Bonner Fuels Five In A Row For Nadezhda

24. Dewanna Bonner (Nadezhda Orenburg)
Dewanna Bonner was in fine form on Wednesday night, collecting 29 points and 13 rebounds

DeWanna Bonner torched her former employers as Nadezhda romped to an 86-58 victory against BK Imos Brno to extend their winning streak to five games in EuroLeague Women Group B.

The Russian club avenged their loss in Brno earlier in the season thanks to a sparkling effort from Bonner, who secured her fourth double-double of the campaign.

She corralled 29 points and 13 rebounds from a sublime 13 of 16 floor-shooting performance.

Despite a largely bright start by the visitors which saw them slide in front at 17-12, their encouraging early work was soon blown out of the water by Nadezhda.

They exploded with a devastating 19-2 run spanning either side of the first and second quarter break and never looked back.

Whilst Teresa Peckova got Brno rolling again with a big three-ball, it provided only brief respite as the hosts continued to dominate, led by Bonner and some nice baskets from Russian national team shooter Natalia Zhedik.

If Brno dreamed of bridging the gap, a ruthless 14-5 finish to the first-half by Nadezhda meant they trailed 45-29 heading into the third quarter.

For the most part, Nadezhda kept their opponents at arms' length, although Brno did rally to get the gap back to single figures at 61-53.

However, the home side reasserted control and powered their way over the finishing line.

Glory Johnson added an eye-catching 15 points for Nadezhda, whilst Spanish guard Anna Cruz dished up seven assists.

Anna Jurcenkova and Teresa Peckova combined for 29 points for the losing team.




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