Brno Bowl Over ESB Lille Metropole


Gambrinus Sika Brno ran roughshod over ESB Lille Metropole in EuroLeague Women Group B on Wednesday.

Jan Bobrovsky's team, beaten finalists in the 2007-08 campaign, prevailed 81-61 with Eva Viteckova's 17 points leading a balanced scoring attack.

Tamika Whitmore chipped in 14, Hamchetou Maiga Ba 13 and both Liene Jansone and Petra Kulichova 10 for Gambrinus as they improved to 2-4 while dropping ESB Lille to 1-4.

Gambrinus were 31 of 57 (54.2%) inside the arc while the visitors from France finished 19 of 51 (37.2%).

Maiga Ba's jump shot with 3:31 to go in the first quarter put Gambrinus on top for good at 13-11.

They did not begin to take command of the contest until midway through the second quarter, though.

Leading 27-24, Kulichova hit two consecutive baskets at the front of a 14-2 run to close the first half for Gambrinus.

Viteckova drilled a three and Maiga Ba made a lay-up immediately after the restart as Gambrinus opened up a 46-26 lead.

They stayed in control for the remainder of the contest.

Ljubica Drljaca had 14 points for ESB Lille Metropole.

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