Satu Mare - Chevakata 74-77 Chevakata finished the EuroCup regular season with victory. They stole a narrow road win over Satu Mare. Katerina Snytsina (188-F-85) unloaded 21 points, pulled down 6 boards and issued 4 dimes to pace the visitors. Chevakata set the tone in the first quarter. The Russian team gained a 23:18 lead after the opening stanza. Satu Mare however stopped the rot in the second term. The Romanian team narrowed the gap at just 2 points 37:39 at halftime. The teams exchanged baskets throughout intense third frame. Chevakata entered the fourth period up by two points 60:58. They held the hosts to 16 points in the fourth frame and escaped with a tough victory at the end. Juliya Kiseleva (200-C-85) accounted for 15 points and 11 boards for the Vologda team. Jasmine Thomas and Glory Johnson added 10 points apiece for the winners. Utahya Drye (185-F-88, college: Virginia Tech) answered with 20 points for Satu Mare. Italee Lucas chipped in 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in defeat.
Lattes Montp. - SISU 79-44 Montpellier celebrated the fifth win in EuroCup Group A. They finished the regular season on a high edging SISU at home court. Ana Lelas (183-G/F-83) came up with 22 points to pace the effort. SISU ended no wins to their record 0-6. Montpellier held the Danish side to 8 points in the opening quarter and recorded a 7-point lead after the starting frame. Montpellier stretched the distance in the second quarter. The hosts piled up a 32:20 halftime buffer. Montpellier maintained the lead throughout the third term. They arrived at the third break up by 19 points 52:31. SISU conceded 27 points in the final period and suffered another defeat at the tournament. Edwige Lawson-Wade (168-PG-79) netted 12 points, while Ana-Maria Cata-Chitiga added 11 points and 11 boards for the hosts. Marie Malone (191-C-89, college: Hofstra) had 16 points and 13 boards for SISU. Tea Jorgensen and Kiki Lund banked 5 points each in the loss.
Young Cats - Union Hainaut 79-100 Union Hainaut finished the EuroCup regular season on a high. They knocked down Young Cats in Belgium to clinch the top spot in Group B. Young Cats fell at 1-5 record at the bottom of the ladder. Union Hainaut got to a slow start to the game. Union Hainaut led by as many as 6 points after the starting quarter 28:22. The French team slowly came back to life and level things up at 47 after twenty minutes. Union Hainaut went off the dressing room firing from all guns. They ignited a 29:11 rally to clear off. The visitors maintained the lead throughout the final term and sealed a comfortable win at the end. Amanda Jackson (178-G/F-85, college: Miami, OH) netted 28 points for Union Hainaut. Vera Perostiyska (195-C-82, college: FIU) contributed 22 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Sofie Hendrickx (187-PF-86) answered with 18 points for Young Cats. Antonia Delaere chipped in 16 points in the loss.
Belfius Namur - Tarbes 59-77 Tarbes eased past Belfius Namur on the road to claim the top place in EuroCup regular season Group C. Jovana Rad (187-F-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) came up with 18 points and 9 boards to pace the French outfit. Belfius Namur finished the tournament winless at 0-6. Tarbes set the tone early. They surprised Belfius Namur with a 24:15 rally in the opening quarter. The Belgian team managed to change the complexion of the game in the second term. The hosts cut the margin by 7 points to trail 35:37 at halftime. However Tarbes were back in control in the second half. They stretched the lead to 9 points at the final intermission 60:51. Tarbes limited Belfius Namur at 8 points in the fourth stanza and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Joyce Cousseins-Smith (165-PG-88) netted 17 points, while Angelica Robinson added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Djenebou Sissoko (185-F/C-82, college: Union (TN)) answered with 17 points and 12 boards for Belfius Namur. Laurence Van Malderen chipped in 15 points in defeat.
Mersin - Spartak N. 62-53 Mersin clinched the fifth win in EuroCup regular season Group C. They knocked down Spartak Noginsk behind 22 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists from Shavonte Zellous (178-G-86, college: Pittsburgh). Mersin clinched the second position in the standings. Mersin left the visitors behind in the opening quarter. The Turkish team posted a 14:8 lead after ten minutes. The hosts extended the lead in the second stanza. Mersin accumulated a 34:19 halftime advantage. The home side kept the pressure growing in the third quarter. They accumulated a comfortable 23-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Spartak Noginsk went on a 24:10 run in the final term but could not avoid the loss. Chantelle Handy (191-C-87, college: Marshall) and Bahar Ozturk notched 11 points each for the winning team. Ekaterina Chistyakova (184-F-89) answered with 15 points for Spartak Noginsk. Tatiana Sergeeva chipped in 9 points in the loss.
Sint Katelijne - Nantes 59-80 Nantes Reze knocked down Sint Katelijne in the final round of EuroCup regular season. Viktoria Mircheva (190-C-87) nailed 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the winners. Nantes Reze set the tone early. They triggered a 23:7 run in the starting frame. The French team kept Sint Katelijne at distance throughout the second quarter. Nantes Reze accounted for a 43:23 halftime lead. The visitors boosted the gap even more in the third term. They piled up a massive 23-point lead with ten minutes remaining. Nantes Reze never looked back and clinched a well-deserved win at the end. Caroline Aubert (168-PG-80, college: Colorado) posted 16 points and 9 rebounds, while Marielle Amant added 14 points for the visitors. Daphne Van Dessel (170-PG-82) replied with 18 points for Sint Katelijne. Sara Leemans netted 9 points in the loss.
Dynamo-GUVD - Wasserburg 55-54 Dynamo-GUVD withstood a late rally from Wasserburg to clinch a home win in the final game of the EuroCup regular season. The Russian team thus climbed at 5-1 record on top of Group D. Yvonne Turner (174-G-87, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Nebraska) provided 18 points to lead the winners. Dynamo-GUVD and Wasserburg stayed on level terms throughout the opening quarter. The teams were tied at 15 after ten minutes. Dynamo-GUVD pulled ahead in the second frame. The Russian team accumulated a narrow 28:26 halftime lead. They extended the margin in the third term. The hosts enjoyed a 40:37 advantage with ten minutes remaining. Natalia Myasoedova (196-C-87) and Yvonne Turner made it 55:49 for the home team with just over a minute to go. Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management) drained a triple and Svenja Brunckhorst added two free throws as Wasserburg cut the margin. But Barnert missed a triple at the buzzer and Dynamo-GUVD escaped with victory at the end. Anastasiya Shilova (185-G/F-91) and Natalia Myasoedova finished with 10 points each for the hosts. Anne Breitreiner answered with 19 points for Wasserburg. Svenja Brunckhorst netted 10 points in the loss.
Gorizont - Telge 65-64 Gorizont clinched a crucial road win over Telge Basket in EuroCup Group E. The victory means the Belarusian occupied the second position in Group E and qualified for the eighth-final stage. Kristina Alikina (187-F-86, agency: LBM Management) nailed 17 points and grabbed 13 boards to pace the home team. It was a do-or-die battle for both teams. The first term ended with an 18:18 draw. Gorizont put their noses in front in the second quarter. The hosts eked out a 36:34 halftime lead. The hosts opened a 7-point lead midway through the third frame. But Telge capped the quarter with five straight points to narrow the gap at 2-point mark 46:48. Kristina Alikina ensured a 56:48 lead for Gorizont midway through the final term. Telge went on a 7:0 run late in regulation to snatch a 64:63 lead with seconds remaining. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (180-G/F-88, agency: LBM Management) nevertheless found a chance to sink a layup and brought victory for the hosts. She finished with 13 points, while Natalia Anufryienka added 11 points for the winners. Angelique Robinson (179-F, college: JMU) answered with 19 points for Telge. Cleopatra Forsman-Goga netted 16 points in defeat.
Dynamo K. - Dunav 8806 80-66 Dynamo Kursk accounted for the fourth straight win in EuroCup Group F. They overcame Dunav at home court to clinch the top position in the ladder. Epiphanny Prince (175-G-88, college: Rutgers) came up with 16 points to lead the hosts. Dunav suffered the fourth loss in a row. Dynamo led by just a single point after ten minutes 23:22. The Russian team however stretched the lead in the second period. Dynamo posted a 39:35 halftime advantage. Dynamo Kursk cleared off in the third term. The hosts triggered a 22:12 run to build a 14-point lead at the final intermission. Dynamo and Dunav traded baskets throughout the fourth stanza as the home team rolled to a confident win at the end. Ausra Bimbaite (179-SG-82) and Ekaterina Lisina (198-C-87) knocked down 14 points each for the winners. Kristina Santiago (185-F-89, agency: LBM Management, college: Cal Poly - SLO) replied with 20 points and 8 rebounds for Dunav 8806. Amanda Johnson netted 17 points and 9 rebounds in the loss.
VS Praha - Landes 68-58 VS Praha ensured their EuroCup playoff appearance. They knocked down Basket Landes at home court to gain 3-3 record in Group G. VS Praha thus clinched the second position in the standings. Landes fell at 2-4 record at the bottom of the ladder. VS Praha had to win in this one to progress and they made little doubt about it. The Czech team posted a 20:15 lead ten minutes into the game. The teams slowed down in the second frame combining for just 20 points as VS Praha remained in front 30:25. VS Praha extended their lead in the third quarter. The Czech side unloaded 23 points in the period and built a 17-point buffer before the fourth stanza. Basket Landes outscored the home team in the final term but just sweetened the pill at the end. Petra Reisingerova (195-C-73) accounted for 21 points and 11 rebounds for VS Praha. Lenka Bartakova (175-G-91) had 14 points, while Alexandra Tarasava added 13 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds in the win. Carmen Guzman (172-SG-85, agency: Merit Sports, college: UAB) answered with 14 points for Basket Landes. Olivia Epoupa netted 13 points in the loss.
Partizan - Dynamo M. 80-73 Partisan Galenika ensured the winning finale of their EuroCup campaign this season. The Serbian team toppled visiting Dynamo Moscow to improve at 3-3 record in Group G. It was not enough however to reach the eighth-final stage. VS Praha clinched the second position due to a tie-breaker over Partizan. Dynamo occupied the first position at 4-2 record. Partizan entered the game aggressively. The hosts dropped 27 points in the first frame to gain a 5-point lead. Dynamo cut the deficit in the second stanza. The Moscow team got within 2 points at the interval 41:43. However Partizan got some breathing room in the third term. The hosts posted a 64:58 advantage into the fourth frame. Partizan kept Dynamo at bay throughout the final stanza and entertained the home crowd with victory. Dajana Butulija (176-SG-86) provided 28 points to pace Partizan. Milica Dabovic (175-PG-82) added 15 points in the winning case. Crystal Langhorne (188-F/C-86, college: Maryland) answered with 25 points and 11 boards for Dynamo Moscow. Nadezhda Grishaeva tallied 19 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
Antakya - MBK Ruzomb. 65-77 MBK Ruzomberok clinched the vital road win in the EuroCup regular season finale. The Slovakian team upset Antakya in Turkey to occupy the second position in Group H. Antakya finished first and both teams made it into the eighth-final stage of the competition. Eva Kmetova (188-C-87, agency: Regeneracom Sports) and Sequoia Holmes (185-F-86, agency: Merit Sports, college: UNLV) scored 18 points each to pace MBK Ruzomberok. The Slovakian team gained a 24:18 lead ten minutes after the start of the game. The visitors boosted the margin in the second quarter. MBK Ruzomberok accumulated a 45:32 halftime advantage. The visitors maintained the lead throughout the third term. They arrived at the final intermission up by 17 points 59:42. Antakya fired 22 points in the fourth quarter but could not avoid the loss. Katarina Tetemondova (188-F-88) notched 16 points and 10 rebounds for MBK Ruzomberok. Jolene Anderson (175-SG-86, college: Wisconsin) answered with game-high 30 points and 10 rebounds for Antakya. Ana Turcinovic added 10 points in the losing case.
TTT Riga keeps Carter for another season - 2 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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