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Roundup: Wisla Land Another Title

27.04.2015
BASKETBALL IN EUROPE

14. Jantel Lavender (Wisla Can-Pack)
Jantel Lavender came up big in Game 4 of the Finals to help Wisla clinch the series 3-1

Justyna Zurowska-Cegielska was crowned MVP of the Polish Finals after Wisla Can-Pack eased past Artego Bydgoszcz to re-enforce their illustrious resume with yet another BLK title.

In addition to Poland national team forward Zurowska-Cegielska receiving the prestigious MVP title, Jantel Lavender helped the White Star club successfully defend their title with a powerhouse performance in the decisive game of the series.

She racked up 21 points and 15 rebounds in the 89-68 road triumph, while Lithuania national team star Gintare Petronyte showed the value of the Krakow side having twin towers at their disposal as she added 14 points.

 

ELLINIKOU TAKE SECOND GREEK TITLE

The most dramatic finish possible materialised in Greece over the weekend as AES Ellinikou took their second Greek title after beating Panathinaikos by a solitary point in the deciding contest of the five-game series.

Lykendra Johnson was the hero as she amassed a spectacular 22 points and 21 rebounds in a memorable 62-61 home-court victory.

 

UMMC BOUNCE BACK AGAINST NADEZHDA

Reacting to their 78-67 home-court humbling in the first game of their Finals series against Nadezhda Orenburg, UMMC collected a 79-49 success as Alba Torrens and Sandrine Gruda combined for 37 points.

Nadezhda had won the opening game 78-67 in Ekaterinburg as they benefited from the brilliant form of Dewanna Bonner who once again starred with an outstanding 28 points and 12 rebounds.

 

GALATASARAY AND AGU SPOR MOVE CLOSER

Galatasaray odeabank and Agu Spor Kulubu moved nearer a Finals match-up in Turkey after both teams went 2-0 ahead in their five-game series against Adana Aski and Fenerbahce.

Once again Galatasaray proved far too strong for Adana as they stormed to a 76-40 win and it was Nevriye Yilmaz who once more led the way with an 18-point contribution.

Agu Spor Kulubu put themselves in a great position to advance as they came back from a 15-point deficit against Fenerbahce to ride to a nail-biting 59-56 success.

Lara Sanders excelled with 14 points and 16 rebounds, with the classy Lindsay Whalen adding 21 points from the playmaker spot.

Tina Charles replied with 16 points and 11 boards in defeat.

 

TANGO BOURGES BACK ON LEVEL TERMS

It's all on the line in France after Tango Bourges hit back from the disappointment of their first-game loss at Villeneuve d'Ascq to secure a 63-55 win as Paoline Salagnac claimed 15 points and eight boards.

Valerie Garnier and her players didn't have any margin for error having went down 61-51 in game one after 17 points from Megan Mahoney.

 

SCHIO LEFT SHOCKED BY RAGUSA

Having romped their way to a one-sided 82-50 success in the first game of the Italian Finals against Passalacqua Ragusa, there was a shock in store for Beretta Famila Schio.

The EuroLeague Women side were bitten 65-58 by their opponents in the second match-up as Plenette Pierson produced 18 points to lead Ragusa to a hard-fought triumph.

 

ELSEWHERE IN EUROPE

Catz Lappeenranta are champions of the Finnish League against after completing a series sweep against Aanekosken Huima. They won 86-62 to secure the silverware, prospering from a stunning 20-2 start to the encounter and a combined 40 points and 19 boards from Chandi Jones and Elena Reshetko.

TSV 1880 Wasserburg are on the brink of another title in Germany after following up their impressive 86-58 win against Saarloius Royals with a thrilling 80-72 overtime success as Emma Cannon corralled 21 points and 20 rebounds to put her team 2-0 ahead in the series.

The first season of the WBBL in Great Britain finished with Sheffield Hatters claiming a clean sweep of silverware. National team hopeful Helen Naylor poured in 30 points as Hatters beat Nottingham Wildcats 84-69 in the first ever WBBL Play-Off Final.

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