Good Angels Kosice overcame a poor start and beat USO Mondeville for the second time this season in EuroLeague Women Group A action on Wednesday night.
In a battle between two 3-3 teams, the Slovakians got 19 points and 11 rebounds from Charde Houston and 23 points and five boards from Candice Dupree and prevailed 77-60 in France.
Mondeville looked good early on and led 25-13 when Aurélie Bonnan scored at the beginning of the second quarter.
First Houston, and then Ivana Jalcová hit three-pointers for Good Angels to cut the deficit to six.
Mondeville managed to keep their noses in front until Lucia Kupcikova's fast-break lay-up with 6:06 to go in the second quarter.
Jalcová then struck again from long range for a four-point lead.
A Bonnan basket tied the contest at 33-33 but Good Angels finished the half stronger and went to the changing rooms in front at 40-35.
The visitors began the third quarter with an 11-2 spurt to go on top 51-37 and stayed in command the rest of the way.
For Good Angels, Kupcikova finished with 11 points and eight rebounds and point guard Zuzana Zirkova also chipped in with 10 points, five assists and five rebounds.
Lenae Williams had 16 points in defeat for Mondeville.
Kosice out-rebounded Mondeville 41-26.
Hervé Coudray, head coach USO Mondeville:
"We were leading in the first quarter because of our defensive intensity. We controlled the game as we wanted to do. After the first quarter we became too soft in one on one situations and had less defensive intensity. We were unable to keep at the same level in defense as in the first quarter. We made the same mistakes that our opponents did in the first quarter. Kosice are a high-level opponent."
Lenae Williams, USO Mondeville player:
"We started well. We were concentrated in defense and we played smart in offense. [But] in the second quarter we forgot what we have to do and let them come back into the game."
Stefan Svitek, head coach Good Angels Kosice:
"We started the game poorly, especially in defense. We made a lot of mistakes and got beaten in all the duels but we started to defend better and the three-pointers allowed us to come back. In the second half we were initially in trouble against their zone but even if we didn't score we stayed in front because of our good defense."
Ivana Jalcova, Good Angels Kosice player:
"We were down by 12 in the first quarter. In the beginning of the second quarter we put a lot of energy to coming back into the game and step by step we managed that."