Greek giants Panathinaikos and Olympiacos both get it done
MUNICH (Germany) - There were celebrations for Greek juggernauts and archrivals Panathinaikos A.C. and Olympiacos S.F.P. who both took EuroCup Women wins on Thursday night.
Panathinaikos recorded their first win of the season as they fought hard to achieve a 69-61 win at WBC Enisey, courtesy of Chastity Reed lighting it up. She poured in 29 points, as well as securing 6 rebounds and 3 assists as the visitors left their best work until last with a 22-11 final quarter.
Lolita Lymoura made some big plays down the stretch for the winning side, while N'Dea Jones had 18 points and 14 boards for the losing side.
Olympiacos moved to 2-0 with an 82-66 victory at home to KKZ Crvena Zvezda, benefitting from 22 points and 15 rebounds from Latvian frontcourt ace, Kristine Vitola as they shrugged off a slow start.
Brianna Fraser underlined her class for ACS Sepsi-SIC as they had little trouble in taking a comfortable 62-47 victory while hosting Elazig Il Ozel Idare.
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The forward was uncontainable and registered a monumental 19 points and 18 rebounds to ensure Sepsi took their first victory and enjoyed the moment with the home fans.
Another sensational performance was the one posted by Montenegro national team forward Milica Jovanovic for DVTK. Her stellar 26 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists paced the Hungarians in a 65-58 win against Nika Syktykvar.
A scorching 26-7 second quarter set the tone for InvestInTheWest ENEA Gorzow to move past Horizont 80-58, with a 9-of-10 shooting performance from Stephanie Jones and 20 points from Borislava Hristova also key.
Alaina Coates was the MVP of the game between Nesibe Aydin and Neve David Ramla as the former won 79-64 in Israel. There was no stopping her as she put her name up in lights with 18 points, 16 rebounds and 5 steals.
Belgian club Kangeoroes Basket caught out Duran Maquinaria Ensino 69-50 in Spain as Becky Massey caught the eye with 13 points and 9 rebounds - as did Laure Resimont with 19 points.
There was better news for another Spanish side Tenerife, who took down Banco Sardegna Sassari 82-64 - helped massively by a brilliant 31 points and 10 rebounds from Kaela Davis.