|06 February 2013|
|Seimone Augustus had 13 points for Sparta&K, adding a game-high six assists |
A fantastic final quarter was enough for Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje to take a 72-61 win at Rivas Ecopolis and claim a 10th win on the final night of the Regular Season in EuroLeague Women Group A.
Russian national team forward Marina Kuzina was the instigator of the success, producing a terrific inside-outside display en route to 19 points. She was 8-of-10 from the floor and sunk three baskets from behind the arc.
Initially, coach Pokey Chatman and her team had to do it the hard way, coming from behind, having trailed by as many as 24-13 in the early stages after an inside bucket for the hosts by Laura Nicholls.
However, Sparta&K found their range via Kuzina and launched a fightback ahead of half-time to turn the game on its head.
They shifted through the gears in rapid fashion and turned the double-figure deficit into a five-point lead with a superb 25-9 finish to the half.
It changed the game as Sparta&K kept their noses in front for the remainder of the third period before their late surge.
A blistering final period took Sparta&K away from their hosts as they outscored Rivas 19-7 to continue their momentum with a fourth straight success.
Oleksandra Kurasova had 16 points and eight rebounds for Rivas.