|Evanthia Maltsi erupted for 28 points as CCC Polkowice stunned Perfumerias Avenida|
Perfumerias Avenida went off the rails in the second quarter and ended up crashing to an 85-78 home defeat against CCC Polkowice.
Evina Maltsi rolled back the years with the type of performance that made her EuroBasket Women 2009 MVP for Greece, scoring 28 points.
Maltsi hit six of 10 shots from long range and Polkowice were 10 of 21 as a team.
Perfumerias lost for the second time in a row, and once again at their Pabellon Wurzburg fortress.
Fenerbahce brought an end to their unbeaten start to the EuroLeague Women last week in Salamanca.
The hosts, despite their typical amazing home-court advantage, were outscored 26-11 in the second quarter and had to play catch-up the rest of the way.
As good as Maltsi was, and as dominant as Polkowice were in that second frame, Perfumerias battled back and gave themselves a chance late in the contest.
The game hung in the balance with 1:39 remaining after Dewanna Bonner's jump shot reduced the visitors' lead to 77-76.
Iva Perovanovic went to the other end and after drawing a foul, made one of two free-throws for Polkowice.
After Bonner missed for Perfumerias, she fouled Perovanovic and the Montenegro international again made just one of two at the line for a 79-76 advantage.
Marta Xargay turned the ball over on Avenida's next possession and Perovanovic answered with a jump shot for an 81-76 lead.
Sharnee Zoll added two more free-throws the next time the Polish club had the ball to seal the upset.
Perovanovic finished with 15 points and nine rebounds while Zoll had 14 points and 10 assists.
Agnieszka Majewska did well, too, with eight points and 10 rebounds for the winners, who improved to 3-4 and bolstered their hopes of advancing past the group stage.
CCC Polkowice assitant coach Arkadiusz Rusin:
"It was a complete surprise to win here but it is the consequence of a good preparation. We are having a great moment, with a great motivation and we are happy to face the next game".
CCC Polkowice player Megan Frazee:
"To win here it´s the best thing to have done because it causes a huge quantity of moral and a great strenght for the next game."
Perfumerias head coach Lucas Mondelo:
"We have lost this game because we were not concentrated. The problem was that the players are mentally tired and some of them were injured. The only thing that we have in my mind is to get more motivation to be concentrate because we have to face an important game next Saturday."
Perfumerias guard Marta Xargay:
"We have lost in a bad moment and before an important game but we have to learn about our mistakes. I think the problem is the big amount of games and we are having a lack of focus."