Galatasaray Ease To Win In Poland

19 February 2014

EUROLEAGUE WOMEN

23. Kelsey Bone (Galatasaray odeabank)
Kelsey Bone completed her night with 15 points for Galatasaray odeabank

CCC Polkowice's offensive struggles continued as Galatasaray odeabank took a 70-45 road victory, leaving Polkowice's EuroLeague Women qualification hopes in the balance.

Spanish international Sancho Lyttle, named two weeks ago as the 2013 FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year, displayed her full repertoire as the current TKBL table-toppers led from start to finish.

Polkowice came back from a six-point deficit in the first period to pull only two behind in the second quarter of Teja Oblak's lay-up, but they couldn't contain the visitors inside as the lead swelled to 13 by half-time, Lyttle following up her own put-back miss to beat the buzzer.

Lyttle finished with 12 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, profiting in the third quarter as head coach Ekrem Memnun ran the offence through the Spanish international.

Lyttle provided five dishes during the period, the last of which Alba Torrens converted for a 22-point lead for the Turkish team, with 11 minutes remaining.

The hosts will now hope for a favour from their conquerors as they cast a nervous eye on the final two games of Lithuanian team Kibirkstis VICI-Vilnius, who can still beat out Polkowice for fifth spot in the group, although they have difficult games against Group C table-toppers ZVVZ USK Prague and then a trip to Turkey to face Galatasaray on 26 February.

Valeriya Musina was the only home player to tally double-figures, taking 17 shots to score 16 points. Kelsey Bone led the visitors with 15, and Shavonte Zellous added 14.

 


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