|23 February 2013|
It was a bittersweet Friday night for Wisla Can-Pack's center Tina Charles, as she delivered another remarkable double-double performance, but could not prevent her team's defeat.
Having won their first EuroLeague Women play-off game at Bourges Basket in dramatic fashion, Wisla had the chance to close the series in front of their home crowd and clinch qualification to the Final Eight.
However, the short-handed Polish side could not find their rhythm on offense and suffered a bitter 38-50 loss that set up a deciding third game in Bourges on Wednesday.
Charles was left fighting a lone battle, as she spent all 40 minutes on the court, scoring 28 of her team's 38 points, whilst also pulling down 15 of Wisla's 31 rebounds.
Her statline summed up in an efficiency rating of 35 and earned her Play-Offs Day 2 MVP honours.
Fenerbahce duo Angel McCoughtry and Ivana Matovic finished second and third in the MVP ranking, respectively, after leading their side to a 77-68 win at Uni Györ.
The Turkish giants swept their series 2-0 to book their tickets for a second consecutive Final Eight.
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