EuroCup Women week four Which teams have qualified Which ones are out?
After four rounds of EuroCup Women action eight teams are assured a place in the round of the last sixteen while seven teams already know they are eliminated.
In some groups the mathematical calculations are complicated on who can still qualify. The qualification jigsaw puzzle should become clear next week.
However the following teams continue the competition in the knock-out phase in January of 2012: Arras, Botas Sports Club, BC Chevakata, Dynamo Kursk, Gran Canaria 2014, Hainaut Basket, Kayseri Kaskispor and Elitzur Ramla.
USO Mondeville who did not play this week, need to win once in their remaining two games to qualify.
Basket Landes was the only French club in action on the second day of round 4 in the ECW. In front of a packed hall they ran out winners against Swiss champions Sdent Helios (74-63).
A defeat for Basket Landes would have meant immediate elimination from the competition. The Swiss side had new signing Anastasia Kostaki in the line-up and her swift passing enabled her team to edge the first quarter (16-15).
Basket Landes started the second quarter with a 6-0 burst to take the lead for good. With 15 minutes played the advantage had grown into double digits (32-21). Then they controlled the tempo despite the efforts of Whitney Boddie with 14 first-half points (7-of-10 from the field) to enter the locker room (39-31).
Basket Landes were shooting 57% during the first half despite Jennifer Humphrey not having a good time.
The second half of the match was up and down with both teams having their moments.
Anaïs Le Gluher-Cano (left) was hitting her shots to lead her team with 20 points while Katarina Manic was cool and efficient at key moments hitting 5-of-6 from the field for 13 points while dishing out 5 assists as Basket Landes held on to win (74-63).
After the match Le Gluher-Cano explained: "My personal statistics are not important. We won as a team which is more important. We had to win this match to stay in the competition and reverse our defeat from the first game. Now we have two difficult games in Serbia and Slovakia. Whatever happens we'll do all we can to have the chance to play again at home in the eighth finals."
Ilona Korstin (in picture) was the face of FIBA Europe during the year of women's basketball and now she is the leader of Turkish club side Besiktas. She fired in 24 points while picking up 15 rebounds as her team held off the youths from Lotto Young Cats (84-77). Emma Meesseman and Noémie Mayombo combined for 35 points for the Young Cats.
In another Turkey versus Belgium match Optimum Ted Ankara dispatched Dexia Namur (83-66). Gülsah Akkaya led the Turkish side with 18 points while Laurence Van Malderen hit 22 points in defeat.
The other Turkish sides in action, Botas Sports and Kayseri Kaskispor made it a perfect evening for Turkish basketball as they also came away with victories.
After the disappointment and anger from last week, Gran Canaria got back to winning ways in beating the Flying Foxes (66-58) to book their place in the eight final. Dandra Moss had a game high 26 points with 11 points coming from the charity stripes. Astou Ndour hit a double double of 17 points and 12 rebounds for the winners.
The Austrian side Flying Foxes cannot qualify for the next phase after this defeat. Another club eliminated this week is SISU Basketball, they were blown away by BC Chevakata (62-104).
Dynamo-GUVD avenged their opening day defeat against Telge Basket by winning (85-72) while defending champions Elitzur Ramla marched into the next phase with a comfortable victory against Spartak Noginsk (74-58).
EuroCup Women week 4 results
MBK Ruzomberok 77-66 ZZZ Partizan Galenika WBC Dynamo Moscow 67-73 BC Horizont Nantes-Rezé 66-54 AD Vagos Saint Amand Hainaut Basket 79-64 Lemminkainen Arras 73-37 BBC Sint-Katelijne-Waver
Spartak Noginsk 58-74 Elitzur Ramla Botas 80-47 Lombos Optimum Ted Ankara 83-66 Dexia Namur Chevakata 104-62 SISU Kayseri Kaskispor 85-74 Maccabi Bnot Dynamo-GUVD 85-72 Telge Basket Besiktas JK 84-77 Lotto Young Cats Gran Canaria 66-58 Flying Foxes Basket Landes 74-63 Sdent Helios