Wisla Bring Out The Brooms

29.04.2012

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13. Erin Phillips (Wisla Can-Pack)
Point guard Erin Phillips led all Wisla Can-Pack scorers in the last game of the finals with 15 points

Wisla Can-Pack Krakow have swept CCC Polkowice in four games to win the Polish title.

The defending champions wrapped up the championship with a 56-50 victory at Polkowice on Saturday.

Just as they did in Friday's Game 3 victory, a one-point triumph, Wisla came from behind in the fourth quarter.

Jose Hernandez's side outscored Polkowice 16-9 over the last 10 minutes.

Erin Phillips led the scoring parade with 15 points while Taj McWilliams (who joined the Polish team mid-season from Elitzur Ramla) had 13.

Polkowice may not have won a game in the finals, but they walked off the court with their heads held high.

"I congratulate CCC Polkowice," Hernandez said, "because in these last two games we have found it really hard and you have to admit that they had little luck.

"I would also like to congratulate the local fans, who cheered loudly for their team in even the most difficult times.

"For us, winning the Polish title is something great, a huge achievement as we lost only once (domestically) in the season."

Magdalena Leciejewska, the Poland international power forward of Wisla, was relieved.

She scored eight points in Game 4.

"I am very happy that we managed to win the series 4-0 and especially on a difficult court like in Polkowice," she said.

"I want to congratulate the CCC team for their excellent attitude because it really was not easy."

7. Endene Miyem (Bourges Basket)
Bourges forward Endene Miyem had a double-double in points and rebounds in the first game of the French finals

Polkowice, who like Wisla played in the EuroLeague Women this season, got 12 points from both Evina Maltsi and Valeriya Musina.

Their coach, Arkadiusz Rusin, said: "We have to recognize the superiority of our opponents today (Saturday), but I think that both games were real battles in Polkowice."


BOURGES TAKE OPENER

Bourges Basket have taken the lead in the French play-offs final after winning Game 1 at Lattes Montpellier.

Valerie Garnier's team opened up a 47-33 lead by the end of the third quarter and prevailed, 59-47.

Emmeline Ndongue had 16 points and nine rebounds for Bourges, who dominated the boards, 38-30.

Endene Miyem had a game-high 12 rebounds to go with her 10 points for the winners.

Game 2 will be played on Thursday at Bourges.


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