Ragusa hosted the opening weekend of play. The first game was on Saturday as Venezia beat Vigarano 58-52 as Karlie Samuelson made her professional debut in the loss. Jacki Gemelos led Napoli past San Martino di Lupari 64-58. Sunday’s games started with a surprise as Broni knocked off Valeria Battisodo and defending champions Lucca 67-55 thanks to Julie Wojta’s big game against her former team. Schio had an unexpectedly tough time against Battipaglia but left with the 63-57 win. Ragusa could not send the fans home happy as they were edged by Torino, which was led by Sophie Brunner making her overseas debut, 56-54.
September 30, 2017
Venezia vs. Vigarano 58-52 VEN Walker 13/6s Carangelo 11 VIG Samuelson 17/6r Zempare 11/10r Armstrong 2
San Martino di Lupari vs. Napoli 58-64 SAN Bailey 16/11r Mahoney 10 Oroszova 8/6r NAP Gemelos 22 Harmon 16/11r Hruscakova 14
October 1, 2017
Broni vs. Lucca 67-55 BRO Wojta 26/15r Ravelli 11 Lee 7/12r LUC Battisodo 20 Roberts 10/6r
Battipaglia vs. Schio 57-63 BAT Davis 19 Miletic 13 Campbell 2/10r SCH Ress 12/10r Lisec 12/7r Anderson 9 Macchi 8 Masciadri 0
Torino vs. Ragusa 56-54 TOR Brunner 18/8r Gill 6 RAG Formica 16/12r Kuster 16/8r Ndour 10