Stoupalova on fire, Žabiny Brno confirm defensive prowess

Stoupalova on fire, Žabiny Brno confirm defensive prowess

Žabiny Brno held SBŠ Ostrava to 30% shooting accuracy from the field and posted a 71-47 win on Thursday, February 6, at Hala Rosnička. The quarterfinal series will continue on Sunday at Ostrava.


Players of the game

Natalie Stoupalova led Žabiny with 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field. She added three rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot for a team high efficiency rating of 18.

Petra Zaplatova pulled the strings successfully. The playmaker had 13 points and six assists, including five dishes in the first half.

Lenka Soukalova registered five steals in less than 11 minutes of play. Her performance underlined defensive mindset of the team.

Michaela Vackova finished in double figures. She scored 17 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished three assists.

Klara Krivankova chipped in with five points and six assists.

Sara Dickey shined for SBŠ Ostrava. She had 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field. Dickey added seven rebounds, two assists and three steals for a game high efficiency rating of 20.

Nevena Markovič had seven points, five rebounds and three steals.


Key stats

Žabiny shot the ball with 60% accuracy – field goals 14/23 – in the first half, compared to 29% for Ostrava (8-of-29).

Brno bench outscored Ostrava 35-15. In fact, Stoupalova alone scored two more points than Ostrava reserves.

Excellent ball sharing was confirmed by assist ratio (22-8, first half 13-3) and led to many points on fast breaks (22-10).

SBŠ Ostrava won the battle of rebounds (31-32, offensive rebounds 8-12), scored more second chance points (5-8) and went for a perfect 9-of-9 from the three point line.

Ostrava need to win by 25 points at home to qualify for the Final Four.


Schedule (local time only)

(A1) Žabiny Brno – SBŠ Ostrava (B4)

February 6, game one: 71-47

Sunday, February 9, Ostrava, 17:00


(A2) Pieštanske Čajky – Rostov Don SFEDU (B3)

Wednesday, February 26, Rostov on Don, 19:00

Saturday, February 29, Pieštany, 17:00


(A3) Nika Syktyvkar – Tsmoki Minsk (B2)

January 30, game one: 69-75

Wednesday, February 12, Minsk, 17:30


(A4) Orange Lions – Dynamo Novosibirsk (B1)

Wednesday, February 19, Amsterdam, 20:00

Friday, February 21, Amsterdam, 12:00


Semifinal picture

Žabiny Brno/SBŠ Ostrava – Tsmoki Minsk/Nika Syktyvkar

Dynamo Novosibirsk/Orange Lions – Pieštanske Čajky/Rostov Don SFEDU



(A1) Tsmoki Minsk 122-107 Pieštanske Čajky (B4)

(A2) A3 Basket 143-159 Žabiny Brno (B3)

(A3) Rostov Don SFEDU 177-166 Lulea Basket (B2)

(A4) Olimpia Grodno 121-188 TTT Rīga (B1)



(A1) Good Angels 151-107 Pieštanske Čajky (B4)

(A2) Al Riyadi 123-144 Dynamo Moscow (B3)

(A3) Lulea Basket 172-173 Udominate (B2)

(A4) Liepājas Papīrs 108-179 TTT Rīga (B1)


Final Four history

Rīga 2016: TTT Rīga, Basket 90 Gdynia, Astana Tigers, Tsmoki Minsk

Košice 2017: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Basket 90 Gdynia

Rīga 2018: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Udominate Basket

Rostov on Don 2019: TTT Rīga, Tsmoki Minsk, Rostov Don SFEDU, Žabiny Brno


Final Four experience

Tsmoki Minsk 2016 (first time), 2019

Rostov Don SFEDU 2019 (first time)

Žabiny Brno 2019 (first time)



Playoffs: January 20 – March 1, 2020; best-of-two

A1 – B4, A2 – B3, B2 – A3, B1 – A4

Final Four: March 21-22


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