EuroLeague Round 1 October 26th-27th

Group A:

All of the teams in this group started play on Wednesday as the regular season, which consists of a double round-robin, will qualify the top four teams for the next round. USK Praha has not managed to assemble their full roster in the Czech Republic, but Alyssa Thomas immediately contributed a triple-double, allowing Teja Oblak to move from facilitator to scorer in their 82-71 win over Victoria Vivians, Ruthy Hebard, and Szekszard. Fenerbahce may not even be close to their planned lineup, but there was still no expectation that they would be crushed by Stephanie Mavunga and Polkowice 73-46. The game of the day went back and forth with Kitija Laksa hitting some big shots from distance for Bologna, but Valencia did enough late to win 73-71 at home. Megan Gustafson and Olympiacos made it closer at the end, but Bourges controlled the game in a 67-61 win.|tab=boxscore
USK Praha [82]: Oblak 28/6r Vukosavljevic 17/12r Thomas 15/15r/10a Conde 14
Szekszard [71]: Vivians 27/8r Hebard 20/8r Studer 13 Wallace 6 Goree 3|tab=boxscore
Polkowice [73]: Mavunga 23/21r Friskovec 14 Turner 6/6r Spanou 5
Fenerbahce [46]: Howard 15 McBride 13 Iagupova 5 Raca 5 Stokes 4/12r Cakir 0|tab=boxscore
Valencia [73]: Casas 15 Romero 15/7a Carrera 11/6r Cox 10 Salvadores 8 Gulich 3/6r Christinaki 2
Virtus Bologna [71]: Laksa 20 Parker 19 Zandalasini 12/10r Rupert 3/9r|tab=boxscore
Bourges [67]: Astier 13 Godin 10/10r Anderson 10/6r Michel 10 Alexander 8/7r Steinberga 7
Olympiacos [61]: Gustafson 24/13r Ayuso 16/6r Strautmane 13/6r Stamolamprou 5 Shook 0

Group B:

Two of the games in this group were played on Wednesday. Girona managed to grind out a 58-53 win at Landes. Cukurova did not have the roster that they plan to field later in the season and that was further complicated by illness in the last game of the day in Salamanca as Avenida won 83-66 and Tiffany Hayes could not drive the visitors to a win over her former team with Briann January starting her farewell tour. On Thursday, Schio had their full roster available, headlined by Rhyne Howard, but DVTK forced them into overtime before falling 90-82. The last game was a tough task for Mechelen, which won the league title in Belgium, but had to make the hop up without some of the players that had gotten them to that level as they handed Annie Kibedi the second youngest debut in the modern history of the competition at 14 years, 5 months, and 3 days. They had to host the defending champions in the first game and Brittney Sykes helped Sopron leave with a 91-62 win.|tab=boxscore
Landes [53]: Akhator 15/8r Chery 10/7r Mann 8 Fauthoux 8/7a Magarity 5 Dumerc 2
Girona [58]: Drammeh 15 Gardner 11/8r Tolo 10 Murphy 9/6r Flores 4 Bradford 3/6r Cornelius 2|tab=boxscore
Avenida [83]: Crvendakic 23/11r Rodriguez 12 Gulbe 10 Cazorla 10 Fasoula 9 Reisingerova 8/7r McCall 7 Vilaro 3 Nogic 1
Cukurova [66]: Hayes 21 Fitik 18/6r January 10 Fagbenle 4/10r|tab=boxscore
(Only scoring information available at publication)
Schio [90]: Howard 23 Mabrey 19 Ndour-Fall 17 Keys 12 Zahui B 4 Mestdagh 2 Penna 0
DVTK [82]: Guirantes 17 Jovanovic 16 Bernath 15 Garbin 10 Aho 9 Green 8|tab=boxscore
Mechelen [62]: Bertsch 15 Resimont 14/7r Berkani 14 Morrison 10
Sopron [91]: Sykes 24/7a Czukor 14/7r Magbegor 12/11r Brooks 11 Fegyverneky 10 Stankovic 4


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