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EuroLeague Women Preview: Wednesday 1 February

POLKOWICE (EuroLeague Women) – It's a busy day of action in EuroLeague Women as all 16 clubs hit the the floor with their hopes and dreams beginning to take some serious shape, now there are just four games of the Regular Season remaining.

It wasn't only CCC Polkowice who gathered a standout win last week when they took their first success of the campaign, with a shock triumph at Nadezhda. There was also a pivotal victory for Perfumerias Avenida, as they saw off ESBVA-LM to move level on a 5-5 record with their rivals.

Heading into their road game with Polkowice, the in-form Adaora Elonu has been reiterating just how essential last week's positive result at Pabellon Wurzburg could be in what is emerging as a tight Group B.

She said: "It was a very important game for us and maybe that's why we started it over-pressured and maybe thinking too much and not just playing.

"In the second half we executed our game plan and we took the shots we needed and did a great job [to come back].

"If you wear the Avenida vest, you know that you always have to give 100% until the end."

Also benefitting from some increasingly influential contributions from young gun Angela Salvadores, Avenida won't want to fall to 5-6 and allow their hard work to be undone against a Polkowice team that will be buoyed after belatedly getting off the mark. 

Also in Group B, Tango Bourges Basket will have to pull out their most eye-catching result of the season if they want to make it five victories in a row, since they entertain reigning champions UMMC at Le Prado.

Uniqa Sopron and Nadezhda will meet as they look to bounce back from their respective setbacks during Week 10 and it is the same scenario for both ESBVA-LM and Hatay.  

There is a heavyweight clash in Group A as Fenerbahce head to the still flawless Dynamo Kursk, looking to avenge their loss earlier in the season. 

Mersin have made a change as they try to hit back from their capitulation in Prague, having boosted their roster with the signing of Swedish forward Farhiya Abdi. However, she won't be available until Week 12 at the earliest (6-12 February) and will be absent as her new employers search for a long overdue first win, with Beretta Famila Schio next in line.

The other two games in Group A see Wisla Can-Pack welcome fellow strugglers CMB Cargo Uni Gyor, with BLMA taking to their home floor against ZVVZ USK Prague.

Group A

Mersin v Famila Schio

Dynamo Kursk v Fenerbahce

Wisla Can-Pack v CMB Cargo Uni Gyor

BLMA v ZVVZ USK Prague

Group B

Uniqa Sopron v Nadezhda

CCC Polkowice v Perfumerias Avenida

ESBVA-LM v Hatay

Bourges Basket v UMMC Ekaterinburg

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