|31 October 2012|
|Rebekka Hammon contributed 15 points for Sparta&KM.R. Vidnoje|
Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje served notice for the second week in a row that they will again be a force in the EuroLeague Women by beating Bourges.
Four-time winners of the competition, Sparta&K won the Group A game, 84-62.
Pokey Chatman's team went in front by 16 in the first half with Candice Dupree's 16 points leading all scorers.
Dupree, the Week 1 MVP after her 26-point explosion in a victory over Tarsus Belediye Spor, finished with 22 points and seven rebounds against Bourges.
The visitors trailed 46-30 at half-time but clawed their way back into the contest early in the third quarter.
An 8-0 run that began with a tip-in by center Emmeline Ndongue cut the Sparta&K advantage to 53-47.
The French giants had Sparta&K under pressure but the Russians didn't give in.
They went to the last quarter on top 61-53 and took firm control of the clash when a familiar face to the Bourges team began to assert herself.
Isabelle Yacoubou, one of the national team centers of France, powered her way up for lay-ups for Sparta&K's first two baskets of the frame.
They outscored Bourges 23-9 in the quarter for a resounding 22-point triumph.
Yacoubou, who played on the EuroLeague Women title-winning side of Ros Casares last season, finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.
Bourges slumped to 1-1 in Group A with the defeat.
They were out-rebounded, 42-28.