The second game of each series was played this week starting with five games on Wednesday. Pecs had a deficit to make up on the road after the game in Hungary and did just that in Slovakia, doing enough in the second half for a 78-64 win over Piestanke Cajky and moving the overall score into their favor 142-38. Keltern had a lead from their win in Germany and widened it in the Czech Republic, beating KP Brno 73-55 and taking the series 142-114. Fribourg lost the game in Poland, but made up the gap early in Switzerland, completely overwhelming Gdynia 85-52, creating a convincing 149-126 final margin to advance behind Jori Davis. One series that had no drama was in Charleville as the hosts beat Freiburg again 80-57 after winning in Germany earlier to advance 151-121 in the battle of the Mestdagh sisters. Kristen McCarty had a solid game for the visitors. Also in France, Nantes fell to Loyce Bettonvil and the Amsterdam Angels 82-77, but saved enough of a margin from the game in the Netherlands to win 164-148 overall.
The other series finished on Thursday. Enisey did get a 67-65 win at home in Russia, but Cegled’s margin from their win in Hungary was too big to overcome and they advanced 159-139. Istanbul University also managed a win after a first leg loss, but 68-57 was not nearly enough as they fell 139-121 overall. Angel Robinson had a good game for YDUBGD as they went into the game knowing that they were likely to progress from the battle of Turkish teams. Samsun got another big game from Shay Murphy to win the second game outright 70-61 in Russia after winning in Turkey to advance 152-140. Emma Cannon had a good game for Chevakata, but they could not overturn what had seemed to be a manageable deficit. [Read more…]