Holmes and Hamzova on fire, Žabiny Brno stop Horizont

Holmes and Hamzova on fire, Žabiny Brno stop Horizont

Bria Holmes and Eliška Hamzova hardly missed a shot during the first half to lift Žabiny Brno (3-1) over the defending EWBL champion Horizont (1-1) in a 72-60 win on Wednesday, December 8, at the Diplomat Arena in Pieštany, Slovakia.


Players of the game

Bria Holmes scored a game high 20 points. Forward posted 12 points in the first half on excellent 4-of-5 shooting from the field and 3-of-4 from the free throw line.

West Virginia standout had four rebounds, three assists, two steals and one blocked shot for a efficiency rating of 20.

Eliška Hamzova registered another great stat line – 12 points, six rebounds and six assists for a game high efficiency rating of 22.

Point guard had eight points in the first half on 3-of-4 shooting inside the three point line.

Natalie Stoupalova added 11 points for the winners.

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Anastasiya Verameyenka replied with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field.

The reigning league MVP had six rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots for a team high efficiency rating of 20.

Mariane Roberta De Carvalho followed with nine points. Adrienne Nicole Webb (Louisiana State University) had seven points, six rebounds and three assists.

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Key stats

Holmes, Hamzova and Stoupalova outscored Horizont in the first half 27-26 to earn a 17 point advantage for Žabiny Brno 43-26.

The Frogs made 16-of-24 two point shots during the first 20 minutes and scored 14 points off turnovers.

Horizont held Žabiny to 29 points in the second half but didn`t scored enough to complete a comeback.

Brno had more points off turnovers (18-2) and on fast breaks (16-4).

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Game notes

Žabiny Brno improved to 3-1 and booked a ticket to the playoffs.

Horizont suffered a first loss in the EWBL since January 13, 2021 home stand against TTT Rīga 72-80.

Nataliya Trafimava`s and Zlatan Presič`s team won five consecutive games over Nika Syktyvkar, Kibirkštis MRU, Prometey Kamianske, Nika Syktyvkar and Pieštanske Čajky.

Anastasiya Verameyenka has accumulated a efficiency rating of 64 in just two games.

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Schedule (local time)

Tuesday, December 7

Žabiny Brno – BC Samara 75:84

Pieštanske Čajky – Horizont Minsk 64:66 OT2

Wednesday, December 8
Horizont Minsk – Žabiny Brno 60:72

18:00 BC Samara – Pieštanske Čajky

Thursday, December 9
17:00 BC Samara – Horizont Minsk

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Photos: Laco Duracka


STANDINGS, as of December 8

Group A

Žabiny Brno 3-1 (+45) Q

Horizont Minsk 1-1 (-10)

Kibirkštis MRU 1-1 (-16)

Pieštanske Čajky 1-2 (+11)

BC Samara 1-0 (+9)

Olimpia Grodno 0-2 (-39)



Playoffs: January 17 – February 28, 2022; best-of-two

A1 – B4, A2 – B3, B2 – A3, B1 – A4

Final Four: March 25-27, 2022


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