EuroLeague Women Week 7 social media spotlight and reaction
MUNICH (EuroLeague Women) - We reflect on Week 7 of EuroLeague Women to see how it went down on social media and to check in with some of those involved.
Bourges were under huge pressure with their 1-5 record and then down by 14 points against Sopron Basket. However, they showed a lot of courage to come back and take a 76-65 victory.
"We made a horrible first half and in the locker room, as a captain, I told to my teammates that we needed to play like our lives were on the line," reflected veteran center, Elodie Godin.
"It worked and I'm proud of my team. But now we have to be good during the full 40 minutes next Wednesday."
There was joy and perhaps a palpable sense of relief for Yakin Dogu Universitesi who went 6-1 after winning in Orenburg and their frontcourt is now officially re-stocked – yes, the Eagle has landed!
Well, the classy and silky-skilled Sandrine Gruda to be more precise.
Elsewhere in Istanbul, there was a nice reunion off the court for a Serbian trio who didn't get the chance to see each other at the recent FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2019 Qualifiers.
With Serbia co-hosts, any chance to catch up with national team colleagues is a one worth taking. The victorious Ana Dabovic of Fenerbahce faced Tamara Radocaj of Wisla CANPACK, while Nevena Jovanovic had lost with ESBVA-LM at Galatasaray.
Indeed the Galatasaray victory was one to celebrate for the fans as they hit back from their record loss during the previous week in Kursk. Isil Alben was in a particularly good mood – posing a fun question to her backcourt team-mate.
Epoupa was the difference-maker in the 69-64 win as Galatasaray improved to 4-3 for the season.
Evgeniia Beliakova looks like she will be a natural in the media when her playing career finishes as she took the microphone to speak to Emma Meesseman.
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She had just played a pivotal role in UMMC winning three games in a row for the first time this season as they crushed BLMA by 100-46.
Dynamo Kursk are still rolling flawlessly and made it a magnificent seven after shrugging off a pedestrian start to beat CCC Polkowice 70-98
"The final result didn't show how tight the game was," insisted Kursk star, Sonja Petrovic.
"Polkowice try to play hard defense and they have a really good team, with quality players and a good coach.
"The first half was hard for us, but finally, in the second half, we improved and it was little bit easier for us to win," added the forward.