Avenida End Miserable Losing Run



13. Lucila Pascua (Perfumerias Avenida)
Lucila Pascua finished the game with a personal season-best 19 points

Perfumerias Avenida experienced that special winning feeling for the first time since opening night in EuroLeague Women Group C, after clinching an 87-77 home success against Novi Zagreb.

The last month has been a testing time for all concerned with the Salamanca club, but the 2011 champions ended a miserable run of four losses in a row to claim their second victory of a tough season.

It was center Lucia Pascua and Lithuanian forward Egle Sulciute who did the most to put a smile back on the face of the Avenida faithful with two stand-out performances.

The former had 19 points and five rebounds, whilst the latter weighed in with a super 12-point cameo, barely missing all night, with a five-of-six shooting display.

Low on confidence after their rotten run of late, Avenida started slowly as Novi Zagreb looked to capitalise on their momentum having racked up a historic first win in the competition.

They moved ahead 35-28 midway through the second quarter, but the home side posted a 16-5 run leading up to the half-time break as the pendulum finally swung their way.

And, they continued to hold the momentum in the second half as they kept the Croatians at arm's length, to eventually ease to the win.

Latoya Williams enjoyed her best work of the season so far for Novi Zagreb, with an excellent 19 points and 12 rebounds.


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