A big night for French clubs in the
EuroCup Women competition

Arras notched up the first EuroCup Women victory in the history of the club by beating Dexia Namur (88-62).

Arras getting ready to play basketball © womensbasketball-in-france  Olesia Malashenko and Pauline Akonga-N’Simbo had played for Dexia before joining Arras last season.

Akonga-N’Simbo led the Arras attack with 24 points, closely followed by Aija Putnina with 22 points.

Malashenko and Leilani Mitchell both finished the game with 5 assists.

Nantes Rezé huffed and puffed for 25 minutes and then took control to beat Saarlouis Royals (91-71).

Mame-Marie Sy-Diop led the scoring with 18 points. But it was the 13 rebounds of Emilija Podrug that gave Nantes the edge.

Villeneuve d'Ascq completed the French grand slam with a comfortable victory (82-57) against the Lotto Young Cats.

Carla Thomas and Olayinka Sanni had 13 rebounds each and scored 20 and 17 points respectively.

Dimitra Kalentzou © womensbasketball-in-france  Elsewhere on the first day of the round 3 action in the EuroCup Women, the defending champions Sony Athinaikos had a comfortable victory (85-51) against Lupa Promotion Novi Zagreb.

Greek international Dimitra Kalentzou (left) was the star of the match with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.

Marina Kuzina was once again the driving force for Dynamo Moscow with 15 points and 13 rebounds in less than 22 minutes play-time against Petrolina AEK.

Dynamo Moscow won (98-40).

Gran Canaria dug themselves out of a hole against BBC Sint-Katelijne-Waver with solid defending during the second half.

Trailing by 12 points at the interval, they only conceded 17 points during the second half to run out winners (67-60). The other Spanish team in action Mann Filter had an easy night beating Sport Algs Dafundo (87-39).

Ruzomberok also had little trouble in beating Olivias Coimbra (71-48).

The rest of the games for the third round were played on Thursday, 11 November 2011.

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Date created: 11 November 2010

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