Milka Bjelica had one of her finest all-round games in the EuroLeague Women to help Wisla Can-Pack Krakow beat Cras Basket Taranto.
In the Group C game in Poland, Montenegro international Bjelica had 16 points, 12 rebounds and six steals as Wisla prevailed 64-58.
The hosts had a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter but instead of pressing home the advantage, they allowed the Italians to come back.
When Simona Ballardini hit a three-pointer with 1:50 remaining, the Wisla lead was 60-54.
Two Ballardini free-throws with 1:05 to go left the home side on top, 61-56.
Erin Phillips settled their nerves with a jump shot and fouled on the play by Kia Vaughn, she sank the free-throw to stretch the lead back to eight.
Vaughn had an impressive night of her own, scoring 20 points and corralling 17 rebounds.
Cras lost for the second time in a row to fall to 2-3 and Wisla, who lost last week at Frisco Sika Brno, improved to 4-1.
Taranto Head Coach Roberto Ricchini
"The statistics look very similar for both teams but the truth is that the Cracow team was better in those moments that decided the result - I mean scoring points when it was needed. My team was not able to win this game. There were the moments we were close but in those moments Wisla was able to play more aggressive and faster. Congratulations to Wisla Can-Pack."
Wisla Can-Pack Head Coach Jose Hernandez
"I am very happy. This was a very important game for us especially after the lost game in Brno a week ago. We are looking forward to Ewelina Kobryn coming back. Anke De Mont played after a sickness and those days without practice made her not ready to fight - she needs to rest a little. I gave the chance to Joanna Czarnecka and Kasia Krezel and they also helped the team to win. Thanks to all my players."
Taranto player Kia Vaughn
"It was very tough game like our coach said. Wisla Can-Pack was more aggressive and controlled the game. We still miss some injured players but hope to play better in the future. Congrats to the home team."
Wisla Can-Pack player Joanna Czarnecka
"I am happy I had the chance to play in the game. Thanks to our coach for giving me that chance. I hope that in the next games after Ewelina Kobryn comes back I will be getting the chance also. We are happy after this victory."