Kosice Hold Off Gorzow


Good Angels Kosice pulled clear in the final seven minutes to top KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow 70-65 in EuroLeague Women Group C.

When Justyna Zurowska made a jump-shot with 7:05 to go, Gorzow had closed to within two at 59-57, but Kosice responded with a 6-0 run, top and tailed with Angel McCoughtry lay-ups, to create some breathing space.

After Samantha Richards and Candice Dupree had traded single free throws, Liudmila Sapova made three in a row from the charity stripe for Gorzow to close the gap once again to five, 66-61, with 3:36 to go.

As the tension rose, neither team could make a basket for over two minutes, with both Richards and Sapova missing three-pointers that could have put Gorzow right back in the mix.

The drought was ended when McCoughtry made the second of a pair of free throws, followed by a Anastasia Kostaki three-pointer that put Kosice up 70-61 with 22 seconds to go, ending Gorzow's challenge.

McCoughtry was the difference with 25 points, making nine of 13 from two-point range, and adding eight rebounds.

Dupree added 13, while Linda Frolich collected 11 points and 11 rebounds and Luisa Michulkova also scored 11 for Kosice.

Sapova led Gorzow with 15 points while Richards had 12 and Yuliya Dureika 11.

Kosice improve to 2-3, while Gorzow slump to the bottom of the group at 1-4.


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