October 28, 2020
The two qualifying games for the last spots in EuroLeague were played on Wednesday with Izmit hosting and having a few fans in the stands for support. Neither team in the first game had been at their best during their league seasons so far, but Clarissa Dos Santos and Erica Wheeler proved to be the right inside-outside combination for the hosts in an 85-68 win over Kristine Vitola and DVTK. The other game matched a Girona team battle-hardened by a large number of domestic league games while Sepsi had an intriguing roster, but no competitive games yet. Rebekah Gardner and company made a push after halftime, but Girona pulled away to seize the last spot 76-54.
Izmit joins a tough Group A with Dynamo Kursk, Nadezhda Orenburg, and Avenida. Girona is in Group C with Ekaterinburg, Riga, and Schio. Group B contains Fenerbahce, USK Praha, Lyon, and Arka Gdynia. Group D consists of Sopron, Bourges, Galatasaray, and Landes. DVTK and Sepsi now drop down to the EuroCup, which will also have qualifying games later in the year.
DVTK vs. Izmit 68-85 DVTK Vitola 20/7r Kanyasi 16 Medgyessy 14/6a Mokango 6/6r Aho 2 Montai-Vukov 0 IZM Dos Santos 20/17r Wheeler 20/6a Jovanovic 18/7r Emirtekin 10
Girona vs. Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe 76-54 GIRO Vasic 17 Eldebrink 15 Reisingerova 12 Gray 9 Elonu 8/6r Ferrari 2 SSIC Gardner 24/6a Tobin 17 Ruzickova 10 Pavlopoulou 0