Kayseri Take First EuroLeague Women Win

27 November 2013


15. Lara Sanders (Kayseri Kaski spor)
Lara Sanders recorded her second double-double of the season

Kayseri Kaski Spor shone late on to pull away from Tango Bourges for a 61-56 success at home on Wednesday, their first victory in EuroLeague Women.

The hosts trailed 54-52 heading into the final five minutes after Diandra Tchatchouang hit a big three on the fast-break for the visitors.

But back-to-back baskets from Tanisha Wright, a lay-up, and Nuria Martinez, a three-pointer, turned this Group A tie and Kayseri closed on a 9-2 tear to take their first EuroLeague Women win.

The Turkish side had led by a many as nine points midway through the third quarter, paced by Wright's 15 points.

But when a Johannah Leedham-led resurgence had Bourges back in front early in the final qaurter the home fans feared the worst.

They needn't have worried however as it was Kayseri who possessed the necessary poise down the stretch, Mirna Mazic and Aysegül Günay getting in on the act to help make sure of an historic win.

Forward Lara Sanders was also central to the success, scoring 13 points and collecting 14 rebounds while Leedham had 15 for Bourges in a third losing effort of the season.


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