EuroLeague Women: Week 9 social media spotlight and reaction
MUNICH (EuroLeague Women) - We check in with some of those involved in Week 9 of the Regular Season and shine the spotlight on how the action went down on social media.
Wednesday was a great night for the French teams as Tango Bourges Basket, BLMA and ESBVA-LM all picked up wins. The latter rode their way to a brilliant 83-71 win against Nadezhda, who had only lost once previously this season.
The difference according to head coach Fred Dusart and the players were the fans.
He said: "I told my players in the locker room that if we put life and enthusiasm onto the floor, then we are a complicated team to play against.
"I also told them we could win against Orenburg if we brought some fire. In the first leg, we did not see any flames at all.
"We were also carried by a fantastic support from the public. There were attitudes of joy and life from everyone at the game and I really appreciate that.
"For me, I put this victory at the top of the club's historical results."
The only downside was an injury to Olivia Epoupa, although she was still upbeat afterwards and spreading her own gratitude to the club's jubilant supporters.
Even with the highly influential Yvonne Turner, it was always going to be a tough task for Uniqa Sopron to take down defending champions UMMC Ekaterinburg. So without their leading scorer, they were eventually shut down 82-56. But they might have at least won the 'battle of the mascots'!
There was elation in Montpellier as home favorites BLMA took a memorable 58-56 victory against Fenerbahce - although the professionalism of veteran Gaelle Skrela was also important as she quickly put things into context.
She said: "That was fantastic as we normally lose by a large margin against Fenerbahce.
"But we must keep our feet on the ground as we haven't won any titles. We lost a league match last Saturday and and have another big game to prepare for this weekend."
Both players had great games and hit the 20-point mark, but Dos Santos edged it with Bourges winning 65-59.
Finally, life isn't always taking place in the fast lane for athletes competing in EuroLeague Women.
Spanish national team star Marta Xargay took time to remind us about the time that is sometimes spent by EuroLeague Women competitors waiting in airports and the boredom that can occur. Looks like the ZVVZ USK Prague guard found a way to entertain herself - and us too!