Round Up: Dynamo Moscow Win Close Game At Minsk 2006


Dynamo Moscow broke open a close game in the third quarter and won 71-67 at Minsk 2006 on Thursday night to stay unbeaten in EuroCup Women Group G.

The game was knotted at 37-37 at the break but the Russian outfit outscored the hosts 18-9 over the next 10 minutes and then did enough in the fourth quarter to hold on for victory.

Ekaterina Sytnyak had 14 points to lead Dynamo Moscow, who would have won more convincingly with better free-throw shooting.

They finished 18 of 31 (58.1%) at the line.

22. Chrissy Givens (Minsk-2006)
22. Chrissy Givens filled the scoresheet with 17 points and 7 rebounds but could not avoid her team falling to Dynamo Moscow

Chrissy Givens had 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists in defeat.

Minsk play at Petrolina AEK next week in a battle for second place.

The Belarus club won't be too nervous going into the game as they won the first encounter between the sides back on November 4, 116-50.

Horizont continue to look like one of the most dangerous outfits in this year's competition.

They defeated Spartak Noginsk in Group B, 89-77.

That game was also in Minsk, and Horizont were led by one of their Belarus internationals, Tatsiana Likhtarovich, who had 21 points, six rebounds and six assists.

Horizont improved to 3-0 and will take aim at victory number four next week in Romania against SCM-CSS Craiova.

Spartak are now to 1-2 and they will host SCM-CSS Craiova on December 2.

In Group C, Aris prevailed 67-60 at Partizan Galenika in Belgrade.

Stephany Skrba finished with 14 points and 10 boards for the victors, who handed the Serbian side its first defeat in three games.

Aris improved to 1-2

At the Sport Hall of the City in Szeged, Hungary, Szeviép rolled to a 76-61 Group L victory over BBC Sint-Katelijne-Waver.

Bernadett Németh, the Hungary international, had six points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

In defeat, Melissa Dennett finished with 20 points and 10 boards.

Both clubs are now 1-2 and trail Group L leaders Gran Canaria 2014 (2-0).

Dynamo - GUVD travelled to Armenia and claimed a 99-90 overtime triumph in Group F at HATIS Yerevan.

Sheana Mosch, who fired Nadezhda Orenburg into the Final of the EuroCup Women last season before moving to Dynamo, led her side with 34 points, six rebounds and three assists.

The Yerevan outfit lost despite getting 23 points and 11 rebounds from Ganna Zarytska.

Dynamo - GUVD improved to 2-1 and dropped Yerevan to 0-3.

Elitzur Ramla are 2-0 and host Yerevan next week.

Energa Torun (3-0) whipped Portuguese outfit Sport Algés e Dafundo (0-3) for the second time this season in Group J.

The Polish club hosted this encounter and got 22 points from national team guard Agata Gajda in a 109-46 drubbing of the visitors.

Energa Torun will have a harder game next time out as they travel to Spain for a clash with Mann Filter (1-1).

In Group K, Reyer Venezia went for a third straight win on Thursday night and took on Dexia Namur Capitale of Belgium, a team that had lost its opening two games.

Dexia would not go away for the biggest part of the game and still led by one point after three quarters.

But Venezia went on a 10-0 run to start the last period and never looked back to claim a 67-62 victory.

Mascha Maiorano led the hosts with 12 points while Laurence Van Malderen led all scorers with 16 in defeat.

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