05 October, 2016
12 April, 2017
1 Jasmine Thomas (Rutronik Stars Keltern) (photo: Michael Ripberger)
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EuroCup Women Round of 16: Social media spotlight and reaction

MUNICH (EuroCup Women) - We check in with some of those involved in the EuroCup Women Round of 16 first leg match-ups and see how it played out on social media.

Bellona Agu leaped towards the next phase with a commanding 78-50 win at Cavigal Nice although head coach Ayhan Avci was still pushing for more and was not 100% satisfied afterwards.

He said: "It was a good game except during the last period when Nice won 10-8 and so we have to play better than this.

"We also committed 25 turnovers, which is too much for our team.

"Our main goal is to win the Cup and playing like this won't be enough," warned the play-caller.

There were two newcomers locking horns as Yakin Dogu Universitesi went to Rutronik Stars Keltern and preserved their unbeaten status with a 76-62 success on German soil.

It highlighted the different resources of both teams as Courtney Vandersloot stole the show with 18 points and eight assists, although Keltern star Jasmine Thomas was keen to learn from the experience ahead of the second leg.

She said: "Overall we showed that we can actually compete with the elite in Europe.

"In the first half, we played to their tempo and quick fouls took away some of our momentum.

"Our transition was the key for us, so we hope to create more opportunities in the next game - as well as finding better ways to help protect the paint," added Thomas.

Spar Citylift Girona are also unbeaten after they won 66-62 at TSV 1880 Wasserburg. They also added to our season postcard collection by adding a nice photo in a snowy and picturesque Wasserburg.

Lo mejor del baloncesto 😍✈️🗻⛄️❄️

A photo posted by Helena Oma (@helena_oma) on

The result of the week was probably Good Angels Kosice inflicting a first loss on Flammes Carolo Basket with a vibrant 83-64 triumph against their French visitors.

"It was a great game and we were excellently prepared for it by our coaches," enthused Rebecca Allen, who top-scored for Kosice with a stellar 27 points.

"We knew everything about the key players of our opponents and we got the
advice needed on how we had to defend them. We did it and it worked.

"We are very happy now, but this war is not over and we have to prepare for next week," she concluded.