USK Praha got great news this round from their win over Karlovy Vary as Sonja Petrovic took the court for the first time this season. Also in Sunday games, Nymburk remained undefeated by beating Slovanka and Krystal Vaughn had the strongest individual performance in an overwhelming win for Slavia Praha against winless Strakonice. Earlier on Saturday, Kara Trutnov beat Brno to keep pace with the teams at the top of the standings. Hradec Kralove won at Valosun Brno and a battle of teams trying to climb from the bottom of the standings saw VS Praha beat Ostrava. [Read more…]
There was a game from Round 8 moved up to Wednesday before the Round 7 games took place on Saturday.
October 28th, 2015
Rapid vs. Alexandria 43-68 RAP Bejan 10 Ene 9 ALE Arnold 25/10a Voicu 13/6r Brown 12/11r
October 31, 2015
Satu Mare vs. ICIM Arad 38-97 SAT Vilcinschi 15 Voicu 5 ARA Dyer 26/9r Gill 22/12r Reid 19/8r/6a McCarthy 12/6r
Timisoara vs. Brasov 61-72 TIM Stankovic 19 Mitov 16 Lough 11 Wilson 7/9r Grbic 0 BRA Bartee 25/19r Irimia 17/10r Sharpe 14/6r Pesovic 11/6r
Alba Iulia vs. Cluj Napoca 59-52 ALB King 18 Webb 16 Antic 10 Abel 6/6a Logan 1 CLU Grimes 15/8r Prlja 10/9r/6a Ferenczi 10 Clark 4/7r Wilson 2
Sf. Gheorghe vs. Rapid 125-26 SEP Tavic 23/8a Jeffery 22/8r/10a Marshall 18/6a Pierre-Louis 14/6r Evans 13/11r Lazar 10 Faleru 6/6r RAP Burlakova 13 Bejan 4
Galati vs. Targoviste 61-67 GAL Walter 19 McKenzie 15/8r Rochel 9 Frost 4/6r TAR Cosby 25 Toma 13/8r Thompson 10/6r Wampler 8/6r Principe 6 Williams 0
It is now past the midway point of the first portion of the season in China. Xinjiang remains the only unbeaten team, keeping Heilongjiang winless 96-58. Beijing tries to keep pace in the North as they beat Liaoning 66-53. Shanxi continues to await their star as they lost 59-56 to Shenyang. In the South, the two teams at the top are still tied. Guangdong beat Henan 81-66 and Elizabeth Cambage was the leading scorer of the round again as Shanghai beat Bayi 82-75. Jiangsu kept Shandong winless with an 81-60 win.
Guangdong vs. Henan 81-66 Guangdong Leuchanka 25/15r Huang 17/9r Henan Sun 18 Parker 12/9r
Bayi vs. Shanghai 75-82 Bayi Sun MX 22 Sun MR 17 Shanghai Cambage 29/11r Huang 18/6r
Jiangsu vs. Shandong 81-60 Jiangsu Jin 15 Chen 12 Breland 9/16r Shandong Wang 12 Yu 11
Liaoning vs. Beijing 53-66 Liaoning Wang 19/6r Braxton 17/7r Beijing Fowles 17/14r Zhang 12 Gao 12
Shanxi vs. Shenyang 56-59 Shanxi Wei 18/9r Taylor 12 Shenyang Liu 16 Jin 15/8r
Heilongjiang vs. Xinjiang 58-96 Heilongjiang Ji 20/7r McIntyre 14/8r Xinjiang Charles 27/11r Peng 22
Powerhosue Wasserburg stayed undefeated, but it is one of the newcomers that continues to impress as Keltern survived a tough game to also move to 7-0. In a battle of winless teams, it was the other new team in the league, Osnabruck, that lost to Oberhausen. Herner and Saarlouis got wins to keep pace with the top teams and Halle stays in the top half of the standings after a win.
October 31, 2015
Keltern vs. Rotenburg 83-74 GSK Mendy 19 Hjelle 15/13r Guay 15/7a Mahlknecht 10/10r Kenyon 7/6r AHRS Skuballa 21 Mallard 19/10r Mankertz 12 Selby 10 Pakulat 4/7r Rodriguez 0
Halle vs. Donau-Ries 83-66 SVH Taraseva 26 Hebecker 14/9r Ederaine 14/6r Hartmann 13/6r Engeln 4 DON Sigmon 19 Womack 10/6r Schlegel 6/11r Parsons 4
Marburg vs. Herner 62-70 BCM Baker 15 Yohn 6/6r Lee 4 Koppl 0 HTC Greinacher 17/7r Mersch 14 Davis 13/6r Amojo 11 Harris 0
Oberhausen vs. Osnabruck 66-62 NBO J. Williams 24/9r Stiller 11 M. Williams 8/8r Maticka 8 Menz 5 OSC Thomas 14/15r McDaniel 13/11r Kovacevic 12 Rees 6 Davis 4/7r
Wasserburg vs. Freiburg 83-61 WBG Raincock-Ekunwe 18/8r Peddt 14/10s Sten 14 Brunckhorst 12 Lucet 10/9r USC Dzirma 20/6r K. Williams 12/6r/6a A. Williams 10/8r Pullins 6
Saarlouis vs. Chemnitz 90-68 TVS Niedola 18/9r Barnert 17/6r Tisdale 12 Costa 8 Dowe 6/9r CCC Koop 29/11r Halasz 12 Buck 10 Bejtic 10 Ruffin 2 Shields 0
A clear separation in the standings has developed between the top and bottom half of the league. There were several close games between the halves, but Wisla Krakow and Lublin remained tied for first. Sleza Wroclaw beat Artego Bydgoszcz in a battle between top half teams. Gdynia and Polkowice beat teams from the lower half. Renee Taylor was the leading scorer of the round again as Poznan beat Siedlce in the only game between teams in the lower half of the standings.
October 30th, 2015
Zaglebie Sosnowiec vs. Gdynia 60-66 SOS McCallum 18/6r Sutherland 13/9r Bekasiewicz 10 Swanier 2 GDY M. Bibrzycka 13/7r A. Bibrzycka 13/6r Johnson 12/9r Skerovic 10/8r/12a Troina 6 Wilson 4
October 31, 2015
MKS Polkowice vs. KSSSE AZS PWSZ Gorzow 75-56 POL Greene 22/11r Michael 19/14r/6a Schmidt 12 McKenith 2 GOR Brown 21 Goodrich 11
Energa Torun vs. AZS UMCS Lublin 49-58 TOR Ajavon 14 Macaulay 10/10r Kelley 2 Szczechowiak 2 LUB Owczarzak 11/6r Player 11 Metcalf 9/9r Williams 9/7r
Sleza Wroclaw vs. Artego Bydgoszcz 89-67 SLE Leciejewska 21/7r Linkeviciene 17/6a Sniezek 15/7r Sulciute 11 Krezel 9 Shegog 8 Zoll 0 ART McBride 23 Carter 13 Reid 12 Morris 3
Widzew Lodz vs. Wisla Can-Pack Krakow 68-69 WID Urbaniak 21 Robinson 16 Crook 2/6r WIS Ouvina 15/10r Turner 15 Peters 10/10r
MKK Siedlce vs. MUKS Poznan 64-70 SIE Malone 18/8r Kisilowa 17 Martinez 8 POZ Taylor 25 Idziorek 10
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After a pair of qualifying games determined the last team to play in the group stage, the main portion of the competition started this week with games spread across Wednesday and Thursday. The 32 teams were divided roughly geographically with 16 teams from the more eastern half of Europe split among Groups A through D. Group E through H consisted of 16 teams from the more western half of Europe. In this round, each teams plays a six game double round robin schedule. The top two teams in each group will advance to the next round.
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.
The round started with a Conquero home game on Friday as they beat Bembibre. Saturday games included the two EuroLeague teams and finalists from last year winning as Girona won at Gipuzkoa and Avenida welcoming CREF to the top division. Gernika kept pace with the leaders after beating Ferrol. Traditionally strong Gran Canaria continued their struggles as Promete headed to the island and won. Sunday action started in Zaragoza, where the hosts beat Cadi La Seu. The weekend closed with Zamarat handing league newcomers Azkoitia another loss to keep them winless.
October 30, 2015
Conquero vs. Bembibre 67-51 CON Caldwell 19/15r Elonu 16/10r Buch 14/6a Asurmendi 10 Peters 6 BEM Montenegro 13/6r O’Reilly 8/6r Gimeno 8 Davis 0
October 31, 2015
Gipuzkoa vs. Girona 58-67 GIP Bravard 16/10r Foraste 10 GIR Gray 20 Jordana 12 Spanou 11/9r Coulibaly 10/9r Mieloszynska-Zwolak 4 Mingo 2
Avenida vs. CREF Hola 82-66 AVE Ndour 24/8r Marginean 20 Vitola 13 Liston 8 Rodriguez 6 Gemelos 4/6a CREF Butulija 24 Weaver 17 Ygueravide 11 Leary 7/8r Thompson 2 Amukamara 2 Rubene 1
Gran Canaria vs. Campus Promete 71-81 GRA Pye 28 Stejskalova 14 Royo 12 Markovic 5/11r Evers 4 PRO Thiam 19 Knight 17 Covington 12 Gastaminza 6 Stewart 4
Gernika vs. Ferrol 76-61 GER Edwards 16/7r Pop 14/6a Vega 12/7r Ross 11 Vanderwal 8 Clark 0 FER Sanchez 21 Suarez 10/8r/6a Quevedo 9/6r Hammond 6
November 1, 2015
Mann Filter vs. Cadi La Seu 55-48 ZAR Ferrari 18/8r Zlatanova 10/8r Mosch 10 Liepkalne 9/7r CAD Abalde 12/8r Perez 10 Vila 0
Azkoitia vs. Zamarat 63-72 AZK Davydova 17/9r Markovic 16/10r Silva 16/6a ZAM Van Den Adel 18/7r Simpson 13/6r Da Silva 12 Delgado 11
There are now only two unbeaten teams after Nadezhda won at Dynamo Kursk with a strong performance from Kayla McBride. UMMC had an easier time against Enisey. Chevakata remains at the top of the standing by virtue of playing more games as they brought MBA to Vologda and won. Spartak Moscow kept pace with the teams at the top as young phenom Maria Vadeeva turned in another strong performance in a win over Kazanochka. A battle of winless teams went to Dynamo Moscow which got a solid effort from Tatyana Burik to offset Dynamo GUVD’s Canadian duo. Energy Ivanovo beat Spartak Noginsk as Viktoria Medvedeva scored more points than any player this round.
November 1, 2015
Enisey vs. UMMC 65-96 ENI Vorobyeva 14/6r Hamson 11/8r Papova 11 UMMC Taurasi 23 Belyakova 22 Griner 21/7r Lyttle 10/13r/6a Toliver 5/9a
Dynamo Moscow vs. Dynamo GUVD 69-66 DYM Burik 22 Tikhonenko 12/13r Kulicheva 12 Fedorenkova 10 GUVD Alexander 19/11r Langlois 17/6r/7a Dorovshikh 13/10r
Energy Ivanovo vs. Spartak Noginsk 70-52 IVA Medvedeva 28/9r Grigoryeva 10 Hammonds 4 SPN Chistyakova 13/9r Pershina 11/8r
Chevakata vs. MBA 92-71 CHE Jones 24 Petrushina 23/6r Volkova 13/10r/8a/6s Savina 11 Steinberga 8/9r MBA Degtyarskaya 13 Bratchikova 12 Sytnyak 11/6r Gorbacheva 10/6r Kaytukova 10
Spartak MR vs. Kazanochka 91-39 SPM Vadeeva 27/12r Musina 20 Gladkova 15 Meesseman 8 KAZ Boothe 7 Shelton 0
Dynamo Kursk vs. Nadezhda Orenburg 59-60 KUR Prince 10/7a Augustus 10 Miyem 10 Ogwumike 8/6r Osipova 3 NAD McBride 20 Bonner 14/7r Cruz 9 Robinson 8/6r