Bonner Bomb Sparks Avenida In Win

02.11.2011

EuroLeague Women

14. Erika De Souza (Halcon Avenida)
Erika De Souza returned for Avenida and got off to a great start with 18 points and 10 rebounds

For a team that's supposed to be in rebuilding mode after parting with most of the players that captured a EuroLeague Women and Liga Femenina double last season, Perfumerias Avenida look pretty dangerous right about now.

On Wednesday night, roared on again by arguably the best crowd in the women's game, the Salamanca club beat Tarbes, 78-70, for a fourth straight victory in Europe.

Trailing 34-25 a minute into the third quarter after a three-ball by Pauline Krawczyk of Tarbes, Avenida rallied in the EuroLeague Women Group B clash.

Dewanna Bonner started the comeback with a three-pointer and then Erika De Souza followed with a jump shot.

Veteran point guard Laura Antoja drilled a shot from the arc to close the gap to one before shooting guard Isa Sanchez scored with another jumper on an Avenida fast-break to put the hosts in front.

Mondelo's team ended up scoring 15 unanswered points and never trailed again.

They went on top by 16 and although Tarbes closed the gap to 75-70 with 20 seconds to go, Avenida were not to be denied.

Bonner, a EuroLeague Women All-Star last season while on the books of Rivas Ecopolis, led the winners with 24 points.

De Souza finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds.


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