Prince Captures EuroLeague Championship

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.

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.