26 September, 2019
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Basket Landes and Orman Genclik complete rescue missions as Round of 16 concludes

MUNICH (Germany) - There was a sense of relief for Basket Landes and Orman Genclik who both extended their participation with comeback wins as the curtain came down on the Round of 16.

Both had suffered road losses in the first leg match-ups, but they bounced back impressively to get the job done and rescue their campaign. Basket Landes had gone down by 14 at newcomers Cadi La Seu, but raced out of the blocks as they recovered with a crushing 81-50 triumph. 

Meanwhile, Orman Genclik are celebrating overturning an eight-point deficit against Olympiacos as they soared into the next phase of the competition with a vibrant 83-59 second leg success.

 Arike Ogunbowale has been the main weapon for them all season offensively and she didn't disappoint after dropping 31 points and 6 assists. In the frontcourt, Courtney Paris harvested 12 points and 13 boards, with Angelica Robinson also adding 14 points and 9 rebounds.

Carolo Basket and Perfumerias Avenida glided comfortably into the next stage as they completed a double over their respective opponents. Carolo were successful 86-72 against Besiktas TRC Insaat as Endy Miyem had another standout night with a sparkling 22 points, while Avenida blasted their way past Artego Bydgoszcz 80-67

Hatay guard Hind Ben Abdelkader produced one of the most spectacular performances of the entire season, but it wasn't enough to prevent her side from exiting the competition. They beat Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje 77-70 thanks mainly to her amazing 33 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, but were undone by their 19-point defeat during the first meeting in Russia.

It was a similar story for KSC Szekszard who wiped out the first-leg deficit of 18 points after just 13 minutes but eventually won only 79-75 against Lointek Gernika Bizkaia to crash out 166-152 on aggregate. Erica Mccall signed off her participation with 20 points and 7 rebounds, while Ivana Dojkic netted 23 points.

There was even a rare draw between MBA Moscow and CCC Polkowice who finished locked at 82-82, but the latter advanced having been dominant in the first game when beating their opponents by 23 points in Poland. Varvara Psareva starred for MBA with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

The seven sides who advanced on Wednesday night joined Valencia in the Round of 8, with the Spanish club having booked their spot 24 hours earlier with a 64-49 win against Enisey Krasnoyarsk.

All clubs competing in the competition and their supporters observed a moving minute of silence in memory of the late Kobe Bryant.