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History for DVTK Hun-Therm, wins for ACS Sepsi-SIC and ESBVA

MUNICH (Germany) - It proved to be a historical night in Miskolc as DVTK Hun-Therm clinched a place in the EuroLeague Women Regular Season for the very first time.

Having already beaten Elizur Ramla on Tuesday night, they claimed a 75-54 success against Botas SK to seal top spot in Qualifying Group B and advance to the next phase, with their joy heightened by having done it in front of their own fans.

A blistering 25-9 second quarter from DVTK snapped the game open and they didn't need to look back as they kept their Turkish opponents at arm's length for the remainder of the contest. 

Great Britain forward Cheridene Green top scored with a smart 17 points, with Darcee Garbin again influential with 14 points. Only Egle Sventoraite fired for Botas with 14 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

DVTK Head Coach Peter Volgyi was delighted after the contest.

He said: "I'm very proud of my players, since these two days have been a very tough physical challenge for us. I'm very happy right now and I'm grateful for the fans who cheered for us today.

"However, we should keep in mind, that the really big task is just ahead of us," added the playcaller. 

In Belgrade, there was disappointment for Group QA hosts KKZ Crvena Zvezda as they went down 83-63 to ACS Sepsi-SIC. The Romanian visitors were always on top after a quickfire start and took a comfortable win despite a brief wobble at the start of the last quarter.

Brittney Jones had a big game for Sepsi as they took the win in the Serbian capital

Khadijiah Cave was again a leader for Sepsi with 20 points, while there were also strong contributions from Brittney Jones and Maria Jespersen with 19 and 18 points respectively. 

ACS Sepsi-SIC must now sit tight and await the outcome of Thursday's clash between Olympiacos S.F.P and KKZ Crvena Zvezda to see if they end up in the EuroLeague Women or EuroCup Women Regular Season.

Meanwhile, in the only Qualifier to be a two-legged tie rather than a tournament, ESBVA shrugged off a slow start against Spar Girona to ride out 69-57 winners in the first leg.

The French team looked like they might have a long night ahead of them after being restricted to just nine first quarter points, but they came alive with 25 in the second period and took control of the tie. 

Kennedy Burke haunted her former team with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists, with French rising star Janelle Salaun offering an impressive 15 points and 6 boards. Girona were paced by 15 points from Rebekah Gardner and must now overturn the deficit in the second leg next Wednesday to advance to the Regular Season.

For details of the remaining games to be played in the Qualifiers, click HERE.