Yet again Bourges Basket suffer:
EuroLeague Women defeat in Moscow

It is not often that Bourges Basket's EuroLeague Women games are televised life. But FIBA TV picked their encounter with Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje as the game of the week. The other French clubs, Arras and USO Mondeville were amongst the three teams not to play this weekend.

Valérie Garnier, the Bourges Basket coach, was left scratching her head after seeing her team being dominated in all sectors of the game as they fell to Sparta&K Moscow (62-84).

Candice Dupree caused Bourges most of the problems offensively with 16 first-half points for her team to go into the locker room with a double digit lead (46-30).

Bourges were good during the third quarter and reduced their deficit to 6 points at one stage. However once the trio of Dupree (22 points), Becky Hammon (15 points) and Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui (13 points) stepped up it was one-way traffic all the way to the end of the game.

For Bourges Basket, Nwal-Endéné Miyem and Zoi Dimitrakou scored 14 points each.

The rest of the EuroLeague Women news from round 2

In the other games from Group A, Uni Györ pulled off the victory of the evening with a road win in overtime against Wisla Can-Pack (67-62). Yet the story of the game is the three-point buzzer beater by Anke De Mondt to force overtime.

On the other hand Rivas Ecópolis who did not play in the first round opened their season with an easy victory against Tarsus (79-48).

George Dikeoulakos ©

In Group B, George Dikeoulakos (in picture) returned to his former club Fenerbahçe SK and came away with nothing as his team Municipal Targoviste lost (48-73).

Ivana Matovic led the way to victory for the hosts with 22 points and 7 rebounds. But it was Angel McCoughtry who stole the show with 13 points, 6 assists and 9 rebounds.

In the other group game it took a 22-9 third-quarter run for Good Angels Kosice to break Uniqa EuroLeasing Sopron and win their first EuroLeague Women game of the season (89-78).

Good Angels' balanced scoring with five players in double digits was more than enough to stop the Sopron duo of Shenise Johnson (29 points and 11 rebounds) and Zsófia Fegyverneky (21 points).

Famila Schio beat Nadezhda-Orenburg (72-64) in the final game of round 2 and go top of the group.

French international Elodie Godin compiled a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds while her team-mate Laura Macchi led the scoring for the Italian champions with 16 points.

Dewanna Bonner had 19 points for Nadezhda but it was not enough to prevent defeat.

Sandrine Gruda ©

UMMC Ekaterinburg did not celebrate their hosting the EuroLeague Women Final Eight in style but still beat Novi Zagreb (83-77) with 25 points and 7 assists coming from Diana Taurasi. French international Sandrin Gruda (right) added 17 points while Anna Petrakova finsished with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Sandra Mandir led Novi Zagred with 20 points and was well supported by Matea Vrdoljak and Mirna Mazic with 15 points each.

Olaf Lange, the coach from UMMC, explained after the match: "One of our problems is few points in the opponent's zone. Now we face a period of team building and it's normal that we play one game really good and another one not so well."

Isil Alben saved Galatasaray MP from losing at home to ZVVZ USK Prague by scoring the last 3 points of the game. She finished with 9 points, 8 assists and 4 steals in the (58-56) victory.

However it is her team-mates Sancho Lyttle with 17 points and 12 rebounds that should be the headline news from this game.

This week Nnemkadi Ogwumike had the last say in this EuroLeague Women match as her team CCC Polkowice beat Perfumerías Avenida (69-59).

She finished as the game's top scorer with 22 points to help CCC to their first win in this competition.

ELW results from round 2

Perfumerías Avenida 59-68 CCC Polkowice
UMMC Ekaterinburg 83-77 Novi Zagreb
Wisla Can-Pack 62-67 Uni Györ
Sparta&K M. R. Vidnoje 84-62 Bourges Basket
Galatasaray MP 58-56 ZVVZ USK Prague
Good Angels Kosice 89-78 UE Sopron
Rivas Ecópolis 79-48 Tarsus
Fenerbahce SK 73-48 Targoviste

Famila Schio 72-64 Nadezhda-Orenburg

Visit our 2012-2013 EuroLeague Women section

Visit our home page
Visit our "What's New" page

picture credits:

Date created: 31 October 2012

Like this page / Aimez cette page

New! Nouveau!

Comment in the box below on what you have just read! Laissez un commentaire ici!
Share this page:
Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

Join us on facebook Join us on facebook RSS

Recent Articles

  1. Fighting for survival, keeping on track for play-offs

    Mar 30, 15 04:34 PM

    While COB Calais and Hainaut Basket are fighting against relegation with Calais winning their third match this season in round 23 against Charleville-Mézières, Hainaut Basket take the victory in round…

    Read More

  2. LFB round 21: March madness starts with a bang

    Mar 17, 15 09:49 AM

    March madness means schedule changes, Bourges eliminated from ELW, Villeneuve qualify for ECW final while Calais win a regular season game in the LFB./COB Calais n'est plus la lanterne rouge.

    Read More

  3. LFB round 20: Good performances and absent friends

    Mar 10, 15 06:06 AM

    Some LFB teams are not so good when their overseas players are injured giving a chance to their opponents to win./Des blessures à ses joueuses clés handicappent des formations.

    Read More

  4. LFB round 19: Welcome back Miss Go as play-off picture takes shape

    Feb 23, 15 07:10 PM

    Émilie Gomis is back in the LFB, this time for Toulouse. Arras are the big losers of round 19./Le retour de Miss Go et la malchanche de Arras sont les nouvelles de la 19e journée.

    Read More

  5. LFB round 18: Stats do not lie

    Feb 10, 15 04:43 AM

    In the LFB round 18 accuracy in the shot selection made you win the game. / Une meilleure adresse au tir mène au succès.

    Read More

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

17 January 2013: First win for Arras while Mondeville's play-off chance still not confirmed

10 January 2013: Bad night for French teams

20 December 2012: Céline Dumer's magic touch from London saves Bourges while Stepanova returns

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

08 November 2012: Arras lose again while Bourges Basket and USO Mondeville notch victories against Spanish clubs

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