Pecs 2010 held off a late rally to join USO Mondeville at the top of Group A as they beat TTT Riga 66-60.
|Alexandria Quigley led the way for the home team with 15 points|
Riga had closed to the gap to just three points with 2:41 to go on Quanitra Hollingsworth's jump-shot, but they could get no closer as Pecs held on for the win.
Dalma Ivanyi's lay-up made it 62-57 with 76 seconds left, and Kristine Karklina could only split her free throws at the other end.
Sara Krnjic sank a pair to pad Pecs' lead but Riga were not done yet, with Karklina making it 64-60 with 32 seconds left.
However, Nora Nagy-Bujdoso held her nerve to make a pair of free throws with 15 seconds left and the game was up for Riga when Ieva Veinberga missed a late three-point attempt.
Alexandria Quigley led Pecs with 15 points while Kelsey Griffin had 11 and Nagy-Bujdoso 10.
Riga wasted a big night from Shavonte Zellous who had 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field, while Hollingsworth had 16 points and 14 rebounds.
"Congratulations to Pecs 2010. They were ready for the defences as well as the offences. Missing Zellous was a very important moment in the game. Our second half was much better than the first one."
TTT center Quanitra Hollingsworth:
"Our sencond half was really good. I had 11 rebounds and totaly 14. This is the first ELW game. Next time it will be better. We are not so tired becasue we had some tournaments before the season."
Pecs 2010 Head Coach Zeljko Dokic:
"Thank you for our team and my collegaues and of course more than 3000 supporters. In the first quater we got big power but we had some problems. I am very happy."
Pecs 2010 forward Alexandra Quigley:
"We try to find the rythm of the EuroLeague Women. The first win is almost one of the most important. As usual we were together on the court."