Lotos PKO BP Ride Strong Second Half To Win

10 January 2008

Lotos PKO BP Gdynia won at US Valenciennes on Thursday to make sure Group C still has a log jam.

Veteran American forward Chamique Holdsclaw led the way with 24 points and 12 rebounds as the Polish outfit prevailed 71-66.

The result has left the Gdynia club, USVO and Kosit 2013 with 3-5 records with two more games still to play before the eighth-finals.

Roman Skrzecz's triumphant team did most of their damage inside the arc where they made 27 of their 54 (50%) shots.

From long range, Lotos PKO BP were just two of eight (25%).

Francesca Zara (USVO)
Francesca Zara (USVO)
USVO were much less effective from two-point range, making 14 of 37 (37.8%) while from long range they were six of 16 (37.5%).

The French team led by as many as six points in the first half, moving in front at 25-19 after a three-pointer from Camille Aubert and a jumper from Nicole Ohlde.

They were still in front at 32-29 at half-time, but the last time they had the advantage came with 7:41 to go in the third quarter when Krissy Bade buried a jumper to make it 34-33.

The Polish team took the lead for good at 51-49 on Dominique Canty's lay-up with 1:33 to go in the third period.

Lotos PKO BP gradually put more distance between themselves the French team and opened up a 67-55 advantage with 4:53 to play.

USVO would end up losing by five at the end.

Canty, Germany international Anne Breitreiner and Katsiaryna Snytsina, the outstanding Belarus national team star at the EuroBasket Women, each had 13 points in the victory.

Ohlde had 17 points and Emilie Gomis 13 for USVO.

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