseri recorded the second win in EuroCup Group E. They shot down visting Gorizont behind 26 points from Evanthia Maltsi (180-F-78, agency: Josep and Nicolas). Both teams got to a slow start to the game. Kayseri however gradually picked up the tempo and earned a 17:13 lead ten minutes into the game. Kayseri unloaded 25 points in the second term. The hosts accounted for 25 points in the second term and earned a 42:32 halftime lead. Kayseri improved defensively in the second half. They held Gorizont to 9 points in the third quarter to pile up a 14-point lead at the final intermission. Kayseri kept Gorizont at distance throughout the fourth period and celebrated victory at the end. LaToya Sanders (191-PF-86, college: N.Carolina) provided 13 points, while Nuria Martinez added 11 points and 7 assists for the hosts. Sviatlana Valko (171-G-89) answered with 16 points for Gorizont. Tatsiana Likhtarovich netted 12 points in the loss.
Botas - Dynamo K. 62-86 Dynamo Kursk registered the third straight win at the start of EuroCup regular season. The Russian team overcame Botas in Turkey to stay undefeated on top of Group F. Ausra Bimbaite (179-SG-82) provided 22 points to lead the visitors. Dynamo Kursk secured a 48:33 halftime lead. Dynamo Kursk did not slow down after the big break. The visitors stretched the gap to as many as 26 points with ten minutes remaining. Botas managed to slow Dynamo down a bit in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the loss at the end. Eshaya Murphy (182-G/F-85, college: USC) knocked down 18 points, while Epiphanny Prince added 17 points for the winners. Courtney Paris (191-C-87, college: Oklahoma) answered with 22 points and 9 rebounds for Botas. Pelin Bilgic chipped in 9 points in the loss.
VS Praha - Dynamo M. 73-86 Dynamo Moscow successfully finished their trip to the Czech capital. They beat VS Praha for the third win in EuroCup Group G. Kristi Toliver (170-PG-87, college: Maryland) stepped up with 21 points to pace the Russian team. VS Praha fell at 1-3 record. Dynamo set the tone early. They established a 26:19 lead after ten minutes. VS Praha narrowed the gap in the second quarter. The hosts got within 6 points at the big break 39:45. Dynamo Moscow stretched the lead in the third quarter. The visitors built a safe 12-point buffer heading into the final stanza. Dynamo maintained the pressure on the hosts in the fourth frame coasting to the victory. Tatiana Vidmer (191-C-86) nailed 17 points, while Nadezhda Grishaeva provided 16 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Marshae Dotson (180-F-87, agency: Merit Sports, college: Florida) answered with 22 points and 9 rebounds for VS Praha. Karolina Elhotova chipped in 14 points in the loss.
Landes - Partizan 86-72 Basket Landes clinched the second EuroCup victory. They overcame visiting Partizan Galenika as Carmen Guzman (172-SG-85, agency: Merit Sports, college: UAB) led the charge with 19 points, 7 assists and 4 boards. Both teams are now tied at 2-2 record in Group G. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the first quarter. Basket Landes led by a single point 20:19 ten minutes into the encounter. The French side extended the margin in the second quarter. They posted a 41:34 halftime advantage. Basket Landes exploded with 29 points in the third quarter. The hosts accumulated a 22-point buffer heading into the fourth frame. Partizan Galenika narrowed the deficit in the final period but came up way short of victory at the end. Kamila Stepanova (191-C-88) netted 13 points, while Jennifer Humphrey delivered 17 points and 8 boards for Landes. Marina Mandic (191-G-83) answered with 16 points for Partizan Galenika. Tamara Radocaj had 15 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists in the loss.
Kibirkstis-Tiche - MBK Ruzomb. 62-70 MBK Ruzomberok opened win count in EuroCup season. They upset Kibirkstis-Tiche in Lithuania tonight to catch up with their opponents at 1-2 record in Group H. Sequoia Holmes (185-F-86, agency: Merit Sports, college: UNLV) led the effort with 21 points and 9 rebounds for the Slovakian team. Kibirkstis-Tiche dominated the first term. The hosts piled up an 8-point lead after ten minutes. MBK Ruzomberok however turned things upside down in the second term. The visitors went on a 24:13 run to arrive at halftime up by 3 points 36:33. Kibirkstis-Tiche erased the deficit in the third term. The hosts regained the lead taking a 52:51 advantage into the fourth quarter. However Sequoia Holmes and Baburova triggered a 9:2 run late in the final period to give MBK Ruzomberok a 66:59 lead and they rallied to the victory in the final seconds. Kadidja Andersson (185-PF-80, college: Minnesota) notched 13 points, while Janka Mincikova added 12 points and 7 assists for MBK Ruzomberok. Vita Kuktiene (186-F-80) answered with 14 points for Kibirkstis-Tiche. Sakellie Daniels chipped in 12 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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