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The FIBA Europe Cup For Women is currently underway and a number of current and former WNBA players are battling one another. The Conference Qualifying Round has ended and the EuroCup has started the Conference playoffs. Follow all the action right here.

Here's a look at some of the recent highlights:

February 11
Pan-European Phase: Following the completion of the FIBA Europe Cup Women Conference Final Fours, the eight remaining teams have been drawn into pairings for the Pan-European playoffs.

Conference West - Former Charlotte (1997-1999) and Washington (2000-02) center Vicky Bullet tallied 14 points and nine rebounds in Phard Napoli Basket's 68-54 victory over Pays d'Aix Basket 13, eliminating Pays d' Aix Basket 13 from the Euro Cup playoffs.

Former Phoenix (2001-02) guard Adrian Moises Pinto finished with four points and six rebounds in Faenza Faience Pallacanestro 62-57 victory over Reyer Venezia, eliminating Venezia from the Euro Cup playoffs.

Phard Napolis Basket than defeated Faenza Faience Pallacenestro 76-54 in a game that only effected each teams seeding of the next round of the Euro Cup playoffs. Vicky Bullet scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in the victory and Adrian Moises Pinto scored 12 points in the losing effort.

Conference South - Washington's Chasity Melvin finished with 21 points and eight rebounds and Connecticut's Candace Futrell scored 18 points as Anda Ramat Hasharon defeated Lukoil Neftochimik, 87-66 and advanced onto the next round of the Euro Cup playoffs.

Houston's Tiffani Johnson scored 13 points as she helped Fererbahce SK Istanbul advance to the next round of the playoffs by defeating Dynamo Novosibirsk, 81-63. Tiffani Johnson than scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as she helped Fererbahce SK Istanbul get a better seed in the next round by defeating Ramat Hasharon, 78-58.

January 28
The FIBA Europe Cup Women Conference Playoffs are now finished and the match-ups have been set. The two finalists from Conferences West and South, along with all four teams from Conference Central and North will qualify for the Pan European Playoffs. The next round of games will be played on February 9.

January 14


Whitmore

Melvin

Futrell

Johnson

Conference West - Los Angeles' Tamika Whitmore posted a double-double as she finished with 29 points and 11 rebounds in Halcon Avenida's 72-69 victory over Reyer Venezia.

Former Phoenix (2001-02) guard Adrian Moises Pinto scored 13 points as Faenza Faience Pallacanestro defeated Trentino Rovereto Basket, 69-58. Former New York (2002-03) forward Linda Frohlich scored 11 points and Los Angeles' Tamecka Dixon scored six points in the losing effort.

Former Charlotte (1997-1999) and Washington (2000-2002) center Vicky Bullet scored nine points and grabbed nine rebounds as Phard Napoli Basket defeated USO Mondeville Basket, 53-52.

Conference South - Washington's Chasity Melvin posted a double-double scoring 21 points and pulling down 14 rebounds in Anda Ramat Hasharon's 95-73 victory over Clubul Sportiv Livas Targoviste. Connecticut's Candace Futrell scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds and former Detroit (2003) center Petra Ujhelyi finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds in the victory.

Former Indiana (2002) center Jackie Moore scored a game-high 44 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as her Apollon Ptolemaida lost to Lukoil Neftochimik, 94-87.

Houston's Tiffani Johnson scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Fererbahce SK Istanbul lost to Ceyhan Belediyespor 72-71.

Central Conference - Washington's Kiesha Brown scored six points as USK Blex Prague lost to ZKK Medvescak Zagreb 88-66.

December 23

The EuroCup recently finished the qualifying round and two of the three divisions are on break until the middle of January.

December 17

Conference West - Los Angeles' Tamecka Dixon finished with 22 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals in Trentino Rovereto Basket's 96-71 victory over CAB Madeira. New York's Vickie Johnson scored a team-high 25 points and former New York (2002-03) forward Linda Frohlich posted a double-double scoring 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in the win.

Former Phoenix (2001-02) guard Adrian Moises Pinto scored a game-high 22 points as Faenza Faience Pallacanestro defeated Coca Cola Rhondda Rebels, 90-63. Former Utah (1997) guard Megan Compain scored four points and added five rebounds in the loss.

Former Minnesota (2000), New York (2001), Houston (2002) and Phoenix (2003) guard Grace Daley finished with 20 points and five rebounds in USO Mondeville Basket's 91-70 victory over Polisportiva Ares Ribera.

Minnesota's Stacey Lovelace-Tolbert scored eight points and added nine rebounds and former Los Angeles (2000-03) forward Vedrana Grgin Fonseca scored 14 points as ESB Billenueve d'Ascq Lille Metropole lost to Reyer Venezia, 73-46.

Former Charlotte (1997-99) and Washington (2000-02) center Vicky Bullet scored four points and chipped in five rebounds in Phard Napoli Basket's 72-66 loss to CajaCanarias.

Minnesota's Vanessa Hayden posted a double-double scoring 12 points and finishing with 12 rebounds and Los Angeles' Tamika Whitmore scored 14 points as Halcon Avenida lost to Pays d'Aix Basket 13, 76-73.

Conference South - Houston's Tiffani Johnson scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds in Fererbahce SK Istanbul's 85-56 victory over Apollon Ptolemaida. Former Indiana (2002) center Jackie Moore scored a game-high 24 points and added 10 rebounds in the losing effort.

Connecticut's Candace Futrell finished with 13 points and nine rebounds and Washington's Chasity Melvin scored 13 points in Anda Ramat Hasharon's 108-53 win over BC Stara Zagora. Former Detroit (2003) center Petra Ujhelyi scored nine points in the victory.

December 10

Conference West - New York's Vickie Johnson scored 31 points on 15-of-18 from the field and added six steals in Trentino Rovereto Basket's 80-65 win over Pays d'Aix Basket 13. Los Angeles' Tamecka Dixon scored 21 points and added six assists and former New York (2002-03) forward Linda Frohlich chipped in 13 points and four rebounds in the losing effort.

Los Angeles' Tamika Whitmore scored a game-high 23 points and added eight rebounds and five assists and Minnesota's Vanessa Hayden finished with 14 points and nine rebounds as Halcon Avenida defeated CAB Madeira, 86-77.

Former Utah (1997) guard Megan Compain recorded nine points and eight assists in Coca Cola Rhondda Rebels' 65-60 loss to Reyer Venezia.

Former Minnesota (2000), New York (2001), Houston (2002) and Phoenix (2003) guard Grace Daley scored 17 points and dished out six assists in USO Mondeville Basket's 96-72 victory over CajaCanarias.

Former Phoenix (2001-02) guard Adrian Moises Pinto scored eight points and handed out seven assists in Faenza Faience Pallacanestro's 61-58 victory over ESB Villenueve d'Ascq Lille Metropole. Minnesota's Stacey Lovelace-Tolbert recorded seven points and eight rebounds and former Los Angeles (2000-03) forward Vedrana Grgin Fonseca scored 16 points in the loss.

Conference South - Houston's Tiffani Johnson scored 10 points in Fererbahce SK Istanbul's 77-56 win over Lukoil Neftochimik.

Former Indiana (2002) center Jackie Moore finished with 19 points and five rebounds as Apollon Ptolemaida defeated WBC Stara Zagora, 82-79.

Central Conference - Washington's Kiesha Brown finished with 15 points and four rebounds in USK Blex Prague's 89-56 win over Ventwest-Foton Sopron.

Former Utah (2002) forward/center Andrea Gardner scored 12 points and grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds as DKSK Miskolc was defeated by BC Gustino Powerbasket Wels, 79-74.

Former Houston (2004) guard Kedra Holland-Corn scored a game-high 21 points and added four steals in BSE ESMA Budapest's 101-73 victory over TSV 1880 Wasserburg.

December 3

Conference West - Minnesota's Vanessa Hayden posted a double-double by scoring 19 points and grabbing a game-high 16 rebounds and Los Angeles' Tamika Whitmore finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds in Halcon Avenida's 74-67 victory over Trentino Rovereto Basket. Los Angeles' Tamecka Dixon scored 16 points and added seven rebounds and former New York (2002-03) forward Linda Frohlick finished with 17 points and six rebounds in the losing effort. New York's Vickie Johnson added six points and four rebounds in the loss.

Minnesota's Stacey Lovelace-Tolbert scored a team-high 21 points and grabbed five rebounds and former Los Angeles (2000-03) forward Vedrana Grgin Fonseca finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds as ESB Villenueve d'Ascq Lille Metropole defeated Coca Cola Rhondda Rebels, 90-79. Former Utah (1997) guard Megan Compain finished with six assists and four rebounds in the loss.

Former Seattle (2000) guard Charisse Sampson scored seven points and grabbed three rebounds as CAB Madeira lost to Pays d'Aix Basket 13, 90-64.

Former Phoenix (2001-02) guard Adrian Moises Pinto recorded nine points and seven rebounds as Faenza Faience Pallacanestro lost to Reyer Venezia 65-59.

Former Charlotte (1997-99) and Washington (2000-02) center Vicky Bullet just missed a triple-double by scoring 16 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and getting eight steals in Phard Napoli Basket's 83-62 victory over USO Mondeville Basket. Former Minnesota (2000), New York (2001), Houston (2002) and Phoenix (2003) guard Grace Daley ended with a team-high 18 points in the losing effort.

Conference South - Connecticut's Candace Futrell scored 14 points and added six rebounds and Washington's Chasity Melvin added six points and eight rebounds as Anda Ramat Hasharon defeated Ceyhan Belediyespor, 86-52. Former Detroit (2003) center Petra Ujhelyi finished with 14 points and eight rebounds in the victory.

Houston's Tiffani Johnson scored 13 points and pulled down nine rebounds in Fererbahce SK Istanbul's 81-45 win over WBC Kimico Struga.

Former Indiana (2002) center Jackie Moore scored a game-high 31 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in Apollon Ptolemaida's 83-78 win over Lukoil Neftochimik.

Central Conference - Former Houston (2004) guard Kedra Holland-Corn scored a game-high 36 points and added eight rebounds in BSE ESMA Budapest's 66-62 victory over BC Chevakata.

Washington's Kiesha Brown scored 11 points and finished with seven rebounds in USK Blex Prague's 97-63 win over ZKK Medvescak Zagreb.

Former Washington (2001) forward/center Tamara Stocks scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds as Gospic Industrogradnja lost to BG Dorsten, 78-72.

Former Houston (1997-98) and Detroit (1999) forward Wanda Marie Guyton finished with seven points, seven steals and 11 rebounds as TSV 1880 Wasserburg was defeated by ZKK Croatia Zagreb, 74-53.

November 26

Conference West - Former New York (2002-03) forward Linda Frohlick led all scorers and rebounds as she finished with 30 points and 16 rebounds in Trentino Rovereto Basket's 99-71 victory over CAB Madeira. Los Angeles' Tamecka Dixon scored 22 points and handed out four assists and New York's Vickie Johnson scored 10 points in the win. Former Seattle (2000) guard Charisse Sampson scored 26 points and added five steals in the losing effort.

Former Phoenix (1998-99) and Minnesota (2001-03) guard Kristi Harrower finished with 14 points, nine assists and six rebounds in Pays d'Aix Basket 13's 84-81 victory over Halcon Avenida. Los Angeles' Tamika Whitmore posted a double-double scoring a game-high 29 points and adding 12 rebounds and Minnesota's Vanessa Hayden scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the losing effort.

Minnesota's Stacey Lovelace-Tolbert finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds and former Los Angeles (2000-03) forward Vedrana Grgin Fonseca scored 18 points and pulled down eight rebounds as ESB Villenueve d'Ascq Lille Metropole defeated Reyer Venezia 64-62.

Former Phoenix (2001-02) guard Adrian Moises Pinto scored 16 points as Faenza Faience Pallacanestro defeated Coca Cola Rhondda Rebels 85-65.

Former Minnesota (2000), New York (2001), Houston (20002) and Phoenix (2003) guard Grace Daley scored eight points and collected four steals in USO Mondeville Basket's 79-74 victory over Polisportiva Ares Ribera.

Former Charlotte (1997-99) and Washington (2000-02) center Vicky Bullet scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Phard Napoli Basket defeated CajaCanarias 92-78.

Conference South - Washington's Chasity Melvin posted a double-double scoring 19 points and adding 14 rebounds in Anda Ramat Hasharon's 114-69 victory over BC Stara Zagora. Connecticut's Candace Futrell scored 10 points and added four rebounds and former Detroit (2003) center Petra Ujhelyi scored 10 points in the win.

Former Indiana (2002) center Jackie Moore scored 21 points and finished with 11 rebounds in Apollon Ptolemaida's 83-80 win over Fererbahce SK Istanbul. Houston's Tiffani Johnson finished with 15 points and seven rebounds in the loss.

Central Conference - Former Houston (2004) guard Kedra Holland-Corn scored a game-high 38 points and added 10 steals as BSE ESMA Budapest defeated ZKK Broatia Zagreb 89-75.

Former Houston (1997-98) and Detroit (1999) forward Wanda Marie Guyton scored four points and pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds as TSV 1880 Wasserburg defeated BC Chevakata 64-63.

Former Utah (2002) forward/guard Andrea Gardner ended with 15 points and 12 rebounds as DKSK Miskolc was defeated by Sibenik Jolly JBS 83-73.

Washington's Kiesha Brown scored four points as USK Blex Prague defeated MBK Ruzomberok 83-71.

Former Washington (2001) forward/guard Tamara Stocks scored eight points and pulled down a game-high 18 rebounds in Gospic Industrogradnja's 71-61 victory over Szeviep Szeged.

Former Houston (1997-98) and Detroit (1999) forward Wanda Marie Guyton scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in TSV 1880 Wasserburg's 81-78 victory over BC Chevakata. It was the second win in three days for Wasserburg over Chevakata.

November 19
Conference West - Minnesota's Vanessa Hayden recorded her second consecutive double-double by scoring 22 points and grabbing 12 rebounds and Los Angeles' Tamika Whitmore scored a game-high 26 points in Halcon Avenida 99-56 victory over CAB Madeira. Former Seattle (2000) guard Charisse Sampson finished with a team-high 20 points and added 10 rebounds in the loss.

New York's Vickie Johnson scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Trentino Rovereto Basket's 64-50 loss to Pays d'Aix Basket 13. Los Angeles' Tamecka Dixon finished with eight points and former New York (2002-03) forward Linda Frohlick added 16 points and six steals in the losing effort. Former Phoenix (1998-99) and Minnesota (2001-03) guard Kristi Harrower scored five points and recorded five assists for Pays d'Aix Basket 13.

Former Phoenix (2001-02) guard Adrian Moises Pinto scored 18 points and tallied six steals in Faenza Faience Pallacanestro's 70-66 victory over ESB Villenueve d'Ascq Lille Metropole. Minnesota's Stacey Lovelace-Tolbert finished with 12 points and six rebounds and former Los Angeles (2000-03) forward Vedrana Grgin Fonseca scored a team-high 18 points in the losing effort. Former Utah (1997) guard Megan Compain scored four points as Coca Cola Rhondda Rebels were defeated by Reyer Venezia 89-73.

Former Charlotte (1997-99) and Washington (2000-02) center Vicky Bullet scored nine points in Phard Napoli Basket's 80-54 win over Polisportiva Ares Ribera.

Former Minnesota (2000), New York (2001), Houston (2002) and Phoenix (2003) guard Grace Daley finished with 15 points as USO Mondeville Basket lost to CajaCanarias 68-61.

Conference South - Former Indiana (2002) center Jackie Moore posted a double-double scoring 23 points and pulling down 18 rebounds in Apollon Ptolemaida's 97-72 victory over WBC Kimico Struga.

Houston's Tiffani Johnson scored six points and added seven rebounds in Fererbahce SK Istanbul's 75-62 win over Lukoil Neftochimik.

Central Conference - Former Houston (2004) guard Kedra Holland-Corn scored a game-high 42 points on 16-of-23 from the field as BSE ESMA Budapest lost to TSV 1880 Wasserburg 88-82. Former Houston (1997-98) and Detroit (1999) forward Wanda Marie Guyton posted a double-double in the victory by scoring 11 points and grabbing 16 rebounds.

Washington's Kiesha Brown scored seven points and dished out four assists in USK Blex Prague's 85-59 victory over Ventwest-Fonton Sopron.

Former Washington (2001) forward/center Tamara Stocks finished with a team-high 17 points and added nine rebounds as Gospic Industrogradnja defeated Nadezhda 76-72.

November 12

Conference West - Los Angeles' Tamika Whitmore led all scorers with 31 points and grabbed four rebounds and Minnesota's Vanessa Hayden posted a double-double finishing with 10 points and 10 rebounds as Halcon Avenida defeated Trentino Rovereto Basket 72-71. New York's Linda Frohlick scored 22 points and pulled down eight rebounds and New York's Vickie Johnson posted a double-double scoring 18 points and getting 12 rebounds in the losing effort. Los Angeles' Tamecka Dixon finished with 12 points in the loss.

Minnesota's Stacey Lovelace-Tolbert led all scorers with 21 points on 9-of-13 from the field and finished with a game-high 11 rebounds as ESB Billenueve d'Ascq Lille Metropole defeated Coca Cola Rhondda Rebels 89-67. Former Los Angeles (2000-03) forward Vedrana Grgin Fonseca finished with 12 points, eight assists and four rebounds in the victory. Former Utah (1997) guard Megan Compain scored six points and dished out four assists in the losing effort.

Former Charlotte (1997-99) and Washington (2000-02) center Vicky Bullet scored a game-high 25 points and pulled down seven rebounds in Phard Napoli Basket's 67-64 loss to USO Mondeville Basket. Former Minnesota (2000), New York (2001), Houston (2002) and Phoenix (2003) guard Grace Daley finished with six points and three assists for USO Mondeville Basket.

Former Phoenix (1998-99) and Minnesota (2001-03) guard Kristi Harrower scored 12 points and handed out six assists in Pays d'Aix Basket 13's 82-62 victory over CAB Madeira. Former Seattle (2000) guard Charisse Sampson scored a team-high 16 points in the loss.

Former Phoenix (2001-02) guard Adrian Moises Pinto scored a game-high 21 points in Faenza Faience Pallacanestro's 73-70 win over Reyer Venezia.

Conference South - Washington's Chasity Melvin led all scorers and rebounders as she posted 21 points and pulled down 19 rebounds and Connecticut's Candace Futrell finished with 18 points and eight rebounds in Anda Ramat Hasharon's 83-61 victory over Ceyhan Belediyespor. Former Detroit (2003) center Petra Ujhelyi scored 11 points in the victory.

Former Indiana (2002) center Jackie Moore scored 21 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds as Apollon Ptolemaida lost to Lukoil Neftochimik 84-78.

Central Conference - Former Comet (2004) Kedra Holland-Corn posted a double-double by scoring a game-high 31 points and getting 13 steals in BSE ESMA Budapest's 78-71 victory over BC Chevakata.

Former Houston (1997-98) and Detroit (1999) forward Wanda Marie Guyton led all rebounders with 19 rebounds and scored 11 points to help lead TSV 1880 Wasserburg to a 67-61 victory over ZKK Croatia Zagreb.

Former Washington (2001) forward/center Tamara Stocks scored 11 points and finished with five rebounds as Gospic Industrogradnja was defeated by BG Dorsten 96-90.

Washington's Kiesha Brown finished with a game-high 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds as USK Blex Prague defeated ZKK Medvescak Zagreb 102-37.

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