Halcon Avenida Defeat Besiktas To Go Top


Halcon Avenida returned to the Group A summit in the EuroLeague Women with an 80-70 triumph over Besiktas Cola Turka in Salamanca.

Anke De Mondt and Le'Coe Willingham had 19 points apiece to lead Avenida, who won for the sixth time in eight games while Besiktas (2-6) got a game-high 21 from Laura Harper.

Avenida went in front for good when Willingham made both of her three-pointers for a 50-44 lead with four minutes to go in the third quarter.

The advantage grew to 60-50 by the end of the period and Avenida stayed comfortably ahead the rest of the way.

Belgium international De Mondt made all three of her shots from long range.

Willingham also had 11 rebounds while Latvia international Gunta Basko gave Avenida a lift with 10 points and seven rebounds.