|Belinda Snell stood out again for CCC Polkowice with a 28-point, 7-rebound performance|
CCC Polkowice signed off their EuroLeague Women Group C campaign in real style as they chalked up a third win in four games with an impressive 71-60 success at ZVVZ USK Prague.
Just as they did last week in Zagreb, the Polish club came out of the locker room at the break to produce a quite extraordinary second half of basketball to leave the home side absolutely stunned.
It was a fascinating roller-coaster game with the pendulum swinging vigorously in favour of both teams at various junctures.
After the visitors had shaded the first quarter 18-14, the wheels came off in a big way when they were then outscored 20-7 by Prague during the second period, resulting in a worrying 34-25 deficit at the interval.
But, they once again made the necessary adjustments which proved to be fruitful when they returned to the floor.
The game was turned on its' head once more as they opened up the third quarter with a 15-5 burst, which helped them to take the lead through a basket by Magdalena Leicejewska.
Still holding a one-point advantage heading into the last period, CCC Polkowice then shifted up a gear and Prague couldn't keep pace as they drained three consecutive triples, Belinda Snell hitting back-to-back scores from long-range followed by Dorota Mistygacz.
That gave the away team the impetus they needed to stroll to victory with Snell and Nnemkadi Ogwumike leading the way.
The former claimed a game-high 28 points, whilst the latter claiming a double-double of 24 points and 14 rebounds. Laia Palau also contributed 11 assists.
Rebekkah Brunson stood out in defeat with 15 points and nine rebounds.
CCC Polkowice player Belinda Snell
"It is a very important and valuable victory. The whole team performed at maximum and after a not very good first half, we improved in the second. We are really satisfied that we were successful."
CCC Polkowice head coach Jacek Winnicki
"We expected a tough game. We were fighting for a better position for the play-offs. In the first half we couldn´t really stop their offence under the basket. We improved that in the second half, we scored few important baskets and turned the game. I am really proud of the players, they made a good job."
ZVVZ USK Prague player Kia Vaughn
"We were more aggressive in the first half, we played what we planned. It changed in the second half and the opponent was more aggressive. They defended well, they passed the ball better, and opposite of our team, every player on the court knew what to do. Congratulations, they were better today."
ZVVZ USK Prague head coach Natalia Hejkova"We started excellent, we played what we wanted, but we only concentrated for 10 minutes, that was a disaster. Very good first half, but it looked that the other team entered the second one. We were better under the basket, but we started to play slowly and we signaled what we wanted to play too much in advance. We cannot play without fighting and today we got our lesson for not fighting."