Roundup: Foxes Fly Past Hainaut

30 November 2011

EUROCUP WOMEN

14. Petra  Steger (Flying Foxes)
Captain Petra Steger and the Flying Foxes confirmed their good form with a win over Hainaut

Flying Foxes brought Hainaut Basket's unbeaten run in the EuroCup Women to an end on Wednesday night in Austria.

The Group D battle was played in Vienna and the hosts prevailed 62-53 with Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton scoring 13 points and corralling 10 rebounds.

The Foxes started well and led 21-15 at the end of the opening quarter.

They stretched that to 38-23 by half-time.

Hainaut clawed their way back into the game, holding the hosts to just eight third-quarter points to trail 46-39 going to the last frame.

Amisha Carter's two free-throws with 3:24 to go cut the gap to 55-51, but Jana Lichnerov√° replied for the Flying Foxes with a three-point play and they held on for their second victory of the campaign.

The other Group D game saw Gran Canaria travel to Lithuania and record a 69-64 triumph over Lemminkainen.

In the Arena of Neptunas in Klaipeda, Astou Ndour had 26 points and 16 rebounds for the winners.

Gran Canaria improved to 4-1 and Lemminkainen slumped to 0-5.

Lotto Young Cats won 64-61 in a crunch Group B encounter in Belgium.

Emma Meesseman had 10 points and 14 boards for the winners, who took the lead for good with 4:37 remaining when Jana Raman sank a jumper.

The Young Cats managed to keep their noses in front the rest of the way, but had to make four free-throws in the last 15 seconds.

The win improved the Belgian side's record to 3-2 and dropped Dynamo - GUVD to 2-3.

There was also a Group C game played in Belgium between Dexia Namur and Nantes Reze.

Ifunanya Ibekwe had 26 points and 10 rebounds as Dexia won 86-76 over Nantes.


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