Bourges Hold Off Kosice To Snap Losing Run


Bourges Basket prevailed 83-71 at home on Wednesday evening in a crucial EuroLeague Women Group C encounter with Good Angels Kosice.

Pierre Vincent's club, fighting for their lives in the competition after losing three straight games, improved to 3-4 with the victory - their second against Kosice this season.

The triumph lifted the French club to third in the standings above Kosice, who are also 3-4.

Essence Carson had 22 points, five rebounds and four assists in the Bourges win.

Bourges led just 13-11 when they finished the first quarter with an 8-3 run.

Vincent's side stayed in front for the remainder of the contest.

Kosice did match the French blow for blow in the second quarter and only trailed 42-35 at half-time.

In the third quarter, however, Vincent's team pressed home the advantage by outscoring the visitors 22-15.

Bourges got a big boost from their Greece international Stella Kaltsidou, who had a season-high 18 points.

Angel McCoughtry scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Kosice, whose Candice Dupree contributed 14 points and nine boards.