|17 November 2010|
Halcon Avenida stormed to a fourth consecutive victory in the EuroLeague Women on Wednesday night by thrashing Galatasaray in Salamanca. Lucas Mondelo's side delivered a first-half knockout, leading by as many as 23 points and ultimately winning the Group C game, 86-59.
Sancho Lyttle had 14 points and 17 rebounds to underline her status as one of the top players in the competition again this season.
Alba Torrens of Spain poured in a game-high 18 points for Avenida, who next week travel to Russia for a clash with Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje.
An early burst by Avenida put them on their way to a convincing triumph.
Jump shots by Erika De Souza, Lyttle and Anna Montanana and Anke De Mondt's two three-pointers came in a 12-0 run that gave the home side a 14-2 lead four minutes into the contest.
The Turkish never got closer than seven points the rest of the way.
With 1:59 to go in the first half, Avenida had a 40-17 lead and they kept the pressure in the second half.
The hosts finished seven of 19 from long range and outrebounded Galatasaray 40-31.
The Turkish team were helpless against a Spanish side which shot 27 of 45 (60%) inside the arc and seven of 19 (36.8%) beyond it.
De Mondt was particularly effective from long range, making four of six shots on her way to 12 points.
Galatasaray slumped to 2-2.