Nadezhda Stun Ros Casares

01 December 2010
EuroLeague Women

Tina Charles and Anastasiya Verameyenka powered Nadezhda to an 87-82 win at Ros Casares on Wednesday.

12. Anastasiya Verameyenka (Nadezhda)
Anastasiya Verameyenka had 7 blocks for Nadezhda

Having suffered a narrow defeat to the Spaniards in the opening week in Russia, the Orenburg team travelled to Spain and claimed their biggest win of the season.

Recently-crowned world champion Charles of Team USA was unstoppable with 27 points and 18 rebounds while Belarus star Verameyenka had 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocked shots.

Ros Casares had a 56-46 lead with 1:16 to go in the third quarter after a Katie Douglas three-pointer.

Douglas ended up with 24 points for Ros, but it wasn't enough.

Nadezhda reeled off 10 consecutive points to tie the game at 56-56 and when Verameyenka buried a three-pointer with 7:14 remaining, they had a 61-58 lead.

The Russians didn't go in front to stay, however, until Olga Ovcharenko drilled a shot from the arc for a 70-67 advantage.

Verameyenka and Charles each followed with two free-throws and the latter added a tap-in.

When former Ros Casares guard Becky Hammon sank two free-throws with 2:14 to go, Nadezhda were on top 78-67 and well on their way to just their second victory of the season.

They have joined Gorzow on with a 2-4 record while Ros are still in first place at 5-1.



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