Jurgita Travels Well For Vilnius

10 January 2007

Jurgita Streimikyte demonstrated her stellar qualities once again to help TEO Vilnius pull clear late on and secure a superb away win at USO Mondeville.

The 34-year-old Lithuania legend drained 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds to guide her side to a victory that lifts them to second in the Group A table with one qualifying match remaining.

Five of those points came in the final two minutes. With the score at 68-69 with 1:53 left, Streimikyte scored a jumper and soon after made a lay-up to leave USO deflated.

She then added a point from the charity stripe to finish off the scoring.

Her points and rebound total matched the haul she made in TEO's last EuroLeague Women match, a thrilling 65-60 triumph over MKB Euroleasing.

Guard Katie Douglas provided valuable help to Streimikyte by adding 17 points and five assists.

USO are already assured a spot in the Eighth-Final Play-Offs but nevertheless slipped to a sixth loss in qualifying.

They will be kicking themselves as they went into the final quarter with a seven-point cushion (60-53), but their shooting suddenly deserted them.

"Even if we had some injuries, we played a good game but we didn't believe enough that we could win this game," admitted Mondeville coach Hervé Coudray. 

American guard Marie Ferdinand led the team with 18 points and five rebounds.

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