January 19, 2021
It was a busy start to the group stage on Tuesday, including a pair of games in Gyor in this pod. Brianna Kiesel led the hosts, but Ty Harris and Kalani Brown helped Kayseri win 86-72. Prometey assembled a solid roster as they provided Ukrainian representation on the continental level, but a good game from Ke’Shunan James was not enough in a 106-80 loss to Sara Krnjic and Szekszard.
Gyor vs. Kayseri 72-86 GYOR Kiesel 23 Mompremier 19/14r Lass 0 KYS Harris 28/8a Brown 24/8r Herbert-Harrigan 10/12r/7a
Szekszard vs. Prometey 106-80 KSC Krnjic 21/8r Studer 17/9a McCall 14 Zele 14 Friskovec 13 Goree 12/6r Skoric 12/8a Szabo 0 82 James 21 Mosby 19/8r Mollova 15 Horobets 13 Dubrovina 12/10a
Umea was not able to make it to Ankara and had to withdraw, so only one game will be played per round in this group. Their was some curiosity about how Elitzur Ramla would perform as their full strength roster is not legal in either this competition or domestic league play, but they started well behind Tiffany Mitchell and Betnijah Laney in an 80-61 win over Keyona Hayes and DVTK.
DVTK vs. Elitzur Ramla 61-80 DVTK Hayes 22/12r Mokango 8/6r Aho 2 Montai-Vukov 2 RAM Mitchell 24/8r Laney 20/10r Bonner 16/8r Shafir 11 Cohen 7
Antakya is the site for this group and Alexis Prince led hosts Hatay to a 79-53 win over fellow Turkish team Adana. Spartak Moscow beat Cegled 78-61 in the other game.
Hatay vs. Adana 79-53 HATA Prince 24/18r Canada 17/7r Yavas 11 Ndour 10/7r Turk 2 Ben Abdelkader 0 ADA Wallace 14 Fontaine 11 Yildizhan 10/9r Gultekin 2
Spartak Moscow vs. Cegled 78-61 SPAR Ignatova 17 Williams 13/11r Komarova 12 Repnikova 11 Levchenko 11 CEKK Bozoki 16 Moore 14/8r Ortiz 13/6r Sotiriou 12 McBryde 0
This group is playing their games in Brno. Elazig leaned heavily on their starters, especially Emma Cannon and Kelsey Mitchell to get past MBA 85-74. Hosts KP had a big lead early and then managed to hang on to beat Gorzow 72-70.
MBA Moscow vs. Elazig 74-85 MBA Psareva 12/6a Stolyar 12 Leshkovtseva 11 ELOI Cannon 25/15r Mitchell 25 Dubljevic 18/10r Baric 10/7a Ozelci 0
Gorzow vs. KP Brno 70-72 GORZ Walker-Kimbrough 24 Hristova 15 Green 11/14r Gustafson 11 KPBR Brezinova 17/10r Page 17/9a Potter 12/10r Kopecka 10
This group is playing in Landerneau and Venezia sent a message with a 118-53 pasting of Phantoms Boom behind Gintare Petronyte and Natasha Howard. Ace Koenig and Fribourg edged Luisa Geiselsoder and the hosts 69-68 in the other game.
Phantoms Boom vs. Reyer Venezia 53-118 PHAN Van Buggenhout 14 S. Bell 12 VEN Petronyte 23/12r Howard 23 Pan 14 Anderson 12 Penna 9 Fagbenle 8/6r Attura 0
Fribourg vs. Landerneau 69-68 FRIB Konig 22/7r Giroud 16/8r Fora 15 Koenen 10 Adderly 6/11r LBRE Geiselsoder 24/9r Kalu 15 Marginean 2
The long day actually started in this group as games were played at a neutral site in Valencia. Carolo beat Tenerife 77-59 in the early game. Angie Bjorklund led Gernika past Roche 82-67 in the other game.
Tenerife vs. Carolo 59-77 TENE Fasoula 15 Bettencourt 10 Atkinson 10 Abdi 4 Kostourkova 4 Taylor 2 CARO Bouderra 16/6a Turner 15 Pouye 10 Nared 7/7r Miyem 5 Akhator 4
Gernika vs. Roche 82-67 LOIN Bjorklund 22 Ivanovic 16 Cornelius 6 Gomes Colhado 2 ROVE Clarke 15 Amant 11 Higgins 8 Lucet 6
Sfantu Gheorghe is hosting this group and the first game was a good one as Sedis edged Villeneuve 71-69. Sepsi looked good at home, starting on fire in an 85-48 win over Namur.
Villenueve vs. Sedis 69-71 ESBV Wadoux 15 Peters 13/8r Diawara 13/8r Gomis 12 Berkani 4 SEDI Diaz 17 Dornstauder 14/7r Etxarri 12 Pujol 7 Geldof 2 Raventos 1 Mestres 0 Ortiz 0
Namur vs. Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe 48-85 BELN Ogun 12 Kunaiyi-Akpanah 11/17r Range 10 Mestdagh 3 Soriano 0 SSIC Pasic 16/6r Gardner 15 Mandache 12/6r Tobin 10/8r Pavlopoulou 9
After waiting for another group to finish play, Valencia was able to start on their home floor with an 82-42 win over Sint-Katelijne-Waver. The day ended with Hainaut beating Braine 82-64.
Valencia vs. Sint-Katelijne-Waver 82-42 VAL Allen 19/6s Trahan-Davis 13/6r Gil 13 Gulich 8/8r Romero 8/6a SKW Bi. Massey 17/16r Be. Massey 12
Hainaut vs. Braine 82-64 SAHB Kone 17 Slonjsak 15 Day 11 Gustavsson 7 Bailey 5/11r Ewodo 0 CAST Alexander 15/11r Lisowa Mbaka 14 Starling 10 De Souza 9 Kreslina 2