Brno sports weekly report — mmcité+ Brno wins third of four games
Kometa stretches win streak to nine, Žabiny Brno and KP Brno win, and the Brno sports schedule. Photo: Pixabay
Brno, Jan 17 (BD) – mmcité+ Brno continued its run of success when they beat USK Praha, 70-59, on Saturday in Campus Square. It was their third win in four games and it moved to them ninth place in the 12-team Kooperativa NBL.
Canyon Barry led the team with 20 points. Dorde Lelić scored in double digits in his second game for Brno; he was 4 of 6 from behind the 3-point arc and totaled 14 points.
Brno head coach Dejan Jakara was pleased with the victory, but he was still critical of his team’s start, which has often been a problem for his team. “We started wrong,” he said. “We had about four or five turnovers in the first three minutes so it was not good.”
Given the slow start, Brno was not able to build a lead and the game settled into a back-and-forth affair through three quarters.
“We just kept picking each other up and getting on each other,” said Kevin Mays, who had 14 points and 14 rebounds.
Eventually, the team support paid off: Brno took control in the final frame, outscoring Prague 20-10 in the final 10 minutes.
Jakara acknowledged the late offensive rebounds and defense: “I think our offensive rebounds were crucial to winning,” he said, “and our defense, in particular, in the last quarter.”
Mladen Primorac added 12 points and 12 rebounds.
With the victory, mmcité+ Brno joined USK Praha with a 6 -11 record. The next four teams higher in the standings —BK ARMEX Děčín, BC GEOSAN Kolín, DEKSTONE Tuři Svitavy and BK Olomoucko — all have nine wins.
The next league game will be at BK ARMEX Děčín on Saturday at 6 p.m. mmcité+ Brno returns home on Jan. 27 to host league-leading and undefeated ČEZ Basketball Nymburk at 7 p.m.
Kometa stays undefeated since Christmas
Kometa continued its stellar play by extending their winning streak to nine. They went on the road and beat Litvínov, 1-4, on Friday; Oceláři Třinec, 2-5, on Sunday; and Zlín, 2-4, on Tuesday.
Kometa has won all of their games since Christmas. Their 74 points puts them in third place in the Tipsport extraliga standings, one point behind Hradec Králové and 11 behind league-leading Plzeň. There are 12 games left in the regular season.
Martin Erat, who will be representing the Czech Republic in the Winter Olympics next month, has caught fire. He scored and had an assist in Zlin and scored twice in Třinec. The 36-year-old leads the team with 41 points, with 11 goals and 30 assists.
Kometa returns home on Friday to play second-place Mountfield HK at 6 p.m. Then they hit the road again to play at Ml. Boleslav on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. and at Liberec on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Žabiny outgun Technic in Brno rivalry game
Žabiny Brno outgunned Technic Brno, 102-55, in a game that was moved up to Friday night.
Whitney Bays led Žabiny with 20 points and 11 rebounds. All 10 of the other members of her team who played also scored. Tereza Zítková led Technic with 19 points, the second-best scoring game of her season. No other members of Technic Brno were able to reach double digits.
KP Brno beat Slovanka MB, 58-76, on Sunday. Ilona Burgrová (16 points), Monika Satoranská (12), Karolína Jandová (11), Edita Šujanová (11) and Sarah Beránková (11) all scored in double digits.
BRNO SPORTS RESULTS
Quick results for various Brno professional and recreational sports for the past week. Home team listed first (when applicable).
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
— Men’s Football: Zbrojovka Brno 1, Znojmo 0 (Tipsport Winter League)
Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
— Hockey: Litvínov 1, Kometa 4
— Women’s Basketball: Žabiny Brno 102, Technic Brno 55
Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018
— Men’s Basketball: mmcité+ Brno 70, USK Praha 59
— Men’s Football: Vyškov 1, Zbrojovka Brno 6 (Preparation game)
Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018
— Hockey: Oceláři Třinec 2, Kometa 5
— Women’s Basketball: Slovanka MB 58, KP Brno 76
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
— Hockey: Zlín 2, Kometa 4
BRNO SPORTS SCHEDULE
The schedule for various Brno professional and recreational sports for the next two weeks. All dates and times subject to change. Home team listed first (when applicable).
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
— Men’s Football: Zbrojovka Brno X MFK Skalica, VUT, 1 p.m. (Tipsport Winter League)
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
— Hockey: Kometa X Mountfield HK, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
— Running: BBP 6 – Radostická nerezová desítka
— Running: Winter Run Brno, Brno Jih, Komec, 8km or 4km (Click here for information.)
— Men’s Basketball: BK ARMEX Děčín X mmcité+ Brno, 6 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball: KP Brno X U19 Chance, TBA
— Men’s Football: Zbrojovka Brno X Nitra, TBD, 2 p.m. (Preparation game)
Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
— Women’s Basketball: Technic Brno X BLK Slavia Praha, 5 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball: DSK Basketball Nymburk X Žabiny Brno, 5 p.m.
— Hockey: Ml. Boleslav X Kometa, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
— Hockey: Liberec X Kometa, 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
— Hockey: Kometa X Zlín, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
— Running: BBP 7 – Rájecká desítka
— Men’s Basketball: mmcité+ Brno X ČEZ Basketball Nymburk, 7 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball: Sokol Nilfisk H. Králové X KP Brno, 4 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball: Žabiny Brno X ZVVZ USK Praha, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
— Women’s Basketball: Slovanka MB X Technic Brno, 6 p.m.
— Hockey: Chomutov X Kometa, 3:30 p.m.
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