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EuroCup Women Quarterfinals Recap: BLMA, Famila Schio, Girona and Nadezdha punch semifinals tickets

Sami Whitcomb and Gabby Williams were among the many WNBA players to lead their teams to the semifinals.

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Storm guard Sami Whitcomb scored 18 points to lead BLMA to the EuroCup Women semifinals.
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The FIBA EuroCup Women Quarterfinals are now complete. Here are the results from this week’s games and what’s next in the upcoming semifinals!

BLMA defeats rival Bourges Basket, 67-58

Seattle Storm guard Sami Whitcomb scored 11 of her 18 points by going 4-of-9 from the three-point line as BLMA built on its Game 1 victory to advance to the semifinals.

Watch her highlights below:

Bourges made a few comebacks in the middle of the second quarter and toward the start of the fourth, tying the game at those points. However, BLMA responded with a run to keep the game in its control. For Carolo Basket, Sara Chevaugeon scored 16 points.

Famila Schio gets revenge on Cukurova with 81-73 win, to clinch semifinals

After losing the first leg last week, Famila Schio made up its four-point deficit by defeating Cukurova 81-73 to get to the semifinals. A 21-11 run in the second quarter helped make the difference in the game and quarterfinals series.

For Cukurova, Kelsey Bone scored 19 points and Allie Quigley added 18. For Familia Schio, Alina Iagupova scored 25 points and Jantel Lavender scored 22 (on 11-of-15 shooting).

Girona eases into the semifinals with 61-54 win over Lyon

After blowing out Lyon last week, 80-57, Girona didn’t play with as much intensity but still walked into the semifinals with a comfortable 61-54 win. Given the advantage Girona came into the game with, they allowed Lyon to get a 32-26 lead at halftime. However, a 23-10 third quarter run in Girona’s favor ended any remote chance at Lyon making things interesting.

Gabby Williams scored 16 points to lead Girona.

Here is one of many easy baskets Williams had in the game:

In the loss, Marième Badiane scored 16 points for Lyon.

Nadezhda wins over Perfumerias, 70-65

Nadezhda won a second close game over Perfumerias to punch its semifinals ticket, 70-65.

Brionna Jones scored 19 points on 9-of-9 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds in the win for Nadezhda. Jewell Loyd scored 17 points for Perfumerias.

See Jones’ highlights below:

Next up in EuroCup Women

The EuroCup Women Semifinals will be a home-and-home series, like the quarterfinals. The matchups are as follows:

  • BLMA vs. Girona
  • Nadezhda vs. Famila Schio

The semifinals begin on Thursday, Mar. 21, and conclude on Thursday, Mar. 28.