Bourges Suffer First Loss

14 December 2006

Bourges Basket's 100% record came to a shuddering halt in Hungary with MiZo Pecs registering a 61-59 victory in Euroleague Women Group B.

The scoreline failed to reflect the hosts dominance throughout most of the game.

Zsófia Fegyverneky (MiZo Pécs)
Zsófia Fegyverneky had 15 points for Pécs
MiZo looked comfortable at 60-45 up with 3:06 remaining, but took their foot off the gas and allowed their French visitors back into the match before holding on victory.

The hosts came out of the blocks quickly, three-pointers from Dalma Ivanyi and Anna Vajda putting them 6-0 up within a minute.

But the French side hit back to make it 8-8, with the rest of the first quarter proving to be an evenly-matched affair which ended 15-14 in the Hungarians' favour.

The second quarter was again an even contest, with Celine Dumerc's lay-up putting the away side ahead - 25-24 - 43 seconds before half-time.

Sonja Kireta's lay-up stretched Bourges' advantage to 31-28, but that spurred the home team into action as they overpowered their rivals to earn a 46-41 lead by the end of the third quarter.

MiZo continued to dominate at the start of the final quarter, extending their cushion to a comfortable margin before the late attempted fightback.

Nora Bujdoso paced the winners with 17 points, while Zsofia Fegyverneky contributed 15.

Dumerc led the way for Bourges with 15 points.

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