Prague In Control At Vici Aistes


ZVVZ USK Prague got 20 points from Frida Eldebrink on Wednesday night and won at VICI Aistes in EuroLeague Women Group A.

The Sweden guard was seven of 13 from the floor and also pull down seven rebounds as the Czech team prevailed, 80-70.

Courtnay Pilypaitis was outstanding for the Kaunas club with 22 points and nine rebounds but she couldn't prevent the team from slipping to a third defeat in Europe.

Lubor Blazek's side never trailed and seemed to have command with 3:40 to go in the first half when Eva Viteckova buried a three-pointer for a 36-18 lead.

But the hosts clawed their way back with Vita Kuktiene's jumper reducing the deficit to 39-30 with 1:13 to go in the second quarter.

Viteckova then finished the frame with two jump shots to stretch the advantage back to 43-30.

Prague led by as many as 23 points in the third quarter but VICI Aistes refused to go away and twice cut the gap to just seven points, the second time when Vaida Sipaviciute scored to leave visitors in front, 54-47.

Twice again in the fourth quarter, the hosts managed to pull to within seven but Prague had their noses in front to stay.

Anna Montanana had 16 points for Prague, who improved to 2-1.



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