French Giants Bourges Dominate Boards, Wisla

26 November 2008

Bourges Basket joined Halcon Avenida at the top of Group A in the EuroLeague Women after a 72-51 demolition of Wisla Can-Pack Krakow.

Pierre Vincent's team won for the fifth time in seven games while dropping Wisla to 4-3.

The French giants showed yet again they are one of the top rebounding sides in the competition, corralling 42 to just 22 in for Wisla.

Brazilian center Alessandra scored 15 points and pulled down 10 boards while teammate Ana Lelas also impressed with 15 and eight.

Bourges only led 33-27 at half-time but then took a firm grip on the game in the 88 seconds of the third quarter with a 7-0 run.

Immediately after the restart, Katarina Manic hit a jump shot, Lelas a three-point and Alessandra a jumper for a 40-37 lead.

Wisla managed to reduce the deficit to seven after baskets from Ewelina Kobryn and Slobodanka Maksimovic sandwiched two free throws by Dominique Canty.

Bourges re-established a 53-41 advantage by the end of the third quarter and then blew the game wide open in the fourth for a decisive triumph.

Kobryn had 14 points for Wisla.

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