EuroLeague Women: Week 5 social media spotlight and reaction
MUNICH (EuroLeague Women) - We check in with some of those involved in Week 5 of EuroLeague Women and see what's been going down on social media.
There is only one place to start this week and that is with the outpouring of relief from CMB Cargo Uni Gyor as they ended their 28 game losing streak across EuroCup and EuroLeague Women, with a fabulous 74-65 success at Mersin.
"We are really happy, since we are a small team for EuroLeague Women and this is a first for us," said head coach, Peter Volgyi.
"We're really glad and it's a special result - especially as we had just played a hard game in the Hungarian Championship."
His words were echoed by Zsofia Hruscakova, who is already looking to capitalise on their new-found momentum.
She added, "We are really happy as it was a hard game, but we have to keep fighting in these next EuroLeague Women games."
Another Hungarian club in Uniqa Sopron were also celebrating as they claimed a super 77-68 home success against Perfumerias Avenida. There is certainly a buzz back in the city as the club moved to 3-2 for the season.
Fans searched out their favourite players - including Swedish ace, Binta Drammeh.
Two former Les Bleues team-mates got chatting off the floor.
Meanwhile on the court, Elodie Godin posted a handy double-double against her ex-employers, while Gaelle Skrela led the way with 18 points for the hosts.
"They dominated us in the first half," conceded Skrela's backcourt partner, Anael Lardy.
"We wanted to put on a vastly improved performance after the poor match in our last home game against Kursk and I am proud of the team.
"We proved we can compete at this level," she insisted.
One of the most popular figures of Week 5 proved to be the CCC Polkowice mascot, with queues of people waiting to get their photo.
Although the real photo of the night in Polkowice was of the visiting Hatay BSB, who will always remember the location as the place where they collected a first ever triumph in the competition.
Belarus national team star Katsiaryna Snytsina was hugely proud of the hard-fought 64-54 win as they got rolling in the competition at the fifth attempt with their historic success.
There was a tight game in Kursk as the home side preserved their perfect status with a narrow win. They squeezed out a 69-66 victory against ZVVZ USK Prague who had not previously tasted defeat this season.
"ZVVZ USK Praha are a good team and we knew that nothing would be easy with them," confirmed Dynamo Kursk forward, Nnemkadi Ogwumike.
"They have good players and they fought, but then we fought back.
"We made many mistakes and committed too many fouls, but as there were only seven players for them, they mostly did the one and the same thing. That meant we were able to adjust our defence to their play," she concluded.