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EuroCup Women Week 1 social media spotlight and reaction

MUNICH (EuroCup Women) - The first week of the brand new EuroCup Women campaign is over and we shine a spotlight on how it panned out on social media and check in with some of those involved.

There was delight for Namur as they completed an eye-popping 83-59 road win at Nantes - helped by an injury crisis at their opponents - something Namur play-caller Philip Mestdagh was quick to reference.

He said: "We have experienced a difficult pre-season and the team was only totally complete in September. After one month, we are more competitive and we came to play a very good team in France with a strong starting five.

"The level of the Nantes bench was lower," continued Mestdgah.

"I saw Medenou and Thorburn injured during the warm-up and these two very good Nantes players were missing for the game. We now have ambitions to play the second round of the EuroCup Women after this victory, but it will not be easy."

Flammes Carolo Basket beat DVTK Miskolc 68-58 and things are going to get even better next week, when they will have their star player in their ranks.

Just as Thursday night's games were coming to a close, it was confirmed that Minnesota Lynx guard, Renee Montgomery had touched down on French soil!

GDESSA-Barreiro got off the mark with a late urge taking them past Basketball Nymburk 70-62, mainly because of a very special performance.

Udominate collected a power-packed 86-57 victory against Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje and posted this mask, referring to the musical, 'Phantom of the Opera'. Nobody agree it might be more like the movie Friday the 13th?

After not even making it past the Regular Season last year, good things are being predicted for Greek giants Olympiacos this time around and they started with a bang as they defeated Gorzow 69-50.

"We are very happy because we won against a very strong team," said veteran Greece forward, Olga Chatzinikolaou.

"It is very important for us that we led with many points and now we need to prepare ourselves for the next game against Besiktas in Istanbul."

Rutronik Stars Keltern had a great rookie season last year and started off in style with a 77-69 success against PEAC-Pecs - so we will allow Katharina Fikiel the luxury of taking a different kind of selfie photo!

When you take a picture with yourself ... 🙈🙄😂😏🤗

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What was the Play of the Week in the competition? There were plenty of exciting games and great action to choose from. But this was a big candidate for the accolade!

Lauren Mansfield was certainly a standout as Energa Torun gained respite from their difficulties in the Polish League to beat ACS Sepsi 84-69.

Finally, it was a tough time for Elfic Fribourg on the court at Reyer Venezia as they crashed to a 77-37 defeat on Italian soil.

Team❤️ #venezia 🇮🇹

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Although they had the consolation of being in an iconic location to soften the blow - well, at least slightly!