A strong opening quarter from Slovak side Kosice was enough to give them a road win over home team BK Loko Trutnov in the EuroLeague Women.
Kosice's victory moves them into 5th position in Group B, ahead of Trutnov, and should grant them a spot in the upcoming play-offs.
It was Kosice's front line of Gwen Slaughter and Hana Jendrichovská who sparked their side in the first period, combining for 13 of Kosice's 25 points. Trutnov struggled in the face of this offensive onslaught. They shot just 4/15 in the first 10 minutes and trailed 25-10 by end of the quarter.
Trutnov's first quarter lapse left them a mountain to climb in the remaining 30 minutes. Kosice were well up to the challenge and maintained a double digit lead throughout the remainder of the game.
Jennifer Smith finished the game with 24 points for Kosice. Slaughter had 15 points and 16 rebounds and Jendrichovská added 17 points.