Minsk-2006 put up a brave fight but lost 77-64 to Partizan Galenika in the first leg of the team's EuroCup Women Sixteenth-Finals tie on Thursday night.
Olga Chatzinikolaou and Dimitra Kalentzou won the 2009-10 EuroCup Women title earlier this year. They look to be in the reckoning once again this season if Thursday is anything to go by.
Defending EuroCup Women champions Sony Athinaikos struggled for most of the game but eventually beat PAOK 65-44 over the weekend in Greece's top flight.
LaToya Davis had 16 points and eight rebounds and Greece international Olga Hatzinikolaou scored 12, grabbed eight boards, three assists and three steals.
Spartak Noginsk held off a late rally to win 69-64 on the road at SCM-CSS Craiova for their first win in EuroCup Women Group B.
Craiova got within three, 67-64, but Ramona Tarta missed a lay-up with 17 seconds left, and a pair of turnovers from the otherwise excellent Lydia Whitehead gave the visitors the chance to seal it with late free throws.
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