EuroLeague Women relief for Ros Casares and Gambrinus Brno
The deciding legs in both EuroLeague Women eighth-final matches were one-sided affairs with the home sides prevailing.
USVO, no match for Ros Casares
USVO got off to a cracking start with Krissy Bade and Emilie Gomis opening the scoring (4-0) with less than a minute on the game clock. This was their only highlight as Ros Casares picked up their game.
Elena Baranova and Katie Douglas hit back-to-back three pointers to start a 15-0 for Ros Cosares. USVO were unable to really take advantage of their opponents’ offensive pause with only Sabrina Reghaïssia halting the onslaught with 2 points.
Ros Casares scored the last 6 points of the period to lead (21-6).
USVO were on the back foot for the rest of the match and despite a better second quarter could not reduce their deficit by the interval (23-38).
With no comeback by USVO, Ros Casares paced themselves to victory (70-46).
For Ros Casares Douglas led all scoring with 17 points and was joined in double digits by Elena Tornikidou with 12 points. Delisha Milton scored 9 points and took 13 rebounds.
For USVO Gomis and Bade had 10 points apiece as USVO failed for the second season to make the quarter-finals of this competition.
Gambrinus Brno demolished MiZo Pécs
After two close games the final stanza in this contest was a let-down. Mizo Pecs were a shadow of the team from the two previous ties.
Gambrinus were leading (41-22) at the interval and put the game to rest with a thumping 31-3 third period (72-25). Gambrinus relaxed in the final quarter (84-45) allowing their guests to reduce their deficit slightly.
The Hungarian side were handicapped by the injury of Dalma Ivayni.
Gambrinus Brno 84-45 MiZo Pécs (Gambrinus win series 2:1) Ros Casares 70-46 USVO (Ros Casares win series 2:1)
FIBA Europe EuroLeague Women Quarter-Finals
Format: Best of 3 games with home advantage in case of 3rd match going to team hosting first game. Games to be played: 26th February, 29th February and 5th March.