Half of the series started on Wednesday, opening in Minsk, where 23 seed Tsmoki lost to 10 seed Gernika 57-52. 12 seed Polkowice brought home the biggest advantage of the day after Artemis Spanou led them past Frida Eldebrink and Botas 75-56. In the game between the closest seeds, Brianna Kiesel and Laura Miskiniene secured a solid lead for 16 seed Bydgoszcz with a 70-61 win over Sepsi. The closest game of the day went to 13 seed Roche, which beat Katsiaryna Snytsina and 19 seed Besiktas 83-79.
A lower seed finally broke through on Thursday in Miskolc as Ziomara Morrison emerged for the 21st seeded hosts in a 59-54 win over 11 seed Olympiacos. 18 seed Gorzow also got a narrow win behind Kahleah Copper and Laura Juskaite 67-66 over 15 seed Enisey. The higher seeds returned to winning ways when Paris Kea and 9 seed Spartak Moscow got an 89-72 win in Fribourg. Sedis has the best chance of overturning seeding after Tinara Moore helped the 22 seed pull away from 14 seed Sint-Katelijne-Waver for a 59-46 win. The series will now take three weeks off before resuming at the opposite venues in the new year.
December 18, 2019
(23) Tsmoki-Minsk vs. (10) Gernika 52-57 TSM Chidom 15/8r Theriot 12 Hasper 11 LOIN Lo 14/7r Milic 13/8r Dietrick 10 Wojta 7/12r Mazionyte 0
(20) Botas vs. (12) Polkowice 56-75 BOT Eldebrink 20/6r Gulcan 12 Hollingsworth 2 CCC Spanou 30 Stallworth 18 Filip 11/14r Robinson 5
(17) Sepsi vs. (16) Bydgoszcz 61-70 SIC Mandache 18 Givens 15/9r/6a Butler 4/6r ARTG Kiesel 22 Miskiniene 21/20r Pobozy 10/10r O’Neill 10/6r
(19) Besiktas vs. (13) Roche 79-83 BESI Snytsina 25 Caglar 16/6r/8a Anderson 14 Middleton 9/10r VEND Bailey 17/9r Ngoyisa 16/7r Lucet 14 Heriaud 12/8a
December 19, 2019
(21) DVTK vs. (11) Olympiacos 59-54 DVTK Morrison 26/11r Walker-Kimbrough 14/8r Goree 11/9r OSFP Gemelos 19 Graves 10/15r Thomas 10 Pavlopoulou 3 Stamolamprou 0
(18) Gorzow vs. (15) Enisey 67-66 GORZ Copper 27/7r Juskaite 21 Green 8/10r ENI Koizar 17/8r/6a Linskens 12/16r McCray 11 Tarasova 11
(24) Fribourg vs. (9) Spartak Moscow 72-89 FRIB Giroud 18/8r/7a Fora 12/7s Delva 10/8r Viana 10 SPAR Kea 20 Bertsch 17 K. Levchenko 15
(22) Sedis vs. (14) Sint-Katelijne-Waver 59-46 SEU Moore 20/16r Nogic 13 Wiese 10/6r Pujol 7 Gustavsson 0/6r SKW Maesschalck 18 De Meyer 11