|Kia Vaughn's 15 points were pivotal in Prague's opening day win|
Kia Vaughn's flying start set ZVVZ USK Prague on their way to a 57-52 win over WBC Novi Zagreb to open Group C of EuroLeague Women on Wednesday.
Vaughn tallied 10 of her team-high 15 points in the first six minutes to propel Prague into an early 17-9 lead that they never relinquished.
Zagreb continued to battle behind Luca Ivankovic's impressive 21 points off 9-of-12 shooting but couldn't prevent their EuroLeague Women losing streak stretching into the new season and up to eight games.
Prague's lead was 25-15 through the first quarter as Ivankovic had eight points to Vaughn's 10.
The teams traded baskets in the second quarter until Iva Ciglar cut the deficit just before half-time, first finding Milica Dabovic for a three before finishing at the basket herself to bring the visitors back within six (37-31).
The gap was back up to 10 at 45-35 after a low scoring third period however as Prague managed to get the better looks at the basket.
Roles were reversed in the final stanza as Zagreb outscored their hosts 17-12 with Ivankovic going inside for seven of her 21 points - but it wasn't enough for the visitors to stop the rot.