Chevakata - Lattes Montp. 69-67 Chevakata clinched the fourth win in EuroCup Group A. They nipped visiting Montpellier in Vologda. Glory Johnson (190-F-90, college: Tennessee) erupted for 34 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the hosts. Both teams are now tied at 4-1 record in the standings. Chevakata posted a 19:11 lead ten minutes into the game. They stretched the gap in the second quarter. The hosts accumulated a 45:27 halftime lead. But Montpellier changed the complexion of the game in the second half. The French team narrowed the gap at 15-point mark with ten minutes remaining. The visitors went on a 10:0 run midway through the fourth frame to cut the deficit at 4-point mark. Skrela put Montpellier within three points and later Geraldine Robert (183-F-80) sank a free throw as the visitors trailed by 2 points with 37 seconds to go. But Fatimatou Sacko missed a late jumper and Chevakata escaped with a narrow win at the end. Anastasia Logunova (192-C-90) netted 11 points, while Juliya Kiseleva accounted for 8 points for the winners. Geraldine Robert responded with 21 points for Montpellier. Fatimatou Sacko had 10 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.
Satu Mare - SISU 86-73 Satu Mare clinched the second win in EuroCup season. They toppled visiting SISU for 2-3 record in Group A. Utahya Drye (185-F-88, college: Virginia Tech) came up with 20 points, 6 boards and 6 assists for the hosts. Satu Mare stormed into the game. They unleashed 28 points in the first quarter to take a 14-point lead. SISU slowed the hosts down in the second quarter. The Danish team cut the deficit at 8-point mark at the interval 42:34. SISU got even closer in the third quarter. The visitors trailed by 7 points at the final intermission 62:55. But Satu Mare quickly boosted the gap to double figures and raced to the victory at the end. Italee Lucas (172-G-89, college: N.Carolina) notched 18 points to pace the hosts. Dara Kovacevic added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the win. Marie Malone (191-C-89, college: Hofstra) answered with 21 points and 9 rebounds for SISU. Camilla Blands had 16 points and 11 boards in the loss.
TED Ankara - Young Cats 81-64 TED Ankara recorded the third win in EuroCup Group B. They held off Young Cats in the Turkish capital. Ana Dabovic (183-G/F-89) scored 18 points to pace the home team. TED Ankara grabbed the lead early in the game. They posted a 19:14 advantage after ten minutes. The margin grew significantly in the second frame. TED piled up a 45:25 halftime lead. They kept Young Cats at distance throughout the third quarter. TED Ankara accounted for a 64:42 advantage with ten minutes remaining. The hosts did not look back afterwards and cruised to the victory at the end. Mactabene Amachree (190-F/G-78, college: Abil.Christian) netted 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for TED. Duygu Firat added 13 points in the victory. Sofie Hendrickx (187-PF-86) had 17 points for Young Cats. Antonia Delaere responded with 12 points in the loss.
Olimpia - Union Hainaut 70-65 OT Olimpia tamed Union Hainaut in overtime in the EuroCup Group B today. Nadzeya Drozd (174-G-83) came up with 22 points to pace Olimpia as they climbed at 3-3 record in the ladder. Union Hainaut suffered the initial loss at the tournament but remained on top of the ladder at 4-1 record. Union Hainaut posted a 15:9 lead after the starting quarter. However Olimpia bounced back as they spurred ahead for a 29:26 halftime lead. The teams stayed close throughout the third term. Olimpia managed to enter the fourth stanza up by three 42:39. Olimpia were up by three points 56:53 with under three minutes to go. Nadzeya Drozd and Amanda Houts exchanged three-pointers as Olimpia maintained the lead with just under two minutes to go. However Amanda Houts drained another triple and sent the game into overtime. Tetyana Shchypakina and Rannaveski gave the hosts a 4-point lead in the extra period. Maryia Filonchyk (187-PF-92) then sank three free throws and sealed the victory for the Belarusian team. Maryia Filonchyk provided 15 points, while Tetyana Shchypakina and Maryia Papova accounted for 12 points each in the win. Amanda Jackson (178-G/F-85, college: Miami, OH) answered with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Union Hainaut. Amanda Houts had 19 points in the loss.
Mersin - Belfius Namur 80-68 Mersin celebrated the fourth win in EuroCup Group C. The Turkish team held off visiting Belfius Namur behind 23 points from Chantelle Handy (191-C-87, college: Marshall). Belfius Namur suffered the fifth loss in a row. Mersin fired 23 points in the starting quarter to surge ahead. The hosts enjoyed a 6-point lead after ten minutes. The hosts maintained the advantage throughout the second period. Mersin piled up a 42:35 halftime advantage. Mersin held the Belgian team to 13 points in the third term to take an 8-point advantage. The hosts fired 24 points in the final stanza to seal the victory. Shavonte Zellous (178-G-86, college: Pittsburgh) provided 18 points, while Bahar Ozturk added 12 points in the victory. Djenebou Sissoko (185-F/C-82, college: Union (TN)) answered with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Belfius Namur. Laurence Van Malderen had 13 points in defeat.
Spartak N. - Tarbes 47-65 Tarbes overcame Spartak in Noginsk tonight to improve at 4-1 record on top of EuroCup Group C. Jovana Rad (187-F-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) stepped up with 21 points to pace the French powerhouse. Spartak fell at 2-3 record in the third position in the pool. Tarbes set the tone early. The visitors posted a 20:14 lead ten minutes into the encounter. They maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. Tarbes established a comfortable 36:28 halftime lead. Tarbes extended the margin in the third term. They secured an 11-point buffer with ten minutes to go in regulation. Spartak were limited to just 5 points in the fourth quarter and had to yield at the end. Paoline Salagnac (176-G-84, agency: Josep and Nicolas) netted 18 points, while Angelica Robinson added 10 points for Tarbes. Anna Tolikova (19-C-86) responded with 12 points for Spartak Noginsk. Maria Merzliakova delivered 7 points in the loss.
Wasserburg - Sint Katelijne 87-58 Wasserburg registered the second win in EuroCup Group D. They overwhelmed Sint Katelijne at home court to improve at 2-3 record. Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management) delivered 16 points to lead the hosts. Sint Katelijne remained winless at 0-5. Wasserburg stunned the visitors in the starting quarter. The German team went on a 26:7 run to take a massive 19-point lead. The hosts dropped 24 points in the second quarter to secure a 50:29 halftime lead. Wasserburg extended the margin in the third term. The German team eased to a 31-point lead with ten minutes to go. Sint Katelijne could not recover in the fourth stanza and surrendered at the end. Tiina Sten (189-G/F-85, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: St.John's) notched 13 points, while Katharina Fikiel and Emma Cannon posted 12 points each for the winners. An-Katrien Nauwelaers (185-PF-95) answered with 19 points for Sint Katelijne. Hind Ben Abdelkader posted 14 points in the loss.
Dynamo-GUVD - Nantes 61-53 Botas registered the second EuroCup victory. They rallied past Dunav 8806 on the road to improve at 2-2 record in Group F. Dunav 8806 fell at 0-3 record after the defeat. Courtney Paris (191-C-87, college: Oklahoma) stepped up with 22 points and 18 rebounds to lead the visitors. Botas unleashed 28 points in the opening quarter worth a 4-point lead. Botas maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The Turkish team established a 46:39 halftime advantage. Botas boosted the distance in the third quarter. They knocked down 27 points to pile up a comfortable 16-point cushion with ten minutes remaining. Dunav 8806 could not get within striking distance and lost the third straight game at the tourney. Ayse Dilek Akinci (175-F-82) netted 19 points for Botas. Christi Thomas added 16 points and 11 boards for the winners. Amanda Johnson (187-F-90, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) answered with 20 points for Dunav. Merike Anderson nailed 16 points in the loss.
Telge - Kayseri 61-80 Kayseri celebrated the third win in EuroCup Group E. The Turkish team outlasted Telge Basket in Sweden tonight. Asjha Jones (191-F/C-80, college: Connecticut) posted 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Kayseri dropped 24 points in the first quarter to surge ahead. The visitors enjoyed a 7-point lead at the first break. Kayseri just raised the pressure in the second frame. The visitors accumulated a 46:29 halftime advantage. Kayseri knocked down 20 points in the third term and ensured a 20-point buffer before the fourth term. Telge Basket limited Kayseri to 14 points in the final quarter but just sweetened the pill at the end. Zoi Dimitrakou finished with 9 points for the visiting team. Rashada McCants (185-G/F-86, college: N.Carolina) answered with 19 points for Telge. Cleopatra Forsman-Goga had 10 points and 8 rebounds in defeat.
Partizan - VS Praha 61-78 VS Praha earned the second win in EuroCup Group G. They stole victory over Partizan Galenika in Belgrade. Marshae Dotson (180-F-87, agency: Merit Sports, college: Florida) fired 24 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the Czech team. VS Praha accounted for a 23:9 lead after ten minutes. Partizan cut the margin in the second frame. The Serbian team got within 11 points at the interval. VS Praha however limited the hosts to just 12 points in the third term and piled up a 54:40 lead at the final intermission. The visitors dropped 24 points in the fourth term and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Karolina Elhotova (182-F-92) netted 20 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 4 assists for VS Praha. Alexandra Tarasava and Petra Reisingerova notched 11 points each in the victory. Milica Dabovic (175-PG-82) answered with 17 points for Partizan Galenika. Brooke Queenan banked 16 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
Dynamo M. - Landes 66-51 Dynamo Moscow posted another EuroCup victory this season. They held off Basket Landes to climb at 4-1 record in Group G. Kristi Toliver (170-PG-87, college: Maryland) notched 19 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the hosts. Dynamo Moscow opened the game with a stifling defence. They limited the French team to 12 points in the opening quarter to take a 3-point lead. Basket Landes however denied the deficit in the second term. The visitors tied things up at 26 at the interval. Dynamo tipped off the second half with six straight points to regain the lead. They stayed in charge posting a 40:34 advantage into the fourth term. Kristi Toliver and Veronika Dorosheva quickly boosted the margin to 12 points early in the final frame and Dynamo raced to the victory at the end. Veronika Dorosheva netted 13 points, while Crystal Langhorne had 12 points for the winning side. Carmen Guzman (172-SG-85, agency: Merit Sports, college: UAB) answered with 11 points for Basket Landes. Jennifer Humphrey produced 10 points and 9 rebounds in the loss.
Antakya - Kibirkstis-Tiche 66-70 Kibirkstis-Tiche claimed the second win in EuroCup season. The road win over Antakya allowed the Lithuanian team climb on top of the ladder in Group H. They enjoy 2-2 record, while Antakya fell at 2-1. Rima Valentiene (170-PG-78) notched 18 points to pace the visitors. Antakya snatched a narrow 19:17 lead ten minutes into the game. The hosts stretched the lead in the second quarter. Antakya accounted for a 37:32 halftime advantage. Kibirkstis-Tiche went on a 10:0 run midway through the third term to pull ahead. The teams entered the fourth period tied at 47. Antakya were up by six points 61:55 with just over three minutes remaining in regulation. But Vita Kuktiene dropped two bombs from beyond the arc and Rima Valentiene added another one as Kibirkstis-Tiche knotted things up at 66. Sniokaite and Celeste Trahan-Davis (184-C-85, agency: LBM Management, college: Elizabeth City) followed with four points to seal the victory for the visitors. Celeste Trahan-Davis posted 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Vita Kuktiene finished with 14 points for the winners. Shekinna Stricklen (187-G/F-90, college: Tennessee) responded with 13 points for Antakya. Jana Vesela, Anderson and Cirak had 12 points each in the loss.
TTT Riga keeps Carter for another season - 6 hours ago
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TTT Riga (NBL) re-signed 26-year old American point guard Sydney Carter (170-90, college: Texas A&M). She played there last season. Carter managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 15 NBL games she averaged 10.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.3apg (top 3) and 1.5spg (in top 5). She also played 10 games in Eurocup where she had very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.2apg and 2.7spg. And finally Carter contributed to 9 games in EEWBL where she recorded 10.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg. She h... [read more]
TTT Riga (NBL) re-signed 26-year old American point guard Sydney Carter (170-90, college: Texas A&M). She played there last season. Carter managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 15 NBL games she averaged 10.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.3apg (top 3) and 1.5spg (in top 5). She also played 10 games in Eurocup where she had very impressive stats: 15.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.2apg and 2.7spg. And finally Carter contributed to 9 games in EEWBL where she recorded 10.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg. She helped them to win the EEWBL championship. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com EEWBL All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention. The previous (2015) summer Carter played at another team Atlanta in U.S. semi-pro league WNBA. But in 26 games she got just 2.0ppg and 1.2apg in 2015 season. In 2012 Carter was drafted by Chicago Sky (WNBA) in third round (27th overall). She attended Texas A&M University and it will be her fifth season in pro basketball. Carter has played previously professionally in Israel (Galil Elion) and WNBA (Connecticut Sun and Indiana Fever).
Gabriele Gutkauskaite (ex Tsmoki-Minsk) signs at H-Sirenos - 6 days ago
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Hoptrans-Sirenos Kaunas (LMKL) landed 26-year old Lithuanian international point guard Gabriele Gutkauskaite (176-90). She played most recently at Tsmoki-Minsk in Belarusian Premier League. Gutkauskaite managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 20 Premier League games she averaged 9.9ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.4apg and 2.1spg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. It was a very successful season in her career as she was select... [read more]
Hoptrans-Sirenos Kaunas (LMKL) landed 26-year old Lithuanian international point guard Gabriele Gutkauskaite (176-90). She played most recently at Tsmoki-Minsk in Belarusian Premier League. Gutkauskaite managed to play in four leagues last year (!!!). In 20 Premier League games she averaged 9.9ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.4apg and 2.1spg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the Cup final. It was a very successful season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Belarusian League Honorable Mention. Gutkauskaite also played 6 games in Eurocup where she had 10.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg. She also played 1 game in Baltic League where she recorded just 2 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. And finally Gutkauskaite contributed to 7 games in EEWBL where she got 10.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.7apg and 1.0spg. She contributed to her team ending the regular season as at the second position in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. The previous (14-15) season Gutkauskaite was tested by BC Utenos. In only one game she got 14 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks. Gutkauskaite has been also a member of Lithuanian international program for some years. She has regularly played for Lithuanian senior team since 2011 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2010. Gutkauskaite also represented Lithuania at the European Championships in Hungary and Romania last year. Her stats at that event were 10 games: 6.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 47.2%, 3PT: 53.3%, FT: 71.4%. Gutkauskaite has played previously for two other Lithuanian teams: Fortuna and Siauliai-Universitetas.
Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul (KBSL) signed 25-year old Serbian international center Sara Krnjic (191-91). She played this summer at Washington Mystics (WNBA). Krnjic managed to play in three leagues this year. The last season she played at MKB Euroleasing in Hungarian A Division where in 24 games she had 12.1ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.5spg. Krnjic helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the Cup final. A very impressive season as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian... [read more]
Galatasaray M.P. Istanbul (KBSL) signed 25-year old Serbian international center Sara Krnjic (191-91). She played this summer at Washington Mystics (WNBA). Krnjic managed to play in three leagues this year. The last season she played at MKB Euroleasing in Hungarian A Division where in 24 games she had 12.1ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.5spg. Krnjic helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the Cup final. A very impressive season as she was voted Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Domestic Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team. She also played 14 games in Euroleague where she recorded 9.2ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.2spg. In 2011 Krnjic was drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA) in third round (35th overall). She has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Krnjic has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2012. She also represented Serbia at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) this year. Krnjic's team won Bronze and her stats at that event were 5 games: 1.6ppg, 1.4rpg. Krnjic has played previously professionally in Hungary (Pecs 2010) and Serbia (Vojvodina). She could be described:
One of the rising stars in EuroLeague Women, she is an adept finisher around the basket and has some effective post moves which cause her defenders problems. She's good on the glass too.
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