Wins For Chevakata, Arras and Hainaut

11 January 2012
4. Katerina Keyru (Chevakata)
Katerina Keyru was one of four players in double figures in the convincing road win of Chevakata

Chevakata and Arras were big winners on the opening night of Eighth-Finals action in EuroCup Women and Hainaut Basket prevailed on the road by six points at Dexia Namur.

Playing at Lotto Young Cats in Belgium, Chevakata trailed early but outscored the hosts 31-4 in the second quarter and ended up winning 82-55.

Yuliya Kiseleva had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Russian team.

Kiseleva scored the first four points of the second frame to cut Young Cats' lead to 19-18 and Svetlana Makhlina made a lay-up to put the visitors in front.

After young Belgium international Emma Meesseman sank a pair of free-throws to put the hosts back on top, Maria Cherepanova drilled a jumper and Makhlina made another lay-up to make it 24-21 in favor of Chevakata.

Loree Moore followed with a three-ball, and the Olga Shuneykina-coached team pulled away for a decisive victory.

Meesseman, who is also a nominee for Young Player of the Year (vote here), had 17 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn't enough for the Young Cats who face a 27-point deficit going into the second leg.

Arras romped to a 73-50 victory at Basket Landes.

In a battle of French teams, Arras blew the game wide open in the first quarter when they outscored Landes 27-8.

The hosts got only as close as 17 in the second frame and trailed 40-23 at the break.

Arras extended the lead to 58-34 by the end of the third quarter and went on to claim a resounding triumph.

Hainaut Basket scored the last eight points of their opening leg at Dexia Namur, meanwhile, and claimed a 69-63 victory.

Amisha Carter, who has been dominating for Hainaut all season in the EuroCup Women, poured in 16 points and corralled 15 rebounds for the winners.

Dexia had a 63-61 advantage with 3:44 to play after two Laurence Van Malderen free-throws but a Emilie Silbande basket knotted the contest for Hainaut.

Lithuania international Marina Solopova then scored to put the visitors in front to stay before veteran Croatian center Petra Stampalija added a jumper and a lay-up to finish proceedings.

Biljana Pavicevic finished with eight points and nine rebounds for Dexia.

The other five Eighth-Finals games will be played on Thursday night.



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