|20 March 2014|
|Lara Sanders fired newcomers Kayseri into the Final Eight with a display worth a rating of 24 in Game 3 |
Kia Vaughn of ZVVZ USK Prague and Lara Sanders of Kayseri Kaski spor have shared Play-offs Game 3 Top Statistical Performer honours in the EuroLeague Women.
Both players registered an efficiency index rating of 24 on Wednesday night and helped their respective teams prevail in do-or-die games clashes and punch their ticket to the Final Eight of the competition.
Vaughn collected a double-double of a game-high 18 points (on 8-of-10 from the floor) and 11 rebounds in Prague's 54-38 win over Rivas Ecopolis at home in the third game of their series.
The American center also added three steals and one assist in what was easily her best performance in this play-off series.
Meanwhile in Turkey, Sanders was coming up with another impressive double-double performance to help the EuroLeague Women newcomers clinch a 63-61 victory of historic significance over Beretta Famila Schio.
The Kayseri power forward finished with a play-offs Game 3-high 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the floor and also brought down 11 boards.
Neither Vaughan and Sanders are stranger to Top Statistical Performer honours this season, as each one of them had been the most efficient player on one occasion during the first round of the Euroleague Women.
Three players meanwhile registered an efficiency index rating of 20 on Wednesday night and share a place on the podium of the Top Statistical Performers in Game 3 of the play-offs.
Tanisha Wright of Kayseri complemented Sanders to perfection as she picked up 19 points, five rebounds and a game-high seven assists to help the Turkish hosts achieve their goal.
In the same game but on the losing side, Erlana Larkins of Schio finished with 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three steals but was not rewarded for her efforts.
Over in France meanwhile, Celine Dumerc was putting in the third outstanding performance if the night that registered an efficiency rating of 20.
The French international collected a double-double of 10 points and a game-high 10 assists, also adding for good measure five rebounds, one steal and, remarkably, one block, to lead Tango Bourges to their crucial 67-57 win over Good Angels Kosice.
EUROLEAGUE WOMEN PLAY-OFFS GAME 3 TOP PERFORMERS