|Celine Dumerc recorded her first double-double of the EuroLeague Women season|
French national team star Celine Dumerc underlined her playmaking qualities with a dazzling display for Bourges Basket after registering a double-double of 13 points and 10 assists to help her team claim a 65-59 success at Uni Györ in EuroLeague Women Group A.
With both teams already assured of their play-off place, this clash was all about improving their respective rankings and finding some momentum with the post-season rapidly bearing down.
Bourges gained satisfaction from rubber-stamping their status as the second best team in the group and were also boosted by a much needed road win - only their second of the campaign.
Uni Györ meanwhile have lost several key personnel in recent weeks but again posted an encouraging display, taking Bourges right to the wire, with the contest only being decided in the closing minutes.
At one stage, the hosts were staring down the barrel and looked to be sliding out of contention when they fell 36-27 behind. But, they fought back impressively and even took the lead through a Natalie Hurst free throw at 42-41.
With the game level at 53-53 with less than five minutes to play, Bouges posted the game-winning run with six unanswered points via scores from Endene Miyem, Johannah Leedham and Dumerc.
Györ couldn't recover as time ran out and Bourges secured the result from the free throw line.
In addition to Dumerc, there was another fine display from Miyem who was outstanding with 17 points and eight rebounds.
Krisztina Raksanyi starred for Györ with 18 points.
Györ head coach Akos Fuzy:
"Bourges bettered us below the hoop, especially in rebounds. With our fans turning courtside into a true home support, it's a shame we couldn't win the match."
Györ player Zsofia Simon:
"I hope we will be able to profit from such tough matches even in the short run, and mature to be able to win even tightly fought games."
Bourges head coach Valerie Garnier:
"Congratulations to Györ for their spirited game tonight. We knew it was going to be a tough match and the home team really put up a fight."
Bourges player Johannah Leedham:
"It was a tiring game, because Györ upped the speed from start to end. We had to fight for every ball, so we're glad to have been able to win in the end."