Gran Canaria seized the initiative in their EuroCup Women Sixteenth-Finals tie with Lemminkainen by winning the opening leg 68-58 in Lithuania.
Olga Chatzinikolaou and Dimitra Kalentzou won the 2009-10 EuroCup Women title earlier this year. They look to be in the reckoning once again this season if Thursday is anything to go by.
Spartak Noginsk held off a late rally to win 69-64 on the road at SCM-CSS Craiova for their first win in EuroCup Women Group B.
Craiova got within three, 67-64, but Ramona Tarta missed a lay-up with 17 seconds left, and a pair of turnovers from the otherwise excellent Lydia Whitehead gave the visitors the chance to seal it with late free throws.
Reyer Venezia edged out Arras Pals D'Artois 64-61 to improve to 2-0 in Group K.
Giorgia Sottana had 18 points and Olena Ogorodnikova 17 to pace the victors.
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