|Evanthia Maltsi finally found her shooting touch as CCC Polkowice sent Tarbes to tears|
CCC Polkowice breathed life into their EuroLeague Women campaign on Wednesday and piled on the misery for Tarbes by beating the French team, 78-52.
Evina Maltsi had 17 points and seven rebounds for the Polish outfit, with Valeriya Musina contributing 16.
The Group B win was Polkowice's second in five games.
Tarbes, still without a victory in Europe this season, got 12 points from Paoline Salagnac.
The visitors only trailed 20-17 early in the second quarter after two baskets from Ana Cata-Chitiga when the hosts began to take a firm grip on proceedings.
Agnieszka Majewska drew a foul from Tarbes' Naura El Gargati and made two free-throws, and Megan Frazee followed with two jump shots for Polkowice.
Musina finished the spurt with two more from the charity stripe for a 28-17 lead.
The hosts put the result beyond doubt with a 7-0 run early in the second half for a 46-29 advantage.
In the spurt, Musina and Maltsi each buried a jump shot and Iva Perovanovic added a three-point play.
They ended up outscoring the visitors 13-6 in the frame.
Tarbes' defense disappeared in the fourth when they allowed Polkowice to put 28 points on the scoreboard for a winning margin of 26.
Tarbes GB Head Coach Pascal Pisan:
"Polkowice played well today. We missed one inside Player. Our defense was not good. We had a lot of problems with transistion. We were not agressive enough. I would like to congratulate Polkowice."
Tarbes GB player Florence Lepron:
"Polkowice is a good team. I think it is normall to win home games. Today we was not enough good to win with Polkowice. I hope that in next games we will play better than today."
CCC Polkowice player Valerija Musina:
"We prepared well before this game. I would like to thank my coach for that. We had great practice in last two days. I think that we are able to win in next matches too if we will prepare the same way like for this match."
CCC Polkowice Head Coach Arkadiusz Rusin:
"Wa are really happy. That is our second win in the EuroLeague. The last game in Sopron was not good, today everything looks better. Our defense was strong, we made a lot of points after fast offense. One of the most important elements was three points shots. We made nine. This is a really good score."