The format for this round is two games so the lower seeds were trying to build leads when hosting the first games on Tuesday. San Martino di Lupari kept it close for a half before top seed Schio rolled to an 86-56 win behind Sandrine Gruda. The game that had the biggest expectation for a home win was even through three quarters and Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk led a Lucca team that was not as strong as it was when establishing itself as a high seed and it was Ragusa that finished strong to win 75-63 and carry a strong lead with them on the road. Robyn Parks and Campobasso kept it close against Kayla Thornton and Venezia, but could not pick up a win and trail 75-71. Costa Masnaga had been playing well, but they found themselves getting torched by Bologna’s duo of Ivana Dojkic and Cecilia Zandalasini to lose by the worst margin 96-60. Each series will conclude on Friday.
April 12, 2022
San Martino di Lupari vs. Schio 56-86 SAM Kelley 18/8r Pastrello 11/6r Mitchell 8 SCH Gruda 26/7r Andre’ 13/8r DeShields 13/7r Mestdagh 12/6r
Ragusa vs. Lucca 75-63 RAG Kuier 19/7r Hebard 16 Romeo 13 Taylor 12 Santucci 6 Ostarello 0 LUC Kaczmarczyk 22/11r Dietrick 10/9r Miccoli 10 Gianolla 4
Campobasso vs. Venezia 71-75 CAM Parks 24 Quinonez 13 Gray 12 Chagas 11/6r Lawrence 2 VEN Thornton 20 Anderson 17 Ndour-Fall 16/7r Bestagno 11 Penna 0 Attura 0
Costa Masnaga vs. Bologna 60-96 COS Spreafico 16 Jablonowski 15/8r M. Villa 11/8r/6a Allievi 10 Vaughn 3 Burkholder 0 BOL Dojkic 29 Zandalasini 27 Turner 10/23r Sagerer 8
Only one series was able to start as scheduled on Tuesday as Moncalieri was looking for the early win on the road with the teams winning these series staying safe. Sassari had been preparing for the return of Jessica Shepard though and she dominated the paint in their 84-67 win. The other game was played on Wednesday once traffic issues cleared up and allowed Broni to travel to Faenza, but a good game from Janae Smith was not enough for the visitors in a 70-63 loss. The two visiting teams will be looking to sweep on Saturday to end their seasons with wins while the two hosts will need wins to avoid immediately being dumped into the series for survival.
April 12, 2022
Sassari vs. Moncalieri 84-67 SAS Shepard 44/16r Skoric 14/15r Vintsilaiou 11 Moroni 10 MON Vanloo 19/6a Miletic 13/8r Cordola 13
April 13, 2022
Faenza vs. Broni 70-63 FAE Kunaiyi-Akpanah 14/16r Schwienbacher 14 Davis 12/8r Kantzy 4 BRO Smith 24/8r Galbiati 17/6a Albano 10/8r