Aug. 8, 2011
KARLOVE VARY, Czech Republic - The Purdue women's basketball team traveled to Karlove Vary, Czech Republic, about two hours outside of Prague for its second game of the 2011 European Tour. After a tour of the world-famous Moser Glass Factory and a pregame meal in the town, the Boilermakers defeated Karlovy Vary 75-61 in front of about 70 onlookers.
Drey Mingo scored 17 points to lead the Boilermakers in scoring for the second-straight game. The 6-foot-2 forward added eight rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field and making all five of her free throws.
Purdue trailed 14-13 at the end of the first quarter but Purdue took the lead in the second quarter. KK Houser hit a long three-pointer from the top of the key to give the Boilermakers a 34-30 lead at the half.
Turnovers were once again a trouble spot as Purdue committed 15 turnovers in the first half and 28 for the game but the Boilermakers dominated the boards, earning a 50-31 advantage over Karlovy Vary. Purdue caused some turnover trouble for the home team, grabbing 13 steals. KK Houser and Torrie Thornton had three steals each. The Boilermakers made 4 of 14 three-point field goals while holding their opponent to just one made three-pointer.
Karlovy Vary had three players score in double-figures. Martina Letkova earned a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Sarka Pospisilova scored 11 points while Sarka Kucerova added 10 points.
Purdue has a day of touring scheduled for Tuesday with a visit the former concentration camp in Terezin followed by a tour of the Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge in Prague. On Wednesday, the Boilermakers will hit the hardwood again with a contest against Hradec Kralove at 5 p.m.