Schio Survive In Thriller Against Tarbes



11. Raffaella Masciadri (Beretta-Famila )
Raffaella Masciadri sparked Beretta-Famila in the comeback win over Tarbes

Beretta Famila Schio scraped a narrow win in Italy over Tarbes on Wednesday night to cap a season of frustration for the French club.

Looking for their first victory, Tarbes almost won against CCC Polkowice last week but fell in overtime.

At Schio, they lost 68-66 after caving in during a stretch that began late in the third quarter and finished early in the fourth.

With 3:59 to play in the third period, Tarbes had a 51-37 lead and Schio appeared to be in trouble.

The Italians began to battle back, with Raffaella Masciadri finishing a 6-0 spurt for Schio that left them trailing 51-43 going to the last frame.

Alexandra Montgomery was then called for an unsportsmanlike foul on Liron Cohen, and the Israeli point guard made both free-throws.

Schio kept possession and Janel McCarville drilled a jump shot to close the gap to 61-47 with 9:09 to play.

A Masciadri three-ball ended up tying the game at 51-51 and she then capped the run with a jumper to make it 53-51 in favor of Schio.

Veteran center Jenifer Nadalin put the Italians in front to stay with a jump shot to make it 57-55 with 4:17 to go.

Tarbes twice pulled to within one point in the last 2:16 but Beretta Famila kept their noses in front and claimed a two-point triumph.

Schio ended up with a 6-6 record and finished fourth in Group B while Tarbes walked off the court with their 12th loss.

Masciadri had a game-high 22 points in the victory.


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