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Celebrations for five clubs who all book their spots for the knockout phase

MUNICH (Germany) - Five more clubs have moved to the knockout stage of EuroCup Women including Castors Braine and ESBVA-LM  who both advanced by taking wins on Thursday night.

A huge last quarter from Castors Braine paved the way for them to reach the Play-Off Round 1  as they raced away from Rutronik Stars Keltern 86-68, also helped by a super team effort with five different players posting double-digit scoring returns. Jessica Lindstrom had 13 points and 10 rebounds, with Aislinn Konig top-scoring with 23 points.

ESBVA-LM marched into the next phase with a dominant 71-45 Group L success at KP Brno. It was a defensive masterclass from the French club as they shut down the hosts completely. Jolene Anderson and Christelle Diallo fuelled the victory with 16 and 15 points respectively. 

Thursday's results also led to Play-Off Round 1 spots being handed to Zabiny Brno, Movistar Estudiantes and MBK Ruzomberok who had all played 24 hours earlier. 

Elsewhere, BC Polkowice rolled their way to a 5-0 record in Group A as they claimed a convincing 94-72 road win at Hatayspor. Feyonda Fitzgerald had 22 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds, while Artemis Spanou weighed in with 21 points. 

Horizont are still hoping they can advance to the next phase from Group C after they took a tight 76-73 win at home to InvestInTheWest ENEA Gorzow. They relied on 17 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists from Anastasiya Verameyenka, as well as 21 points from Nany Carvalho.

Pszczolka Polski Cukier AZS UMCS-Lublin had also hoped they might stamp a ticket, although they will have to wait and see if it happens on the last week after going down 72-60 at home to CBK Mersin Yenisehir Bld. They were undone by a big double-double of 20 points and 15 rebounds from Kristine Anigwe.

The misery continued in Group E for Polskieprzetwory Bydgoszcz as the Polish team slumped to 0-5 after they were beaten heavily 73-36 by Nadezhda. Markeisha Gatling had 15 points and 15 boards for the winning side, with Natisha Hiedeman netting 20 points.


Meanwhile a 25-point haul from Hind Ben Abdelkader and 20 points from Raisa Musina carried Nyka Syktyvkar to an 82-68 win against the visiting DVTK Miskolc in Group F. 

In the same pool, a special performance from Teira McCowan was the difference-maker as Orman Genclik won 86-66 in Budapest against Ludovika FCSM Csata. She caught fire and amassed 30 points and 15 rebounds.

BCF Elfic Fribourg were dismantled 82-59 on their own floor by Tango Bourges in Group G as Swedish veteran Elin Eldebrink scored 22 points after going 7-of-9 from the floor and lighting it up from downtown.

Virtus Segafredo Bologna didn't get to grips with the outstanding Nigerian center Evelyn Akhator and that led to a disappointing 80-60 home floor reverse against Flammes in Group H. Akhator reveled in a perfect shooting display a she went 7-of-7 for 20 points and also harvested 14 rebounds.

Duran Maquinaria Ensino would have advanced with victory at Kangoeroes Basket, but they fell short 64-57, despite 20 points from Alba Prieto. The power of Ziomara Morrison was important for the hosts with 10 points and 16 rebounds.

Also in Group I, reigning champions Valencia BC cruised past Basket Namur Capitale 96-30 with Angela Salvadores dropping 20 points.

Last but not least, Julie Wojta produced one of the best individual displays of the whole season for Tarbes GB as they smashed past Haukar 79-41 in Group L. The winger finished with a jaw-dropping 28 points and 19 rebounds, as well as 5 assists.

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