|18 November 2009|
Good Angels Kosice stopped the rot and clinched their first win in the EuroLeague Women this season at home to ZVVZ USK Prague.
An awesome Candice Dupree poured in 30 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for the Slovakian team in their 73-70 Group C triumph.
Dupree, who was voted to the Rest of the World Team at the All-Star Game last season while playing in Poland, was a perfect 12 of 12 at the free-throw line.
She also dominated with her defense, swatting three shots and coming up with two steals.
It was consecutive baskets from returning star Linda Frohlich that put Kosice in front for good early in the third quarter.
Frohlich, who recently began her second spell at the club after parting with Frisco Sika Brno, scored six points in a row for Kosice.
The last two baskets gave them a 49-46 advantage.
After two Lindsay Whalen free-throws cut Prague's deficit to 49-48, Katarina Hrickova buried a jump shot for a 51-48 Kosice lead.
The home side went in front by 10 points in the third quarter and were also in front by 10 midway through the fourth.
Prague managed to reduce the deficit to 72-70 with a Whalen lay-up three seconds from the end but they got no closer.
Frohlich finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds for Kosice while Evina Maltsi scored 21 and Whalen 17 for Prague.
Kosice did a lot of their damage at the free-throw line, making 22 of 25.
Prague were an efficient 16 of 18.