Group C action of the 2017-2018 EuroCup campaign tipped off today and what an opening game it was!
Basket Landes took on Hungarian side CEKK Cegled in front of their fervent and passionate home fans.
The team opened the game well, out scoring their opponents by 6 points after the first quarter; but fell behind in the subsequent quarters and trailed by 4 going into the last frame.
With less than 2 minutes left in the game, BL trailed by 7 points. Down the home stretch of the game, Miranda sunk 3 key baskets, including a shot with less than 20 seconds in the game to bring her team within 2 points. With seconds left on the clock, teammate Cierra came through with a huge 3-point play by drawing a foul while converting on her shot to tie the game up at 69. Cierra then hit the game-winning free-throw to cap off a huge come-from-behind win.
Miranda was named game MVP by scoring a game-high 25 points while also contributing a game-high of 4 steals and 2 blocks.
What a great way to start off the EuroCup season! And two big-time games back-to-back from Miranda.
Next up for Basket Landes in a regular season game at home vs. Lyon this Saturday, October 14 before traveling to Girona, Spain next week to take on the strong Spanish side on October 19th.