Tarsus Bld - UNI Gyor 81-70 Tarsus tastes a rare success in EuroLeague and celebrated only their second win. The Turkish team overcame UNI Gyor 81:70 for 2-8 record. The game was mostly controlled by Tarsus Bld. UNI Gyor managed to win fourth quarter 22-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The winners were led by Delisha Milton-Jones (186-PF-74, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Florida) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds and Melisa Can supported her with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Even a double-double of 26 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists by Natalie Hurst (164-PG-83) did not help to save the game for UNI Gyor. Anna Lakloth (181-G-88) added 11 points and 5 rebounds. Defending Hungarian champion UNI Gyor dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Tarsus Bld will meet at home bottom-ranked IMOS Brno in the next round. UNI Gyor will play against Bourges and hope to secure a win.
Rivas Ecopolis - IMOS Brno 67-50 Rivas Ecopolis climbs to the third place in Group A after the win over IMOS Brno in Spain. The hosts won 67:50 and took 6-4 record. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Rivas Ecopolis's pressure prevailed and they won that period 19-8 extending their advantage to 17 points. Rivas Ecopolis forced 28 IMOS Brno turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Rivas Ecopolis made 8 blocks. It was a good game for Anna Cruz who led her team to a victory with 21 points and 5 steals. Aneika Henry (193-C-86, college: Florida) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Tereza Peckova (189-F-87) replied with 13 points and 8 rebounds and Nicole Ohlde added 8 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for IMOS Brno. IMOS Brno lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with eight games lost. Rivas Ecopolis will face Wisla Can-Pak in Krakow in the next round. IMOS Brno will play on the road against Tarsus Bld in Mersin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Spartak V MR - Wisla Can-Pak 89-63 Spartak Moscow Region has no mercy for Wisla in the start of Round 12 in EuroLeague. The Russian team improved to 9-2 record on top of Group A after a confident 89:63 win. Spartak Moscow Region won the first period 25-14 over the Beard-less visitors. They added 20-18 in the second frame and led 45:32 at the halftime. Moreover the hosts did not slow down and dominated also the second half. They posted 22 points in the third and the same number of points in the last stanza for the final result. Wisla fell at 5-5 record in the group. Baric Nika top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Candice Dupree (188-F/C-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Temple) notched 14. Petrovic Sonja delivered 12, while Marina Kuzina (195-C-85) notched 11 and Augustus Seimone scored 10. Tina Charles (193-C-88, agency: LBM Management, college: Connecticut) answered with 22 points in the losing effort and Anke De Mondt scored 11. Ouvina Cristina poured in 9, whilst Pawlak Paulina had 8.
Targoviste - UNIQA Eurol. 57-65 Jelena Milovanovic (190-F-89) paced MKB Euroleasing over Targoviste in Romania. She scored 15 points as the guests grabbed a 65:57 win. CSM Targoviste trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 17-14 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 57-65 at the end of the game. CSM Targoviste was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Amber Holt contributed with 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Gabriela Marginean (182-F-87, college: Drexel) replied with 17 points and Ksenia Tikhonenko (193-F/C-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) added 11 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for CSM Targoviste. MKB Euroleasing maintains sixth position in Group B with 3-8 record. CSM Targoviste lost fifth consecutive game. Defending Romanian champion keeps the fifth place with seven games lost. MKB Euroleasing will face Nadezhda at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. CSM Targoviste will play against Arras.
Familia Schio - Good Angels 67-78 Good Angels closed the Round with a road win over Familia Schio. The Slovakian side improved to 8-2 record in Group B after 78:67 win. It looked good early as Familia Schio took a 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Good Angels had a 26-17 second period charge getting the lead and Familia Schio was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 67-78. Good Angels forced 19 Familia Schio turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of Plenette Pierson who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 9 rebounds and Natasha Lacy (178-PG-85, agency: Merit Sports, college: UTEP) who added 11 points and 7 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was Jantel Lavender (190-C-88, college: Ohio St.) with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds and Danielle McCray (186-SG-87, college: Kansas) scored 18 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Good Angels have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending Slovakian champion keeps a position of Group B leader, which they share with Fenerbahce. Familia Schio at the other side keeps the third place with four games lost. Good Angels will play against Fenerbahce in Istanbul in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Fenerbahce - Arras 81-75 Fenerbahce escaped with the win over Arras at the EuroLeague Wednesday action. Fenerbahce added another victory to their record as they beat seventh ranked French Arras in Istanbul 81:75. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81:75. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Arras' players. It was a good game for Angel McCoughtry (187-SF-86, college: Louisville) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds. Ivana Matovic (197-C-83) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Dawn Evans (170-PG-89, agency: LBM Management, college: JMU) replied with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Olesia Malashenko added 20 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Arras. Fenerbahce will face Good Angels in Kosice in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Arras will play at home against CSM Targoviste and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Novi Zagreb - CCC Polkowice 55-76 CCC Polkowice demolish Novi Zagreb in Croatia to reach 5-6 record. The Polish side grabbed a 76:55 win and moved to the third place in Group C. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 48-23 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for Nnemkadi Ogwumike (189-F/C-90, college: Stanford) who led her team to a victory with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Belinda Snell (181-SF-81) contributed with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Latoya Williams (190-C-87, college: Chipola JC) replied with 12 points and 5 rebounds and Mirna Mazic added 6 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Lupa Promotion. Lupa Promotion lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. CCC Polkowice will face USK Praha on the road in the next round. Lupa Promotion will play against Mondeville.
Galatasaray - Perfumerias 68-56 Galatasaray sent Perfumerias down the ladder at the Round 12 of EuroLeague. The Turkish team won and improved to 9-2 record, while the Spanish team fell at 3-7 in Group C. Galatasaray opened the game with 17-16 and added 14-10 in the second frame. The third quarter fully belonged to the Turkish team that needed a 23-12 for 16-point lead after three quarters. Perfumerias answered with 18-14 win in the last stanza but was too far to catch up with the favorites. Whalen Lindsay paced all the winners with 19 points and Sancho Lyttle (192-C-83, college: Houston) notched 16. Wauters Ann delivered 12, while Sylvia Fowles (198-C-85, college: LSU) nailed 10. Xargay Casademont Marta ended up with 18 points in defeat and Marta Fernandez (178-G/F-81) scored 13. Willingham Le'Coe collected 11 points and 13 rebounds, whilst Sulciute Egle had 8.
UMMC - Mondeville 79-58 UMMC Ekaterinburg rout USO Mondeville in Round 12 opener. The Russian titan enjoyed a 79:58 home win in front of almost 5000 fans. UMMC Ekaterinburg did not waste time and started with 24-13 in the first period. USO Mondeville managed to win the second frame 17-16 and reduced to 40:30 at the halftime. The second half fully belonged to the Russian team that posted two victories in the third and the last stanzas. UMMC needed 20-16 in the third period and then added 19-12 in the last stanzas. Sandrine Gruda (193-C-87) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Kobryn Ewelina nailed 19. Maria Stepanova (202-C-79) delivered 10, while Nolan Deanna posted 6. Quinn Noelle ended up with 14 points in defeat and Lassiter Amanda scored 12. Coulibaly Naignouma brought 9, while Kamba Laetitia had 8.
SuperCup: UMMC edge Villeneuve for title - 2 days ago
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Villeneuve - UMMC 63:66 UMMC earned the SuperCup title. The Euroleague defending champions overcame the EuroCup runners-up in the exciting clash in France tonight. The victory marked the second SuperCup success for the Ekaterinburg team as they won the trophy back in 2013. Alba Torrens (188-F-89) scored 17 points to lead the winners. UMMC eked out a narrow 22:20 lead ten minutes into the game. UMMC boosted the gap in the second term. They held Villeneuve to just 10 points in the quarter... [read more]
Villeneuve - UMMC 63:66
UMMC earned the SuperCup title. The Euroleague defending champions overcame the EuroCup runners-up in the exciting clash in France tonight. The victory marked the second SuperCup success for the Ekaterinburg team as they won the trophy back in 2013. Alba Torrens (188-F-89) scored 17 points to lead the winners. UMMC eked out a narrow 22:20 lead ten minutes into the game. UMMC boosted the gap in the second term. They held Villeneuve to just 10 points in the quarter and rallied to a 39:30 halftime lead. UMMC stayed in control throughout the third term. The Russian powerhouse ensured an 11-point lead at the final break. Marielle Amant (190-F/C-89, agency: Comsport) and Olivia Epoupa (165-PG-94, agency: Comsport) put Villeneuve within 3 points late in regulation 63:66. Alba Torrens missed two free throws to give the hosts a chance in the dying seconds. However Valerianne Ayayi (184-F-94, agency: Comsport) missed a three-pointer and UMMC got away with a tough win. Brittney Griner (203-C-90, college: Baylor) notched 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Emma Meesseman (192-C-93, agency: LBM Management) delivered 11 points for UMMC. Alina Iagupova (186-G/F-92, agency: LBM Management) responded with 17 points for Villeneuve. Valerianne Ayayi tossed in 14 points in the defeat.
Krnjic comes back to MKB Euroleasing - 27 days ago
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UNIQA Euroleasing Sopron (A Division) re-signed 25-year old Serbian international center Sara Krnjic (191-91). Krnjic played in the summer at Washington Mystics (WNBA). She managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). First Krnjic played at MKB Euroleasing where in 24 games she recorded 12.1ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.5spg. She helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the Cup final. A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian Lea... [read more]
UNIQA Euroleasing Sopron (A Division) re-signed 25-year old Serbian international center Sara Krnjic (191-91). Krnjic played in the summer at Washington Mystics (WNBA). She managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). First Krnjic played at MKB Euroleasing where in 24 games she recorded 12.1ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.2apg and 1.5spg. She helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the Cup final. A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Domestic Player of the Year, Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team. Krnjic also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged 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). Her game is described as:
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.
Tatiana Petrushina signs at Nadezhda Orenburg - 2 months ago
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Nadezhda Orenburg (PBL) landed 26-year old forward Tatiana Petrushina (185-90). She has played for the last three years at Chevakata in the PBL. In 29 games she averaged 11.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg last season. Petrushina also played 4 games in Eurocup where she had 11.5ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.8spg. Among other achievements she won Russian PBL championship title in 2012. Petrushina received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team award back in 2010. She was al... [read more]
Nadezhda Orenburg (PBL) landed 26-year old forward Tatiana Petrushina (185-90). She has played for the last three years at Chevakata in the PBL. In 29 games she averaged 11.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.6spg last season. Petrushina also played 4 games in Eurocup where she had 11.5ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.8spg. Among other achievements she won Russian PBL championship title in 2012. Petrushina received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team award back in 2010. She was also a member of Russian international program for some years. Petrushina played for Russian Senior National Team between 2011 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team in 2010. She represented Russia at the World University Games in Shenzhen (China) five years ago. Her stats at that event were 5 games: 7.8ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 22.2%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 77.8%. Petrushina has played previously for four other teams: UMMC Ekaterinburg, Dynamo Novosibirsk Region, BC Moscow and BC Moscow-2.
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