Sancho Lyttle erupted for 31 points to spark Halcon Avenida in a 94-53 demolition of ESB Lille Metropole on Wednesday night in EuroLeague Women Group B.
A close-season signing from Ibiza, Lyttle has given the Salamanca outfit a terrific low-post presence and that was evident at the start against ESB when she poured in six of the game's first eight points to help Avenida claim an early 8-0 lead.
The Salamanca outfit was on top, 28-20, by the end of the opening quarter.
Lyttle had scored 22 points just over 13 minutes into the contest, with her last basket of the half giving the hosts a 41-24 stranglehold on proceedings.
Le'Coe Willingham, who scored 15 of her 17 points in the opening two frames, hit a jump shot with 5:36 to go in the second quarter to give the hosts their biggest advantage of the half at 46-27.
They went to interval on top, 53-36, and blew out the visitors from France for the remainder of the contest.
Avenida out-rebounded ESB, 47-28.
The Spanish team was 35 of 55 (63.6%) inside the arc compared to ESB's 13 of 40 (32.5%).
Jordi Fernandez, Halcón Avenida Head Coach:
"We have improved our offense and did great work on defense. We enjoy the game without pressure. We must to win, but if we continue doing things well it will be difficult to beat us."
Alba Torrens, Halcón Avenida:
"Today we play with less mistakes that other games. All the players work hard to become a great team. Sancho and L'Coe have plaved amazing."
Abdou N'Diaye. Lille Metropole Head Coach:
"We didn't play good and at the beggining so Avenida got easy points. Improving on defense is our goal.
Emile Gomis, Lille Metropole:
"When you lose by 40 points is difficult to explain what happened in the game. We will work for win next game."