Partizan Pack A Punch in EuroCup Women


ZKK Partizan Galenika secured top spot in Group C Of EuroCup Women after the Belgrade based club rounded off their Qualifying Round campaign with a super 71-63 road win at Besiktas JK. Sheena Moore claimed 19 points in the victory while fellow guard Dajana Butulija had an all action 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. 

It was certainly a disappointing result for the Turkish hosts who fell to a second defeat even though they had 21 points from 2010 EuroLeague Final Four participant Iziane Castro-Marques. They will now fight it out with Aris to guarantee progress to the next phase of the competition.

It was third time lucky for Lemminkainen who finally brought some joy to the fans in Klaipeda as they racked up a first success in Group A with a comfortable and impressive 79-48 success against Zeljeznicar.

Rita Milieskiene led the way with 20 points while it was the defensive pressure of the hosts which made the difference as they grabbed 14 steals. Tamara Bajic top scored in the game for the Sarajevo club with 24 points.

20 points from Natallia Anufryienka helped fire BC Horizont to a 78-46 success in Romania against SCM-CSS Craiova in Group B as the Minsk club stayed unbeaten with four wins from four games. Lidziya Panasiuk and Tatsiana Likhtarovich both missed out on double-doubles by just one rebound each.

A terrific performance by Abisola Olajuwan was the highlight for Seat Gyor as they joined Nantes at the top of Group H with a 4-1 record after dismantling Saarlouis Royals 69-51 in a powerful home court performance. Olajuwan recorded a double-double of 14 points and 15 rebounds in just 21 minutes of action for the Hungarian club.

Elitzur Ramla meanwhile underlined their class in Group F of EuroCup Women after cruising to a 79-61 home success against HATIS Yerevan to preserve their unbeaten status with 20 point Israel national Team star Shay Doron the standout player in the game.

Gran Canaria completed an impressive 83-48 rout of former EuroLeague Women side Szevip with a mammoth 34-14 third quarter highlighting their dominance. Center Kathrin Ress led the way with 19 points and 8 rebounds.

Finally Mann Filter gained sweet revenge for their opening day loss to Energa Torun after they completed a comfortable 76-58 success in Zaragoza in the fight for top spot in Group J. Jaklin Zlatanova recorded 13 points and 5 rebounds for the home team while forward Maria Royo continued her efficient season with four of four inside on her way to another useful cameo of 9 points in 15 minutes. Lizanne Murphy was the lone star for the visitors with 23 points.


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