The group stage of the tournament finished this week.
Qualification in the group had already been decided, but Adana dealt a small blow to Besiktas on Wednesday with Amanda Zahui B leading the way in the 91-82 win in a battle of Turkish teams. On Thursday, Spartak Moscow finished the group stage with a 63-48 win over Piestanke Cajky.
Adana Aski vs. Besiktas 91-82 ADA Zahui B 29/7r Nacickaite 18 Campbell 12 De Souza 9 Williams 3 BES Grishaeva 18/7r Ivegin 16 Cora 15 Basaran 14/7r Pondexter 11/8r
Sparta&k M.R. Vidnoje vs. Piestanke Cajky 63-48 SPA Musina 14 Vadeeva 10/8r Meesseman 6/8r PIE Krc-Turbova 12 Engelman 9 Parker 8 Oroszova 3
Standings: Sparta&k M.R. Vidnoje 5-1, Besiktas 3-3, Adana Aski 2-4, Piestanke Cajky 2-4
The group was settled on Thursday, as Orduspor left Udominate winless 87-68 with Tijana Krivacevic leading the way. Dynamo Moscow held on to a narrow 61-59 win over TTT Riga, but Ksenia Tikhonenko’s performance was not enough to flip tiebreakers, leaving the last team in the tournament in the group’s top spot.
Orduspor vs. Udominate 87-68 ORD Krivacevic 24 Akkaya 19/9r Milovanovic 19 Vandersloot 15 UDO Mershon 16 Nordstrom 12 Baletic 11/6r Gross 10/11r Kabengono 6
WBC Dynamo vs. TTT Riga 61-59 DYN Tikhonenko 23/11r Fedorenkova 14/7a TTT Carter 14 Eglite 11 Mann 6 Priede 0
Standings: TTT Riga 4-2, Orduspor 4-2, WBC Dynamo 4-2, Udominate 0-6
The last spot was determined on Thursday and both teams played like there was a lot at stake, going to double overtime before homecourt advantage helped Edirnespor edge Chevakata 97-94. Each team relied on a trio as Ivory Latta, Nevena Jovanovic, and Milica Deura pushed their team to the win. Britney Jones, Elena Volkova, and Anete Steinberga nearly led their team to the next round. Enisey was already preparing for the new year as they kept Tsmoki-Minsk from even getting one win 79-56.
Edirnespor vs. Chevakata 97-94 (2OT) EDI Latta 32 Jovanovic 24/12r Deura 24 Dolson 6/12r CHE B. Jones 28/7r Volkova 25/7r Steinberga 24/10r
Enisey vs. Tsmoki-Minsk 79-56 ENI Gogiya 15 Hamson 14/7r Mayombo 10/7a TSM Paugaite 19/6r A. Jones 2
Standings: Enisey 5-1, Edirnespor 4-2, Chevakata 3-3, Tsmoki-Minsk 0-6 [Read more…]