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.
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).
Orange Lions – Pieštanske Čajky 63:83
Liepāja/LSSS – Žabiny Brno 48:114
Žabiny Brno – Orange Lions 72:53
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
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)
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
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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