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Roundup: Bouderra downs Bourges, magic 50 for Murphy in Turkey

MUNICH (EuroCup/EuroLeagueWomen) – A sparkling show by Amel Bouderra catapulted Carolo Basket to a great win at the weekend, while Eshaya Murphy hit a rare 50-point haul in the Turkish League.

Bourges and ESBVA-LM suffer LFB losses as Bouderra shines
Flammes Carolo Basket gave their LFB title prospects a major boost as they made the most of Bourges Basket absences to take a 75-70 success. Home favorite and playmaker Amel Bouderra showed her class with a telling double-double of 16 points and 11 assists.

Also without key players, ESBVA-LM suffered a setback to their challenge as they were beaten 66-59 at home to Lyon, having trailed 50-28 at half-time which shocked the home fans.

There was a super win for BLMA who won 91-83 at Basket Landes as the Montpellier side benefited from 20 points and 8 rebounds from Courtney Hurt and the exact same numbers from debutante Camille Little. In the battle of the EuroCup women teams, Saint-Amand defeated Nantes Reze 89-76 as Egle Sulciute produced 20 points.

Murphy catches fire to drop career high 50
Eshaya Murphy made the headlines in Turkey over the weekend as she dropped nine triples on the way to the magical 50-point milestone for Samsun as they crushed Bornova Beckerspor 145-69.

Galatasaray's woes continued with a fourth defeat in five games as they went down 95-85 at Ormanspor to drop to 10th in the standings, while city rivals Yakin Dogu Universitesi and Fenerbahce both won again. The former beat Hatay 96-78 as Courtney Vandersloot continued to light it up with 23 points and 11 assists. Fenerbahce won 77-64 at Adana Aski.

Elsewhere, Mersin beat Agu Spor 74-68 as Serbian guard Sasa Cado registered 17 points and 8 rebounds, while Shavonte Zellous landed 21 points as Besiktas snuck a 68-66 success against Botas.

Macchi catches the eye in Italian League
Veteran Laura Macchi rolled back the years with a superb line for Famila Schio as they made their way to an 80-53 win at Turin. Still without Cecilia Zandalasini, the powerhouse club took victory thanks to a blistering shooting performance by Macchi who had 21 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds.

KSC Szekszard still flawless in Hungarian League
It's now an 11-0 record for reigning champions KSC Szekszard after they breezed to a 75-60 victory at MTK Budapest, as Sara Krnjic plundered 19 points.

Sopron Basket and CMB Cargo Uni Gyor are locked up in second spot with 9 wins and 2 losses. Sopron had 17 points and 10 boards from Tina Jovanovic as they blasted away BEAC Ujbuda 110-47.

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Cyesha Goree racked up 14 points and 11 rebounds, to take CMB Cargo Uni Gyor to an 88-79 success against PINKK Pesci 424.

Elsewhere in Europe
Big guns UMMC and Dynamo Kursk both cruised to comfortable wins at the top of the Russian Premier League. Evgenia Belyakova paced the former with 15 points in an 88-51 success over Inventa Kursk, while Dynamo Kursk beat Spartak Noginsk with seven players returning double-digits in scoring and Kseniia Levchenko handing out 10 assists.

The top three in Poland all won, with 17 points from Tamara Radocaj pacing Wisla CANPACK past MK Siedlce 74-66, CCC Polkowice beat ASZ-UMCS Lublin 81-63 as Alysha Clark erupted for 27 points, while 15 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists from Julie McBride took Bydgoszcz past Widzew Lodz.