Candice Dupree hit two foul shots with 14 seconds left to secure a 74-71 victory for Wisla Can-Pack at home over ZVVZ USK Prague in Group B of the EuroLeague Women.
|Anna Wielebnowska tallied 22 for the winners.|
Janell Burse collected 17 points and 11 rebounds while Katerina Elhotova added 14 points off the bench for the Czechs, who fell to 1-2
Sandra Le Drean's jumper opened an early 7-2 lead for the guests, but the first quarter remained tight throughout and Skerovic's three-pointer gave Wisla a 22-21 advantage after one period.
Elhotova knocked down back-to-back three-pointers to put the Czechs ahead 27-24.
The lead would change hands four more times in the quarter, and Lubor Blazek's team led 36-34 at the break.
Burse scored five straight points as Prague opened a 43-36 cushion only to see the Polish side answer with a 10-2 run to go back ahead.
Again, the lead went back-and-forth four times and Wielebnowska's three-pointer gave Wisla a 57-52 lead going into the fourth.
The gap was seven points on Agnieszka Palka's jumper, but Marketa Mokrosova knocked down a three-pointer and Lindsay Whalen evened the game at 61-61.
Elhotova made two baskets in helping Prague open a 70-66 lead with two minutes left.
Dorota Gburczyk converted a three-point play and after Burse lost a turnover, Wielebnowska drained a three-pointer for a 72-70 lead.
Burse made just one of two foul shots with 16 seconds left, setting up Dupree's heroics.
WISLA CAN-PACK COACH TOMASZ HERKT:
"I am happy that we won that game but I am not happy with the style. The game was very good for the spectators but we made too many simple errors and the result was open to the last second of the game. We have to work hard to improove our style."
ZVVZ USK PRAHA COACH LUBOR BLAZEK:
"Congartulations to the home Team. We were close to winning the game but we made a lot of errors and that's why we lost. I think the show was very good for the spectators. In the next games we will have to avoid such mistakes."