Žabiny Brno is a well known and respected name in the world of basketball.
The club, founded in 1993, during its first golden era won 14 Czech titles (1996-2008, 2010) and shined in European competitions just like the Golden generation.
The Žabiny reached the EuroLeague Women final three times (2005, 2006 and 2008) and conquered the most prestigious club award in Europe in 2006.
Their young generation is in a learning process seeking for the new challenges. EEWBL is one of those challenges.
The first test was a success – Žabiny Brno dominated the third quarter to seal a 80-61 victory over Kibirkštis Vilnius on Saturday, January 6.
Players of the game
Four Brno players – Beata Adamcova, Whitney Bays, Tea Buzov and Pavla Svrdlikova – scored in double figures.
Captain Svrdlikova posted a double-double, finishing the game with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Adamcova scored a game high 16 points. Bays and Buzova added 14 and 12 points respectively.
Gabija Meškonyte replied with 12 points, while Laura Juškaite and Shenita Landry scored 10 points each.
Jurgita Streimikyte-Virbickiene rested her best players from time to time in order to prepare for the do-or-die matchup against Lulea Basket.
Žabiny Brno won the battle of rebounds (42-31) especially on the offensive end (17-3). The Czezhs scored more second chance points too (15-6).
Kibirkštis turned the ball over 24 times, while Brno lost the ball only 14 times.
Žabiny bench outscored opponents 42-20.
Žabiny Brno – Kibirkštis Vilnius 80:61 (friendly game)
Lulea Basket – Liepājas Papīrs 96:52
Good Angels – Al Riyadi 71:64
BEST PLAYERS, presented by “Fiskars”
Žabiny Brno: Beata Adamcova, 16 points, one assist, three steals, eff 17
Kibirkštis Vilnius: Gabija Meškonyte, 12 points, two rebounds, two steals, eff 9
Lulea Basket: Allis Nystrom, 19 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals, eff 28
Liepājas Papīrs: Ilze Jākobsone, 11 points, three rebounds, four assists, three forced fouls, eff 11
STANDINGS, as of January 6, CET 18:00
Good Angels 5-0 (+81) Qualified
Al Riyadi 3-2 (+34) Qualified
Lulea Basket 3-2 (+60) Qualified
Liepājas Papīrs 3-3 (-35)
Kibirkštis 3-2 (-2)
FSG Royal 0-4 (-65)
Horizont 0-4 (-73)
COMING UP NEXT
January 13-14, Kaunas, Lithuania – Group B
Dynamo Moscow, Hoptrans Sirenos, Samsun Canik, Tsmoki Minsk
January 13-14, Riga and Salaspils, Latvia – Group B
Astana Tigers, Pieštanske Čajky, TTT Rīga, Udominate Basket
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