Polkowice Win Cup, Kayseri Ink Little

16 September 2013

EUROLEAGUE WOMEN

7. Belinda Snell (CCC Polkowice)
 Belinda Snell (pictured) and Valeriya Musina were instrumental in taking CCC Polkowice to victory in MEKR Cup

CCC Polkowice have already secured their first trophy of the new campaign after a dramatic double overtime success in the final of the MEKR's Cup, whilst in other news power forward Camille Little is stepping out for Kayseri Kaski spor.

Polish champions, CCC Polkowice just can't stop winning silverware after taking the title at the prestigious pre-season tournament in Trutnov over the weekend, to continue their momentum from a historic domestic clean sweep last year.

They took down one of the 2013-14 EuroCup Women favourites Dynamo Kursk 86-84 in thrilling fashion, despite the best efforts of 22 point Shay Doron, who twice made the crucial basket to force an extra five minutes for the Russian team.

However, it was a Russian national team player who ironically won the game for the Polish side, as Valeriya Musina continued her blistering form from last year to pour in a mammoth 34 points and also complete a spectacular double-double with 10 rebounds.

Serbian forward Jelena Milovanovic also landed a double-double in defeat for her new team having made a summer switch from UE Sopron, whilst EuroLeague Women veteran Belinda Snell contributed a nice cameo of 20 points for the podium-toppers.

There were three other EuroLeague Women clubs participating, but they endured mixed fortunes competing against hosts Kara Trutnov and three EuroCup Women opponents.

ZVVZ USK Prague took third place with a crushing 95-58 success against their domestic rivals and hosts, the damage done primarily by Czech national team star Katerina Elhotova and Montenegrin forward Jelena Dubljevic who combined for 45 points.

Wisla-Can Pack squeezed into fifth spot courtesy of Justyna Zurowska who racked up 18 points in a hard fought 53-51 win against MBK Ruzomberok, whilst Nadezhda were left in last place after losing 84-79 to TSV Wasserburg.

The German club gave themselves a big lift ahead of the forthcoming EuroCup Women season as Emma Cannon and Stina Barnert shared an impressive 38 points and 13 rebounds. Greek forward Zoi Dimitrakou fired 21 points for Nadezhda.

 

LITTLE PUTS PEN TO PAPER FOR NEWCOMERS

After a couple of weeks of speculation, it has been confirmed that EuroLeague Women newcomers Kayseri Kaski spor have signed American power forward Camille Little.

Just like her club, the player will embark on a rookie season in the competition, having played in the Chinese league during the last couple of years, accumulating a WCBA double-double of over 25 points and 10 rebounds per game.

Little is well known by fans in Kayseri, since she previously had a short spell with the team during 2008-09 and the WNBA player will also have the familiar face of Seattle Storm team-mate TanishaWright alongside her for company.


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