Roundup: Cup silverware for Yakin Dogu and Famila Schio
MUNICH (EuroLeague/EuroCup Women) – Domestic trophies were handed out over the weekend after Yakin Dogu Universitesi lifted the Turkish Cup and Famila Schio secured their eleventh Italian Cup success.
Vandersloot leads Yakin Dogu to more glory
Courtney Vandersloot was the star performer for Yakin Dogu Universitesi as she picked up the MVP award in the Turkish Cup Final after inspiring her team to an 86-79 win against Hatay, who had knocked out Fenerbahce in the Semi-Finals.
She combined with teammate Kayla McBride to rack up 45 points, as Yakin Dogu added to their rapidly growing collection of trophies. There was also 30 points in defeat for Belgian guard, Hind Ben Abdelakder.
Yacoubou leads Schio to another Italian Cup
Isabelle Yacoubou was crowned MVP of the Italian Cup Final as Famila Schio swept to victory against Gesam Gas Lucca.
She finished with a smart 12 points in a convincing 67-50 success as the Italian powerhouse claimed their 11th Cup title.
Bourges set up French Cup Final with Flammes Carolo
Bourges Basket will match up against Flammes Carolo in the French Cup Final after both teams prevailed in the Semi-Finals over the weekend. Bourges were the first to book their ticket as they overwhelmed ESBVA-LM by 63-44, with Marine Johannes striking 21 points and stuffing the highlights reel as always.
Flammes Carolo outlasted BLMA 72-63 on the road, benefitting from a poor shooting effort from the home side and also from a powerful 25 points from Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis.
KSC Szekszard bounce back
Hungarian champions KSZ Szekszard reacted to their first defeat of the season last week by winning 86-67 against Vasas Akademia. Rising star Livia Gereben accumulated 20 points in the win, with the table-topping side losing 68-57 at ZTE last Wednesday.
Sopron are hot on their tail as the EuroLeague Women Quarter-Finalists won a tight affair, 64-68, at PEAC-Pecs, thanks mainly to a 14-point, 15-rebound double-double from Aleksandra Crvendakic.
Elsewhere in Europe
In the Russian Premier League, Maria Vadeeva racked up 24 points as Dynamo Kursk dominated Enisey Krasnoyarsk 103-80, Alex Bentley netted 14 points for Nadezhda as they outpaced Kazanochka 75-45, while a combined 45 points from Brittney Griner and Maya Moore helped UMMC overwhelm MBA Moscow 90-53.
In Liga Femenina, leaders Perfumerias Avenida stormed past Quesos El Pastor 79-56 as Krisi Givens, Erika Souza and D'andra Moss all landed double-figure scoring returns. There was also a 71-58 road win for their nearest rivals Spar Citylift Girona against Campus Promete.
It's a wide open race in the Polish League, with several teams vying for top spot in the domestic season, including current leaders Artego Bydgoszcz who won 86-55 against AZS-UMCS Lublin behind 20 points from Dragana Stankovic. CCC Polkowice were also rampant as 23 points from Alysha Clark carried them past Siedlce 65-102, while reigning champions Sleza Wroclaw won a dramatic contest 87-83 against Basket 90 Gdynia as Kourtney Treffers contributed 20 points.