Dynamite Kursk In Demolition Of AEL

17 December 2009

Dynamo Kursk blew out K.V. Imperial AEL 78-52 on Thursday night to finish top of Group H in the EuroCup Women.

The Russian club stormed into a 23-13 lead by the end of the first quarter and stretched that to 41-22 by half-time.

Led by Jillian Robbins (21 points) and Sandra Linkeviciene (19pts), Kursk pressed home the advantage after the interval for their fourth win in six games.

Cypriots AEL had won the first encounter between the two sides but were no match this time around.

They got 15 points from Tanasha Wright.

Olena Ogorodnikova scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Municipal Targoviste, who cruised to a 66-47 home triumph over Samsun Basketball.

Olena OGORODNIKOVA (Municipal Targoviste)
Olena Ogorodnikova (Municipal Targoviste)

The Targoviste side and AEL also had 4-2 records but finished second and third, respectively, in Group H after a goal differential tie-breaker between themselves and Kursk.

AEL will still advance to the Sixteenth-Finals.

In Group G, Marina Kuzina poured in 21 points and pulled down eight rebounds as Dynamo Moscow cruised past Dunav Econt Ruse, 69-46.

The win completed a perfect 6-0 record in the Qualifying Round for Dynamo.

Dunav Econt Ruse lost the first encounter between the sides at home by 10 points and needed to win by 11 or more to finish first in the group.

They will still advance as the second-place side with a 4-2 record.

In Group F, Bojana Vulic's 23 points helped HATIS Yerevan scrape a 78-74 victory over Besiktas JK.

Both sides finished 3-3 but HATIS won both of their encounters to earn second place behind Sony Athinaikos (5-1).

Besiktas will still advance to the Sixteenth-Finals as the top third-place team.

In Group K, Taisiia Bovykina had 19 points and seven rebounds as Dynamo Kyiv claimed an 80-74 victory at Zeljeznicar NLB.

The victory clinched first place for Kyiv, with Zeljeznicar NLB coming in third.

Kaitlin Sowinski scored 16 points, including the go-ahead jump shot with 1:51 remaining as CAB Madeira beat Ruzomberok 68-64 for their first win in Group C.

Losers of their first five games, the Portuguese prevailed with Carla Freitas scoring a team-high 18 points.

Ruzomberok had already sewn up second place and finished 3-3.

The other Portuguese side in action on Thursday, Vagos, lost to Seat Györ 64-57.

Orsolya Englert had 19 points for the winners, who improved to 5-1 and clinched first place in Group A ahead of USO Mondeville.

Vagos dropped to 1-5.


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