Dupree Seals Wisla Win At The Death

21 November 2007

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 (Wisla Can-Pack)
Anna Wielebnowska tallied 22 for the winners.
Anna Wielebnowska tallied 22 points and Jelena Skerovic added 16 points for Tomasz Herkt's Polish side, who improved to 2-1 in the group.

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.


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