MiZo Too Strong For Praha

24 November 2005

Hungarian juggernauts MiZo Pecs hammered winless USK Praha on Thursday evening to remain undefeated in the EuroLeague Women.

Laszlo Ratgeber & Co trailed early but turned on the style in the middle two quarters to record a 73-58 triumph - their fifth in Europe this season.

Dalma Ivanyi (MiZo-Pécs)
Dalma Ivanyi
A pair of Marketa Mokrosova free throws gave the Czech team a 19-14 lead at the end of the opening period and center Janell Burse extended the advantage to seven with the first points of the second quarter, but MiZo came to grips with the game and outscored their visitors 20-8 up to half-time for a lead of 34-29.

Praha fought hard and the contest remained close for more than six minutes of the second half, but the game then swung to MiZo's favour.

Leading 41-38 with 3:21 to play in the third quarter, an Amra Dapo jump shot sparked a 15-2 run to put the home team in control.

Zsofia Fegyverneky's lay-up five seconds into the fourth quarter capped the surge and gave MiZo a 56-40 advantage.

Jana Lichnerova made a three-pointer to stop the bleeding, but MiZo then went on an 11-point spurt to kill off the contest.

Fegyverneky led MiZo with 16 points and eight assists, while Sviatlana Volnaya had a game-high 17 in defeat for USK Praha.

MiZo, who played in front of 2,400 of their own fans in Pecs, outrebounded USK Praha 36-27.

And maybe most impressive for MiZo is that they hardly missed a beat without Vickie Johnson, who was unavailable for this game. In their first four EuroLeague triumphs Johnson, a 1.78m guard, averaged 14.8 points, 4.8 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game.

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