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Roundup: Mondeville Make It Through

01 December 2011
EuroCup Women

15. Naignouma Coulibaly (USO Mondeville)
Naignouma Coulibaly had 9 points and 12 rebounds for USO Mondeville

USO Mondeville made sure of their progress from EuroCup Women Group H as they topped winless Spartak Noginsk 64-52 to knock the Russians out of contention in the three-team group.

Spartak battled hard for most of the first half, but a 9-1 run at the end of the second quarter, capped by Hhadydia Minte's jump-shot, turned the tide as Mondeville grabbed a 36-29 lead.

They continued to pull away in the second to inflict a fourth straight loss on Spartak in this competition.

Besiktas are through to the eighth-finals after a 71-57 road win over Telge Basket pushed them to 4-1 in Group B.

Courtney Vandersloot scored 23 points and dished out five assists as the Turkish side outscored their hosts 25-13 in the second quarter to take control of the game and the group.

Botas are certain of their progression and they continued their unbeaten march through Group A with a 90-70 rout of Horizont on the road.

They outscored their hosts 23-12 in the third quarter to bust the game open as Quainna Chaney poured in 18 points and Marina Kress and Monica Wright added 16 each.

Horizont retain second place in the group with a 2-4 record but are joined by Lombos-Cascais, who edged out WBC Dynamo - now 2-3 - 77-74 to complicate the battle for second place.

The game went to the wire but with the score at 75-74, a Kristi Toliver turnover six seconds from time robbed Dynamo of their final chance to take the lead and Lisa Lee, who got the steal, made a lay-up to seal it. Lee led her team with 21 points.

Optimum Ted Ankara are on the verge of progressing from Group C as they improved to 4-1 with a 79-56 rout of AD Vagos in Thursday's lunchtime tip-off.

The score might have been a whole lot worse were it not for a surprising second quarter in which AD Vagos outscored their hosts 20-9 to reverse otherwise one-way traffic towards their own basket.

Ozge Yavas scored 20 points to lead Ankara.

They now top the group from Nantes Reze Basket and Dexia Namur Capitale, who are both 3-2.

In the congested Group G, Sdent Helios might be out but they still showed plenty of fight as they overturned group leaders MBK Ruzomberok 87-78 while Basket Landes confirmed their progress by edging out Partizan Galenika 58-55 to join MBK at 3-2, one win ahead of Partizan and Sdent.

Sdent piled up the points in the middle two quarters and led 77-61 on Andrea Hajdune's free throws with 4:02 to go. MBK tried to rally down the stretch but could not get the win that would have given them some separation in the standings.

In Belgrade, Basket Landes came from behind in the final minute to take the win. Tamara Radocaj's lay-up had Partizan 55-54 up with 1:30 to go, but Jennifer Humphrey replied 50 ticks from the buzzer and drew a foul in the process, making it 57-55.

Iva Roglic missed a jumper for Partizan, and Anais Le Gluher-Cano split a pair of free throws to seal it.

It was already known that Dynamo Kursk and Kayseri Kaskispor Kulubu would progress from Group F, but that does not mean there was to be no drama on the night as Olimpia Grodno stunned Kayseri 97-67 to pick up their first win of the group.

Olimpi shot a blistering 37 of 71 (52.1%) from the field, including 14 of 25 (56%) from three-point range to stun Kayseri, with Natallia Kozun pouring in 19 points and grabbing eight rebounds to lead her team.

The result allowed Kursk to secure top spot in the group with a 72-60 win over Maccabi Bnot Ashdod, moving to 5-0 as Anna Petrakova poured in 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Arras Pays D'Artois reclaimed top spot in Group E with a 97-49 rout of winless SISU Basketball in Denmark. The win moves them to 4-1, climbing above 4-0 BC Chevakata who play BBC Sint-Katelijne-Waver on Sunday.

Arras dominated from start to finish, but never more so than in a third quarter when they outscored their hosts 32-8. Gabriela Marginean led the way with 20 points, while Nadezda Grishaeva had 14 points and 20 boards.

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