Avenida Return To Winning Ways Against Sopron

14.12.2011

EUROLEAGUE WOMEN

5. Marta Fernandez (Perfumerias Avenida)
Marta Fernandez had 22 points for Perfumerias Avenida in her best game of the season so far

Perfumerias Avenida brought an end to their three-game losing streak in the EuroLeague Women with a 78-59 victory over UNIQA-Euroleasing Sopron.

Coming off defeats to Fenerbahce, CCC Polkowice and Beretta-Famila Schio, the Salamanca club got 22 points from Marta Fernandez.

Avenida trailed 24-20 midway through the second quarter when they turned the game on its head.

Allison Feaster-Strong hit a three-pointer to trigger a 14-0 run that Dewanna Bonner capped with two free-throws.

After Olexandra Kurasova hit a jumper for the visitors, Marta Xargay finished the scoring in the first half with a basket for a 36-26 Avenida lead.

Sopron remained within striking distance and closed the gap to 59-52 early in the fourth quarter.

A Fernandez jump shot, which took her points haul to 18, reclaimed the momentum for the hosts and they pulled away for a 19-point triumph.

Avenida were a perfect 13 of 13 at the free-throw line and they shot 30 of 61 from the floor.

Sopron, in falling to 3-6, were led by Kurasova's 13 points.


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