05 October, 2022
12 April, 2023
Keke Calloway (ELEF), Jacaira Allen (SBB)
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Eleftheria Moschatou edge thriller to headline latest Qualifiers action

MUNICH (Germany) - Slavia Banska Bystrica and Eleftheria Moschatou served up a thriller as the latter prevailed with an exciting 72-71 success in Thursday's EuroCup Women Qualifiers.

With eight clubs involved in first leg action, this proved to be the standout contest as the Greek visitors were fuelled by 24 and 18 points respectively from KeKe Calloway and Brittany Brewer.

However, they may still be disappointed at allowing what had been a 12-point lead to almost evaporate as Slavia Banska Bystrica closed the gap during the later stages, helped by 13 points and 10 boards from Nina Janstova.

KS Basket 25 Bydgoszcz coasted their way to an 85-59 win at OA Chanion, with the difference in three-point shooting a big factor.

Polish side Bydgoszcz had too much depth for their Greek hosts and built up a handy first leg advantage

Bydgoszcz dropped 11 triples, while their hosts made just 2 from 19 attempts. Additionally, the Polish visitors had a standout performer in Sparkle Taylor who dominated with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists.

Hatay BB Spor also won in Greece with a convincing 99-58 triumph at Dafni Agiou Dimitriou. A scorching 31-8 second quarter was key, plus Tugce Canitez and Markeisha Gatling sharing 38 points. Alexis Prince flirted with a triple-double after collecting 12 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists, while Jacqueline Luna starred for the home team with a game-high 27 points.

Alexis Prince came close to recording the first triple-double of the new season

Finally, Grengewald rounded out another day of road triumphs as they held off Sportiva/AzorisHotels for a 52-49 success. Dejza James top scored in the win with 21 points, followed by Katarina Vuckovic with 15 points, while Samantha Logic contributed 10 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists as the trio all played the full 40 minutes for the visitors.

There are two more first leg Qualifiers games this Friday, with second leg games all taking place next week.