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Roundup: Joyous Mersin deliver first blow to Fenerbahce

MERSIN (EuroLeague Women/EuroCup Women) – Mersin have taken respite from their miserable rookie EuroLeague Women campaign to log a stunning Turkish league victory against the previously perfect Fenerbahce.


It was the towering Lithuanian ace Gintare Petronyte who did the damage as she completed a near double-double of 25 points and 9 rebounds for Mersin in a morale-boosting and thrilling 79-76 success against the leaders.

There was also a win for Hatay BSB who, fresh off their first ever triumph in EuroLeague Women last week, took a 65-58 victory at Adana Aski as Belarusian winger Katsiaryna Snystina scored 18 points.

Both Yvonne Anderson and Moriah Jefferson also landed 18 points apiece, as Galatasaray completed an 88-76 win at Samsun, while there was also a positive result for Bellona Agu who benefitted from a combined 38 points from Ann Wauters and Chelsea Gray as they eased out the visiting Osmaniye 68-61.

However, there was disappointment for Yakin Dogu Universitesi, who slipped to successive defeats after sinking 89-86 at home to Botas.


The French title race is heating up after leaders Tango Bourges Basket and BLMA both suffered defeats over the weekend.

It's been a roller-coaster season so far for Basket Landes who have had to cope with some big injury issues and exiting EuroCup Women after what had been a lightning start to the campaign.

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They are back on an upward curve and now just one win behind Bourges, after they beat the table-toppers 66-59. Nevena Jovanovic dropped 17 points and is rapidly becoming a big supporters' favourite in the wake of her recent move. Her backcourt partner Celine Dumerc handed out 9 assists against her ex-employers.

After BLMA were unexpectedly stung 61-54 on the road at Hainaut, they are now tied in second place, not only with Landes, but also Flammes Carolo Basket who recorded an 80-68 win against UFAB-49 Angers as Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis amassed 27 points.

Alina Iagupova helped ESBVA-LM make up some of their lost ground by netting 25 points in an 87-79 win at Lyon, while Cavigal Nice continued their nice form by storming past Nantes Reze 71-49, as Victoria Macaulay plundered 20 points and 10 rebounds.


They may have stamped their ticket for the next phase of EuroCup Women, but Umana Reyer Venezia have lost their share of a three-way tie at the top of the Italian League. Ashley Walker garnered 17 points but it wasn’t enough to prevent an 80-66 reverse at Saces Dike Napoli.

Passalacqua Ragusa are also in the next stage of EuroCup Women and they followed up their historic accomplishment with a 57-49 triumph at Viagarano. Astou Ndour completed a double-double of 11 points and 12 boards.

Beretta Famila Schio also got back to winning ways after their first loss recently. They climbed past Broni 96-51, with six players reaching double-digits, including Georgia Sottana who scored 16 points.


Spanish star Alba Torrens poured in a mesmerising 30 points for leaders UMMC Ekaterinburg as they completed a comfortable 75-49 home win against Kazanochka.

Nadezhda had to play impressive defence on their travels to eventually overcome Enisey Krasnoyarsk 62-55, as young Maiga Zhosselina caught the eye with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Dynamo Kursk locked out Spartak Noginsk 87-30, while MBA Moscow enjoyed a 77-69 win against Chevakata after Anna Leshkovtseva rattled off 21 points.

On the outskirts of the Russian capital, Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje went down 79-59 to Dynamo Moscow as their former center Ksenia Tikhonenko returned to haunt them with 19 points.


Maros Kovacik may not have been able to inspire a first EuroLeague Women success of the season for CCC Polkowice, but has now overseen consecutive BLK wins. His team beat MKK Siedlce 88-59 as Mariona Ortiz registered 12 points and 8 assists. Leaders Wisla Can-Pack had to work hard to win 76-70 at Artego Bydgoszcz as Ewelina Kobryn logged a classy 18 points and 13 rebounds.

There was a second Liga Femenina defeat in three games for Spar Citylift Girona as they were outlasted 68-64 at Cadi Le Seu. Leaders Perfumerias Avenida waltzed past Bembibre 69-46 as Angela Salvadores lit it up with a six-of-seven floor shooting effort. Meanwhile, history was made as rookies Lacturale Araski booked a first-ever place in the Copa De la Reina.