Thompson and Vackova lift Žabiny Brno over Nika

Thompson and Vackova lift Žabiny Brno over Nika

Janee Thompson and Michaela Vackova combined for a 15 points in the fourth quarter in a 78-71 grind out win for Žabiny Brno over Nika Syktyvkar on Friday, October 4, at Hala Rosnička.

Players of the game

Janee Thompson (Kentucky) scored 9 of her 23 points in the final 10 minutes. She was effective from all positions. Thompson added four assists for a efficiency rating of 24.

Michaela Vackova scored all of her six points in the fourth quarter. She grabbed eight rebounds as well.

Michaela Vondrackova had 13 points. Kim Royster (Indiana 2019) posted 10 points and five rebounds.

Ekaterina Ryabova led all scorers with 26 points. She made 4-of-6 attempts from the three point line but it wasn`t enough for Nika.

Viktoryia Ponamarchuk had 18 points and nine rebounds.

 

Key stats

The game was tied 56-56 with 10 minutes left.

Žabiny Brno improved their perimeter shooting in the fourth quarter. Thompson, Vackova and Vondrackova hit one three pointer each.

The hosts won the battle of rebounds (42-38, offensive rebounds 17-12, second chance points 17-13).

Žabiny outscored Nika in the paint (34-18).

 

SCORES

Group A

Pieštanske Čajky – Dynamo Moscow 63:53

Live stats http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/EYBL/1340129/

 

Žabiny Brno – Nika Syktyvkar 78:71

Live stats http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/EYBL/1340130/

 

Saturday, October 5

14:30 Nika Syktyvkar – Pieštanske Čajky

17:00 Dynamo Moscow – Žabiny Brno

 

Sunday, October 6

11:00 Dynamo Moscow – Nika Syktyvkar

14:00 Žabiny Brno – Pieštanske Čajky

 

Best players, presented by Helissa Collagen

Pieštanske Čajky: Jessica January

Dynamo Moscow: Polina Fedorova

 

Žabiny Brno: Janee Thompson

Nika Syktyvkar: Ekaterina Ryabova

 

STANDINGS, as of October 3

Group A

Orange Lions 2-0 (+19)

Horizont Minsk 1-1 (+18)

Liepāja/LSSS 1-1 (-16)

PINKK Pecsi 0-2 (-21)

Pieštanske Čajky 0-0

Dynamo Moscow 0-0

Žabiny Brno 0-0

NIKA Syktyvkar 0-0

 

SCHEDULE (arrival day included)

First stage

October 1-4, Liepāja: Liepāja/LSSS, Orange Lions, Horizont Minsk, PINKK Pecsi 424

October 3-6, Brno: Basket Žabiny Brno, Piestanske Cajky, Dynamo Moscow, Nika Syktyvkar

October 8-11, Rostov on Don: Rostov Don SFEDU, Olimpia, Kibirkštis, Dynamo Novosibirsk

October 10-13, Košice: Tsmoki Minsk, Young Angels, Astana Tigers, SBŠ Ostrava

 

Second stage

November 22-24, Syktyvkar: Liepāja, Dynamo Moscow, Orange Lions, Nika Syktyvkar

November 29-December 1, Piestany: Žabiny Brno, Pieštanske Cajky, Horizont, PINKK Pecsi 424

December 5-7, Ostrava: Rostov Don, Young Angels, SBŠ Ostrava, Dynamo Novosibirsk

December 6-8, Grodno: Tsmoki Minsk, Olimpia Grodno, Astana Tigers, Kibirkštis

 

Third stage

January 7-9, Saulkrasti, Latvia: Dynamo Moscow, Horizont, PINKK Pecsi 424, Nika Syktyvkar

January 9-11,Liepāja: Liepāja/LSSS, Žabiny Brno, Pieštanske Cajky, Orange Lions

January 15-17, Novosibirsk: Tsmoki Minsk, Rostov Don, Astana Tigers, Dynamo Novosibirsk

January 17-19, Vilnius: Olimpia Grodno, Young Angels, SBŠ Ostrava, Kibirkštis

 

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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