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Zaragoza, Cadi La Seu celebrate last eight tickets as Reyer survive

MUNICH (Germany) - The EuroCup Women Round of 16 is in the books and eight clubs are looking forward to the Quarter-Finals phase, including Umana Reyer Venezia who were almost dumped out in dramatic style.

Reyer survived, but only by the width of a basketball hoop after Soana Lucet rimmed out on a last second triple for Elitzur Holon. The Israeli team had won the first leg by 15 points, but in a dramatic finish, Venezia overturned the margin with a 77-60 triumph. Jessica Shepard stood out with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. 

There was also a tight squeeze for Casademont Zaragaoza who had went down for the first time this season in a 3-point defeat against AZS UMCS Lublin, but dug out a precious and nail-biting 58-50 home success. A 15-point and 14-rebound night for German star Leonie Fiebich proved a big difference-maker - as did a clutch score from Vega Gimeno.

A second Spanish team also made it through as Cadi La Seu provided the surprise of the Round of 16 after they went down 77-65 at Flammes Carolo Basket but went through due to their amazing 18-point win in the first meeting. Nikolina Milic had 19 points and 6 rebounds for Carolo, but they gave themselves too much of a mountain to climb, with Georgina Bahi adding 18 points and 6 boards to keep the Spanish team ticking over when it mattered.

Elitzur Landco Ramla also claimed a win double by beating InvestInTheWest Enea Gorzow 85-64 on Polish soil for a convincing 43-point aggregate success. After a strong start to the second matchup, the outcome was barely in question and especially after Latvian playmaker Elina Babkina pulled the strings brilliantly with 26 points and 8 assists. 

Galatasaray Cagdas Factoring took a handy 12-point advantage to Montpellier, but the cushion from the first game was barely needed after they posted a 67-57 win. Yet again it was Teaira McCowan who proved unstoppable as the center weighed in with a majestic 21 points and 16 boards.

Despite missing the injured Julie Allemand, LDLC ASVEL Feminin followed up their convincing first leg win with an entertaining 87-83 victory at ACS Sepsi-SIC. Marine Johannes had a team-high 21 points, while Gabby Williams added 18 points and 5 assists. Laura Quevedo was the pick with 15 points, 7 boards and 3 assists. Meanwhile, Bethy Mununga signed off her exceptional individual season for the hosts with a colossal 17 points and 17 rebounds. 

Villeneuve d'Ascq LM coasted into the Quarter-Finals by dismantling NKA Universitas Peac 74-44 as Kennedy Burke shone brightly with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals. The French side racked up a massive 54 rebounds as they controlled the glass, and the game from the outset. 

A third French club will also feature after a powerful 30-16 third quarter set Angers on the path to an 89-83 victory against Castors Braine and that was enough to make the next stage. The familiar theme continued as Alexis Peterson stole the show with 21 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds.