Five clubs keep perfect records intact, Tarbes GB win double-overtime epic
MUNICH (Germany) - Five different clubs extended their respective unbeaten starts to the season on Wednesday night in EuroCup Women, including Tarbes GB who needed to work overtime to protect their flawless record.
They certainly had a night to remember as they won an epic double-overtime clash against domestic rivals Villeneuve D'Ascq LM by 78-69. Ana Tadic starred with 14 points and 13 boards, with Clementine Samson adding 24 points and Yohana Ewodo firing 21 points.
Another towering performance from Steph Mavunga was the main feature for BC Polkowice as they torched WBC Enisey 94-80 to move to 3-0. The forward harvested a mammoth 27 points and 16 rebounds, with Feyonda Fitzgerald also influential with 24 points.
CBK Mersin Yenisehir Bld showed their teeth and potential again as they hammered InvestInTheWest Enea Gorzow 100-62 with Kristine Anigwe leading the way via 16 points and 14 rebounds, while Yvonne Turner top-scored with 23 points.
Orman Genclik maintained their perfect record by beating DVTK 81-73, having come from behind with a 28-16 last quarter. Teira McCowan was phenomenal with 21 points and 17 rebounds.
American duo Ariel Atkins and Joyner Holmes carried BC Prometey past Elazig Il Ozel Idare on the road 78-66. The former recorded 17 points and 9 rebounds, while Holmes completed a double-double of 16 points and 14 boards to ensure the Ukrainian club is yet to taste defeat.
Elsewhere, ACS-Sepsi SIC had to work hard to see off Uni Gyor 70-65, especially as Beatrice Mompremier claimed a huge 19 points and 20 rebounds for the visitors. It was Brianna Fraser with 26 points and supported by 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists from Jovana Pasic who got it done for the hosts.
NKA Universitas PEAC had too much for Nesibe Aydin, winning 78-66 behind 17 points and 11 rebounds from Virag Kiss, as well as 19 points from Tyaunna Marshall.
Tough defense and Melisa Brcaninovic was the difference-maker for Lointek Gernika as they won 69-58 at Flammes. The Bosnia and Herzegovina forward shot well for 17 points and 9 boards, with Angela Bjorklund adding 18 points.
Neve David Ramla made it third time lucky as they got their first win by overwhelming Bellona Kayseri 86-62 on the road. Emma Cannon was unstoppable with 35 points and 15 boards, with Alyssa Baron also chipping in with 23 points, 9 assists and 7 boards.
London Lions took arguably their biggest scalp to date as they outlasted former EuroLeague Women competitors Castors Braine 69-63. Holly Winterburn impressed with 15 points and 8 assists.
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Rutronik Stars Keltern are still looking for a first win as they were dismantled 90-60 at Zabiny Brno as Petra Zaplatova and Natalie Stoupalova registered 19 and 18 points respectively.
Movistar Estudiantes suffered a defeat for the first time in the tournament as they were locked down 55-51 by MBK Ruzomberok despite 20 points and 9 rebounds from Laura Quevedo.
Fellow Spanish side Tenerife also suffered a home loss in a surprise 74-66 defeat against BCF Elfic Fribourg. even though Kaela Davis erupted again with 31 points. the visitors has their own game-winner in Aleksandra Kroselj, with the Slovenian guard adding 26 points. 7 rebounds and 3 assists.
Finally. LDLC ASVEL Feminin continue to turn their bad start to the season around after they completed another commanding victory with a 103-41 win at Liege Panthers as five different players netted double-digits.