Roundup: Three In A Row For Horizont

28.11.2013

EUROCUP WOMEN

Tatsiana Likhtarovich (Horizont Minsk)
Tatsiana Likhtarovich on her way to 16 points for Horizont Minsk, as the Belarussions secured their third win

Horizont Minsk are on a roll in EuroCup Women after a late comeback propelled them to an exciting 72-65 win against Dynamo Novosibirsk and their third in a row in Group C.

Ukrainian national team center Aleksandra Khomenchuk was pivotal in a great fight-back as they overturned a double-digit second-half deficit to maintain their tilt at landing top spot.

Khomenchuk enjoyed her night of work under the hoop with an efficient 17 points to go with five rebounds and three blocked shots.

Swedish wing Binta Drammeh fired 24 points for the disappointed visitors who had led 54-44, but now drop to 2-2

Also in Group C, Tarsus Belediye bounced back from their loss to Horizont last week to take an 83-69 victory against ACS Sepsi.

A stellar second-half and another vintage show from Delisha Milton-Jones was the key as the forward harvested 20 points and 13 rebounds as the Turkish side accumulated 56 second half points whilst the visiting defence imploded.

Samantha Prahalis again stood out for her team, but another big effort of 18 points, six rebounds and six assists wasn't enough to get the Romanian club a first win of the season.

Dynamo Moscow are maintaining the pressure in their pursuit of top spot in EuroCup Women Group D after Nadezhda Grishaeva delivered a fine double-double to land another win.

15. Nadezhda Grishaeva (Dynamo Moscow)
Dominant force under Dynamo Moscow's baskets: Nadezhda Grishaeva

The title holders eased their way to an 87-63 success at Olimpia Grodno after Grishaeva claimed 20 points and 10 rebounds, with Russian national team colleague Tatiana Vidmer also on-song with 15 points from a clinical seven of nine shooting display.

The visitors started and finished the game strongly to keep Grodno at bay, as Julie Seabrook and veteran Lyubov Alyoshkina did their utmost to stem the tide with a shared 27 points.

Basket Landes produced the goods in the last sixty seconds at Aluinvent Miskolc by scoring seven of the last nine points in the contest to claim a narrow 72-67 success and move to a commanding 4-0 record in Group E.

With the game locked up with less than a minute remaining, a triple by Kamila Stepanova got the away side rolling towards victory and Anais Le Gluher-Cano iced the decisive free-throws to cap a terrific 20-point contribution. Icelandic swingman Helena Sverrisdottir had 19 points in defeat.

Dynamo Kursk comprehensively outgunned Tsmoki Minsk on the road in Group A to complete an 88-52 rout, a margin which would have been greater had the visitors not misfired from the perimeter.

The Russian side made just one from ten attempts downtown, but it made little difference as they dominated from tip to buzzer.

Natalia Vodopyanova and Candice Dupree headlined as five players reached double-figures in terms of points, with the dup combining for 30 of their teams' tally after an excellent 70% plus floor shooting performance.

Volha Ziuzkova impressed for Tsmoki with 17 points in a losing effort.


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