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Seven tickets snapped up for the Round of 16

MUNICH (Germany) - The first seven available tickets to the Round of 16 were claimed on Wednesday night with former champions Galatasaray Cagdas Factoring and Villeneuve D'Ascq both advancing.

Despite an early wobble, Galatasaray managed to slide past Uni Gyor and progress with a 64-54 success. Trailing by double-digits early in the contest which threatened to wipe out their first leg advantage, Galatasaray finally came alive, led as usual by Teaira McCowan who claimed 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Beatrice Mompremier added 14 points and 14 boards in defeat.

Villeneuve d'Ascq LM inflicted heartache on the ambitious London Lions as they turned around a six point deficit from the first leg to move past their opponents with a 77-64 home court win. Kennedy Burke proved unstoppable and showed her class with a majestic 34 points and 10 rebounds.

Another French side Flammes Carolo Basket soared into the next stage with a convincing 82-59 win at home to Kibirkstis. A trio of top performances got the job done, with Brianna Fraser offering 19 points, frontcourt partner Nikolina Milic 20 points and Amel Bouderra throwing out a double-double of 10 points and 12 assists.

Gorzow produced a big team effort to get the win they needed to make the Round of 16

It was a dramatic game between InvestInTheWest Enea Gorzow and Lointek Gernika Bizkaia last week as the latter won the first leg by a solitary point, but the former move to the Round of 16 after a more convincing 68-57 triumph. In a team effort, four players claimed double-digit scoring returns, with Alanna Smith the pick of the bunch after stepping off court with 16 points and 10 boards.

Castors Braine shocked OGM Ormanspor in the first leg with a huge victory and they finished the job with an impressive 82-71 road win to secure their safe passage to the next phase. Ukrainian frontcourt star Miriam Uro-Nile chose a good time to post a season best 22 points.

NKA Universitas PEAC eased out Piestanske Cajky 63-57 as they added to last week's modest lead by taking down their opponents for a second time. Sierra Calhoun top scored again, this time netting 20 points, with Virag Kiss recording a smart 14 points and 6 assists.

Finally, Casademont Zaragoza had to work hard to see off Nesibe Aydin after edging the Turkish side out 72-67, backing up last week's one-point triumph on the road. The Spanish hosts needed a powerful 19 points and 10 rebounds from Markeisha Gatling and 22 points from Leonie Fiebich to get them through. 

The nine remaining Play-Off Round 1 ties will all conclude on Thursday January 12.