|Marta Fernandez led the way for Perfumerias Avenida as the defending champs clinshed another win|
Perfumerias Avenida tore apart winless Tarbes on Wednesday evening to strengthen their bid to finish second in Group B of the EuroLeague Women.
Marta Fernandez had eight of her 20 points in the first quarter as the defending champions opened up a 30-18 lead and the Salamanca outfit never looked back, pulling away for a 98-69 victory.
Erika De Souza led all scorers with 22 points while her Perfumerias teammate Dewanna Bonner excelled with 15 points and 14 rebounds.
Bonner played for the Rest of the World at the 2011 EuroLeague Women All-Star Game when she was on the books of Rivas Ecopolis.
Perfumerias, in winning for the second game in a row, improved to 7-3.
Nadezhda (6-3) face Perfumerias next week in a game that could determine second spot in the pool.
Lucas Mondelo's team was 39 of 62 (62.9%) from the field, including seven of 15 (46.7%) from the arc.
Tarbes lost for the ninth time this season.
Tarbes head coach Pascal Pisan
"We do not play on the same technical level and the same intensity as a team like Salamanca. They kept the rhythm and a big success during all the match. We lost the second half-time only of 6 points, but we had lost too many points in the beginning of match. We gave them too many easy baskets because of our naivety on defense. To date, we have no team which can put a scare into Salamanca."
Tarbes small forward Pauline Krawczyk
"It is necessary to try to remain positive, they are the champions of Europe. We gave them too many opportunities for fast breaks. We had some moments of revolt which allowed us not to be outstripped more. It is necessary to use these errors to work and apply on Sunday."
Salamanca head coach Lucas Mondelo
"Our objective was to work on the circulation of the ball and the movement. We made a success well of our objectives counter-attack were very good. I am very satisfied with the intensity that was put during all the match, which is important for the following games. I am satisfied also to see that we made a success of 25 assists and that five girls scored more than ten points.
Salamanca center Lucia Pascua
"Our defense was important and allowed us to run several fast breaks. We also managed to hold the difference from 15 to 20 points during the entire match. It was very good teamwork, important for the match which waits for us in championship of Spain against Saragoza."