USK Praha claimed the sixth straight ZBL title. They rallied past Nymburk to sweep the championship series. The game without a history. USK Praha led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They held Basketball Nymburk to an opponent 25.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 34.8 percent accuracy of the winners and made 22-of-25 free shots (88.0 percent) during the game. USK Praha outrebounded Basketball Nymburk 43-31 including 17 on the offensive glass. It was a good game for Spanish point guard Marta Xargay Casademont (181-90) who led her team to a victory with 13 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. American power forward Kia Vaughn (193-87, college: Rutgers) contributed with 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four USK Praha players scored in double figures. American forward Jessica Kuster (188-92, college: Rice) answered with 6 points and 8 rebounds and Russian-Ukrainian center Aleksandra Khomenchuk (202-89) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Basketball Nymburk. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Top scorers: Nymburk: A.Khomenchuk 9+5reb, T.Taylor 7+3reb+1ast, V.Bortelova 6+1reb+5ast, J.Kuster 6+8reb, M.Hamplova 5+1reb, L.Sipova 4+4reb+2ast USK Praha: M.Xargay Casademont 13+4reb+5ast, L.Palau 11+2reb+2ast, A.Hanusova 10+3reb+1ast, A.Steinberga 10+9reb, K.Vaughn 10+8reb+1ast, T.Vyoralova 7+6reb+2ast
Kara Trutnov snatched a narrow road win over Sokol HK to clinch the Bronze medals. Sokol Hradec Kralove was ahead by 11 points after three quarters before a 27-13 charge of Kara Trutnov, which allowed them to win the game. They made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Kara Trutnov forced 20 Sokol Hradec Kralove turnovers. It was a great evening for center Lenka Pazderova (188-84) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The former international guardMichaela Uhrova (168-82, agency: Promotex) helped adding 18 points and 6 rebounds. Five Kara Trutnov players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international forward Katerina Krizova (186-80) with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and the former international center Michaela Hartigova (192-83) scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. Sokol Hradec Kralove's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Sokol HK: K.Krizova 12+10reb+2ast, M.Hartigova 10+9reb+2ast, M.Stara 9+1reb+1ast, K.Rosenbaumova 8+1reb, J.Bura 8+6reb+1ast, K.Zavazalova 7+4reb+4ast Kara Trutnov: L.Pazderova 19+10reb+1ast, M.Uhrova 18+6reb+2ast, E.Cady 15+5reb, M.Vondrackova 11+5reb+1ast, A.Ovsikova 11+1reb+3ast, J.Russell 2+2reb
Nymburk celebrate Cup title - Mar 2, 2016
Nymburk - Hradec Kralove 75:65
Nymburk clinched the Czech Cup title. They overcame Hradec Kralove in the Final. Egle Siksniute (198-F/C-91) provided 21 points to lead the winners. Nymburk stamped their authority in the opening quarter. They jumped to a comfortable 28:12 lead. Nymburk maintained the advantage throughout the second frame. They arrived at the big break up by 19 points 50:31. Hradec Kralove however revived the intrigue in the third term. They pulled within 10 points 53:63 heading into the fourth frame. Nymburk protected the advantage in the final stanza and raced to the victory. Jessica Kuster (188-F-92, college: Rice) and Veronika Bortelova (172-G-78) delivered 13 points each for the winners. Michaela Stara (175-G-90) replied with 18 points for Hradec Kralove. Katerina Zavazalova (172-F/G-90) and Klara Rosenbaumova (185-F-90) had 10 points each in the loss.
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