Nantes Rezé thrilled the home support at the Palais des Sports de Beaulieu with a 72-62 triumph over Seat Györ in the EuroCup Women on Wednesday. Laurent Buffard's side improved to 3-1 with the victory that wasn't secured until the fourth quarter.
Leading 57-55 after an Essence Carson basket for the visitors from Hungary, Latvian Sabine Niedola scored and then Joyce Cousseins took over.
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She nailed a three-pointer and scored with two lay-ups.
Cousseins drew a foul on the second one and made the free-throw for a three-point play and a 67-55 lead just 3:18 from the end.
Seat Györ weren't able to mount a challenge the rest of the way.
Niedola had a fine game, scoring 17 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
Carson finished with a game-high 26 in defeat.
Both sides are now 3-1 with Seat Györ having won the first encounter by three points.
Also in Group H, Saarlouis Royals won 76-73 over Vagos at the Stadtgartenhalle Saarlouis.
Stina Barnert finished with 16 points for the German club which trailed 73-71 with 1:54 to go.
Anja Stupar had two free-throws to tie the contest and Isabelle Comteße made one of two at the line to put the Royals in front.
After Joana Lopes missed from behind the arc, Vagos fouled Stina Barnert and she made two more free-throws for the hosts.
Lopes then missed a potential game-tying shot from the arc as time expired.
The Royals improved to 2-2 and Vagos dropped to 0-4.
In Group I, Lotto Young Cats claimed a 68-59 victory over Olivais Coimbra.
One of the rising stars of Belgian basketball, Emma Meesseman, had 18 points and nine rebounds for the winners while Sofia Da Silva finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.
Lotto are 2-2 and Portuguese Olivais Coimbra are now 0-4.
The other Group I game saw ESB Lille Metropole thrash Slovakians Ruzomberok, 69-42.
Olayinka Sanni scored 18 points and grabbed 11 boards in the victory while Simona Podesvová finished with eight points and 19 rebounds in defeat.
ESB are 4-0 and Ruzomberok are 2-2.
Russians Chevakata hammered Zeljeznicar 80-63 in their Group A game in Sarajevo.
Anna Petrakova had 26 points for the victors, who are undefeated at 3-0.
Zeljeznicar fell to 1-2.