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EuroCup Women Quarter-Finals first leg: social media spotlight and reaction

10 Jelena Dubljevic (Bellona AGÜ) (photo: Armand Lenoir)
10 Jelena Dubljevic (Bellona AGÜ) - BLMA v Bellona AGÜ, 2017 EuroCup Women, Lattes - Palais des Sports de Lattes(France), Quarter-Finals, 7 March 2017

MUNICH (EuroCup Women) We check in with those involved in the first leg of the Quarter-Finals and take a look at how the action went down on social media.

There was something of a surprise as Galatasaray sustained their first defeat in the competition as they crashed 73-62 at Good Angels Kosice.

"We did not play our best game and we knew that we had to do our best for all 40 minutes, but we did not manage it," bemoaned Galatasaray center, Kristine Vitola as her team also suffered the loss of Moriah Jefferson to an injury.

Meanwhile, Victoria Baugh was sensational with a double-double for the home side.

She said: "We played great and like a team - even if we were a little bit nervous at the start. 

"But, we stayed focus and we had great defensive rebounding, while we played very well on offense and were good in transition - these factors were the key to our success," added the forward.

It's all to play for in the other game taking place in Istanbul between Yakin Dogu Universitesi and ESBVA-LM, after the former left French soil clutching a 68-67 victory.

And as if Yakin Dogu weren't already stacked enough, there was a debut for Belarusian legend Yelena Leuchanka.

If Good Angels Kosice can be confident with a double-figure lead ahed of Friday's match-up in Turkey, then Bellona Agu will be even more confident. They put one foot in the Semi-Finals with a superb 85-65 success at BLMA.

"It was an easier game than we expected, since they had a much smaller team than ours," said Bellona Agu forward, Mirna Mazic.

"We owe it to our fans to be serious and to finish the job at home on Friday," she added.

The fixture gave one legend Ann Wauters the chance to visit another, in the shape of the now retired Edwige Lawson - the women's basketball family quite literally visiting each other!

Yes @wauters12 Ann is in town 😝👍🏼👌🏼

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Meanwhile, Anael Lardy conceded it was just about all over for BLMA after her team's major setback and commented: "It was tough. They were taller than us and we needed to play a faster game.

"We have to keep our heads up, but you have to be realistic. We'll be playing in Turkey with a full house and we can be proud of our performances in Europe this season."

It's also looking good for Hatay after Courtney Paris was superb yet again as she harvested a double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds in Krakow during a 69-57 win at Wisla Can-Pack.

At least Wisla won the competition for the longest roses of the season.

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