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Carleton shines on debut for Avenida; first ever road win for DVTK

MUNICH (Germany) - There were plenty of talking points on Thursday night as Perfumerias Avenida powered their way past the reigning champions and DVTK Hun-Therm grabbed a maiden win on their travels.

Having captured Canadian star Bridget Carleton to bolster their firepower, the winger made no time in making an impression for her new club as Avenida collected an eye-catching 75-53 win at current title holders Sopron Basket. Carleton got rolling early as the visitors blew their Hungarian opponents away in a blistering first half showing.

While Sopron tried in vain to launch a rescue bid, it was to no avail as Avenida coasted to victory with Carleton bagging a team high 17 points. The depth of Avenida was also telling, with 11 different players making a scoring contribution. Ezi Magbegor replied with 14 points and 8 boards for Sopron in defeat.

DVTK Hun-Therm had a night to remember as they recorded their first ever success on the road in the competition by taking a fine 64-58 victory at Spar Girona. A 21-13 third period saw them take control and they managed to get over the line even when Girona applied pressure during crunch time. 

Their second win was built around 16 points and 6 boards in the frontcourt from Great Britain forward Cheridene Green, while Arella Guirantes stood out in the backcourt with 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Girona are now 3-2 in the group and were led by Australian Marianna Tolo, who had 21 points and 5 rebounds.

Beretta Famila Schio turned heads by beating a star laden CBK Mersin Yenisehir Bld roster 76-72 in an exciting matchup that puts them at a table topping 4-1 in Group B. The Italian hosts trailed with less than two minutes left on the game clock, but Astou Ndour and Giorgia Sottana came up with several big plays down the stretch to turn the game in Schio's favor.

Ndour finished with 21 points, 5 rebounds and two blocks, with 6 assists for Sottana - two of them crucial to close the contest out - while Marina Mabrey fired 19 points. DeWanna Bonner was the main danger for the now 2-3 Mersin after the veteran came up with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists.

There was joy at the fifth time of asking for Basket Landes who finally snapped their losing start to the season to claim a much needed first win. They outlasted Kangoeroes Mechelen 76-71 in yet another entertaining and eventful game which was another nice advert for the competition.

French playmaker Marine Fauthoux was a difference-maker at the end of the contest, making a decisive bucket and free-throws to wrap up the victory. The guard claimed 13 points and 4 assists, although it was also the priceless experience of Celine Dumerc that paid dividends as she rolled back the years with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.