Tanisha Wright made the difference for Kayseri to help them take a 1-0 series lead
A superb second-half and stellar lines from Lara Sanders and Tanisha Wright propelled Kayseri Kaski spor to a 63-50 success against Beretta Famila Schio in the first game of their EuroLeague Women play-off series.
The Kayseri duo were electric as the Turkish side addressed their first-half offensive woes to produce a mesmerising third quarter, which put them in the box-seat and effectively took them to an impressive fifth consecutive home victory.
Sanders accumulated a whopping 17 points and 14 rebounds, with team-mate Wright not too far away from a triple-double after plundering 15 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
The pulsating display from Kayseri after the interval was a far cry from a tepid opening twenty minutes, with Schio managing to reduce their opponents to just eight points in the second quarter to take a 29-23 lead at the break.
Kayseri raced out of the blocks when the action got back underway and with the words of head coach Ayhan Avci still ringing in their ears, they flipped the game their way with a potent 15-3 start to the half.
The damage to Schio was done on the glass, with Kayseri doing a much better job at both ends of the floor, but especially defensively.
The Italians tried to haul themselves back into contention, but Kayseri got even better as the game unfolded and they couldn't recover from a painful 20-7 third quarter.
Elodie Godin and Erlana Larkins both chalked up 14 points for Schio.