Wisla Can-Pack Krakow forced a game-three decider in their EuroLeague Women Eighth-Finals play-off tie with MKB Euroleasing on Friday by winning 52-39 in Poland.
Thrashed 81-58 earlier in the week in Hungary, Wisla turned up the defensive pressure and held MKB to just 25.5% shooting inside the arc.
MKB were their own worst enemy at the free throw line as well, making only 11 of 18 (61.1%).
The game was knotted at 28-28 early in the third quarter when Agnieszka Palka struck with a three-pointer for the hosts.
Dominique Canty followed with a jumper before Jelena Skerovic drilled a three for an eight-point lead.
Canty kept the pressure with another basket.
The run continued until Wisla had a 42-28 advantage with just under three minutes to go in the frame.
MKB weren't able to mount a comeback in the fourth.
Marta Fernandez finished with 14 points for Wisla, who will look for more of the same when they travel back to Hungary next week for the do-or-die clash for both teams.
Norbert Szakaly, Sopron Head Coach:
"Congratulations to Wisla Can-Pack. They played excellent defence and did not let us to reach the rythme of the game. That game was completely different from the one in Sopron. Well it is 1:1 and in the third game everything is possible."
Wojciech Downar Zapolski, Wisla Can-Pack Head Coach:
"I am very happy and want to congratulate my team. Playing an agressive game it was the key to win."
"We are going to Sopron to win. I thing that the chance is 50/50."