Prague Finally Get Off The Mark

14 November 2012


7. Jelena Dubljevic (ZVVZ USK Prague)
Jelena Dubljevic had her best game of the season, finishing with 21 points and five assists

A couple of terrific shooting performances by Jelena Dubljevic and Eva Viteckova catapulted ZVVZ USK Prague to a 79-71 win at Novi Zagreb and an overdue first victory of the season in Group C.

Having lost the first three games of the EuroLeague Women season, the ambitious Czech club finally got to taste the winning feeling after a bright start relieved the pressure and offered a great launchpad.

Just as important as a super 23-12 first quarter was the respective contributions of Dubljevic and Viteckova, who combined for 38 points from an impressive 15-of-22 floor shooting with the latter finding her trademark range from downtown.

Perhaps a fortnight without action didn't suit Novi Zagreb who weren't able to take the momentum of an eye-catching performance in Ekaterinburg into this game and maybe it accounted for a painful and ultimately costly slow start.

They were behind by double digits at 12-2 inside the first five minutes and in the end, trailed from tip to buzzer as they tried in vain to find some much needed offensive rhythm - only the horse had already left the stable.

Absolutely stone cold from downtown all night, it proved to be a long way back for the Croatians who are still searching for their first win, even if Mirna Mazic did her best to rectify this by racking up a stellar 24 points and 14 rebounds.


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