CB Taranto Hang On For Victory

01.12.2011

EuroLeague Women

Cras Basket Taranto boosted their hopes of progressing from EuroLeague Women Group C with a 71-65 win over Basket Lattes Montpellier Agglomeration.

The Italians had to withstand a 13-2 run from BLMA in the final minutes but had already done enough to secure the win.

Simona Ballardini (CB Taranto)
Simona Ballardini had 16 points for CB Taranto

The result leaves Taranto in sixth place at 3-5, one game behind both BLMA and Good Angels Kosice.

The Italians began to take control in the first quarter when Megan Mahoney's three-pointer sparked a 10-2 run that put them up 24-15.

They continued to edge away throughout the second and third quarters and were up 61-43 on Simona Ballardini's breakaway with 1:29 to go in the third quarter.

BLMA began to chip away but still found themselves down 67-52 when Angela Gianolla made a jump-shot with 4:56 to go.

That was the cue for a big rally from the visitors, started by Ana Lelas' three-pointer, but they had left themselves with too much to do.

Ballardini led Taranto with 16 points while Kia Vaughn had 14, Elodie Gosin 12 and Mahoney 11.
Lelas had 21 for BLMA and Stephany Skrba had 16.


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