Endene Miyem impressed for Tango Bourges with 16 points
With one regular season round remaining in EuroLeague Women Group A, things could barely be closer after Tango Bourges claimed a 64-48 success at HAT-Agro Uni Gyor.
With winless Gyor marooned at the bottom of the standings and UMMC Ekaterinburg having already taken top spot, Bourges joined three other teams locked on a 5-4 record.
Whilst the final margin of victory was comfortable enough, it papered over the gutsy work of Gyor who were impressively controlled and still in contention after three quarters - just about keeping pace with the French champions.
Bourges had moved 17-12 in front during the early exchanges, but Gyor responded with nine of the next 12 points as Dora Koch handed them a surprise lead.
Led by Endene Miyem and Marianna Tolo in the paint, Bourges began to grow in influence and by half-time had built up a six point advantage.
The visitors may have been expected to pull clear after the interval, but it was still a single digit margin heading into the final ten minutes which gave the home team a glimmer of hope.
But, a powerful defensive display by Bourges in the last quarter kept the prospect of any late shock at bay as Gyor ran out of steam, continuing to struggle from three-point range.
Tolo was the star of the show with a superb eight-of-nine shooting display which returned 16 points, whilst Miyem also claimed 16 points as Bourges chalked up a sixth consecutive win against Hungarian opposition.
Joslyn Tinkle had a game-high 22 points for the losing side.