It was a critical game in Slovakia on Wednesday and things started slowly before picking up in the fourth quarter as Besiktas won 65-60 at Piestanke Cajky with Cappie Pondexter carrying her team. Spartak Moscow earned its qualification on Thursday, eliminating Adana 91-70 as Maria Vadeeva could not be stopped, even with Riquna Williams working on her own big scoring game.
Piestanke Cajky vs. Besiktas 60-65 PIE Parker 12/15r Engelman 11/6a T. Palenikova 11 Oroszova 0/6r BES Pondexter 24/6r Ivankovic 15 Ivegin 10
Sparta&k M.R. Vidnoje vs. Adana Aski 91-70 SPA Vadeeva 34/12r Meesseman 14/11r Novikova 12/7a Namok 10 ADA Williams 26 Nacickaite 14 Campbell 10 Zahui B 10 De Souza 6
Standings: Sparta&k M.R. Vidnoje 4-1, Besiktas 3-2, Piestanke Cajky 2-3, Adana Aski 1-4
Both games in the group were on Thursday as Dynamo Moscow got a critical 64-60 win against Orduspor to stay in the competition. TTT Riga moved into first place with a 79-57 win over Umea.
WBC Dynamo vs. Orduspor 64-60 DYN Pimenova 19 Tikhonenko 12/12r ORD Vandersloot 20 Krivacevic 19/8r Milovanovic 15
TTT Riga vs. Udominate 79-57 TTT Melnika 18/6r Carter 15/7a Mann 12/8r Krastina 11 Eglite 8 Priede 2 Purina 0 UDO Gross 14/7r Baletic 12 Mershon 11 Kabengono 1
Standings: TTT Riga 4-1, Orduspor 3-2 WBC Dynamo 3-2, Udominate 0-5
Both games in the group were on Thursday as the Washington Mystics duo of Ivory Latta and Stefanie Dolson led Edirnespor to a 73-61 win over Tsmoki-Minsk. The battle of Russian teams went to Enisey, which clinched a spot in the next round by going to Vologda and beating Chevakata 69-64. Maria Papova and Britney Jones had a good individual battle. The winner of the Edirnespor-Chevakata game will also move on to the next round.
Edirnespor vs. Tsmoki-Minsk 73-61 EDI Latta 19/8a Dolson 16/8r Deura 12 Malashenko 11 Baltic 10/10r TSM Gutkauskaite 18/7r Pankova 16 A. Jones 4
Chevakata vs. Enisey 64-69 CHE B. Jones 21 Volkova 13/7r Steinberga 12/8r Bekmetova 10 ENI Papova 23 Mayombo 13 Tarasova 10 Hamson 2/10r
Standings: Enisey 4-1, Edirnespor 3-2, Chevakata 3-2, Tsmoki-Minsk 0-5
Both games in this group were on Thursday. Sasa Cado led Istanbul past Energia Ivanovo 72-59 as they stayed unbeaten and advance as clear group winners. The important game was in Sweden, where Lulea managed to sneak past Dunav 77-74 to move into second place despite a great effort from Radostina S. Dimitrova.
Istanbul Universitesi vs. Energia Ivanovo 72-59 IST Cado 20 Williams 14/16r Bjelica 12/6r White 12 IVA Marchenkova 12/10r Hammonds 12 Sazonova 11
Lulea vs. Dunav 8806 77-74 LUL Barthold 16/11r Nystrom 15/9r Vanloo 15/7a Vesterberg 11 Hamilton-Carter 8 Bussey 4 DUN Dimitrova 28 Sharenkapova 13 Stjepanovic 10 Brandon 9/12r Brooks 6/7r
Standings: Istanbul Universitesi 5-0, Lulea 3-2, Dunav 2-3, Energia Ivanovo 0-5
Nantes secured qualification on Wednesday by beating Wasserburg 85-74 as Queralt Casas got a little bit more help than Shey Peddy. Venezia clarified the picture on Thursday by pulling away in the second half in Hungary beating Pecsi 74-61 in another terrific matchup between Binta Drammeh and Karima Christmas. The winner of the game in Italy between Venezia and Wasserburg will determine the other qualifier.
Nantes Reze vs. TSV 1880 85-74 NAN Casas 26 Putnina 16 Andreyeva 16 Galliou 11 Plouffe 9/7r Thorburn 2/6a WAS Peddy 25 Raincock-Ekunwe 15 De Kleijn 15 Sten 9 Lucet 2/8r
Pinkk Pecsi 424 vs. Reyer Venezia 61-74 PIN Drammeh 24/6r Handy 15 Tunstull 6/10r REY Christmas 18/8r Dotto 13 Fontenette 10
Standings: Nantes Reze 4-1, TSV 1880 3-2, Reyer Venezia 3-2, Pinkk Pecsi 424 0-5
On Wednesday, Landes stayed unbeaten as Carmen Guzman led them past Pecs 71-51. Nymburk will join them in the next round after beating Fribourg 79-54 at home on Thursday.
Landes vs. PEAC-Pecs 71-51 LAN Guzman 17/7a Basko-Melnbarde 13 LeGluher-Cano 12 Sliskovic 6 Ayim 4 PEA Williams 14/12r Parks 14 Stankovic 8
Nymburk vs. Elfic Fribourg 79-54 NYM Siksniute 17 Kuster 14/12r Sipova 13 Taylor 12/7r FRI Radovic 14 Cutunic 11 Rol 10 Correal 7 Davis 6
Standings: Landes 5-0, Nymburk 3-2, PEAC-Pecs 1-4, Elfic Fribourg 1-4
On Wednesday, Napoli clinched a spot in the next round by coming back in the fourth quarter to knock off Valosun Brno 64-62. Miskolc stayed unbeaten and kept Orange Blizzards winless as they already knew they were advancing before their 84-74 win behind Tatsiana Likhtarovich and Alyssia Brewer on Thursday.
Valosun KP Brno vs. DIKE Napoli 62-64 VAL Sujanova 18/6r Sanford 10/7r NAP Pastore 16 Ivezic 13 Burdick 12/11r Quinn 7/6r Achonwa 4
Orange Blizzards vs. Aluinvent Miskolc 74-84 ORA Klein 14 Broring 13 Butter 12 Bettonvil 10 ALU Likhtarovich 21 Brewer 19/12r Jovanovic 12/8r Czank 12 Horti 10 Szecsi 6 Strange 2
Standings: Aluinvent Miskolc 5-0, DIKE Napoli 4-1, Valosun KP Brno 1-4, Orange Blizzards 0-5
On Wednesday, Namur kept Gyor winless 74-62 as Emmanuella Mayombo led the way. Angers finally handed the Portuguese surprise story their first loss 73-72 in overtime on Thursday. The visitors had 4 players play all 45 minutes, including leading scorer and Shaqwedia Wallace and rebounder extraordinaire Ashley Bruner.
UNI Gyor vs. Namur 62-74 UNI Radocaj 19 Goree 17/12r Grigalauskyte 14 NMR Mayombo 20 Traore 11/6r Orekhova 11 Miljkovic 10/6a Sissoko 7/10r
UFAB 49 vs. Sportiva Azores Airlines 73-72 (OT) UFA Prodhomme 17 Aleksandravicius 16/7r Bernies 11/6a Pochet 10 SAZ Wallace 26/7r Ivanovic 15/6r Bruner 14/24r
Standings: Sportiva Azores Airlines 4-1 Namur 3-2, UFAB 49 3-2, UNI Gyor 0-5