|Belinda Snell was Polkowice's top scorer with 20 points|
With just one win in their previous five games, the pressure was on CCC Polkowice to utilise home advantage in their crunch EuroLeague Women Group C clash with Perfumerias Avenida and they responded with a 74-63 success.
The result provides a major boost to the play-off prospects of the Polish club, whilst in stark contrast, it looks to be a real hammer-blow for Avenida.
The Spanish visitors will be ruing a disastrous third quarter when all they could muster was a horrific four points and whilst they rallied late in the game, it was too little, too late.
CCC Polkowice were always on top for long periods, opening up a 17-8 point lead during the early exchanges after a three-ball by Belinda Snell, and then moving out to a 24-12 advantage when she found another downtown score just minutes later.
Playing catch-up, Avenida did compete much better in the second quarter and so much so, they even briefly took a one-point lead after a 15-5 run culminated in a triple for Laura Antoja.
But, they left their momentum and most of their game in the locker room at half-time, and the dreadful ten minutes which followed were to be their downfall.
The only real bright spot for Avenida was a welcome and impressive return for Croatian center Marija Rezan after several months out of action with a knee injury, although Marta Fernandez did also contribute 21 points.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 17 points for CCC Polkowice from 8-of-10 floor shooting, whilst Snell top scored with 20 points.
Perfumerias Avenida head coach Alberto Miranda:
"In the first half we played well. Unfortunately the third quarter it was a real collapse. We played bad in defense and equally bad on offense. Four points in one quarter is a tragic result. You can not play like that in EuroLeague Women. I'm disappointed."
Perfumerias Avenida player Le'Coe Willingham:
"I am desperate. Our attitude in today's game, especially in the second half, it was a drama. This defeat hurts because our opportunities to advance are limited."
CCC Polkowice head coach Jacek Winnicki:
"The third quarter of this match was the best quarter performance of my team this season. I'm proud of my team. For us it is very important to win and a great gift for Christmas."
CCC Polkowice player Agnieszka Majewska:
"I was afraid of this game. Afterhalf-time we played much better. The third quarter was excellent, and it decided our victory. We are very happy today. "