Schio Hold On To Topple Fenerbahce



14. Jantel Lavender (Famila Schio)
Jantel Lavender once again produced the goods for Famila Schio

Jantel Lavender extended her rich vein of form to emerge as the game winner for Famila Schio as they took down Fenerbahce 74-69 in dramatic duel to move clear at the top of EuroLeague Women Group B.

The Italian side had to survive a late surge by Fener, but Lavender got her side back on track as Danielle McCray subsequently showed the necessary composure to seal the deal from the free-throw line.

Lavender finished with a wonderful 24 points and 12 rebounds, although Kathy Wambe also came up with a superbly efficient cameo of 16 points which was absolutely vital in taking Schio to a marvellous 5-1 record as they bounced back from their loss in Kosice.

There had been little to separate both clubs during most of the game, and this was still the case towards the end of the third quarter when Fenerbahce led 51-50.

But, the home side made a move early in the fourth period, and when the impressive Wambe iced a pair of free-throws to hand the hosts a double-digit lead at 67-56 with less than six minutes remaining, it looked as if Schio would waltz their way to victory.

However, a blistering 11 unanswered points from Fenerbahce then tied the game up with two minutes to play, and just when Schio needed someone to step forward to break their potentially fatal drought, Lavender obliged and the hosts held on for victory.

Anastasiya Verameyenka contributed a perfect shooting night for Fener with 12 points.


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