Nadezhda claim maiden EuroCup Women title
LATTES (France) - Nadezhda wrote history on Wednesday by claiming their first ever EuroCup Women trophy, edging out BLMA 146-132 on aggregate in the home-and-away Final.
Trailing by four points after the first leg in Orenburg, the Russian team turned the tables in France by handing BLMA their first home loss of the EuroCup Women season, 75-57.
The Victor Lapena-coached side kept their cool in front of a sell-out crowd to capture the club’s first international title, having previously finished runners-up in EuroCup Women 2010 and EuroLeague Women 2016.
Nadezhda were paced by Brionna Jones, who finished with a 21-point, 12-rebound double-double, and Erica Wheeler, who had 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to her name.
The EuroCup Women Final 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 UMMC Ekaterinburg face hosts Sopron Basket in a rematch of the 2018 Final and Dynamo Kursk take on ZVVZ USK Praha in Friday's Semi-Finals.
The Third-Place Game and Final will then take place on Sunday.
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