Good Angels marched past Piestanske Cajky to defend their Extraliga title. The game was mostly controlled by Good Angels. Piestanske C. was better in third quarter 18-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Good Angels forced 20 Piestanske C. turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was a great evening for the former international center Anna Jurcenkova (195-85) who led her team to a victory scoring 24 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). Slovenian point guard Teja Oblak (172-90) helped adding 16 points and 8 assists. The best for the losing side was the former international swingman Terezia Palenikova (178-95) with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Monica Engelman (180-91, college: Kansas) scored 18 points. Piestanske C.'s coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Good Angels: A.Jurcenkova 24+9reb+2ast, T.Oblak 16+3reb+8ast, Z.Zirkova 12+3reb+2ast, Z.Hruscakova 8+5reb+2ast, B.Balintova 8+1reb+5ast, R.Stehlikova 5+3reb Piestanske C.: T.Palenikova 22+7reb+4ast, M.Engelman 18+2reb, N.Dudasova 15+3reb+1ast, K.Whittington 6+3reb, Z.Pilatova 6+2reb+2ast, M.Palenikova 5+2reb+3ast
Good Angels capture Cup trophy - Feb 28, 2016
Good Angels - Piestanske Cajky 55:45
Good Angels celebrated yet another Slovakian Cup title. They beat Piestanske Cajky to earn the 12th straight Cup trophy. Shenise Johnson (181-G-90, college: Miami, FL) provided 13 points to pace the winners. Good Angels jumped to a 21:11 lead ten minutes into the game. They maintained the lead throughout the second period. Good Angels secured a 30:23 halftime advantage. The Kosice team extended the margin at 8-point mark at the final intermission. Good Angels kept their opponents at bay throughout the final frame and raced to the win. Crystal Langhorne (188-F/C-86, college: Maryland) finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds, while Barbora Balintova (175-PG-94) provided 12 points in the victory. Monica Engelman (180-G-91, college: Kansas) responded with 18 points for Piestanske Cajky. Nadia Parker (191-C-87, college: USC) had 11 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.
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