28 October, 2020
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11 Valeriane Vukosavljevic (BLAN), BLAN vs BOUR
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Basket Landes make history, Praha win Group B thriller

MUNICH (Germany) - It proved to be a nerve-shredding and historic Gameday 2 of the EuroLeague Women Regular Season as both ZVVZ USK Praha and Basket Landes squeezed out exciting first wins.

Indeed it was a momentous night for Basket Landes, who chose their first ever appearance in the competition to record a maiden success. Perhaps ironically, they did it against domestic rivals Bourges Basket as they took a famous 69-66 overtime victory in Group D.

A double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds from Valeriane Vukosavljevic headlined the win, with Canadian forward Miranda Ayim also on-form with 14 points and 9 rebounds.  The defeat condemned Bourges to an 0-2 record, which was hard to take for Alexia Chartereau who continued her hot streak with 21 points and 14 rebounds.

In Group B, ZVVZ USK Praha had to come from behind and also defy an incredible 38-point performance by LDLC ASVEL Feminin guard Marine Johannes, to eventually pip their French rivals 80-79 in a classic match-up. 

Brionna Jones and Alyssa Thomas both posted double-doubles, with the former adding 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Thomas coming up with 12 points, and 18 boards. Teja Oblak was also key as she made 7 of 8 in the second half for 20 points.

In the same group, Fenerbahce are a perfect 2-0, but had to work hard to see off an VBW Arka Gdynia side that caused the hub hosts some real headaches throughout - not least, Barbora Balintova who had 14 points and a stunning 13 assists for the Polish side.

However Fenerbahce  eventually prevailed 80-70, as Satou Sabally once again took center stage with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. There was also an impressive outing from Kayla McBride who netted 22 points.

UMMC Ekaterinburg are 2-0 in Group C after they strolled past Spar Girona 94-67, with Jonquel Jones too hot to handle inside. She registered 21 points and 13 rebounds, while Sonja Vasic played the leading role as usual for Girona with 23 points.

Famila Schio got off the mark with their first victory of the season, but had to grind it out against a TTT Riga side who pushed their opponents all the way - just as they had done with Girona in their opener.

Schio were relieved to come out with a 76-72 win, with much credit to veteran Sandrine Gruda for her 21 points from a near 73 percent shooting effort.  The loss was tough on Latvian winger Kitija Laksa who fired a game-high 23 points for TTT.

Meanwhile 24 hours earlier, Perfumerias Avenida had tipped off Gameday 2 with a convincing success Group A win against Nadezhda.