Wonderful Wisla Start Continues After Win Over Avenida

02.12.2009

Wisla Can-Pack Krakow fans are in the middle of a dream they won't want to wake up from anytime soon.

The Polish club won its sixth consecutive game to start to the EuroLeague Women campaign with a 62-58 victory over Halcon Avenida on Wednesday night.

Led yet again by Janell Burse, who had 16 points and 12 rebounds, Wisla continued to make the most of the opportunity to play in Europe's elite club competition.

They were only given entry to the EuroLeague following the financial meltdown of CSKA Moscow shortly before the start of the campaign.

Avenida, winners of four straight since their opening night setback to Wisla, had a chance to claim a famous triumph themselves.

Silvia Dominguez snapped a 54-54 tie with a jump shot just 2:47 from the end for the Salamanca team.

After Marta Fernandez split a pair of free-throws for Wisla, Dominguez was off target with a three-ball.

Iziane went to the other end and made a go-ahead jumper for the home side.

After Alba Torrens misfired from long range for Avenida, Liron Cohen hit a shot from the arc for the Krakow club before Burse added the team's final basket of the contest.

Torrens' jumper with eight seconds to go ended the scoring.

The home side won despite turning the ball over 21 times.

Fernandez had a game-high 19 points for Krakow with Cohen also pouring in 16.

Avenida had a nightmare night shooting from long range, making three of 21 (14.3%).

Wisla were five of 16 (31.3%) from behind the arc.


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