October 11, 2017
All games in the opening round were played on Wednesday.
Sopron started their campaign well with a 72-55 win over Galatasaray in Hungary. Sonja Petrovic provided some early added punch to defending champions Dynamo Kursk as they beat Antonia Delaere and Castors Braine 84-68 in Russia. USK Praha prevailed over Bourges 64-61 in the Czech Republic. It took a strong second half in Villeneuve for the other French team in the group to win as they beat Polkowice 65-60.
Sopron vs. Galatasaray 72-55 SOPR Crvendakic 17/8r Turner 15 Jovanovic 11/12r Milovanovic 11/6r Langhorne 10/6r Salvadores 6/6r GALA Dubljevic 15/7r Epoupa 13/6r Quigley 10 Van Grinsven 0
Dynamo Kursk vs. Castors Braine 84-68 KURS Petrovic 26 Ciak 11 McCoughtry 8/8r Prince 3 Cruz 2/6a CAST Delaere 20 Malashenko 12 Steinberga 8/10r Trahan-Davis 7/6r Jones 0
ZVVZ USK Praha vs. Bourges 64-61 ZVVZ Xargay 19/6r/7a Zahui B 15/9r Hanusova 13 Romero 4 BOUR Chartereau 13 Ayayi 10 Ouvina 10 Plouffe 7 Tchatchouang 7 Sharp 3
ESBVA-LM vs. CCC Polkowice 65-60 ESBV Gomis 13 Leedham 11/9r Verin 0 CCC Clark 18/11r Holmes 18 Spanou 3/8r Dikaioulakou 2
The day started with a first look at a full strength UMMC side as they beat Wisla 79-68 in Russia despite the best efforts of Maurita Reid. The storyline that emerged before the games played out in Istanbul. Nadezhda only ended up dressing eight players, only handing time to seven of them as they put up a credible fight against Fenerbahce before losing 67-61. Jolene Anderson was a late arrival after sorting out the paperwork as she nearly led Schio to a win, but Kayla McBride and Yakin Dogu University held on 67-64. Avenida completely stifled Lattes 64-34 in Spain.
UMMC Ekaterinburg vs. Wisla Can-Pack 79-68 UMMC Griner 18 Meesseman 12 Torrens 10/6r Sanders 10/6r Baric 7/6a Taurasi 7 Belyakova 6 WIS Reid 24 Rodriguez 15 Parker 12 Greinacher 7 Antic 0
Fenerbahce vs. Nadezhda 67-61 FENE Verameyenka 12/12r Plum 11 Vaughn 11 Dabovic 11 Cora 10 Canitez 4 NADE Maiga 13/8r Ygueravide 13 Cherepanova 11
Yakin Dogu Universitesi vs. Famila Schio 67-64 YDUB McBride 20/6r Vandersloot 16/7a Wauters 10 Cakir 7 Hollingsworth 6/16r Mestdagh 0 SCHI Anderson 18/6r Yacoubou 8/7r Zandalasini 5 Ress 4/6r Masciadri 3 Macchi 0
Perfumerias Avenida vs. BLMA 64-34 AVEN Elonu 16 Moss 8 Robinson 7/9r De Souza 6/7r Givens 6 Abdi 6 Quevedo 4 BLMA Hurt 14/6r Kobryn 8