Danish club SISU gave Satu Mare everything they could handle and only a 9-0 run in the third quarter secured the visitors a win. Marie Malone had 14 points and 23 rebounds for SISU in the loss while Andrea Orosz led Satu Mare with 22 points.
Glory Johnson and Elena Volkova gave Montpellier everything they can handle to which the hosts replied with a spectacular performance by Edwige Lawson-Wade who had 10 points in the fourth quarter and 9 more in the overtime as Montpellier scraped out a win. Johnson could have won the game at the end of regulation but her shot didn’t connect.
SISU – Satu Mare 46-57
SISU: Malone 14 (23 reb), Duelund 13, Lund 10
Mare: Orosz 22, Szlimak 18, Parau 5
Lattes Montpellier – Vologda-Chevakata 87-76 OT
Montpellier: Lawson 32, Robert 18, Sacko 11, Cata-Chitiga 10
Vologda: Johnson 20, Volkova 17, Thomas 11, Snytsina 11
Sofie Hendrickx kept Lotto Young Cats respectable in their loss to TED Ankara with 23 points. Marcedes Walker made her debut for Ankara with 17 points, but was 1 from 6 from the freethrow line. Combine Walker with Saadet Keskin who was 3/10 from FT and we have a TED Ankara team that was 16 from 33 from the freethrow line. They won by 11 points despite giving up 16 freebies.
Hainaut Basket handed Olimpia their second heartbreak in two weeks as they handed the Belorussians another close loss. Romina Ciappina and Vera Perostiyska each had 6 points in the final quarter. Hainaut held Olimpia scoreless at the start of the fourth quarter for more than 4 minutes to extend their lead to 10 points, they would end up almost squandering as Olimpia got within 2. 18 year old Belorussian center Maryia Popova led Olimpia with 23 points, 8 of them scored in the third quarter in which Olimpia reached a 6 point lead.
Lotto Young Cats – TED Ankara 69-80
Cats: Hendrickx 23, Raman 12, Rosseel 11, Vanloo 10
Ankara: Dabovic 19, Walker 17, Amachree 15, Firat 10
Hainaut Basket – Olimpia 65-60
Hainaut: Ciappina 11, Perostiyska 11, Garcia 8, Houts 8, Ayissi 8, Murphy 8
Olimpia: Papova 23, Drozd 14, Alyoshkina 10 (13 reb)
Tarbes won their game against Noginsk over a 6 minute stretch starting in the second quarter and ending in the third in which they held Noginsk scoreless while going on a 13-0 run. Paoline Salagnac led all scorers with 20 points, Joyce Cousseins added 13.
Belfius Namur, spurred by Djenebou Sissoko were close to upsetting Mersin, as they had a 9 point lead in the middle of the fourth quarter which they let slip as Bahar Ozturk and Shavonte Zellous combined for 14 points in the last two minutes of regulation. Sissoko watch the last 100 seconds of the game from the bench, having fouled out.
Tarbes GB – Spartak Noginsk 71-42
Tarbes: Salagnac 20, Cousseins 13, Ocete 11, Robinson 10 (10 reb)
Noginsk: Merzlyakova 16, Popovic 6, Tolikova 6
Belfius Namur – Mersin 66-70
Namur: Sissoko 13 (14 reb), Wojta 12, Dubuc 11, Vasovic 10, Salvi 10
Mersin: Ozturk 25, Zellous 19, Handy 16
While they could not maintain a safe margin, Nantes led throughout their game against Dynamo-GUVD for their second win of the season. Marielle Amant led Nantes with 14 points. Natalia Myasoedova had the same total for Dynamo.
Sint-Katelijne-Waver were much more competitive at home against Wasserburg, than they were last week in Siberia. Led by 17 year old Hind Ben Abdelkader they led as late as at the start of the fourth quarter. Ultimately German national Katharina Fikiel and American forward Emma Cannon were too much for the hosts to overcome in this one. Fikiel had 26 points on 10 of 12 shooting, while Cannon recorded a double-double – 23 points and 14 rebounds.
Nantes-Reze – Dynamo-GUVD 63-58
Nantes: Amant 14, Mircheva 11, Michel 10, Aubert 9
Dynamo: Myasoedova 14, Spencer 10, Kolosovskaia 9, Khrustaleva 9
BBC Sint-Katelijne-Waver – TSV Wasserburg 77-88
Waver: Ben Abdelkader 20, Van Dessel 17, Leemans 14
Wasserburg: Fikiel 26, Cannon 23, Brunckhorst 11
This week Kayseri did not leave anything up to a chance as they blew out Telge Basket for their first win of the season. Evina Maltsi again was the top scorer with 22 points.
Kayseri KASKI – Telge Basket 81-51
Kayseri: Maltsi 22, Sanders 17, Demirok 9
Telge: Magarity 10, Hersler 10, Robinson 9
Between their loss to Kursk and this win by barely holding on to their lead against Dunav 8806, Botas are looking very average this season. Even the ECW dominating Courtney Paris was outdominated by another American center Kristina Santiago who had 24 points and 10 rebounds to Paris’s 17 and 9.
Botas – Dunav 8806 84-80
Botas: Paris 17, Takmaz 16, Thomas 16, Chaney 13
Dunav: Santiago 24 (10 reb), Johnson 18, Anerson 18, Kocheva 15
VS Prague, who were destroyed by Dynamo Moscow, were surprisingly good against Partizan Galenika, who routed Landes on the first day, making the Serbians force an overtime where they eventually lost. Milica Dabovic outscored her sister this week with 29 points (Ana had 19 for Ankara).
In what appears to be a Russian team inability to win on the road, Dynamo Moscow were lit up like a Christmas tree by French guard Anais Le Gluher Cano, who was 10 of 16 from the field and 5 from 5 from the freethrow line for a total of 27 points. Ilona Korstin had one of her better games in ages as she poured in 18 points for Dynamo.
VS Prague – Partizan Galenika 75-81 OT
Prague: Tarasava 19, Dotson 17, Reisingerova 16
Galenika: Dabovic 29, Radocaj 11, Butulija 11
Basket Landes – Dynamo Moscow 79-73
Landes: Le Gluher-Cano 27, Stepanova 15, Guzman 12, Humphrey 11
Moscow: Korstin 18, Vidmer 18, Sokolovskaya 17
Homend Antakya appeared to have locked up the game by mid third quarter, before Rima Valentiene had the nerve to make four threepointers in the final four minutes of third and the first minute of fourth to bring Kibirkstis within 4 after having trailed by as much as 17. That angered Antakya who went on a romp to close out the game 32-9 in the final 9 minutes. Jolene Anderson had 22 points Antakya, with Shekinna Strickled adding 21.
Ruzomberok led throughout the first 25 or so minutes of the game, but were forced to admit their second defeat, this time at the hands of Elitzur Ramla. Shay Doron scored 14 of her game high 22 points in the final 15 minutes, which coincided with the period of the game in which Ramla had the lead.
Vilnius Kibirkstis – Homend Antakya 66-93
Kibirkstis: Valentiene 18, Kuktiene 10, Daniels 10
Antakya: Anderson 22, Stricklen 21, Dacic 16, Bourhors 9, Yavuz 9 (Vesela 8)
Elitzur Ramla – MBK Ruzomberok 77-70
Ramla: Doron 22, Quinn 18, Piekarska 12, Lacy 10
Ruzomberok: Mincikova 18, Tetemondova 17, Holmes 9