|Endene Miyem was pivotal in the Bourges win that tied the series|
Bourges Basket came from six points down in the fourth quarter to beat Rivas Ecopolis and send the Round 2 series in the EuroLeague Women back to Madrid for a deciding third game.
Rivas led 58-52 with 8:22 remaining after a made jump shot by Asjha Jones Rivas but ran out of steam and fell, 68-60.
Jennifer Digbeu ignited the Bourges fightback with a three-pointer.
Ndongue next cut the gap to 58-57 with a jumper before Catherine Joens followed with a jumper just 4:48 from the end to put Bourges in front at 60-58.
Jones, one of the key players in the Rivas side this season, knotted the contest at 60-60 with a lay-up but Rivas were shut out for the final 3:53.
Celine Dumerc made one of two free-throws to put Bourges back in front and then Digbeu came up with a three-point play with 2:22 to go.
Dumerc finished the scoring with four more free-throws.
Bourges will now return to Spain looking to punch their ticket for the Final Eight with a win.
Amaya Valdemoro, who had 14 points for Rivas in the win earlier this week, didn't play on Friday.
Ndongue and Endene Miyem, a pair of France internationals in the Bourges team, each had 13 points and eight rebounds.
Essence Carson led Rivas with 21 points.
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Rivas head coach Miguel MENDEZ MARTINEZ
"In the beginning of the game, we were not agressive enough in defense. In the third period, we came back but Bourges was really efficient in the last 5 minutes. We missed free throws and easy shots.
We will try to find solutions for wednessday."
Bourges head coach Valérie GARNIER
"All Bourges players wer focused on the game since the beginning. Public pushed hard and they playd right during all the first twenty minutes. Céline Dumerc made a great game during 39 minutes.
We have to learn to play more slowly when we want to manage. Wednessday will be a new game. Now everything is possible."
Bourges captain Céline DUMERC
During the first half, we had open possibilities and we scored. In the second period we began to doubt and miss shots, after that we put more agressivity in defense, provoked fouls. The team was strong and helped me to lead with less pressure. We have to go in Madrid with no doubts."