Kosice Start Slow But Prevail At Mondeville


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.

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