EuroCup Women double-double for Gisela Vega (Tarbes)
Last week all the French clubs have already attained qualification for the sixteenth-finals in the FIBA Europe EuroCup Women. This week’s preliminary phase they had to concentrate on improving their ranking for the knock-out stage.
Tarbes was the only successful team with an away victory (78-31) against Novia Munalux, Namur. After a hesitant start in the opening minutes Tarbes took hold of the game after Liz Moeggenberg (left in picture) gave them the lead for good (7-6) midway through the first period.
Once in front Tarbes controlled the pace of the game by dominating the boards 44-16. They also scored 25-of-30 free-throws as they completely outclassed their opponents who were unable to get to the free-throw line and accumulated 25 team fouls.
Moeggenberg was leading the scoring with 21 points. Her team mate Gisela Vega compiled a double-double 20 points and 16 rebounds.
Spanish club sides dominate LFB clubs in EuroCup
Gran Canaria beat Aix-en-Provence (83-61) to remain undefeated in group H while Baloncesto San José took down Lattes Montpellier (57-53). Despite this defeat Montpellier finished second in group L.
In the last EuroCup tie Hondarribia-Irun completed the Spanish grand slam with (78-73) against Challes-les-Eaux with 39 points coming from Shameka Christon.
Ranking of the 32 teams qualified
01. Dynamo Kursk
09. Beretta-Famila Schio
17. Gospic Croatia
02. Umana Reyer Venezia
10. Panionios BC
18. KK Hemofarm Vrsac
26. Baschet ICIM Arad
03. MBK Ruzomberok
11. KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow
19. Elitzur Achva Ramla
27. Kozachka-Zalk Zaporozhye
04. Gran Canaria
12. Galatasaray Istanbul
20. Panküp Ted Kayseri
28. BC Zeljeznicar Sarajevo
13. Electra Ramat-Hasharon
21. Pays d'Aix Basket
29. Extrugasa Corteaga
06. Cras Basket Taranto
14. Besiktas Cola Turka Istanbul
22. CCC Polkowice
30. Szeviep Szeged
07. BC Moscow
15. Chevakata Vologda
31. KVImperial AELimassol
08. Nadezhda Orenbourg
24. Baloncesto San Jose Leon
32. Botas Spor Adana
EuroCup Women sixteenth-finals draw
The sixteenth-finals will be played over two legs with the higher seeded team starting away and hosting the second game.The first leg of these matches will be played on the 10th January 2008.
Botas Spor vs. Dynamo Kursk
K.V.Imperial AEL vs. Umana Reyer Venezia
Szeviep Szeged vs. MBK Ruzomberok
Extrugasa Corteaga vs. Gran Canaria La Caja de Canarias
BC Zeljeznicar vs. Tarbes Gespe Bigorre
Kozachka-Zalk vs. Cras Basket Taranto
Baschet ICIM Arad vs. BC Moscow Challes-Les-Eaux vs. Nadezhda Pays Aix Basket vs. Beretta-Famila Schio
Baloncesto San Jose vs. Panionios BC Lattes Montpellier vs. KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow
CCC Polkowice vs. Galatasaray Istanbul
Panktup Ted Kayseri vs. Elestra Ramat-Hasharon
Elitzur Achva Ramla vs. Besiktas Cola Turka
KK Hemofarm Vrsac vs. Chevakata
Gospic Croatia vs. Honadarribia-Irun