Liberty star Epiphanny Prince is ending her European season on a high note, as she helped lead her Russian club team Dynamo Kursk to the EuroLeague Women championship with a 77-63 victory over Fenerbahce (Candace Parker, Jantel Lavender, Allie Quigley) on Sunday, April 16.
It was the first-ever EuroLeague title for Dynamo Kursk, which finished its campaign with an unblemished 18-0 record.
Prince was masterful in the championship game, scoring 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting, which included knocking down 3 3-pointers. She also dished out a team-high 7 assists with 4 steals, posting a team-high +21 during her 36 minutes of action.
Issa Champ 🏆🏆🏆 pic.twitter.com/ORUY08x4QI
— Epiphanny Prince (@Piphdagreat10) April 16, 2017
— EuroLeague Women (@EuroLeagueWomen) April 17, 2017
Dynamo Kursk advanced past another Liberty star in Kia Vaughn and her Czech Republic club team USK Praha in the league’s semifinals on Friday, 87-80. As a result, Vaughn and Praha ended up finishing 4th, falling to UMMC Ekaterinburg (Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner, Emma Meesseman) 68-63 in the 3rd place game on Sunday.
Vaughn had 6 points and 4 rebounds for USK Praha against UMMC.
Up next, Prince and Vaughn will complete their domestic leagues by competing in their championship series. For Prince, Dynamo Kursk will begin a best-of-five series with UMMC on Sunday, April 23. Vaughn opens the Czech Championship series on Thursday, April 20.