Bourges Basket got points from nine different players en route to a 68-48 thrashing of MKB Euroleasing in Sopron on Friday.
The victory completed a two-game sweep of the eighth-finals series and put Bourges, winners of the EuroLeague Women in 1997, '98 and 2001, into the quarter-finals of this year's event.
MKB Euroleasing Sopron landed some early blows but Bourges knocked them out with a big run bridging the second and third quarters to win the opening game of their eighth-finals clash in the EuroLeague Women play-offs, 69-47.
Bourges had a strong finish to group play to leapfrog Wisla Can-Pack Krakow into second place and seize home-court advantage, and that came in handy after MKB took a 19-12 lead early in the second quarter.
MBK Euroleasing Sopron are heading into the next stage of the EuroLeague Women full of optimism, despite ending their Group A campaign with an 82-61 defeat at CSKA Moscow.
The Hungarian outfit is young, and to finish third in their pool with five wins from 10 games has given them a lot of confidence, especially when considering that two of their setbacks came against CSKA, a team that no team in the world has been able to conquer this season.
CSKA Moscow capped an impressive Group A campaign in the EuroLeague Women with an 82-61 home triumph over MKB Euroleasing on Tuesday.
Russia international Maria Stepanova had a game-high 16 points and brought down 11 rebounds as her team kept up their unbeaten run this season in all competitions.
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