The third club for France participating in the EuroCup Women, Arras, made their début on the road against Italian club side Reyer Venezia.
Pauline Akonga-N'Simbo (26 points) and Olesia Malashenko (17 points) were the two players responsible for Arras taking an early lead (11-3) with six minutes played.
Despite the efforts of Giorgia Sottana (18 points) from the hosts, Arras edged the the first quarter (13-12).
The second and third quarter was very intense with both sides having their moments and taking control (47-47).
Arras pushed ahead early in the final quarter (53-49). But with two minutes left to play the hosts had regained the lead (61-57) thanks to Olena Ogorodnikova (17 points) and Liene Jansone (11 points).
Any chance of Arras winning the game disappeared when Akonga-N'Simbo (right) fouled out. Reyer Venezia went on to win (64-61) for their second win of the competition.
Yet it was a good round for Nantes Rezé and Villeneuve d'Ascq who beat Portuguese sides.
Zeljeznicar 73-58 Lemminkainen
BC Horizont 92-53 SCM-CSS Craiova
ZKK Partizan Galenika 73-61 Besiktas JK
HATIS Yerevan 69-82 Elitzur Ramla
Minsk-2006 116-50 Petrolina AEK
Nantes Rezé 83-41 Vagos
Saarlouis Royals 77-79 Seat Györ
ESB Lille Metropole 85-60 Olivais Coimbra
Lotto Young Cats 62-69 Ruzomberok
Energa Torun 87-79 Mann Filter
Reyer Venezia 64-61 Arras
Szeviép 72-75 Gran Canaria
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