MUNICH, Germany - With an efficiency of 37, Courtney Paris was the talk of Villeneuve d'Ascq on Wednesday night, earning herself Gameday 11 Top Performer honors.
The Hatay BB center was clinical in Hatay BB's 72-71 victory over ESBVA-LM, registering a 25-point, 14-rebound double-double on 11-of-14 shooting from the field. It marked her seventh double-double of the season.
It was a dominant night for the bigs all round, as Nadezhda's Amanda Zahui recorded an efficiency of 34. The Swedish international's 25 points and 15 rebounds steered her team to a comprehensive 89-69 road win at Sopron, suggesting last week's loss to struggling CCC Polkowice was nothing more than a minor bump in the road for a club with serious Final Four ambitions.
She was well supported by teammate Natalia Zhedik, the Russian shooting guard producing a season-best shooting performance of 19 points, affording her an efficiency of 23.
With their perfect record coming under threat, Dynamo Kursk needed some big performances against Fenerbahce. They came via playmaker Epiphany Prince and wing Angel McCoughtry, the former providing 19 points and the latter 23, as Kursk clung on for an 86-79 win.
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