Wisla, Enisey, DVTK and Reyer Venezia all punch tickets for the next phase
MUNICH (EuroCup Women) - Four more clubs secured safe passage to the next step of EuroCup Women on Wednesday night with Wisla CANPACK, Enisey Krasnoyarsk, DVTK Miskolc and Reyer Venezia advancing.
Enisey Kransoyarsk were the first team of the day to book their spot as they rode their way to an 84-63 win against Orman Genclik which also confirmed their place as Group D winners. Stephanie Mavunga was on-song once again with 17 points and 11 rebounds. In the same group, Mersin kept their hopes alive with a 71-61 victory against ACS Sepsi Sic behind 24 points and 8 rebounds from Ashley Walker.
Wisla CANPACK secured the 77-69 triumph they needed against Tsmoki-Minsk, with Spaniard Leo Rodriguez shining after racking up 27 points, 6 boards, 3 assists and 3 steals.
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DVTK Miskolc celebrated their progression after an eye-catching 79-56 home win against Nantes Reze as WNBA guard, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough netted 22 points. In the same group, there was also joy for Reyer Venezia who managed to storm past KP Brno 76-53 and secure their ticket for the next stage of the competition.
Galatasaray may advance on Thursday night if MBA Moscow lose in Group B and that was due to them managing to squeeze out Energa Torun 56-50 as Victoria Macaulay excelled with 15 points and 9 rebounds.
It's all to play for when it comes to the runners-up spot in Group F as the already qualified Spar Citylift Girona waltzed past Clube Uniao Sportiva 65-51, while CMB Cargo Uni Gyor smashed past Lointek Gernika Bizkaia 79-61 as Reshanda Gray impressed with 21 points and 9 boards.
While KSC Szekszard are now 4-1 in Group H, they are not quite over the line just yet. Although thanks to a dazzling 25 points and 11 rebounds from Erica McCall, plus 29 points from Abby Bishop , they are in a great position after an 87-72 win against MBK Ruzomberok. Nymburk remain firmly in contention, although they had to work hard to edge out Cinkarna Celje 65-61 as Chloe Wells flirted with a triple-double, ending the game with 16 points, 12 assists and 9 rebounds.
The last two groups in both I and J already have a team in each advanced, but the second tickets won't be stamped until the last week of action.
In Group I, there was a win for BLMA as they swept past Rutronik Stars Keltern 83-58 and in Group J, BBC-Sint-Katelijne-Waver won 68-75 at Elfic Fribourg, with Basket Landes slipping to a 73-84 defeat at home to Tarbes who had Alexis Prince rack up the biggest score of the season so far as she claimed a jaw-dropping 41 points.