|Paoline Salagnac stepped up offensively in the absence of Johannah Leedham, scoring 14 points for Tango Bourges|
Tango Bourges are back on an even keel in EuroLeague Women Group A after completing a crushing 75-54 victory over Kayseri Kaski spor.
The French champions now have four wins to go with their four losses, making up for defeat in the first meeting between the clubs earlier in the campaign.
Despite being denied the services of their most productive player in the shape of inured British star Johannah Leedham, Bourges made light work of despatching an off-colour Kayseri who wilted under the defensive pressure they faced.
Bourges held their opponents to a meagre six points in the first quarter to set the tone and whilst they didn't find scoring too easily themselves at times, the flood gates opened in the second-half.
Five players reached double-figures in points, with Endene Miyem taking the plaudits after collecting 16 points and seven rebounds.
Paoline Salagnac claimed a season-high tally of 14 points and also contributed five rebounds and four assists, in her best display so far.
There was also an extra loud cheer for Styliani Kaltsidou, who returned to EuroLeague Women action after almost a year on the sidelines recovering from an ACL injury.
Tanisha Wright was one of the few Kayseri players to punch her weight with an all-action 16 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals.
Bourges Player Pauline Salagnac
"It was a tough game, very hard, very aggressive, but with the result we wanted. We succeeded in controlling and blocking Kayseri. It allowed us to develop our play at 200% to compensate for all our injuries. We are happy tonight."
Bourges Head Coach Valerie Garnier
"I'm proud of my team, I saw a lot of solidarity tonight between the players. We quickly installed our rhythm, and the team played well together. Even if we passed the mind game ahead, it was not easy in the second half, but we succeeded in defending very well."
Kayseri Kaski spor Player Aysegul Gunay
"It was a very tough game, it was really complicated to score tonight. Let's see how the next game goes."