ZVVZ USK Praha was badly in need of a win Thursday against Lotos PKO BP in a matchup of 1-3 teams in Euroleague’s Group C. Falling behind 23-11, USK Praha was unable to rally and lost 71-57 to drop to last place in the group. Lindsay Whalen had 21 points and six rebounds for USK Praha, but Lotos BP was able to keep her teammates in check, including Swin Cash. Cash had six points and five rebounds in 27 minutes of action.
In EuroCup play, it wasn’t pretty but Dynamo Moscow defeated Municipal Targoviste 58-50 to improve to 4-0 and assure a spot in the round of 32. Dynamo missed Janell Burse, who did not play. Still, its defense held Targoviste to sub-30 percent shooting and 19 points in the second half to allow for a Dynamo comeback.
The news was not as good for K.V. Imperial AEL, which dropped a 77-60 decision at Cras Basket Taranto to slip to .500 in EuroCup play at 2-2. Shyra Ely had a relatively quiet game by her standards, scoring 12 points on 3-of-6 shooting and adding three rebounds and three steals. Megan Mahoney had a huge night for Taranto, scoring 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting.