USK Praha cruised past Karlovy Vary in the opener. The game without a history. USK Praha led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Karlovy Vary to just 4 points in second quarter. USK Praha dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Karlovy Vary's 20. USK Praha forced 25 Karlovy Vary turnovers and outrebounded them 37-19 including a 26-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. USK Praha looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Karlovy Vary's players. 25 personal fouls committed by Karlovy Vary helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international Tereza Vyoralova (175-94) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 7 rebounds, 13 assists and 7 steals for the winners and American power forward Candice Dupree (188-84, college: Temple) chipped in 23 points and 8 rebounds. Four USK Praha players scored in double figures. At the losing side center Julia Reisingerova (194-98) responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Andrea Andelova (172-94) scored 9 points. 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: Karlovy Vary: J.Reisingerova 14+7reb+1ast, A.Andelova 9+3ast, D.Kuslitova 7+3reb+1ast, A.Drahokoupilova 3+1reb+1ast, D.Pohunkova 2, T.Matulkova 2+1reb USK Praha: C.Dupree 23+8reb+1ast, T.Vyoralova 16+7reb+13ast, A.Hanusova 14+1reb, A.Steinberga 13+5reb+1ast, A.Mainclova 9+4reb, M.Xargay Casademont 9+2reb+8ast
Valosun Brno toppled Handicap Brno to take 1-0 lead. It looked good early as Handicap took a 11-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Valosun Brno took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 21 points. They also forced 22 Handicap turnovers and outrebounded them 41-22 including a 27-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Handicap was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American center Stephanie Madden (186-88, college: Langston) nailed 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Lithuanian swingman Marina Solopova (182-90) accounted for 8 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists. Four Valosun Brno players scored in double figures. Beata Adamcova (185-93) came up with 13 points and the former international guard Katerina Sedlakova (176-90) added 6 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Handicap in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Top scorers: Handicap Brno: B.Adamcova 13+1reb+2ast, N.Stoupalova 10+1reb, P.Svrdlikova 9+1reb+2ast, G.Giacintova 8+1reb+1ast, J.Hausknechtova 8+1reb+1ast, K.Krivankova 6+4reb+1ast Valosun Brno: S.Madden 19+9reb, M.Satoranska 16+5reb+1ast, T.Peckova 14+8reb+2ast, E.Kopecka 14+3reb+1ast, V.Remenarova 13+6reb+1ast, M.Solopova 8+8reb+11ast
Nymburk raced past BLK Praha for the opening win. The game was mostly controlled by Basketball Nymburk. BLK Praha managed to win second period 19-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Basketball Nymburk held BLK Praha to an opponent 23.9 percent shooting from the field compared to 39.7 percent accuracy of the winners and made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Basketball Nymburk outrebounded BLK Praha 51-35 including a 38-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Basketball Nymburk made 9 blocks. The former international guard Lenka Bartakova (175-91) fired a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Ukrainian center Taisia Udodenko (190-89) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. Four Basketball Nymburk players scored in double figures. Basketball Nymburk's coach Daniel Kurucz felt very confident using entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American swingman Krystal Vaughn (185-86, college: VCU) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and Slovakian center Maria Felixova (191-90) added 3 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Top scorers: BLK Praha: K.Vaughn 22+10reb, R.Pudlakova 11+1reb+1ast, J.Russell 7+4reb+1ast, M.Vondrackova 7+1reb+1ast, T.Sedlackova 3+4reb+1ast, M.Felixova 3+12reb Nymburk: L.Bartakova 16+10reb+5ast, A.Khomenchuk 14+3reb, T.Udodenko 13+12reb+3ast, S.Ursu 13+7reb+2ast, L.Sipova 7+3reb+2ast, P.Bakajsova 5+5reb
Sokol HK overcame Loko Trutnov in the first game. Sokol Hradec Kralove led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to LOKO Trutnov's 28. They outrebounded LOKO Trutnov 40-25 including 31 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Andrea Ovsikova (178-89) who helped to win the game recording 18 points. Guard Michaela Matuskova (166-97) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Four Sokol Hradec Kralove players scored in double figures. The former international point guard Katerina Hindrakova (176-88) answered with 15 points and forward Andrea Vackova (178-89) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for LOKO Trutnov. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Top scorers: Loko Trutnov: K.Hindrakova 15+4reb+1ast, A.Vackova 12+5reb, A.Rylichova 6+3reb, M.Prokresova 6+3reb+1ast, K.Kozumplikova 5+2reb+1ast, T.Patockova 3+4reb+1ast Sokol HK: A.Ovsikova 18+3reb, M.Matuskova 14+1reb+3ast, M.Cepelkova 11+4reb+1ast, J.Bura 10+6reb+1ast, G.Andelova 9+2reb+1ast, L.Pazderova 8+5reb+1ast
Basket Slovanka MB forced 27 U19 Chance turnovers and outrebounded them 34-23 including 19 on the defensive glass. Katerina Novotna (177-89) stepped up and scored 21 points and 4 steals for the winners and forward Patricia Gallasova (173-98) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. At the losing side forward Eliska Mala (180-97) responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds and forward Ludmila Dudackova (176-0) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: U19 Chance: V.Rybova 14+2reb, E.Mala 11+8reb, L.Dudackova 11+5reb+1ast, J.Krejcova 10+3reb, L.Kosatkova 9+3reb+1ast, L.Svobodova 4+1reb+1ast Slovanka MB: K.Novotna 21+1reb+2ast, B.Wilson 15+5reb+1ast, P.Gallasova 14+3reb+4ast, M.Opocenska 12+5reb+1ast, D.Harapesova 7+6reb+3ast, T.Motycakova 4+2reb+3ast
USK Praha - Sokol HK 88-42 USK Praha coasted to yet another ZBL title. They breezed past Sokol Hradec Kralove to retain the trophy. The game without a history. USK Praha led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They held Sokol Hradec Kralove to an opponent 23.1 percent shooting from the field compared to 50.7 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Sokol Hradec Kralove 40-24 including a 33-19 advantage in defensive rebounds.... [read more]
USK Praha coasted to yet another ZBL title. They breezed past Sokol Hradec Kralove to retain the trophy. The game without a history. USK Praha led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They held Sokol Hradec Kralove to an opponent 23.1 percent shooting from the field compared to 50.7 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Sokol Hradec Kralove 40-24 including a 33-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for USK Praha especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Sokol Hradec Kralove's players. It was an exceptional evening for the former international Katerina Elhotova (180-89) who led the winners and scored 23 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). The former international Tereza Vyoralova (175-94) accounted for 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Pamela-Therese Effangova (178-93) came up with 11 points and the former international center Michala Hartigova (192-83) added 9 points respectively for Sokol Hradec Kralove in the defeat. 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: USK Praha: K.Elhotova 23+2reb, T.Vyoralova 13+5reb+3ast, K.Vaughn 12+4reb+1ast, I.Burgrova 9+2reb+1ast, K.Elhotova 8+4reb+2ast, L.Palau 8+1reb+8ast Sokol HK: P.Effangova 11+1reb+1ast, M.Hartigova 9+3reb, J.Bura 6+6reb, G.Andelova 4+4ast, K.Minarovicova 4+2reb+1ast, K.Rosenbaumova 4+5reb
Romana Hejdova selected the top Czech playing abroad in last week's games - 2 days ago
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Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Czechs who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is former international swingman Romana Hejdova (184-88). She could not help Hainaut (10-12) in their last game. Despite Hejdova's good performance the eighth-placed Hainaut (10-12) was crushed 74-51 on the road by the higher-ranked (#5) Lattes Montpellier in the Play-Off group.
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Czechs who are currently playing abroad.
#1. This week's number one is former international swingman Romana Hejdova (184-88, currently plays in France). She could not help Hainaut (10-12) in their last game. Despite Hejdova's good performance the eighth-placed Hainaut (10-12) was crushed 74-51 on the road by the higher-ranked (#5) Lattes Montpellier in the Play-Off group.
She was the second best scorer with 12 points. Hejdova also added 3 assists in 34 minutes on the court.
Hejdova has relatively good stats this year: 12.4ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.7apg, 2FGP: 49.1%, 3FGP: 38.6% and FT: 71.9% in 25 games she played so far.
She played for the Czech Republic senior national team two years ago.
#2. Second place goes to an experienced former international center Petra Kulichova (198-84, currently plays in Turkey). Kulichova was not able to help Botas (10-16) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite her good performance Botas was crushed 87-65 at home by the second-ranked Fenerbahce.
Kulichova was the second best scorer with 12 points. She also added 5 rebounds and dished 6 assists.
The Regular Season already ended.
It's Kulichova's first season with the team.
This year Kulichova averages: 9.2ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.5apg, 1.4bpg, 2FGP: 60.9%(109-179) and FT: 27.6%.
She played for the Czech Republic national team in 2014.
#3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Edita Sujanova (190-85, currently plays in Turkey). She was not able to secure a victory for Adana ASKI (10-16) in their game against Yakin Dogu BGD (22-4) in the Turkish KBSL.
Sujanova scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Adana ASKI was crushed 102-61 in Istanbul by the leading Yakin Dogu BGD.
It was Adana ASKI's fifth consecutive loss in a row.
The Regular Season already ended.
Sujanova's overall stats this season are: 4.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 2FGP: 42.1%, 3FGP: 22.7% and FT: 44.4%.
She played for the Czech Republic national team six years ago.
#4. Guard Tereza Brantlova (172-82, currently plays in United Kingdom) managed to help Barking Abbey Crusaders in a 2-point victory against the fifth-ranked Hatters (11-7) 72-70 in the British WBBL last Sunday.
Brantlova scored only 3 points in 11 minutes.
Barking Abbey Crusaders (14-0) is placed first in the WBBL.
So far her team won all fourteen games in the Regular Season.
They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
This year Brantlova's overall stats are: 6.8ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.4apg and 1.1spg in 14 games.
She used to play for the Czech Republic U20 national team
back in 2002.
One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Czech Republic passport:
#1.Katarina Flasarova (171-G-85, currently plays in Germany) led Goettingen to a victory over the fourth-ranked Wolfpack Wolfenbuettel (15-7) 56-46 in the German 2.Bundesliga (second division) on Saturday night.
Flasarova was MVP of the game. She scored 15 points and had 3 steals in 34 minutes.
BG 74 Veilchen Ladies Goettingen (19-3) is placed first in North group.
It was her team's sixth consecutive victory in a row.
This year Flasarova has relatively solid stats: 14.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.8spg in 25 games she played so far.
Other top Czech Republic players, who play abroad:
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