Eighth-Finals First Leg Roundup

14 January 2011
EuroCup Women

10. Quanitra Hollingsworth (Seat Györ)
Quanitra Hollingsworth had 15 points and eight rebounds for Seat Györ on Thursday night

Nantes Rezé scraped a 70-68 first-leg win in the EuroCup Women Eight-Finals at Seat Györ on Thursday night.

The French outfit led by 11 points in the fourth quarter but will only have a two-point advantage when they host the return leg next week.

The Hungarians gave themselves a good chance of progressing with a strong finish, scoring seven unanswered points for the last 1:04.

Quanitra Hollingsworth hit two free-throws for Györ and following a Sonja Kireta turnover for Nantes, Angela Delmis buried a three-ball to close the gap to just four.

After another turnover by Emilija Podrug, Essence Carson drove in for a lay-up as Seat Györ shaved vital points off the deficit.

Mame Sy had 13 points to lead a balanced Nantes attack while Podrug finished with 12, along with six rebounds and five assists

Carson had a game-high 25 points in defeat.

Defending champions Sony Athinaikos have a lot of work to do if they are not going to make an early exit.

Partizan Galenika beat the Greeks in Belgrade, 66-60, with Serbia international Milica Dabovic pouring in a game-high 22 points.

Behind 50-49 early in the fourth quarter, Partizan shut down the Athinaikos attack and limited the visitors to just two points over a five-minute stretch to go on top, 59-52.

Another rising Serbian star, Ana Dabovic, gave a basketball lesson to BC Horizont by scoring 29 points as Dynamo-GUVD rolled to an 83-66 victory.

Horizont are loaded with Belarus internationals, including recently signed Tatyana Troina, but they were run out of the gym in Russia and will now need a strong performance back in Minsk just to have a chance of overturning the deficit.

One of those internationals that played at the FIBA World Championship for Women for Belarus, Tatsiana Likhtarovich, had 15 points for Horizont.

Gran Canaria travelled to Poland and won 68-63 over Energa Torun with Kadidja Andersson pouring in 18 points.

Jelena Maksimovic finished with a game-high 23 for Energa.

One of last year's semi-finalists, Dynamo Kursk, are in danger of bowing out of the competition after a 77-59 demolition at the hands of another Spanish club, Mann Filter Zaragoza.

Ines Kresovic led Mann Filter with 18 points, while Lithuania international Sandra Linkeviciene had 17 points and 11 boards in defeat.

Reyer Venezia are facing a deficit heading into next week after slumping to a 67-62 home defeat to Chevakata.

The Russian outfit won after a strong showing by Elena Danilochkina, who had 17 points.

Elitzur Ramla prevailed 66-57 over Dynamo Moscow in Israel.

Tanasha Wright scored 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds while also coming up with four steals for Elitzur.

Former Halcon Avenida star Le'Coe Willingham contributed 11 points and eight boards to the Israeli team.

Varvara Psareva walked off the court with 15 points and 11 rebounds for Dynamo.



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