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Zhedik Leads Nadezhda To Victory

01 December 2011
EuroLeague Women

Nadezhda pulled away late on to top Beretta-Famila 70-63 and move to 4-3 in Euroleague Women Group B.

32. Natalia Zhedik (Nadezhda)
Natalia Zhedik had 19 points for Nadezhda

The Russian hosts outscored their visitors 12-6 in the final six minutes to pull clear, having recovered from an early deficit to score a victory that leaves them one point off the summit in the group, although Fenerbahce, 6-0, have played a game less.

Natalia Zhedik had 19 points in the win and Anastasiya Verameyenka added 17 and nine rebounds.
Nadezhda led 58-57 after Laura Macchi's jump-shot for Beretta with 6:14 to go, but Kate Douglas responded with a jump-shot and Zhedik's three-pointer increased the margin.

Maja Erkic hit back for the visitors and then added a free-throw that made it 63-60 with 4:54 on the clock.

But Douglas then made five staight free throws to give her side breathing space and a 68-60 edge with 2:55 to go.

Cheryl Ford split a pair of free throws and then a lay-up to give Beretta hope 48 clicks from the buzzer, but Verameyenka's jump-shot sealed it for the hosts.

Douglas finished with 14 points for Nadezhda while Elena Danilochkina had 10.

Macchi led Beretta with 20 points while Raffaella Masciadri had 11. Ford added seven points and 14 rebounds.

Beretta, who drop to 3-4, had led 24-15 after the opening quarter.

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