28 October, 2020
18 April, 2021
21 Mercedes Russell (GALA)
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Galatasaray star Russell signs off with Top Performer crown

MUNICH (Germany) - Mercedes Russell produced her best game of the entire season to take Galatasaray to victory against fierce rivals Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo and cement the honor of Top Performer for the Quarter-Finals Game 2.

The center caught fire in the 71-61 victory, registering an enormous valuation of 40 after a stunning line in the contest. Russell claimed 24 points from a super 10-of-12 shooting display and completed a double-double with 14 rebounds, as well as adding 3 steals and 2 blocks. However, even with the victory, it was to be her last participation of the campaign as Galatasaray bowed out after losing by 7 points on aggregate.

Meanwhile despite the loss, Fenerbahce Oznur Kablo standout Alina Iagupova will get to play at her maiden Final Four and she impressed even in defeat with 18 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.

UMMC Ekaterinburg retained their status as favorites for silverware as they smashed past Dynamo Kursk 94-59, with Jonquel Jones adding a typically efficient and eye-catching effort with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Finally, there was a gripping and exciting encounter in Salamanca as Perfumerias Avenida outlasted Spar Girona 71-65 to reach the Final Four for the first time in 10 years. They relied on 16 points garnered an excellent shooting performance from Tiffany Hayes, as well as her 3 assists and 3 steals to get the job done, with Maria Araujo ending her breakout campaign in the competition with 15 and 6 rebounds for Girona.