Thanks Stefanie Dolson from the Washington Mystics for sharing this cool video with us! Check out Brittney Griner, Candice Parker and soon to be a member of the Seattle Storm Brianna Stewart showing off their dunking skills while training with USA basketball! Please enjoy the sound effects and singing by the one and only purple haired all-star Stefanie! Who do you think had the best dunk?
Games this week got a rare Tuesday start as Castors Braine built a big lead on their Spanish visitors in Belgium on their way to a 73-60 win. Defending champions USK Praha are still trying to get their healthy full strength roster together as they were unable to win in Orenburg in Russia as Nadezhda held on by a 58-54 margin. The team they beat in the final, UMMC Ekaterinburg, remains the only unbeaten team after they dominated the second half in Poland to win 88-52 over Wisla Krakow, which stays winless. An exciting game in France closed Wednesday Group B action as Bourges needed overtime to overcome their visitors from Abdullah Gul University 63-57, earning their first win of the season and handing the Turkish team their first loss.
All of the Group A games were on Wednesday, starting in Russia, where an overwhelming performance by Nneka Ogwumike powered Dynamo Kursk past their Italian visitors 63-58. It was also close in Slovakia as Good Angels Kosice welcomed Turkey’s Galatasaray and won 54-59. Sopron built an early lead in Hungary, but Spain’s Avenida fought back and nearly completed a comeback before losing 73-67. Fenerbahce made the trip from Turkey to France and trailed heading into the final quarter at Villeneuve before a huge run helped them to a 69-55 win to close out another exciting week of EuroLeague action as teams continue to fight for quarterfinal spots.
Round 2 *Please click on the links to see full box scores and game summary*
Beretta Famila Schio vs Sopron 97-61: Schio Anderson 20pts/4reb/9ast/2stl Walker 17pts/4reb Sopron Krnjc 14pts/6reb/1ast/2stl Simon 11pts/3reb/3stl
UMMC vs. Nadezhda 64-54 : Nadezhda McBride 16p/6reb/1as/4stl Kirillova 16pts/3reb UMMC Gruda 18pts/7reb/3ast/1st Taurasi 12pts/9reb/7ast
Avenida vs. Villeneuve d’Ascq 72-49 Avenida Margineean 24pts/4reb/2ast Gidden 13pts/6reb Villeneuve Mahoney 11pts/6reb/2ast/4stl