|30 January 2013|
|Danielle Robinson and Shay Doron were the main destroyers for Tarsus|
Blistering backcourt performances from Danielle Robinson and Shay Doron catapulted Tarsus Belediye to an 81-72 home win against BK Imos Brno in the battle to avoid bottom spot in EuroLeague Women Group A.
The pair both shot over 62% from the floor, with Robinson claiming 25 points as well as seven assists, whilst Israeli national team star Doron contributed 14 points.
Melisa Can and Delisha Milton-Jones weighed in with a combined 30 points and 19 rebounds in the paint, making it a nicely balanced team performance from Tarsus as they took their third win of their rookie campaign.
The hosts were on the front foot right from the outset, racing out to a 24-16 advantage after the opening ten minutes of action, which they subsequently extended to double-digits with the first score of the second period.
But, led by the impressive Farihya Abdi who claimed 25 points for Brno, the visitors rallied and worked hard to get themselves on an equal footing, tying the game up at 36 apiece.
But, either side of the interval, Tarsus regained the upper hand and were always in control thereafter.
When Can scored to make it 62-50, Brno were always playing catch-up.
Whilst a 12-4 run either side of the third and fourth quarter break gave the Czech side some hope, it faded away during the closing stages as Tarsus eased over the line.
The visitors were left ruing 19 turnovers and not being able to find any consistency from long-range.
It was a fine double for Tarsus, having claimed a historical first EuroLeague Women success in Brno with a convincing 90-70 victory earlier in the season.