Strong Second Half Propels Bourges


Bourges Basket maintained their 100% start to EuroLeague Group B with a come-from-behind 75-59 win over MiZo Pecs.

Celine Dumerc was the outstanding player for the French side, pouring in 20 points and providing six assists.

Sonja Kireta (Bourges Basket)
Sonja Kireta had 18 points for Bourges.
The visitors from Hungary looked to be in control early on, and at one stage found themselves up 25-11 in the first stanza.

But Dumerc had a strong second quarter with eight points to lead Bourges back into contention.

Her three before the end of the second quarter cut the deficit to 36-31 going into the half.

Bourges' momentum continued as they came out and scored 11 unanswered to start the third quarter and take the lead.

Dumerc scored four points during the strech and a three from Cathy Melain put the French outfit up 42-36.

Another Melain three before the end of the third extended the lead to 53-43 and Bourges would cruise home to victory in the fourth.

Sonja Kireta (18), Vicky Hall (11) and Melain (10) all reached double figures for the victors.

Vickie Johnson led the way for the Hungarian outfit with 13 points and seven rebounds, while Amra Dapo managed 12 points and Nora Bujdoso 11.

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