Good Angels Kosice clinched their third win in four games but only after pulling away over the last seven minutes of the fourth quarter for a 75-57 home triumph over Pecs 2010. The American pair of Charde Houston and Candice Dupree inflicted most of the damage against Pecs, a young team that suffered its third loss on the campaign.
The Hungarians gave Good Angels fits for three quarters and only trailed 51-49 with 10 minutes to go.
Pecs were still only behind 55-51 with seven minutes remaining when the game got away from them.
Baskets by Lucia Kupcikova, Dupree and a three-ball by Houston stretched the advantage to 62-51 with 5:28 remaining.
After a pair of baskets by Alexandria Quigley that sandwiched an Ivana Jalcova three-ball for Kosice, Pecs were behind 65-55 with 3:35 to go.
Kosice held the visitors to just two points the rest of the way. They outscored the Hungarian team 24-8 in the last quarter.
Turnovers plagued Pecs. They had 24 overall and Kelsey Griffin was guilty of seven of those.
For Good Angels, Houston finished with 19 points and seven rebounds while Dupree scored 18, corralled six boards and came up with three steals.
Quigley's 14 points and Zsófia Fegyverneky's 13 led Pecs.
Željko Dokič, Pécs coach:
"I congratulate Košice for their victory. Because of problems with scoreboard it was not a regular match. This must not happen in EuroLeague."
Štefan Svitek, Košice coach:
"It was difficult game, full of emotions on both sides. We didn't start with good defence, but we improved it later. In the third quarter we didn't score from good positions, but we got through in the end."
Lucia Kupčíková, Košice player:
"Pécs played agressively, they have a good and experienced team. It was obvious, that it will be hard and difficult game."