EuroCup Women group stage comes to an end next week

 Mondeville ready for action  ©
Click on the picture for a EuroCup Women video report by Thierry Cléon and Guillaume Le Gouic
USO Mondeville suffered their first EuroCup Women defeat (44-61) against Hungarian club side Seat Lami-Véd Györ.

Mondeville are in need of a point guard after Clarisse Costaz and Esther Niamke-Moisan picked up injuries during the weekend.

The club registered Audrey Zaire (16 years old) from the basketball academy for the match. She played for 12 minutes and scored 1 point.

Mondeville held on for almost 25 minutes before suffering a 15-1 reversal with Anna Vida doing most of the damage.

Tired and battered they were unable to make up the deficit and not only lost the game but also the lead in Group A.

Vida fired in 26 points for Seat Lami-Véd Györ, who now lead the group.

In the other game in this group, Sdent Sierre Basket beat Vagos (69-46).

In EuroCup Women Group B, Gran Canaria remain perfect after beating Dexia W Namur (78-40).

Lattes Montpellier remain unbeaten but were given scare by MBK Ruzomberok (81-71).

 Alexia Plagnard  © Dominique Bentejac  Ruzomberok had the better of the opening quarter (21-13), however Montpellier recovered and the teams went into the locker room all square (33-33).

The third quarter was a thrilling affair with five lead changes and the teams remained level (55-55) after 30 minutes.

Montpellier scored the first 9 points of the final quarter and took hold of the game for good.

Pauline Krawczyk led the Montpellier attack with 22 points while Constance Jinks, Khadijah Whittington and Sandra Dijon-Gérardin added 10 points each.

Klaudia Lukacovicová led the attack for MBK Ruzomberok with 16 points and 8 rebounds.

In the other game in Group C, Lemminkainen beat CAB Madeira (77-61). The team from Madeira are eliminated from the competition.

The rest of the news

Shannon Johnson continues to shine in this competition, she scored 20 points for Ibiza Sport Island in their victory (59-53) against Polish club side CCC Polkowice.

CCC still top Group D and will play against Saarlouis Royals next week, a match that will be streamed live by the Royals on their website.

Dynamo Moscow remain unbeaten in Group G and will face Dunav Econt Ruse in the group decider next week. If Dynamo lose the game by more than 10 points then they will finish second in the group.

Chevakata notched up their first victory of the season by beating HATIS Yerevan (91-82).

The following teams are already eliminated from the competition: CAB Madeira, Sdent Nyon Basket, Samsun Basketball and Baschet ICIM.

All the results from the EuroCup Women 5th round of games

USO Mondeville 44-61 Seat Lami-Véd Györ
Sdent Sierre Basket
69-46 Vagos

ZKK Medvescak 85-72 Olivais Coimbra
Gran Canaria 78-40 Dexia W Namu

Lattes Montpellier 81-71 MKB Ruzomberok
Lemminkainen 77-61 CAB Madeira

Nyon Basket 74-81 Saarlouis Royals
Ibiza Sport Island
59-53 CCC Polkowice

Energa Torun 87-62 Jolly JBS Sibenik

Chevakata 91-82 HATIS Yerevan
Sony Athinaikos 81-60 Besiktas JK

Dynamo Moscow 86-67 LMK SBC SF. Gheorghe
Dunav Econt Ruse 83-59 Hapoel Hatikva Tel Aviv

Dynamo Kursk 82-70 Municipal Targoviste
K.V. Imperial AEL 53-40 Samsun Basketball

Nadezhda 85-54 Baschet ICIM

KK Hemofarm Stada 74-67 Spartak Noginsk

Dynamo Kyiv 65-48 BC Dnipro

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picture credits:
Dominique Bentejac - Le site (non officiel) consacré au BLMA

Date created: 10 December 2009

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