Galatasaray crowned EuroCup Women champions
MUNICH (EuroCup Women) - Galatasaray have claimed their second EuroCup Women title, defeating Reyer Venezia 155-140 on aggregate score.
Following on from a 90-68 win in Istanbul a week earlier, Galatasaray - who began their 2017/18 European campaign in the EuroLeague Women Regular Season - were firmly in control coming into Wednesday night's return leg in Venice.
Reyer Venezia however, who had overturned a 20-point deficit in the Semi-Finals, knew they had it within them to cause another upset, but a resolute Galatasaray side would not allow the home side's lead to grow to more than 12 points, as the Venetians came up short, despite a 72-65 win.
The victory marks Galatasaray's second success in EuroCup Women, having won their initial title back in 2009 - the first time a Turkish women's club won a European title. They followed that up with the EuroLeague Women crown in 2014.
Galatasaray's Wednesday night victory marked the beginning of the biggest week on the European women's basketball club calendar. Attention now turns to Sopron, Hungary for the EuroLeague Women Final Four as defending champions Dynamo Kursk take on UMMC Ekaterinburg and hosts Sopron Basket play Yakin Dogu Universitesi in Friday's Semi-Finals.
The Third-Place Game and Final will then take place on Sunday.
About EuroCup Women
EuroCup Women is the second-tier women's club competition in Europe, which saw 40 clubs compete in the 2017/18 Regular Season. From the Quarter-Finals stage, the top four EuroCup Women teams were joined by the 5th and 6th-placed teams from each of the EuroLeague Women Regular Season Groups.
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