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CZE - Praha snap up duo

PRAGUE (ZBL) - USK Praha have signed American playmaker Lindsay Whalen and France center Elodie Godin on two-year deals.

Whalen, 25, has experience of the WNBA after playing in Connecticut last season and previously played in Europe for Ekaterinburg.

Coach Lubor Blazek said: "She is a player with a lot of experience from the WNBA and European competition.

"We are very happy to have her in our team and I expect from her something of how she played in Connecticut - she is a team player and she can shoot three-pointers."

Godin arrives from French club Valenciennes but spent her best season in Bourges.

Blazek added: "She is a young player and I believe she will help us.

"She plays for the national team but she is still very young.

"She played very well in Bourges and though she didn`t have a very good season in Valenciennes after that, I know her very well and she will be an important player for us."
Reigning champion CEZ Basketball Nymburk cruised to another victory in the Czech League by thrashing BK Decin 69-96 to improve it dominating league-leading record to 36-1. Petr Benda led the champs with 18 points and 2 blocks, Blake Schilb scored 17 points and Arthur Lee was good for 14 points and 5 assists. Second-place Geofin Novy Jicin edged BC Kolin 74-75 as Robert Sarovic paced four scorers in double digits with 24 points and 10 drawn fouls for the winners. Rahsaan Edward Ames had 25 points for the hosts. BK Breda & Weinstein Opava topped USK Praha 87-81 as Jakub Sirina missed only 2 shots on his way to 20 points for the winners. NH Ostrava downed BK Prostejov 86-68 behind 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists from Mike Mitchell and 18 points and 13 rebounds from Marcus Arnold. Karma Basket Podebrady needed overtime to outlast BK Kondori Liberec 99-100 as Ricardo Soliver shined with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 11 drawn fouls.
Nymburg won the Czech championship.