Beretta-Famila rolled to their second straight EuroLeague Women victory in Schio on Thursday night against ESB Lille.
Fresh off their narrow Group B triumph in Hungary last week against MiZo Pecs, the Italian team turned on the style in the second half.
|Nicole Antibe had 16 points for Beretta-Famila|
On top 48-45, Italy international Raffaella Masciadri and Elisabetta Moro hit back-to-back three-pointers before Mudju Ngoyisa capped the 8-0 spurt with a lay-up.
The home side then stamped their authority on the contest with a 7-1 run over the last 2:35 of the third quarter for a 66-53 lead.
ESB briefly closed to within nine at the start of the fourth quarter but Schio found their rhythm on both ends of the floor and stormed to a 22-point triumph.
Masciadri had 19 points and Nicole Antibe 16 for Schio, while the French side was led by Emilie Gomis' game-high 25 points.
The visitors hurt their own cause with a woeful effort at the free-throw line (12 of 21, 57.1%).
The Schio club was 11 of 23 (47%) from long range, including Masciadri's five-of-seven performance and Moro's perfect four-of-four night.
Sandro Orlando, Beretta Famila Schio Head coach:
"We played a great game. Unfortunately we didn't play great defense in the first quarter and we allowed Lille too many points. But with patience and moving the ball better, we always found good shots. The whole team played well and the bench players were a key factor for the win."
Audrey Sauret Gillespie, Beretta Famila Schio Forward:
"Tonight we played very well and got a crucial win in this group. Next week we have another imprtant game versus Gospic and we play at home again. We can't throw away the opportunity to start with 3-0 record."
Abdou N'Diaye, Lille Metropole Head Coach:
"A strange game. We played well for twenty minutes, with a good defense, and very badly in the second half. We can't allow our opponents to score 92 points if we want to win a game in the EuroLeague Women."
Emilie Gomis, Lille Metropole Guard:
"We are a young team and we have not enough experience to face this kind of game. We didn't shoot well consistently and allowed too many points in defense. A bad night for us but it's just the start of the season and still a long way to go."