Clutch Macchi Leads Schio Past Nadezhda

13.01.2011

EuroLeague Women

Beretta-Famila Schio grinded out an important victory over visiting Nadezhda on Thursday night that gives the Italian side a chance to finish in the top two of EuroLeague Women Group D.

Italy international Laura Macchi led Schio with 17 points as they claimed a 74-66 triumph.

The result has lifted the winners to a 6-3 record - level with next week's opponents, Bourges.

Ros Casares sit atop the group with a 7-2 mark.

Nadezhda have been one of the hottest teams in the EuroLeague with three straight wins and they were threatening to spring an upset when trailing 61-59 with 6:58 to go after a lay-up by Liudmila Sapova.

Macchi replied with a three-ball and then Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui made a pair of free-throws for a 66-59 Schio advantage.

The hosts extended the lead to 11 before walking off the court with an eight-point success.

Tina Charles had a game-high 25 points and 12 rebounds for Nadezhda, who will finish fourth in Group D.


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