|Thanks to experienced players like Marta Fernandez, Ros Casares bounced back immediately and beat fellow EuroLeague Women side Rivas in the big game of the weekend|
Ros Bounce Back, Edge Rivas
Ros Casares beat Rivas Ecopolis in a clash of sides that endured EuroLeague Women setbacks last week.
After nearly upsetting Fenerbahce in Istanbul, Javier Fort's side returned home to Madrid to face a Ros outfit that was coming off a home setback to Nadezha.
The Valencia team recorded a 67-63 win.
DeWanna Bonner scored 18 points in defeat for Rivas.
Jordi Fernández, the coach of Ros, said: "We have a good team and if we work well, we are a very difficult team to handle and have a chance to win everything.
"Our defense was very good. We have to keep working like we did in this game."
Halcon Avenida took no prisoners against Cadi La Seu D'Urgell, outscoring the visitors 37-14 in the first quarter en route to a 93-66 win at Wurzburg.
Sancho Lyttle scored 17 points and both Erika de Souza and Alba Torrens poured in 16 for Avenida, who are unbeaten in Spain at 11-0 ahead of Ros (10-1) and Rivas (9-2).
Elsewhere, Penny Taylor had 26 points as Fenerbahce brushed aside Alanya Belediye in Turkey, 95-76.
Fener beat Rivas last week to stay unbeaten in the EuroLeague Women when Diana Taurasi made three free-throws with nine seconds to go after being fouled while shooting from behind the arc.
Galatasaray have been struggling but they won 79-69 against Tarsus with Sylvia Fowles scoring 19 points and hauling in 11 rebounds.
Stepanova, Baranova Shine
The Russian teams in the EuroLeague Women were in fine fettle over the weekend.
UMMC thrashed Dynamo Kursk 72-50, Nadezha Orenburg prevailed 81-69 over Spartak St Petersburg and Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje pulled away from Dynamo-GUVD, 87-69.
Maria Stepanova had quite a game for UMMC, scoring 17 points and pulling down 15 rebounds while Sandrine Gruda poured in 21 points.
Russian great Elena Baranova showed the way for Nadezhda Orenburg to victory over Spartak St Petersburg, scoring 24 points and grabbing 12 boards.
Pokey Chatman's Sparta&K took control of their game against Dynamo-GUVD when outscoring them 26-13 in the second quarter for a 42-29 lead.
Mondeville Edge Montpellier
In France, USO Mondeville won for the fifth time in nine games, beating hosts Lattes Montpellier 67-64.
Bourges had to overcome the stiff challenge of home side Nantes Rezé to remain undefeated.
Catherine Joens continued her hot shooting, scoring 18 points, as Bourges improved to 11-0 in France with a 73-69 victory.
Joens was seven of nine from the floor, including four of six from behind the arc.
Tarbes, however, failed to build on their important win over Galatasaray.
The French team fell 73-59 at Arras despite winning the rebounding battle 42-28.
In Italy, Beretta-Famila Schio had no trouble with Vomero, claiming a 67-35 win.
|DeLisha Milton-Jones made sure Evina Maltsi's absence would not be felt, by scoring 28 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the USK Prague weekend victory|
Taranto, however, fell to league leaders Umbertide 68-62 and are now fourth in the standings.
In Hungary, MKB Euroleasing Sopron had no problems at home against Nanette FTC, chalking up an 85-56 victory.
Hungary international Tijana Krivacevic spearheaded the Sopron effort with 16 points.
In a battle of EuroLeague Women sides, Gorzow claimed a 60-51 win at Lotos Gdynia in Poland.
Belarus international Yelena Leuchanka's 21 points and 15 boards led Gorzow.
Wisla Can-Pack Krakow are in action on Monday night against Widzew Lodz.
In the Czech league. ZVVZ USK Prague rolled to a 95-49 win over Slovanka MB with Delisha Milton-Jones' 28 points and 10 rebounds leading the way.
"I'm glad that we fulfilled the role of favorite and won," Prague coach Lubor Blazek said.
Evina Maltsi has been injured for Prague and still didn't appear for the Czech club.
Her status is up in the air for the crunch game against Tarbes this week in the EuroLeague Women.
"Clearly we have an obligation to win, win, win," said Prague assistant coach Ivan Benes.
"We do not expect anything else from this game."
Tarbes won the first encounter between the sides on November 4, 81-77.
The two teams are 3-3 in Group C heading into the game that will be played in the Czech Republic.
Frisco Sika Brno also tasted victory, 87-77, in the city derby against Valosun Brno.