Ekaterinburg Spoil Party Atmosphere With Big Win In Prague

05 November 2008

Asjha Jones led a balanced UMMC Ekaterinburg scoring attack with 20 points on Wednesday as the Russian team remained unbeaten in Group C with a 94-64 victory at USK Prague.

The fans who showed up to watch the game in the Czech Republic were buzzing with excitement after Prague's last-second victory at rivals Gambrinus over the weekend.

Lindsay Whalen (ZVVZ USK Prague)
Lindsay Whalen had 16 points and 8 rebounds for ZVVZ USK Prague
And they watched Prague exchange blow for blow with Ekaterinburg in the first quarter, with the game knotted at 15-15 late in the period after two Lindsay Whalen free throws.

Ekaterinburg put the result beyond doubt in the second quarter, however.

On top 21-20, a Cappie Pondexter jump shot sparked a 15-0 run for the visitors that Prague never recovered from.

Laurent Buffard's team took a 48-30 advantage to half-time and with 4:26 to play in the third, the lead had ballooned to 66-38.

Ekaterinburg made 22 of their 26 attempts at the charity stripe, compared to a woeful 16 of 29 for Prague.

Buffard's team also hit 33 of 70 shots from the floor, including six of 11 (54.5%) from long range.

Prague were 23 of 59 overall and just two of nine from behind the arc.

Ekaterinburg's defense also forced Prague into 20 turnovers while committing just 10 of their own.

Prague are now 1-3.

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