Wisla Can-Pack Edge Istanbul Nailbiter

Wisla Can-Pack Krakow prevailed 68-63 at Besiktas in Istanbul on Wednesday evening to stay in contention for a first-place finish in Group A.

The Polish outfit improved to 6-3 as Candace Dupree dominated with 18 points and 18 rebounds.

Wisla trailed 54-51 at the end of the third quarter but maintained their focus and three times the teams were level in the final period.

The crowning blow came with 3:20 left .

Laura Harper had just tied the game at 59-59 with a lay-up when Jelena Skerovic went to the other end and drilled a three for a 62-59 Wisla lead.

Besiktas had three opportunities to draw closer but Korana Zanze missed two jump shots and Tugba Tasci was off target with two free throws.

Slobodanka Maksimovic nailed a jumper to give Wisla a five-point advantage and they held on over the final 2:33 for a five-point win.

Besiktas (2-7) are eliminated from play-off contention.

Harper finished with numbers that were equally impressive to those of Dupree.

She had 19 points and 16 rebounds.


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