Bourges - IMOS Brno 85-60 Bourges won over IMOS Brno to finish with 9-3 record their EuroLeague Group campaign. The team sent IMOS Brno out of the Play-offs after an 85:60 win. Bourges led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Bourges started with 26-12 lead and led 14 points at the halftime. They won the third period 23-18 and finished the game with 17-11 in the last stanza. They made 16-of-18 free shots during the game. The best player for the winners was Styliani Kaltsidou (188-F-83, agency: Josep and Nicolas) who scored 17 points. Celine Dumerc (169-G-82) chipped in 12 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Nicole Ohlde (193-F/C-82, college: Kansas St.) produced 16 points and Farhiya Abdi added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Peckova also scored 12, while Hanusova notched 7.
Rivas Ecopolis - Spartak V MR 61-72 Spartak Moscow Region wins Group A with 10-2 record. The Russian titans overcame Rivas Ecopolis 72:61 in the last game. The guests trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game. Rivas enjoyed 20-13 advantage after the first 10 minutes, but then the Russian team won the second frame 25-13 and finished the game with 19-11. Marina Kuzina (195-C-85) scored 19 points to lead the charge for the winners and Seimone Augustus chipped in 13 points and 6 assists during the contest. Dupree notched 13 and Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui (190-C-86) delivered 9. Olexandra Kurasova (186-F-86) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and Katalin Honti scored 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Cruz and Henry followed them with 10 points each as four Rivas Ecopolis players scored in double figures.
Tarsus Bld - Wisla Can-Pak 72-70 Tarsus Bld down Wisla Can-Pak in Turkey to finish their EuroLeague campaign on a high note. The Turkish team ended up Group B with 4-8 record after a 72:70 win. Wisla meanwhile advanced to the Play-offs with 6-6 record. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Wisla won the first period 20-16 and added 22-14 in the second frame. Tarsus Bld however needed a strong third period with 22-10 and then finished the game with 20-18 for the final success. Tarsus Bld forced 19 Wisla Can-Pak turnovers. Delisha Milton-Jones (186-PF-74, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Florida) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 7 rebounds. Danielle Marie Robinson (178-G-89, college: Oklahoma) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Alana Beard replied with 23 points and Tina Charles added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Wisla Can-Pak. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Fenerbahce - Familia Schio 82-68 Fenerbahce outgun visiting Familia Schio as both teams head to Play-offs of EuroLeague. The Turkish team closed the Group Stage with an 82:68 win and finished second with 9-3 record. The Italian team ended up with 7-5 record. The game was mostly controlled by Fenerbahce. Familia Schio was better in fourth quarter 29-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Familia Schio 34-20 including 24 on the defensive glass. Fenerbahce players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Anastasiya Veremeenko (194-C-87) notched a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and Angel McCoughtry (187-SF-86, college: Louisville) supported her with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Even 15 points and 5 rebounds by Jantel Lavender (190-C-88, college: Ohio St.)der did not help to save the game for Familia Schio. Laura Macchi added also 15 points for the guests. Giorgia Sottana (178-G-88, agency: Players Group) delivered 14, while McCray brought 11.
Targoviste - Good Angels 72-64 Targoviste grabs the last ticket to the Play-offs as they won over Good Angels tonight. The Romanian team needed a 72:64 win to finish with 4-8 record on the fifth place. Good Angels won the Group anyway with 9-3 record. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Good Angels won third quarter 22-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Targoviste won the last period 22-17 and sealed the important victory. The best player for the winners was Matee Ajavon (170-PG-86, college: Rutgers) who scored 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Gabriela Marginean (182-F-87, college: Drexel) chipped in 21 points. Plenette Pierson produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and Allie Quigley added 12 points respectively for the guests.
Nadezhda O. - Arras 89-71 Nadezhda vanquish Arras in Orenburg for 8-4 record in Group B. The Russian team advanced to the next stage of the competition with an 89:71 home win. Arras meanwhile is out of the Euroleague with 2-10 record. Nadezhda won the first period 23-18 and allowed the opponents to score the same number of points in the second period. It allowed them to take a 12-point advantage at the halftime. Arras however bounced back with 26-19 rally in the third period and after successive baskets by Pauline Akonga towards the end of the third period, they were just four points behind at 66:62. Nadezhda meanwhile needed a 22-9 surge to win the game. Bonner DeWanna and Montgomery Renee top-scored for the winners with 18 points. Zane Teilane-Tamane (200-C-83, agency: LBM Management, college: W.Illinois) and Sapova Liudmila delivered 12 points each in a win. Dawn Evans (170-PG-89, agency: LBM Management, college: JMU) replied with 16 points in the losing case and Akonga Nsimbo Pauline scored 15. Gomis Johanne poured in 14, whilst Malashenko Olesia had 12.
Novi Zagreb - Perfumerias 68-86 Perfumerias make the play-offs with a convincing win over Lupa Promotion. The Spanish side celebrated an 86:68 victory for 5-7 record in Group C. The Croatian side finished the campaign with 1-11 record. The game was mostly controlled by Perfumerias Avenida. Lupa Promotion was better in second period 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Perfumerias Avenida made 20-of-25 free shots during the game. Lupa Promotion was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Le'Coe Willingham (183-C-81, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Auburn) who scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Marta Fernandez (178-G/F-81) chipped in 14 points. Mirna Mazic produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and Latoya Williams added 17 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the hosts.
USK Praha - Mondeville 56-51 USK Praha sent Mondeville out of the Play-offs in the most important game of the last round. The team from Czech Republic needed a 56:51 win and grabbed the last ticket to the next round. Although both teams finished with 5-7 record, Mondeville could not make it to the Play-offs. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Mondeville won fourth quarter 14-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Rebekkah Brunson who had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. Jelena Skerovic (176-G-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) chipped in 7 points and 6 assists. Eva Viteckova (190-F-82) poured in 11 and Vaughn scored 10. Kristen Sharp produced 20 points and Ingrid Tanqueray added 12 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests.
UMMC - Galatasaray 61-45 UMMC wins the Regular Season of EuroLeague with 11-1 record. The Russian team beat Galatasaray 61:45 in the first game of the last round. The Turkish side finished second in Group C with 9-3 record. Galatasaray needed the win for the top place and started with 16-13 rally. The guests also led 3 points at the halftime, but could not compete in the second half. UMMC won the third quarter 19-9 and then finished the game with 17-8 in the last stanza. Taurasi Diana top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Petrakova Anna nailed 13. Sandrine Gruda (193-C-87) delivered 11, while Deanna Nolan (182-G/F-79, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Georgia) scored 6. Lyttle Sancho finished the game with 12 points in the losing effort and Sylvia Fowles (198-C-85, college: LSU) poured in 10. Whalen Lindsay had 8, whilst Torrens Alba brought 6.
Dynamo Kursk capture title in Ekaterinburg - 12 days ago
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Dynamo Kursk - Fenerbahce 77:63 Dynamo Kursk celebrated the historic first ever EuroLeague title. They stormed past Fenerbahce to claim the trophy wrapping up a perfect 18-0 season. Angel McCoughtry (187-SF-86, college: Louisville) scored 20 points to lead the Russian team. Fenerbahce snatched an 18:17 lead ten minutes into the game. Dynamo Kursk unloaded 27 points in the second frame to spur ahead. The Kursk side established a 44:34 halftime lead. Fenerbahce narrowed the deficit in the... [read more]
Dynamo Kursk - Fenerbahce 77:63
Dynamo Kursk celebrated the historic first ever EuroLeague title. They stormed past Fenerbahce to claim the trophy wrapping up a perfect 18-0 season. Angel McCoughtry (187-SF-86, college: Louisville) scored 20 points to lead the Russian team. Fenerbahce snatched an 18:17 lead ten minutes into the game. Dynamo Kursk unloaded 27 points in the second frame to spur ahead. The Kursk side established a 44:34 halftime lead. Fenerbahce narrowed the deficit in the third quarter. The Turkish powerhouse got within 7 points heading into the fourth period. But Dynamo limited their opponents to just 8 points in the fourth frame and raced to the historic trophy. Nneka Ogwumike (189-F/C-90, college: Stanford) produced 19 points and 10 boards, while Epiphanny Prince (175-G-88, college: Rutgers) added 18 points for the winners. Candace Parker (193-C/F-86, college: Tennessee) responded with 18 points for Fenerbahce. Allie Quigley (178-G-86, college: De Paul) topscored with 19 points for Fenerbahce. UMMC claimed EuroLeague Bronze earlier today. They held off USK Praha 68:63 behind 16 points and 12 rebounds from Emma Meesseman (192-C-93, agency: LBM Management).
Fenerbahce and Dynamo Kursk to clash for title in Ekaterinburg - 14 days ago
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Dynamo K. - USK Praha 87-80 OT Dynamo Kursk advanced into Final in Ekaterinburg. They nipped USK Praha in overtime drama to reach the title game. Angel McCoughtry (187-SF-86, college: Louisville) posted 28 points to lead the winners. Tatiana Vidmer(191-C/F-86) sank a free throw late in regulation to send the game into overtime. Angel McCoughtry then came up for the Kursk team sinking 8 points and sealing the victory. The game was a seesaw action from start to finish. Dynamo snatched a 46... [read more]
Dynamo Kursk advanced into Final in Ekaterinburg. They nipped USK Praha in overtime drama to reach the title game. Angel McCoughtry (187-SF-86, college: Louisville) posted 28 points to lead the winners. Tatiana Vidmer (191-C/F-86) sank a free throw late in regulation to send the game into overtime. Angel McCoughtry then came up for the Kursk team sinking 8 points and sealing the victory. The game was a seesaw action from start to finish. Dynamo snatched a 46:44 halftime lead. USK Praha pulled ahead in the second half before Dynamo managed to force overtime and eventually claim a tough win. Maria Vadeeva (193-C-98) provided 18 points for the Russian team. Candice Dupree (188-F/C-84, college: Temple, agency: ProDep Management) responded with game-high 39 points and 13 rebounds for USK Praha. Top scorers: Dynamo K.: A.McCoughtry 28+3reb+5ast, M.Maria Vadeeva 18+8reb, A.Cruz 9+5reb+4ast, E.Prince 6+1reb+3ast, H.Ciak 6+6reb, T.Vidmer 6+11reb+2ast USK Praha: C.Candice Dupree 39+13reb, M.Xargay Casademont 16+5reb, K.Elhotova 6+2reb, S.Petrovic 6+1ast, L.Palau 5+4reb+13ast, K.Vaughn 4+7reb
Fenerbahce shocked UMMC in Ekaterinburg to reach the title game. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 42-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Fenerbahce outrebounded UMMC Ekaterinburg 47-27 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. American center Jantel Lavender (191-88, college: Ohio St.) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Belarusian center Anastasiya Veremeenko (194-87) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. Italian-American Diana Taurasi (182-82, college: Connecticut) produced 26 points and Slovenian point guard Nika Baric (169-92) added 11 points respectively for lost side. UMMC Ekaterinburg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Fenerbahce: J.Lavender 21+10reb+1ast, A.Quigley 17+2reb+3ast, A.Veremeenko 13+6reb+3ast, P.Bilgic 6+2reb+1ast, S.Gruda 5+7reb+2ast, B.Vardarli 4+4reb+7ast UMMC: D.Taurasi 26+2reb+2ast, N.Baric 11+3reb+1ast, K.Toliver 7+1reb+2ast, B.Griner 7+7reb+1ast, S.Lyttle 6+4reb+2ast, D.Nolan 2+1reb+2ast
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