Lauren Jackson’s second Euroleague game for Ros Casares Valencia went much more to form. Playing on the road in Bourges, Ros Casares led by 24 at the half en route to a 77-50 victory. Jackson had five points and four rebounds in 23 minutes. Shay Murphy scored 17 points for Ros Casares, while Sancho Lyttle had 16 points and nine boards. Jana Vesela chipped in four points and two rebounds.
Also in Group A, UMMC Ekaterinburg kept pace with Ros Casares by going to Prague to beat the same ZVVZ USK Praha squad that upset Valencia a week ago. Ekaterinburg had relatively little difficulty with USK Praha, opening up a 25-point lead after three quarters before the hosts made things somewhat more respectable for a 74-59 final score. Praha missed DeLisha Milton-Jones, who did not play. Without her, the team relied heavily on Anna Montanana (24 points) and Frida Eldebrink (16). The rest of the team shot just 25 percent from the field. Sandrine Gruda led UMMC’s more balanced attack with 15 points.
A week after getting its first Euroleague win, Frisco Brno had a much more difficult time in Spain, getting beaten 112-70 by Rivas Ecopolis. Ashley Robinson played just 12 minutes due to her ankle injury, contributing four points and three rebounds in that span. Teammate Jasmine Thomas scored 17, but Brno could not stop Rivas, which had five players score at least 14 points. Asjha Jones led the charge with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Elisa Aguilar (14 points, 11 assists) also had a double-double and Essence Carson (16 points, nine rebounds) was a board away.
Playing at home, Wisla Can-Pack Krakow held off CB Taranto by a 64-58 final to improve to 4-1, good for tops in Group C. Milka Bjelica came up with a big game for Wisla, scoring 16 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and coming up with six steals. Bejlica’s performance helped overcome 20 points and 17 rebounds from Kia Vaughn for Taranto. Wisla also got 13 points from Erin Phillips. Former Storm guard Michelle Greco, who plays for Tarnato, scored five points.