EuroLeague Women Week 6 social media spotlight and reaction
MUNICH (EuroLeague Women) - We look back on Week 6 of EuroLeague Women to see how it played out on social media and to check in with some of those involved.
There was joy for a couple of clubs this week who finally got rolling at the sixth attempt, including a delighted Castors Braine who found their range from behind the three-point line to ease past CCC Polkowice 83-76.
"I'm very happy with our first win, it's just what we needed," mused Celeste Trahan-Davis, who led the way with 23 points.
"I think we executed well on defense. We followed the game plan and that's what helped us to win the game."
Yakin Dogu Universitesi made something of a statement in their Istanbul derby matchup as they rode past Fenerbahce 72-61.
It's no wonder veteran legend Ann Wauters enjoyed it, since she starred with 12 points and 8 rebounds and never missed a shot all night!
UMMC also picked up a big home win against Schio, who had arrived in a snowy Ekaterinburg standing at 4-1. But, they were put to the sword 64-50 by their hosts.
WOW! It's #EuroLeagueWomen showtime 📽️ ..........World class moves from Alba Torrens of @baloncestofeb for @BC_UMMC 👏👏👏👏 and the reaction to it in the Arena is top class too 😂 pic.twitter.com/lrHAUJ26Wu— Paul Nilsen (@basketmedia365) November 29, 2017
While Brittney Griner deservedly grabbed the headlines with a powerful display, Alba Torrens turned on the style in a big way with some outrageously exciting moves!
With Dynamo Kursk crushing Galatasaray and UMMC denying Schio, it looked as if Nadezhda might complete a clean sweep for Russia when they got themselves in front at Avenida.
However, the home side made a late run and the Orenburg side were outpaced 67-58, with playcaller Maros Kovacik certainly frustrated, but nevertheless still proud of his team.
Finally, ESBVA-LM stopped their slide as they moved to 3-3 with a fine 64-55 home victory against domestic rivals Bourges Basket. Shrugging off the loss of injured playmaker Virginie Bremont, head coach Fred Dusart was quick to point out how nobody had given his team a chance heading into the contest.
He said: "Everybody said that Bourges was going to win this game and the only question was about the size of the gap. We were all in this together.
"When you lose twice against the same team, you try something else. We tried something on defense and I didn't know if it would work, but it did. I had read there was no rival for Bourges [in France], but we don't talk, we only answer on the court.
"I'm proud of my team and this win is one of the most beautiful," concluded Dusart.