After 126 games of EuroLeague Women this season, the 14 teams to participate in the play-off round are known. USO Mondeville lost out in a three-way tie against Perfumerías Avenida and ZVVZ USK Prague from Group C. Municipal Targoviste picked up the last place from Group B.
For the last day of first round action in the 2013 EuroLeague Women competition many clubs were battling to maintain a top seed for home court advantage for the best-of-three play-off series.
In Group A, Bourges Basket cruised past BK IMOS Brno (85-60) with Greek international Styliani Kaltsidou leading the way with 17 points.
Danielle Robinson made sure that Tarsus ended their first ELW campaign on a high with the game winning shot against Wisla Can-Pack (72-70).
Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje had a tough but entertaining encounter with Rivas Ecópolis (72-61). Marina Kuzina was the catalyst for the victory with 19 points from 8-of-10 shooting from the floor.
EuroLeague Women Group C has been the most dramatic of the regular season groups and the suspense went right down to the wire.
USO Mondeville lost (51-56) to ZVVZ USK Prague in the first game of the final day trilogy. This meant that ZVVZ USK Prague had qualified.
Mondeville's chance of qualifying for the next phase rested on Novi Zagreb beating Perfumerías Avenida. Alas this did not happen with Avenida winning (86-68) and taking the final spot from this group.
USO Mondeville's elimination was due to the worst point average in their three-way tie with ZVVZ USK and Perfumerías Avenida.
UMMC Ekaterinburg did just enough to beat Galatasaray MP (61-45) and with this win protected their number one ranking.
For the players from UE Sopron who completed their games last week, the only match that mattered was the EuroLeague Women Group B match-up between Municipal Targoviste and Good Angels Kosice.
Municipal Targoviste required a victory to eliminate Sopron. In another interesting encounter - on FIBA-TV - Targoviste came out on top against Good Angels Kosice (72-64).
In the rest of this group action Arras had a long trip to Russia to play Orenburg Nadezhda. The French side came away with nothing as they were beaten (71-89). In Istanbul Fenerbahçe SK rolled over Famila Schio (82-68) to bring the first round to an end.
|Rank||Team||Win %||Point ratio|
|2.||Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje||83,3%||1,219|
|5.||Good Angels Kosice||75,0%||1,094|
|13.||ZVVZ USK Praha||41,7%||0,956|
The play-off series is played under the rules of the "best of three", with the first team to win two games qualifying for the Final 8.
The first match in the series is played on the court of the lower ranked team. The higher ranked team hosts the remaining matches in the series.
FIBA Europe have assigned 19, 22 and 27 February as the dates for the games. It is possible due to television rights that games might be played on other dates.
The pairings for the play-off games are as follows:
Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje – Municipal Targoviste
Fenerbahçe SK – Uni Györ
Galatasaray MP – ZVVZ USK Prague
Good Angels Kosice – Perfumerías Avenida
Bourges Basket – Wisla Can-Pack
Nadezhda Orenburg – CCC Polkowice
Famila Schio – Rivas Ecópolis
EuroLeague Women round 14 results:
Rivas Ecópolis 61-72 Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje
Bourges Basket 85-60 BK IMOS Brno
Tarsus 72-70 Wisla Can-Pack
Municipal Targoviste 72-64 Good Angels Kosice
Orenburg Nadezhda 89-71 Arras
UMMC Ekaterinburg 61-45 Galatasaray MP
ZVVZ USK Prague 56-51 USO Mondeville
Novi Zagreb 68-86 Perfumerías Avenida
Fenerbahçe SK 82-68 Famila Schio
Date created: 07 February 2013
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ELW regular season articles
07 February 2013: Bourges Basket as only French team to go into play-off round
31 January 2013: Group C thriller goes on
23 January 2013: Arras fall with honour at Fenerbahçe
10 January 2013: Bad night for French teams
13 December 2012: Tina Charles dominates while Mondeville taken to the wire
06 December 2012: Half-way stage reached
28 November 2012: Round 6: Close games and excitement
23 November 2012: Two clubs remain unbeaten after five rounds
16 November 2012: Midnight madness in Spain, joy in Targoviste
01 November 2012: Bourges beaten in Moscow while Uni Györ stun Wisla Can-Pack
30 October 2012: 2013 EuroLeague Women Final Eight hosts are UMMC Ekaterinburg
30 October 2012: Can Bourges Basket qualify for the Final 8
25 October 2012: Perfect start for Bourges and Mondeville
24 October 2012: A fairy tale ending would be nice for Arras
24 October 2012: USO Mondeville have a tough task in group C