Bourges Basket took over as sole leaders of EuroLeague Women Group B with a comfortable win over ZVVZ USK Prague on Wednesday.
With CSKA Volgaburmash not playing until Thursday, Bourges had a great opportunity to steal a march on their Russian rivals - and they did so with ease.
|Evanthia Maltsi had 11 points for Bourges|
Guard Celine Dumerc (16 points) and center Emmeline Ndongue (12 points and eight rebounds) played starring roles for the French team, who are now on an 8-1 record.
The game was as good as over by half-time, with Bourges holding a 35-25 lead.
Their advantage was stretched to 13 points (53-40) by the end of the third quarter and they kept that cushion until the final buzzer.
The Czech team go to a 1-8 record and are in real danger of missing out on a top-five finish, with just one game left.
Their top scorer on the night was guard/forward Sviatlana Volnaya, who poured in a game-high 20 points.