Battling Sopron Come Up Short At Schio


Beretta Famila Schio beat UNIQA-Euroleasing Sopron on Thursday night for their first win in the EuroLeague Women since the opening week.

The Italians led from start to finish and recorded a 59-50 victory.

Sopron are now 2-4 in Group B and Schio 2-3.

The visitors from Hungary fell behind 8-0 but came back and trailed 10-8 after Diana Fürész's shot from the arc.

Schio then outscored the visitors 8-3 over the last 1:31 of the first quarter for a 22-14 lead.

Laura Macchi had eight points and Cheryl Ford seven for the hosts in the frame.

Maurizio Lasi's Schio would go on a 16-0 run bridging the second and third quarters for what appeared to be a commanding 44-20 advantage.

But Sopron then came to life.

The Hungarians went on a 13-2 run themselves over the last 3:16 of the quarter to trail 46-33.

After a Janel McCarville free-throw at the start of the fourth for Schio, Sopron poured in nine consecutive points.

That left them down 47-42 with 5:26 to play.

Schio's Macchi hit a jump shot, Ford a free-throw and McCarville a jumper to take the lead back to 52-42 with 3:31 to go.

Sopron got no closer than seven points the rest of the way.

Macchi's 16 points led Schio, and Ford had 13 rebounds to go with her 10 points.

Olexandra Kurasova led Sopron with 14 points and seven boards.



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