EuroLeague Women: Week 3 social media spotlight and reaction
MUNICH (EuroLeague Women) - We check in with some of those involved in Week 3 of EuroLeague Women and look at what’s been going down on social media.
There was a rude awakening for French champions Basket Lattes Montpellier as they were torn apart 88-50 at home by Dynamo Kursk. EuroLeague Women veteran Elodie Godin was candid in her assessment and also gave a big thumbs up to her opponents’ prospects of silverware.
"We were tired, but that's no excuse as you must play 100% in EuroLeague Women," she warned.
"We knew it would be difficult against a team I think will play at this year's Final Four."
Rio Olympian Helena Ciak made her first return to France with her new club, during what is her first pro-season outside of her homeland. And, who wouldn’t love to be playing in this hugely talented side?
"We are getting better and better and it's a pleasure to play in this team," enthused the center.
"They [BLMA] had played some good matches up to now, but we defended very well."
Meanwhile there was that astonishing game in Villeneuve d'Ascq.
ESBVA-LM squeezed past Perfumerias Avenida by 69-68 in crunch time, with the Spanish visitors having come back from a 21-0 start. And, while they suffered a first loss, it seems to have further galvanised the Liga Femenina champions.
The late collapse alarmed Bourges captain Jo Leedham who complained, "We did a good job until the last quarter, but to lose 31 points in the last 10 minutes was a tragedy.
"Especially for us, who are proud of our defence and the way we worked it during the last quarter was absolutely awful and we're very disappointed!"
Although in the light of day, perhaps a 2-1 start to the campaign for the French side didn’t look that bad and the players had time to explore Sopron.
Meanwhile win or lose, it’s always good to have a team meal to enjoy it, or perhaps to try to forget about a loss and move on. For ZVVZ USK Prague it was a celebratory meal as they won in Turkey.
For Mersin it was a case of the latter.
They lost 75-69 to their visitors from the Czech capital and are still searching for a historic maiden win in the competition as they head towards their fourth game.