Lotos Gdynia hit back to level their EuroLeague Women eighth-final tie with MiZo-Pecs by beating the Hungarian giants in Poland on Friday night.
Thrashed in the first leg, Lotos got strong efforts from Agnieszka Bibrzycka and Ewelina Kobryn in a 79-66 triumph.
MiZo-Pecs confirmed their status as serious challengers for EuroLeague Women honours with an 85-55 thrashing of Lotos Gdynia in the first leg of their eighth-final play-off.
The Hungarians, who are the only side to have defeated defending champions BC Volgaburmash this term, had no problems sweeping aside a Lotos outfit who scraped through to the play-offs as one of the lowest-ranked teams.
Lotos Gdynia have made two major personnel changes, signing US players Chelsea Newton (left in picture) and Temeka Johnson (right) in a bid to revive their EuroLeague Women fortunes before the quarter-final play-offs.
The Polish champions, who lost star center Margo Dydek before the start of the season, have struggled in their European campaign, winning just two games in the preliminary round of the EuroLeague Women.
UMMC Ekaterinburg won 92-75 over Lotos Gdynia to leave the Poles in danger of missing out on the next phrase of the EuroLeague Women.
Lotos now have two wins and eight defeats, with Famila Schio able to leapfrog them off the bottom of the table if they win at MKB Euroleasing.
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