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Roundup: Agu Spor reload, Fenerbahce make a statement

MUNICH (EuroCup/EuroLeague Women) – It has been an eventful few days in Turkey after Agu Spor made a couple of significant signings and Fenerbahce showed their desire to recapture their Championship.

Handy and Lacy head to Agu Spor, Fenerbahce beat Yakin Dogu
Agu Spor have had a mixed start to both the domestic season and in EuroCup Women and the Kayseri side have opted to bolster their roster with a double-signing. Having penned a deal with the all-action guard Natasha Lacy, they have revealed that they have also agreed to terms with Great Britain national team forward, Chantelle Handy.

Both will join the team this week and could feature in EuroCup Women, with Agu Spor having enjoyed a tight 56-54 league success at Botas, thanks to 17 points from Marianna Tolo.

But, the biggest win of the week in Turkey came as Fenerbahce exacted revenge on their Istanbul rivals Yakin Dogu Universitesi. Having lost in the Finals last season, they beat their city adversaries 78-65 in the derby as Ayse Cora and Kelsey Plum combined for 39 backcourt points.

Galatasaray are having a major wobble of late and lost again to slump to a 3-3 record, this time falling 84-82 to Hatay, who were inspired by 17 points from Merve Aydin, who was one of five players in double-digits.

Elsewhere, Besiktas flew past Ormanspor 88-58 as Shavonte Zellous exploded for 29 points and 11 rebounds, while Mersin blew away Istanbul Universitesi with Krystal Thomas going for a monstrous 18 points and 17 rebounds.

Schio take control 
Famila Schio are now in pole position in the Italian League after they beat title rivals Gesam Gas Lucca in style on the road. They came away with a convincing 76-52 triumph as Isabelle Yacoubou went to work with 21 points.

Reyer Venezia lost again which makes their previously flawless start to the season seem like a distant memory. Successive defeats were served, after they were cut down 86-79 at fellow EuroCup Women entrants, Passalacqua Ragusa, with Jessica Kuster scoring a team-high 19 points.

It all goes to plan in Poland
Most of the leading sides got wins in the Polish League, including CCC Polkowice who benefited from an 18-point performance by Bria Holmes as they rode past Energa Torun 70-50.

Wisla CANPACK eased past Gorow 64-56 as Spanish shooting ace Leonor Rodriguez racked up 21 points, while leaders Artego Bydgoszcz stayed perfect with an 80-60 triumph at Sosnowiec.

Jelena Skerovic may not be playing on the international stage with Montenegro any more, but is still shining for her club side as her 11 assists carried Basket 90 Gdynia to a 97-62 win against Widzew Lodz.

No separating Bourges and Carolo Basket
Bourges Basket and Flammes Carolo Basket are co-leaders in France after winning their respective fixtures over the weekend.

The former were in blistering form as they routed Saint-Amand 94-32 thanks mainly to 20 points from Marine Johannes, while Elodie Godin accumulated 15 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals.

Flammes Carolo Basket waltzed their way past Nantes Reze 87-65 as Amel Bouderra starred with 19 points and 9 assists.

EuroLeague Women duo BLMA and ESBVA-LM both collected road wins too, with Montpellier having to dodge a bullet 68-84 at Roche Vendee, with 17 points from Johanne Gomis underpinning ESBVA-LM’s 78-58 success at Mondeville. There was also a thrilling 63-60 victory for Basket Landes as they sneaked past Tarbes.

Struggles continue for Gernika
Without a win in EuroCup Women, Lointek Gernika Bizkaia are now struggling in Liga Femenina after they fell to 4-4 off the back of a 73-62 Basque derby defeat at Lacturale Araski.

Perfumerias Avenida continue to lead the way at the top after they swamped Quesos El Pastor 88-50, with Adaora Elonu netting 21 points, while Spar Citylift Girona sailed past Campus Promote 74-52.

Elsewhere in Europe
There was disappointment for Russian side Nadezhda as they were beaten 67-62 at Dynamo Novosibirsk.

"Надежда" уступила в гостях новосибирскому "Динамо" (62:67)

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A 17-point display from Angel McCoughtry was a highlight for Dynamo Kursk who stormed past Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje 95-71, while MBA Moscow won the derby in the capital against Dynamo, 70-55.

Olympiacos are still flawless in Greece after Victoria Macaulay plundered 21 points and 10 rebounds in a 115-56 win against PAOK.