Roundup: Johannes puts Bourges in Finals, Schio party on hold, Yakin Dogu bounce back
MUNICH (EuroLeague Women) - Bourges Basket are into the French Finals again, while Famila Schio have had their anticipated title celebrations put on hold and Yakin Dogu Universitesi have bounced back against Cukurova.
Bourges continue dominance, Nice relegated from LFB
The incredible record of Bourges has continued in France as they cemented a staggering 18th Finals appearance in just two decades of the LFB.
They booked their spot by destroying Lyon 52-71 on the road in a contest that was a far cry from the opener at Le Prado, which Bourges only just managed to edge. Marine Johannes starred with 21 points and 5 assists.
Meanwhile, at the opposite end of the standings, former EuroCup Women side Nice were relegated after they lost 69-75 at home to Mondeville, with an 82-76 success for Rochee Vendee against Hainaut Basket confirming their fate.
Passalacqua Ragusa extend Italian Finals as Schio made to wait
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Many people may have expected Famila Schio to complete a 3-0 Italian Finals success on Tuesday night, but underdogs Passalacqua Ragusa have given themselves an opportunity of an upset after they made it 2-1 off the back of an eye-catching 76-59 victory. Dearica Hamby did the business after scoring 14 points and falling just one rebound short of a double-double.
Yakin Dogu recover from home disappointment
Days after the shock of losing on their own floor to Cukurova in the Turkish Semi-Finals, Yakin Dogu regained the initiative with an away win of their own. They are now 2-1 in front against their rivals, having prevailed 64-76 - helped by 18 points and 10 rebounds from Quanitra Hollingsworth.