|18 March 2013|
|EuroLeague Women Final Eight Day 1 MVP: Jantel Lavender |
Jantel Lavender can take some positives from EuroLeague Women Final Eight Day 1 action, despite her team losing, with her 32-point, 10-rebound double-double earning her the day's MVP honours.
Lavender's efforts turned out to be in vain with Famila Schio falling to pre-tournament group favourites Sparta&K 88-79, but her efforts certainly will not have gone unnoticed by her up-and-coming opponents over the remainder of the week.
Taken ahead of Sue Bird for the tournament, Candace Parker had a point to prove in UMMC Ekaterinburg and did not disappoint, leading her team to victory with a 17-point, 13-rebound double-double, whilst adding four assists and three steals for good measure.
Rounding out the Day 1 podium was Giorgia Sottana for her 21-point 10-assist double-double, also playing for Famila Schio.
EUROLEAGUE WOMEN FINAL EIGHT DAY 1 MVP RANKINGS