Results and Stats from Regular Season Round 9 - Dec 19, 2012
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Bourges - Spartak V MR 77-72 Bourges beat Spartak Moscow Region to tie them on top of Group A of EuroLeague. The French side needed a 77:72 win for 6-2 records. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Spartak Vidnoye. Spartak Vidnoye was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Bourges won the last period 25-15 and sealed a 5-point victory. It was a great shooting night for Bourges especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 66.7 percentage. Catherine Joens (180-G-82) stepped up and scored 26 points for the winners and Celine Dumerc chipped in 21 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Seimone Augustus (183-SF-84, college: LSU) with 20 points and Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui (190-C-86) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. Bourges will play against Rivas Ecopolis on the road in the next round. Spartak Vidnoye will play against UNI Gyor and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Tarsus Bld - Rivas Ecopolis 62-74 Rivas Ecopolis upset visiting Tarsus Bld in Turkey for 3-3 record in Group A of EuroLeague. The Spanish outfit overcame the home side 74:62 and sent them to 1-6 record. Rivas Ecopolis appeared better in the first period and grabbed 17-14 in the first period. Moreover the Spanish team erupted with 20-13 in the second frame and led 10 points at the halftime. Rivas Ecopolis posted also two quarters in the second half as well. They won the third period 18-17 and finished the game with 19-18 in the last stanza. Cruz Anna top-scored for the winners with 22 points, while Aneika Henry (193-C-86, college: Florida) collected 17 points and 10 rebounds. Queralt Casas (178-G/F-92) netted 12 and Kurasova Olexandra delivered 10. Valdemoro Amaya finished the game with 21 points in the losing effort and Delisha Milton-Jones (186-PF-74, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Florida) scored 16. Doron Shay notched 10, while Can Melisa produced 6.
UNI Gyor - Wisla Can-Pak 83-67
UNI Gyor down Wisla Can-Pak in Hungary at the end of Round 9 in EuroLeague. The hosts beat the Polish representative 83:67 for 4-4 record. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Wisla Can-Pak that also fell at 4-4. UNI Gyor won the first game between two sides 67:62, but started with 18-19 in the first period. The rest of the game however belonged to the Hungarian side, especially the second half. They won the third period 19-9 and finished the game with 24-20 in the last stanza. Natalie Hurst top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Ieva Kublina (193-C-82, college: Virginia Tech) added 15. Anna Lakloth (181-G-88) scored 12, while Nora Nagy-Bujdoso (185-F-85, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) notched 9. Tina Charles (193-C-88, agency: LBM Management, college: Connecticut) replied with 18 points in defeat and Justyna Zurowska (188-F-85) brought 16. Dora Horti (193-C-87, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) had 10 and Anke De Mondt (175-F/G-79) delivered 9 points. Defending Hungarian champion moved-up to fourth place in Group A, which they share with defeated Wisla Can-Pak. UNI Gyor will meet league's leader Spartak Vidnoye on the road in the next round, while Wisla Can-Pak will play against IMOS Brno.
Targoviste - Fenerbahce 60-89 Fenerbahce had little problems overcoming Targoviste in the ninth round of EuroLeague action tonight. The Istanbul team claimed a comprehensive road win to improve at 5-2 record in Group B. Targoviste slipped at 3-5 record outside qualification-needed top four teams. Agnieszka Bibrzycka (184-F/G-82, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Abil.Christian) delivered 21 points to pace the visitors. Fenerbahce marked their ambitions early in the encounter. The Turkish team unloaded 31 points in the opening frame to take a 15-point lead. Targoviste slowed down the visitors but could not get any closer in the second term. The host faced a 15-point deficit at halftime 34:49. Fenerbahce silenced the home fans with a 24:7 run in the third term to take an insurmountable 32-point lead into the fourth quarter. Targoviste outscored the Turkish team in the final term but never threatened the margin. Ivana Matovic provided 18 points and 8 rebounds, while Angel McCoughtry added 15 points for the winners. Gabriela Marginean (182-F-87, college: Drexel) answered with 14 points for Targoviste. Elina Babkina (173-G-89, agency: LBM Management) had 9 points in defeat.
UNIQA Eurol. - Good Angels 64-69 Good Angels retained the top position in EuroLeague Group B. They knocked down UE Sopron in Hungary to climb at 6-2 record on top of the ladder. Allie Quigley (180-G-86, college: De Paul) netted 24 points to lead the charge. Good Angels and UE Sopron exchanged baskets throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 17:17 after ten minutes. Good Angels eked out a 32:31 halftime advantage. The visitors boosted the margin in the third quarter. The Slovakian powerhouse jumped to a 53:47 lead heading into the fourth stanza. The margin grew at 13-point mark early in the final frame but the hosts refused to give up. UE Sporon went on an 8:0 run to narrow the deficit 57:62. Zsofia Fegyverneky (182-G-84, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) dragged the home team within four points 60:64 with just over three minutes remaining. However Allie Quigley drained a triple and Plenette Pierson sank two free throws to seal the victory for the visitors. Plenette Pierson tallied 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Good Angels. Natasha Lacy chipped in 8 points in the victory. Jelena Milovanovic answered with 21 points for UE Sopron. Zsofia Fegyverneky had 19 points in the loss.
Nadezhda O. - Familia Schio 65-61 Nadezhda open Round 9 with the win in Orenburg. The Russian team overcame Familia Schio 65:61 for 5-3 record in EuroLeague Group B. Nadezhda started the game with a 9-0 run and then posted a 32-19 in the first quarter. The hosts added 16-14 in the second frame and took 48:33 at the halftime. The Italian side however looked better in the second half and won both quarters. They won the third period 13-11 and finished the game with 15-6 in the last stanza. Tamane and Zhedik Natalia brought the last points for the winning side. DeWanna Bonner (193-G-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Auburn) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Montgomery Renee added 16. Elena Danilochkina (186-SG-86) delivered 13 and Zhedik Natalia scored 11. McCray Danielle ended up with 19 points in defeat, whilst Jantel Lavender (190-C-88, college: Ohio St.) brought 15. Masciadri Raffaella notched 9 and Wambe Kathy added 8.
USK Praha - Galatasaray 52-66 Galatasaray improved to 7-1 record in Group C after the win over USK Praha in Czech Republic. The Turkish team posted a 66:62 victory away from home to send the hosts to 3-5 record. Galatasaray led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They started with 12-11 in the first period and added 21-15 in the second frame. Galatasaray posted an 18-12 in the third quarter and then finished with 15-14 in the last stanza. Galatasaray outrebounded USK Praha 37-23 including 16 on the offensive glass. Sylvia Fowles stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and Isil Alben (170-G-86) chipped in 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Rebekkah Brunson (191-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown) with 11 points and 7 rebounds and the Kia Vaughn (193-C-87, college: Rutgers) scored 7 points. Galatasaray will play against CCC Polkowice at home in the next round. USK Praha will play against the league's leader UMMC Ekaterinburg.
Novi Zagreb - UMMC 70-101 UMMC Ekaterinburg storm past Novi Zagreb in Croatia winning another game on Wednesday. This time they crushed seventh ranked Croatian Lupa Promotion in Novi Zagreb 101:70. UMMC Ekaterinburg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. UMMC Ekaterinburg outrebounded Lupa Promotion 38-23 including 24 on the defensive glass. Diana Taurasi nailed 16 points and 7 assists for the winning side and Candace Parker (193-C-86, college: Tennessee) accounted for 13 points and 8 rebounds. Mirna Mazic came up with 17 points and 8 rebounds and Latoya Williams (190-C-87, college: Chipola JC) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Lupa Promotion in the defeat. UMMC Ekaterinburg have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. Defending Russian champion maintains first place in Group C with 7-0 record. Lupa Promotion lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with seven games lost.
CCC Polkowice - Perfumerias 74-63 Belinda Snell (181-SF-81) leads CCC Polkowice over Perfumerias in Round 9 of EuroLeague. The Polish side improved to 3-5 record on the third place after a 74:63 win. The game was mostly controlled by CCC Polkowice. Perfumerias Avenida was better in second period 21-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Perfumerias Avenida to just 4 points in third quarter. It was a good game for Belinda Snell who led her team to a victory with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Agnieszka Majewska (195-C-82) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks for the winners. Marta Fernandez (178-G/F-81) answered with 21 points and Le'Coe Willingham added 7 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Perfumerias Avenida. Perfumerias Avenida keeps the sixth position with six games lost. CCC Polkowice will face Galatasaray in Istanbul in the next round, while Perfumerias Avenida will play at home against Mondeville.
Kamila Stepanova signs at Villeneuve - Jun 6, 2016
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Villeneuve D'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole (LFB) landed 28-year old Czech center Kamila Stepanova (191-88). She played most recently at Toulouse Metropole Basket (LFB). In 26 games she averaged 6.8ppg and 4.5rpg last season. The previous (14-15) season Stepanova played at Basket Landes. In 29 LFB games she had 7.9ppg and 3.6rpg in 2014-15 season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Stepanova also played 6 games in Eurocup where she had 11.5ppg and 5.5rpg in 2014-15 season. Among othe... [read more]
Villeneuve D'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole (LFB) landed 28-year old Czech center Kamila Stepanova (191-88). She played most recently at Toulouse Metropole Basket (LFB). In 26 games she averaged 6.8ppg and 4.5rpg last season. The previous (14-15) season Stepanova played at Basket Landes. In 29 LFB games she had 7.9ppg and 3.6rpg in 2014-15 season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Stepanova also played 6 games in Eurocup where she had 11.5ppg and 5.5rpg in 2014-15 season. Among other achievements her team was regular season runner-up in French LFB in 2014. Stepanova received also Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga 1st Team award back in 2012. She represented Czech Republic at the European Championships in Hungary and Romania last year. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 2.0ppg, 1.6rpg. Stepanova has played previously professionally in Slovakia (MBK Ruzomberok) and Czech Republic (USK Praha, Kara Trutnov, Tabor and VS Praha).
Olivia Epoupa agreed terms with Villeneuve - Jun 6, 2016
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Villeneuve D'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole (LFB) inked 22-year old international point guard Olivia Epoupa (165-94, agency: Comsport). She has played for the last two years at Toulouse Metropole Basket (LFB). In 20 games she recorded 11.5ppg, 6.7rpg, 5.3apg (top 2) and 2.5spg (in top 2) last season. A very good year in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French LFB 2nd Team. Epoupa's team was regular season runner-up in French LFB in 2014. She has been also a member of French int... [read more]
Villeneuve D'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole (LFB) inked 22-year old international point guard Olivia Epoupa (165-94, agency: Comsport). She has played for the last two years at Toulouse Metropole Basket (LFB). In 20 games she recorded 11.5ppg, 6.7rpg, 5.3apg (top 2) and 2.5spg (in top 2) last season. A very good year in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French LFB 2nd Team. Epoupa's team was regular season runner-up in French LFB in 2014. She has been also a member of French international program for some years. Epoupa has regularly played for French senior team since 2014 and two years ago for U22 National Team. She represented France at the European Championships in Hungary and Romania last year. Epoupa's team won Silver and her stats at that event were 10 games: 2.9ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.9apg. Epoupa has played previously for two other France teams: Centre Federal BB and Basket Landes.
Final Four MVP: Diana Taurasi (182-SG-82) of UMMC; Player of the Year: Diana Taurasi (182-SG-82) of UMMC; Guard of the Year: Diana Taurasi (182-SG-82) of UMMC; Forward of the Year: Nnemkadi Ogwumike (189-F/C-90) of Dynamo K.; Center of the Year: Jantel Lavender (191-C-88) of Fenerbahce; European Player of the Year: Diana Taurasi (182-SG-82) of UMMC; Import of the Year: Nnemkadi Ogwumike (189-F/C-90) of Dynamo K.; Defensive Player of the Year: Cristina Ouvina (173- [read more]
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