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.
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 - 10 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 - 11 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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