Top Performers Round of 16 Second Leg: McCowan, Babkina, Shepard, Mununga, Peterson
MUNICH (Germany) - The recently crowned January MVP Teaira McCowan started off the new calendar month on fire, while veteran Latvian star Elina Babkina came close to being crowned Weekly Top Performer.
Galatasaray Cagdas Factoring standout McCowan attained a performance efficiency valuation of 31 in the EuroCup Women Round of 16 second leg win at BLMA with a power-packed display of 21 points and 16 rebounds pacing the 67-57 victory in France.
Meanwhile, Babkina was scoring and creating for fun as she stormed her way to an efficiency of 30 off the back of dropping 26 points and handing out 9 assists. She also grabbed 3 steals for Elitzur Landco Ramla as they strolled past InvestInTheWest Enea Gorzow 85-64.
Jessica Shepard was the main architect of a memorable although nervy night for Umana Reyer Venezia. They had to overturn arrears of 15 points from their first leg game at Elitzur Holon and only just managed it by winning 77-60, with their Israeli opponents missing a last second opportunity to score a winning basket in the tie. That is why the 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists was so important from Shepard.
Alexis Peterson is also looking forward to playing in the Quarter-Finals with Angers as they rode past Castors Braine 89-83 in the second of two closely contested matchups. The guard went to work with 21 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
Finally, Bethy Mununga put in a towering 17 points and 17 rebounds for ACS Sepsi-SIC, but unfortunately for her, the season came to an end with an 87-83 defeat at the hands of LDLC ASVEL Feminin.