Prague Start Strong To See Off Zagreb

06 November 2013


9. Kia Vaughn (ZVVZ USK Prague)
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.


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