Panathinaikos still perfect, Piestanske Cajky celebrate famous win over Galatasaray
MUNICH (Germany) - There's no stopping Panathinaikos A.C. right now as they maintained their flawless record on Wednesday night, while Piestanske Cajky enjoyed beating Istanbul giants Galatasaray.
Panathinaikos are a perfect 3-0 and top of Group A after they eased out Crvena Zvezda MTS 70-64, helped mainly by an all-action show from Chastity Reed. The American inked a stat line of 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to take the Greek giants to another victory.
Piestanske Cajky claimed a memorable 71-63 Group C victory against Galatasaray Cagdas Factoring, who have now suffered successive road losses. The hosts did the business down the stretch and scored the last nine points of the game. Ke'Shunan James was terrific again with 27 points, Bozica Mujovic had a double-double of 13 points and 10 assists, with veteran Anna Jurcenkova achieving the same feat with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
🚨 @sandra5kv seals the Q1 with a BUZZER-BEATER! 🚨#EuroCupWomen | @icim_arad pic.twitter.com/sgqjAemUNe— EuroCup Women (@EuroCupWomen) November 9, 2022
VBW Arka Gdynia had to work hard to see off FCC UAV Arad 72-63 in Group D, with only a late surge sealing the deal after the hosts had put in some good work in the first-half in particular. Rising Polish star Magdalena Szymkiewicz excelled with 18 points for Gdynia.
Lointek Gernika Bizkaia outlasted Movistar Estudiantes 66-54 in Group H, thanks mainly to locking down the Madrid visitors to just 8 points in the last 10 minutes and veteran Julie Wojta putting up 20 points.
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Cadi La Seu stunned Castors Braine by winning 63-54 on Belgian soil in Group I as Jewell Tunstall netted 12 points after going 6 of 7 from the field. Casademont Zaragoza had far too much for BBC Grengewald as they left Luxembourg with a commanding 84-51 victory. Imani Tate netted four triples en-route to 19 points for the winning team.
London Lions claimed their first road win of the campaign with a 73-63 Group J success at Banco Di Sardegna Sassari. Mikiah Herbert-Harrigan was the standout baller in the contest with a fabulous 29 points and 8 rebounds.
However, it looks like Villeneuve d'Ascq LM will be the team to beat in Group J after they rolled past domestic rivals Roche Vendee Basket Club 81-50. It's a result that pleased playcaller Rachid Meziane who was recently installed as Belgium head coach and especially since Cats' guard Hind Ben Abdelkader scored 17 points.
Got the WIN! 😤#WeAreLondon #EuroCupWomen pic.twitter.com/TwpY7rtOHq— London Lions (@londonlionsw) November 9, 2022
French travellers Angers turned up the noise as they won 92-55 in Croatia against ZKK Ragusa as Jodie Cornelle-Sigmundova led the way with 17 points. Also in Group L, Flammes Carolo Basket crushed KP Brno 120-46 with seven players reaching double-digits and Nikolina Milic unstoppable with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
Finally, the Group K game between LDLC ASVEL Feminin and Zabiny Brno did not take place due to COVID-19-related disruptions. The status of the game will be decided by the relevant disciplinary bodies at a later stage.