Petronyte towers to Top Performer Honors
MUNICH (EuroLeague Women) - Lithuanian center Gintare Petronyte earned extra reward for leading Mersin to victory on Thursday night, also taking out Gameday 14 Top Performer honors.
Thursday night marked Petronyte's fourth and biggest double-double of the year, registering 21 points and 13 rebounds for an efficiency of 36. The performance was enough to take her Turkish side to a 73-54 road win at Uni Gyor, to keep alive their hopes of making the EuroCup Women post-season.
Joining her in the front court was the Perfumerias Avenida pairing of Jelena Milovanovic and Adaora Elonu. The former amassed 23 points and the latter 19, as the Spanish team took down Uniqa Sopron 84-67.
On the losing end of that game was Shenise Johnson. Despite the loss, she could still take pride in her own performance, making 6-of-7 field goals to finish with 15 points and 8 rebounds, handing her a spot in the Top Performer backcourt.
Rounding out the team is Hatay's Bahar Ozturk. Thanks in no small part to her 11-point, 7-rebound, 6-assist performance, Hatay remain in the running for the EuroLeague Women post season, defeating CCC Polkowice 58-54.