January 22, 2021
It was the same pattern for Izmit in this game in Salamanca as they ran out of steam late despite great games from Erica Wheeler and Milica Jovanovic in an 80-78 loss to Nadezhda. Dynamo Kursk missed a golden chance to build a strong advantage for the other spot, losing to Katie Lou Samuelson and hosts Avenida 79-70.
Izmit vs. Nadezhda 78-80 IZM Wheeler 25 Jovanovic 20 Dos Santos 16 NAD Shilova 17 Komarova 16 Zhedik 15 Medvedeva 14 Billings 11 Babkina 2
Avenida vs Dynamo Kursk 79-70 AVEN Kat. Samuelson 27 Milic 13/8r Hayes 12/8r Cazorla 12 Vilaro 9 Kar. Samuelson 2 Hof 0 Rodriguez 0 KURS Lisec 16/8r Bentley 12 Musina 11 Mavunga 10 Ogunbowale 5
The first game in this group was between teams who had qualified already and were just playing for placement. Marine Johannes led Lyon, but Fenerbahce did enough to win 67-65. Brionna Jones and USK Praha did finish with a win at home 80-67 over Alice Kunek and Gdynia.
Lyon vs. Fenerbahce 65-67 LYON Johannes 20 Plouffe 8/10r Raincock-Ekunwe 1 FENE Iagupova 18/10r McBride 15 Vaughn 14 Vitola 4/7r Canitez 4 Cakir 3 Stokes 2/6r Thomas 2 Zandalasini 2
USK Praha vs. Arka Gdynia 80-67 USK Jones 27/10r Oblak 16/7a Elhotova 11 Rezan 10 Dupree 6 Vorackova 5/8a Conde 2 GDYN Kunek 20 Miskiniene 17/13r Spanou 6 Kastanek 6 Greinacher 0
Standings: Fenerbahce 5-1, Lyon 4-2, USK Praha 3-3, Arka Gdynia 0-6
Ekaterinburg tinkered around in the first game with their placement secure and Maria Vadeeva paced them in a 90-41 win over Riga. Early in the next game, Girona looked ready to win the game outright and avoid calculations, but hosts Schio roared back behind Natalia Achonwa, flipping the tiebreakers back in their favor, but the game got close again and the visitors managed to lose by just 77-74 to advance by just a basket.
Riga vs. Ekaterinburg 41-90 TTTR Huff 14 Thomas 10 Laksa 9 UMMC Vadeeva 20/6r Griner 11/12r Torrens 11/8r Quigley 11 Meesseman 10 Vandersloot 7/6a Stewart 4 Jones 0
Schio vs. Girona 77-74 SCHI Achonwa 28/8r Gruda 18/7r/6a Sottana 16/6a Mestdagh 8/6a Harmon 5 GIRO Reisingerova 19 Eldebrink 18 Araujo 15/7r Vasic 8/7r Gray 8 Elonu 4 Ferrari 0
Standings: Ekaterinburg 6-0, Girona 3-3, Schio 3-3, Riga 0-6
Jelena Brooks and Gabby Williams helped Sopron finish this stage with a perfect record after an 84-54 win over Landes. Galatasaray had a second straight chance to win at Bourges and advance and they took it this time with a 75-65 win.
Sopron vs. Landes 84-54 SOP Brooks 20 Williams 18 Krajisnik 17/8r January 8/6a Walker 0 BLAN Vukosavljevic 8 Ayim 8 Plouffe 5 Dumerc 0
Galatasaray vs. Bourges 75-65 GALA Prince 18/7r Russell 14/11r Steinberga 13/8r McCoughtry 11/10r Yalcin 10 Hollingworth 2 Hruscakova 0 BOUR Eldebrink 13 Mann 10 Chartereau 10