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History for Olympiacos, Schio take first road win, Fenerbahce survive

MUNICH (EuroLeague Women) - There were some eye-opening results on Wednesday night as Olympiacos wrote a landmark headline by recording their first ever victory in the competition.

After 8 blanks, the Greek side made it ninth time lucky and got off the mark in style with a super 63-52 success against the in-form Sopron.

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A memorable victory was paced by a double-double of 15 points and 6 rebounds by Jessica Thomas, with Lykendra Johnson contributing 11 points and 10 boards.

"I think the game was big for us, and for our confidence," mused Thomas.

"In every EuroLeague Women game, we were previously very close and I believe that it was our time to win. We weren't so good in the first half, but in the second, we did everything well.

"We were superb in the last 20 minutes, as Anna Niki (Stamolamprou) came off the bench and made  big shots. We took a  big lead and we won. It was big game, a big crowd and a very big win for us." she added.

After waiting eight weeks to register their first win, it's now consecutive victories for Famila Schio as they stunned ZVVZ USK Praha 77-80  in the Czech capital.


Some dazzling three-point shooting from Allie Quigley was key as the guard landed 25 points in a haul that contained six triples, while Sandrine Gruda was largely unstoppable inside as she accumulated 19 points.

A former club of the pair had to dodge a bullet as Fenerbahce edged out Perfumerias Avenida 64-62 in a dramatic contest in Istanbul.


Fenerbahce had trailed for much of the meeting with the Spanish side, but came up big in the clutch as they improved to 6-3 for the season. It was thanks mainly to 6-of-7 shooting from Kia Vaughn, who netted 14 points and hauled down 8 rebounds.

Nadezhda are on a roll and made it five wins in six games as they outlasted Bourges Basket 72-65. Their latest triumph was founded on an excellent contribution from Erica Wheeler.


She came close to a rare triple-double after amassing 22 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds in Orenburg.

Elsewhere, heavyweight Russian pair Dynamo Kursk and UMMC Ekaterinburg both stayed perfect and moved to 9-0. The former waltzed past Carolo Basket 62-86 as Breanna Stewart starred with 27 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. 

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However, it was a much trickier task for UMMC to take victory as they squeezed past CCC Polkowice 64-69 .

Finally, there was also a sense of relief for ESBVA-LM who had trailed Castors Braine heading into the last quarter. But, the French side won their cross-border derby by 73-61 as Shante Evans impressed with 17 points and 11 rebounds. It also means Braine have now lost 8 games in a row.

You can also see how the day's action unfolded via our Blog.

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