French trio steal Top Performer limelight
MUNICH (Germany) - The Regular Season Week 13 Top Performers are in French hands, with Valeriane Ayayi, Alexia Chartereau and Marine Johannes all making the lineup after helping their teams clinch Play-Off berths.
ZVVZ USK Praha pulled away from ESBVA-LM in the second half to celebrate an 84-68 triumph, Ayayi being the driving force with an all-action 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. The 24-year-old forward accumulated a week-best efficiency of 25 to earn Top Performer honors.
She is joined in the Team of the Week by her teammate Marija Rezan after the Croatian center chipped in with similarly impressive numbers, finishing the game with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.
The frontcourt is completed by Bourges Basket forward Chartereau. The 20-year-old has stepped up her game in the second half of the Regular Season and crowned her run by making her first appearance among the Top Performers.
Chartereau was perfect from two-point range, going 8-of-8 on her way to a game-high 20 points, as Bourges knocked off Castors Braine 83-55 to book a spot in the Quarter-Finals. Adding 5 assists to her stat line, the French youngster recorded a personal best efficiency mark of 24.
Her teammate Johannes has been a walking highlight reel all season long and delivered once again on Wednesday with an all-round 14 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 steals.
Sopron Basket followed their lead on Thursday, their 64-52 triumph over Hatay BB handing them the last Play-Off ticket in Group B. Last year's Finalists were paced by 19 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals from Yvonne Turner, with veteran guard making the Top Performer lineup for a second consecutive week.