Jurcenkova Shines As Brno Win Thriller

15 January 2014

EUROLEAGUE WOMEN

12. Anna Jurcenkova (BK IMOS Brno)
Anna Jurcenkova had one of her finest games in a BK IMOS Brno vest, scorching Sopron for 16 points and 15 rebounds

A superb double-double from Anna Jurcenkova helped BK Imos Brno claim a vital and dramatic 71-69 success in EuroLeague Women Group B against visiting Uniqa Euroleasing Sopron.

The Slovak Republic national team star finished with a terrific 16 points and 15 rebounds, as the home side claimed their third win of the campaign to boost their hopes of making it to the play-offs.

Brno had to combat a combined 47 points from Tianna Hawkins and Zsofia Fegerveneky, with the former pouring in 29 points and always looking like she might prove to be the game winner after Sopron made a late surge.

For the most part, it was Brno who held the upper hand after winning the first quarter 22-14 and then extending their advantage to 32-19 after a jump-shot by Tereza Peckova.

Still leading 55-47 late in the third quarter, Brno then watched in dismay as their lead evaporated as Sopron made their move with a 13-4 burst.

Serbian forward Sara Krnjic even briefly gave the visitors a one point lead with five minutes left on the game clock.

In a nervy finale, Brno responded and having already regained the lead, it was a three-pointer by Ivana Jalcova with less than two minutes remaining, which gave them the final impetus they needed to hold off their opponents.

 


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