EuroLeague Women defending champions Ekaterinburg clinched top spot in Group A after their defeat of Italian side Carichieti in the final game of the Qualifying Round.
Carichieti and Blex Praha met in their penultimate EuroLeague Women game with just pride on the line. Neither team can make the play-offs, but Carichieti were certainly looking for revenge for their 61:57 loss in Prague.
The game was actually decided in the first quarter, even though it remained close until the end. Blex struggled in the opening period while Carichieti looked to Brazilian center Kelly Santos for their scoring punch.
Bourges did not have to expend too much energy to celebrate an easy victory over CariChieti. For the French team this was important to improve their third position for the final qualification of the competition.
For the host team, which was already out of the play-offs, the main purpose was to find a certain balance again and, above all, the determination, after the disappointing performances in the Italian division.
At 2-8 and 6th place in Group A, Carichieti’s Euroleague Women season can be considered all but over. On Wednesday, the Italian side visit competition highfliers Barcelona, who are currently in 2nd place in the group in their first year ever in European club competition.
Despite the problems in Europe, Carichieti are coming off a win in the Italian League at the weekend over Viterbo. In a worrying moment for the club, top scorer Bridget Pettis was forced to leave the game with a head injury and would later have 6 stitches. Fortunately, the injury will not prevent her from suiting up against Barcelona.
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