With only two games to play, Wednesday was filled with action as teams fought for a small number of spots and qualified teams jockeyed for seeding position in the quarterfinals.
Nneka Ogwumike was the ringleader for Dynamo Kursk as they eased past last place and firmly eliminated Sopron 102-68. More impressive was Schio’s 66-60 win at Fenerbahce, which also kept them in the hunt for second place. It is not clear how much Fenerbahce was concerned about winning since they already clinched first place, but Jantel Lavender showed no signs of slowing down. A game that only matters for the EuroCup places went overwhelmingly to Good Angels Kosice 78-48 as Villeneuve missed a big opportunity. Galatasaray was led by Lynetta Kizer as they stayed in the big tie for second place with a 62-49 win at Avenida, which still fights for that last EuroCup spot.
In next week games, Good Angels Kosice can put themselves in good position simply by beating Sopron in Slovakia. Galatasaray figures to get a test from rivals Fenerbahce as they try to gain positioning. Villeneuve could be in trouble for staying in any competition if they lose to Schio in Italy. Avenida will host Dynamo Kursk in the other game as they try to at least make the EuroCup while the visitors try to maintain second place.
Uniqa Sopron vs. Dynamo Kursk 68-102 SOP Crvendakic 14 Fegyverneky 13 Lelas 11 Krnjic 6 KUR Ogwumike 22/8r Vidmer 19/9r Jekabsone-Zogota 18 Miyem 10/9r Augustus 6 Harding 5 Osipova 0
Fenerbahce vs. Famila Schio 60-66 FEN Lavender 20/7r Cakir 10 Coleman 8/7r Quigley 8 Nacickaite 6 Canitez 2 Hollingsworth 0 SCH Yacoubou 12/11r Anderson 12/6r Walker 11/6r Masciadri 9 Ress 3/6r Macchi 3
ESBVA-LM vs. Good Angels Kosice 48-78 ESB Sacko 9 Amant 9 Mahoney 6 GAK Johnson 14 Oblak 14 Jurcenkova 13/8r Langhorne 10/9r Hruscakova 8 Zirkova 2