The first games of the playoffs were played on Wednesday. Each series starts with the lower ranked team hosting the first game as the teams switch venues next week with the scores for the games combined to determine a winner. An all-Hungary battle opened proceedings and 12 seed Szekszard will bring home a 76-67 lead after a win at 21 seed Gyor. 16 seed Wasserburg will have a much tougher time at home after 17 seed Saint-Amand dominated the game in France 80-47 behind Laura Garcia.
The rest of the series started on Thursday including the early game in Krasnoyarsk, where a good game from Mariona Ortiz still left 13 seed Namur with a 69-58 deficit against 20 seed Enisey. Bria Hartley and 11 seed Mersin should feel comfortable after leaving Russia with an 81-66 win over MBA. DeNesha Stallworth and Elzbieta Miedzik teamed up to lead 14 seed Bydgoszcz to an 86-68 win over DVTK in Miskolc. A good game for Kahleah Copper helped 15 seed Gdynia leave Umea with a manageable 71-67 deficit. 23 seed Sepsi game back to beat 10 seed Olympiacos 59-55. Fribourg may have been the last seed at 24, but had a good start at home thanks to Marielle Giroud before 9 seed Landes got the 71-64 win.
December 13, 2017
CMB Cargo Uni Gyor vs. KSC Szekszard 67-76 GYOR Goree 17/12r Fields 15 Varga 13 Simon 13 KSC Krnjic 16 Erkic 14 Oblak 13 Balint 13 McCall 4/10r
Saint-Amand vs. TSV 1880 80-47 SAHB Garcia 21 Bruner 18/7r Tetemondova 16/7r WASS Gaillou-Loko 10/10r Holopainen 10 Palmer 6/9r
December 14, 2017
Enisey vs. Namur 69-58 ENI Monroe 14/11r McCallum 14/6r/6s Dorovskikh 14 Svaryte 13/9r BELN Ortiz 24 Williams 12 Day 10/8r Mestdagh 9
MBA Moscow vs. Mersin 66-81 MBA Leshkovtseva 15 Glonti 14/6r Sytnyak 14 MERS Hartley 21 Gajic 19/19r Yalcin 12/6r Cado 11/7r Thomas 8/8r
DVTK vs. Artego Bydgoszcz 68-86 DVTK Burkholder 19/10r Peckova 17 Bach 10 Szabo 7/8a Vukov 0 ARTG Stallworth 21/7r Miedzik 21 Stankovic 16 McBride 9/11a O’Neill 8/6a
Umea Udominate vs. Gdynia 71-67 UMEA Mazionyte 19/8r Kiesel 17/7r Begic 14/10r Brown 13/6a Koop 3 GDYN Copper 25 Vitola 18/6r Aleksandravicius 14/6r Jankoska 0
ACS Sepsi vs. Olympiacos 59-55 SSIC Parau 16 Marshall 14/6r Webb 12 Fontaine 8/6r Hamilton-Carter 0 OLY Anderson 19/6r Maltsi 15 Macaulay 6 Mazic 3/9r
Elfic Fribourg vs. Landes 64-71 FRIB Giroud 22/7r Mayombo 15/7a Trebec 11 Williams 10 BLAN Dumerc 18 Milapie 13/9r Bravard 11 Ayim 10/7r