Q3 Run Earns Schio Win Over Nadezhda

25. Laura Macchi (Famila Schio)
Laura Macchi paced Schio's offense for the second week in a row

A stunning third quarter paved the way for Famila Schio to record an impressive 72-64 home success against Nadezhda to remain unbeaten in EuroLeague Women Group B.

Having dispatched Municipal Targoviste in dramatic fashion on opening night, this was a little less dramatic for Schio, but just as important as they inflicted a first loss on their Russian opponent.

There had been little to separate either team in an entertaining and nicely paced opening quarter, Renee Montgomery levelling matters with a triple for Nadezhda just before an Elodie Godin basket handed the Italians a 19-17 lead going into the second period.

Helped by a three-pointer from Elena Danilochkina and two scores at the hoop by Natalia Zhedik, Nadezhda then produced an 8-2 burst to move 33-25 in front.

However, Schio didn't allow the game to drift away and after a powerful run either side of the break initially pulled them level at 37-37, they managed to register a terrific 24-7 third quarter to take a stranglehold on the game.

Nadezhda trailed 66-51 during the fourth quarter and despite successive scores from downtown by Dewanna Bonner, the damage had already been done.

There was a string of impressive performances from the Schio players and not least from week one saviour Laura Macchi, who followed up her decisive intervention on the road in Romania with a marvellous shooting performance to harvest 16 points.

Just as impressive was French forward Elodie Godin with a double-double of 10 points and 14 rebounds, whilst Bonner had 19 points and 12 boards in defeat.



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