Road to Final Four

The sixty-sixth of the 2023/24 women’s Euroleague sees the defending champion Fenerbahce as the favorites, but we take into account Mersin, Prague and the Hungarian Diósgyőri VTK. Let’s examine the scoreboard towards the final.

Italy has hope in women’s basketball Euroleague

Once the first stage is over, it’s time for the quarterfinals in Euroleague Women 2023-2024. Things did not go well for Italian teamsVirtus Segafredo Bologna finished fifth with 21 points, narrowly missing out on the knockout round ahead of those excluded from group B. However, Beretta Famila Schio managed to keep its Final Four dream alive and after reaching the final four last year, it wants to repeat this success in this edition.

The path of the Venice team, which finished fourth in Group A and guaranteed to advance to the quarter-finals by buying the last ticket, will of course not be easy, and therefore they will advance to the quarter-finals. USK Prague is the absolute favorite to win the final. The Czech team finished top of its group with 26 points, and although Schio defeated Prague in the third-fourth port final of the 2022/2023 women’s Euroleague last year, the task looks much more difficult this season.

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Women’s basketball Euroleague: favorites to win

In Game 1 played on Wednesday, February 21, USK won 78 to 60 against the girls from Schio, who will be at full strength in Game 2 at home on Wednesday, February 28 (quarterfinal matches will be played at best). three games). Beretta Famila Schio won the Italian Cup just a few days ago, beating Venice 81-68 in the final, but they start this series against Prague. I had to do without Julia Reisingerova and Giorgia Sottana are the two main elements of the group.

on the other handUSK Prague really impressed Ezi Magbegor, who had 12 wins and 2 defeats in the Euroleague in this first half of the season and remained undefeated at the Kralovka Arena, which will host the 3rd game, which will be the decisive match if Schio wins in the second round, proves that he is a player above all else. on another level.

Twenty-four year old Australian She has a contract with Seattle in the WNBA The player, who achieved frightening averages in terms of both points, rebounds and blocks, led Australia to the first place in the group in the Belem pre-Olympic tournament played in Brazil in mid-February and ensured that he was chosen as the best player of the tournament. The so-called “opals” are passes for next summer’s Paris Olympics. By the way, unfortunately the women’s national basketball team will not be in Paris, but it will be played Place in 3×3 in one of the three pre-Olympic tournaments.

Women’s Euroleague: other quarter-finals

No doubt, F.Bahçe remains the absolute favorite This is the best result of the tournament and it also showed in the 1st game of a not so simple match against the Spanish CB Avenida of Salamanca. The 98-91 result is indicative of a difficult match, but also another indication of the depth of the squad of a team that has dominated both in Europe and at home this season.

In the shields we found Napheesa Collier and Kayla McBride. Two American girls set the parquet floors of Istanbul Ülker Sports Arena on fire, the first with 21 points, 9 rebounds, 6 steals and 5 assists, and the last with 27 points and 8 assists.

And it continues to surprise Hungarian team Diósgyőri VTKThe team, which finished second in the regular season group in its first season in the Euroleague, managed to win the first game of the quarter-finals despite being 17 points behind.

With 18 points and 10 rebounds, Kaila Charles is the undoubted MVP of this team that is now increasingly presenting itself as the loose cannon of the tournament. By the end of the games, it wouldn’t be surprising. if we find ourselves in the bottom four fighting until the last basket. What is becoming increasingly clear is that the girls coached by Péter Völgyi never give up.

Surprise aside, the team that won the competition, the second most accredited team after Fenerbahce, also comes from Turkey. Cukurova Basketball Mersin. After losing last year’s final, the girls, led by Esra Ural, added another important piece to the quintet: Marina Mabrey’s talent.

American, She has a contract with the Chicago Sky in the WNBAHe’s really making a difference and is averaging 19.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game this season. Important figures whose importance increases as the season progresses and can make Mersin club’s dream come true.

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