A spectacular near triple-double from DeWanna Bonner propelled Nadezhda Orenburg to a memorable 83-76 success at Wisla Can-Pack as they booked a historic first spot at the EuroLeague Women Final Eight.
Rivas Ecopolis responded to a mauling in their EuroLeague Women play-off opener against ZVVZ USK Prague with a gutsy 62-57 home success to stay alive in the competition and force a series decider against the Czech champions.
Red-hot Fenerbahce secured a fantastic fourteenth successive victory of the season with a 64-48 result at CCC Polkowice to stamp their passport back to the EuroLeague Women Final Eight.
Ksenia Tikhonenko and Natalia Vieru both amassed double-doubles to carry Sparta&K M.R Vidnoje to a 69-54 triumph at UE Sopron and schedule a return to the EuroLeague Women Final Eight.
The top seeds all bagged opening night play-off victories and it now means the seven beaten teams must respond positively if they want to force a series-deciding third meeting.
Sonja Petrovic claimed top performer honours on the first game day of the EuroLeague Women play offs, taking Sparta&K to a statement-inducing game 1 victory.