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.
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).
Pieštanske Čajky – Dynamo Moscow 63:53
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Žabiny Brno – Nika Syktyvkar 78:71
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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
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)
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
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
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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