Dynamo Moscow reignited their hopes of qualifying for the EuroLeague Women eighth-finals following a hard-fought 92-86 win over MiZo Pecs 2010.
Latvian forward Anete Jekabsone-Zogota and American power forward Seimone Augustus were in inspired form, scoring 28 and 26 points respectively to see Dynamo home.
|Anete Jekabsone-Zogota (Dynamo)|
The result saw the Russians rise to second in Group D and moved their record to 3-3, the same as Hungarian outfit MiZo Pecs 2010 who sit third.
Dynamo took the early initiative, but an eight-point run helped the home side take a 15-12 lead midway through the first quarter.
It got better for the Hungarians towards the end of the first quarter as a six-point run culminating in two successful free throws from Zsofia Fegyverneky helped them go 28-20 ahead.
Despite opening up a 10-point gap early in the second quarter, Dynamo fought back and Jekabsone-Zogota`s three-pointer just before the buzzer reduced the deficit to 74-44 at half-time.
Dynamo eventually went 59-58 ahead in the third quarter, but a seven-point run put MiZo Pecs 2010 back in front, before finishing the quarter with a 65-61 advantage.
In the final quarter Dynamo showed their character once again, putting together an early five-point run to edge in front.
Dynamo then kept it that way with the impressive Jekabsone-Zogota shooting two free throws at the end to secure the win.
It was from the free throw line that MiZo Pecs 2010 had the most trouble, making only 72.7% of their free throws compared to Dynamo`s 88.2%.