Undefeated! Žabiny Brno leave Liepāja with a 7-0 record

Undefeated! Žabiny Brno leave Liepāja with a 7-0 record

Žabiny Brno is the fourth team in the European Women`s basketball league history which has finished the regular season with a 7-0 record. Viktor Pruša`s team finished the group stage with a 72-53 victory on Saturday, January 11, at Liepāja Olympic Center in Latvia.

 

Players of the game

Petra Zaplatova led Žabiny Brno with 16 points. Energetic point guard dished four assists and stole the ball three times.

Beata Adamcova contributed with 11 points, four assists and two steals. Both – Zaplatova and Adamcova – wear colors of the Czech National team.

Justina Matuzonyte scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Karin Kuijt shined again for the Orange Lions. She scored a team high 16 points.

Loyce Bettonvil chipped in with nine points and 11 rebounds.

 

Key stats

Žabiny Brno held Orange Lions to 29,4 percent accuracy from the field, including 25% from the three point line (7/28).

Karin Kuijt made 37,5% of her field goals. It was the highest field goal percentage in her team.

Orange Lions finished with a season low 53 points, however, they secured historic playoff spot already before the first tipoff at Liepāja Olympic Center,

Žabiny Brno is the fourth team in EWBL history with a perfect 7-0 regular season record. The other three teams are: TTT Rīga (2016, 2018, 2019), Good Angels Košice (2018) and Tsmoki Minsk (2019).

 

SCORES

Group A

Orange Lions – Pieštanske Čajky 63:83

Boxscore http://ewbl.eu/game/5073615/

 

Liepāja/LSSS – Žabiny Brno 48:114

Boxscore http://ewbl.eu/game/5073617/

 

Žabiny Brno – Orange Lions 72:53

Boxscore http://ewbl.eu/game/5073619/

 

Best players, presented by Liepāja

Orange Lions: Karin Kuijt

Pieštanske Čajky: Jessica January

 

Liepāja/LSSS: Megan Rosenbohm

Žabiny Brno: Justina Matuzonyte

 

Žabiny Brno: Petra Zaplatova

Orange Lions: Loyce Bettonvil

 

STANDINGS, as of January 11, CET 17:00

Group A

Žabiny Brno 7-0 (+179) Qualified

Nika Syktyvkar 5-2 (+86) Qualified

Pieštanske Čajky 5-1 (+20) Qualified

Orange Lions 4-3 (+3) Qualified

Dynamo Moscow 2-5 (-25)

Horizont Minsk 2-5 (-14)

Liepāja/LSSS 1-5 (-149)

PINKK Pecsi 1-6 (-100)

 

SCHEDULE (arrival day included)

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

 

Our geography

EWBL member countries so far: Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, Turkey.

 

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