Zaplatova destroys Horizont in clutch time, first win for Žabiny Brno

Zaplatova destroys Horizont in clutch time, first win for Žabiny Brno

Petra Zaplatova scored 11 points in the fourth quarter to lift Žabiny Brno over Horizont Minsk 67-59 on Friday, October 12, at Sport Hall Rosnička.


Players of the game

Petra Zaplatova scored 11 of her 26 points in the final 10 minutes. Guard finished the game with three rebounds, three assists and six steals for a game high efficiency rating of 29.

She started the final stanza with five consecutive points to regain the lead for Žabiny 51-49 and 53-52. The second shot fall in after Volha Ziuzkova hit a three pointer for the guests.

Zaplatova had another 5-0 run a few minutes later when she extended the Brno lead from 56-52 to 61-52. Finally she added one more free throw.

Michaela Vackova posted 10 points and seven rebounds in cameo effort, while Nikola Dudasova had nine points.

Volha Ziuzkova answered with 15 points, including 3-of-8 shooting from the three point line. Volha Hromik scored nine points and grabbed 10 rebounds.


Key stats

Zaplatova scored as much points in the fourth quarter as the whole opposing team. Žabiny won the final frame 21-11.

The hosts scored 18 points in fast breaks compared to two points for Minsk.

Žabiny forced 19 fouls and connected 14-of-17 of their free throw attempts. They also limited Horizont center Marina Kress to two points.



Group A

Pieštanske Čajky – Kibirkštis Vilnius 58:42



Žabiny Brno – Horizont Minsk 67:59



Horizont Minsk – Pieštanske Čajky



Kibirkštis Vilnius – Žabiny Brno



Horizont Minsk – Kibirkštis Vilnius



Žabiny Brno – Pieštanske Čajky




Pieštanske Čajky: Janee Thompson, 21 points, three rebounds, four assists, eff 24

Kibirkštis Vilnius: Gabija Meškonyte, 14 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal, eff 15


Žabiny Brno: Petra Zaplatova, 26 points, three rebounds, three assists, six steals, eff 29

Horizont Minsk: Evgeniia Korotygina, 21 points, one rebound, two assists, three steals, eff 14


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