Not the start Arras wanted
in their EuroCup Women campaign


The third club for France participating in the EuroCup Women, Arras, made their début on the road against Italian club side Reyer Venezia.

Olesia Malashenko © womensbasketball-in-france  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).

Pauline Akonga-N'Simbo © womensbasketball-in-france  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.


The rest of the EuroCup Women news from round 2

Energa Torun required double overtime to beat Spanish club side Mann Filter (87-79).

Kiesha Brown from Mann Filter took the game into overtime (67-67) with the last points in regulation time.

Mann Filter were 11 seconds away from taking the game during the first overtime when the hosts were saved with a triple by Jelena Maksimovic (22 points).

Energa Torun led all through the second overtime and are now 2-0 in Group J. Aneika Henry had a game high 27 points in a losing cause.

Shay Doron scored 19 points and Le'Coe Willingham added 18 points and 12 rebounds as Elitzur Ramla opened their EuroCup Women campaign with a victory (82-69) against HATIS Yereva.

Partizan Galenika got past Besiktas - that have Lucie Bouthors, a former French youth international - to win (73-61). Dajana Butulija did most of the offensive damage with 17 points while Jasmine Stone controlled the rebounds with 13.

Results from day 2



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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Date created: 05 November 2010


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