Rivas Brush Aside Brno

18.01.2012

EUROLEAGUE WOMEN

24. Tijana Krivacevic (Rivas Ecopolis)
New Rivas signing Tijana Krivacevic was one rebound shy of a double-double with 12 points and 9 rebounds

Rivas Ecopolis strengthened their grip on fourth place in EuroLeague Women Group C with an 81-52 victory at Frisco Sika Brno.

The Spanish club stormed into a 25-9 lead by the end of the first quarter and never turned back as they improved to 7-5.

Good Angels Kosice have the same record but are in third place after winning both of their games against Rivas.

Essence Carson led the way with 25 points for Rivas, who out-rebounded the hosts 61-33.

Miguel Martinez Mendez team took the lead for good early.

Laura Nicholls, who had a game-high 11 rebounds to go with her six points for Rivas, scored to snap a 2-2 tie and Asjha Jones followed with a bucket.

Carson then hit back-to-back jumpers as Rivas claimed a 12-2 lead.

Brno played catch-up the rest of the way.

Rivas were 36 of 79 from the floor overall.

Former Sopron star Tijana Krivacevic had 12 points and nine boards for the winners, while Elisa Aguilar finished in double figures in points with 11.

Rivas finished with 24 second-chance points to just two for Brno, who have just one victory all season.

Next up for Rivas are games against Wisla Can-Pack Krakow, the Group C leaders, and CB Taranto.


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