12 Chelsea Gray, 10 Jelena Dubljevic, 15 Lara Sanders (Bellona AGÜ) (photo: İlkin Mert Uzer)
12/03/2017
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EuroCup Women Quarter-Finals second leg: social media spotlight and reaction

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

The first club to make it into the last four of the competition were Galatasaray as they bounced back from an 11-point loss in the first leg against Good Angels Kosice to win 82-66.

They were helped by 10 assists from Turkey national team guard, Isil Alben who was also racking up the likes on Instagram!

As first-time entrants Yakin Dogu Universitesi boosted their growing reputation as frontrunners for the title by beating ESBVA-LM by 73-61, and the form of Courtney Vandersloot has been an outstanding feature.

"We are really excited to advance to the Semi-Finals," said the naturalized Hungarian playmaker after her stellar 21 points and 12 assists.

"Our opponent had a lot of experience as a EuroLeague Women team and played the EuroCup Women Finals in the past.

"This was not an easy victory for us, but we took care of business and did what we needed to do. We're really excited to be in the next round," she reiterated.

Yakin Dogu Universitesi also received a major endorsement from ESBVA-LM head coach and 2015 winner Frederic Dusart.

He said: "I told my players we lost to the favorites of this competition and we played the hardest team in the Quarter-Finals.

"I don't see any reason for this team to not win EuroCup Women if they stay serious."



There was relief for Hatay BSB after they saw their 12-point first leg advantage against Wisla Can-Pack wiped out during the first half, before storming back to advance with a 77-76 triumph.

It proved a straightforward Friday night for Bellona Agu as they eased past BLMA 73-68 having won the first leg by 20 points. 

"We had the advantage, but we also knew that we shouldn't have eased up [in the last quarter]," said Gizem Sezer.

"But on balance, we got what we wanted and I am so happy that we are in the Semi-Finals - we're very excited."

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