Brno Sports Weekly Report — Žabiny Sweep EWBL Games
Žabiny Brno and Karolína Malečková (left) swept past all three opponents in their EWBL games. Photo credit: BK Žabiny Brno/Jan Russnák.
Brno, Oct. 17 (BD) — egoé Brno sporting a four-game winning streak, Kometa continues into Champions League playoffs, Zbrojovka prepares for Sunday against Sokolov, Lokomotiva wins Moravian Derby and hosts Sparta on Saturday and the Brno sports schedule.
Žabiny Take All Three EWHL Games, KP Brno Stays Undefeated
Žabiny Brno won all three of the European Women’s Basketball League games that it hosted over the weekend and KP Brno won two games in the ZBL last week to stay undefeated and atop the Czech league standings.
Žabiny Brno hosted Group B play in the EWBL and the home team played well in each game, beating Horizont Belarus, 67-59, on Friday; Kibirkstis Vilnius, 79-67, on Saturday; and Piesťanské Čajky, 73-39, on Sunday.
“We met with three different game styles in a short sequence and we were able to prepare for them,” said Žabiny head coach Viktor Pruša. “It was definitely a great experience for the whole team and the three wins are a great advantage for us in the next part of the league.”
Meanwhile, KP Brno is undefeated in four games in the ZBL. The defending league champions help on to beat BLK Slavia Praha, 74-73, on Wednesday. Then they travelled across town to play Teamstore Brno on Friday, winning 56-101.
KP Brno and Žabiny Brno will meet in ZBL play on Dec. 8 and on March 2.
Three straight league wins put egoé Brno in Third
Through four games of the Kooperativa NBL, egoé Brno has established itself as a team to beat with three wins. The latest was Sunday when they beat visiting BK Armex Děčín, 77-68.
egoé Brno, which lost only at Svitavy in the first game of the season, added the league win to two from the previous week. If you count a victory in the Alpe Adria Cup, the team has a four-game winning streak.
The recent winning formula was similar to the previous victories: spread the offense around and hit some 3-balls. Radek Farský went 5-for-7 from beyond the 3-point arc and led the game with 19 points. Reggie Keely had 17 and Deremy Geiger added 11.
Brno plays next at USK Praha on Saturday. The next home game is against BK JIP Pardubice on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.
egoé Brno started the week with a nice win in the Alpe Adria Cup on Wednesday. BK Dukes Klosterneuburg were late in arriving to the venue, but they got out to a quick start. It took a run of seven points by Viktor Vašát and a big Radek Farský 3-pointer to get Brno back into the game in the fourth quarter. Brno outscored Kosterneuburg 17-4 in a four-minute stretch. Then, Brno held on for the win, 77-76.
Kometa Advances in Champions League
HK Kometa finished Champions League Group D with two losses to EV Zug, including 2-1 in Swtizerland on Tuesday night, but they will still advance in the international tournament.
EV Zug topped the group with 16 points from the six group games; Kometa Brno was second with nine. Forthcoming games will be announced.
Kometa, which is currently fifth in the Tipsport extraliga standings, plays three home games in the two weeks: against Liberec on Friday at 6 p.m.; against Zlín next Wednesday at 6 p.m.; and, on Sunday, Oct. 28, against Chomutov, at 6:20 p.m.
In between, the team travels to Prague to play Sparta on Sunday at 3 p.m.
The Sparta and Chomutov games are on ČT Sport.
Zbrojovka hosts Sokolov Sunday
Zbrojovka Brno will host Sokolov this Sunday at 6 p.m. as the local professional football team tries to crawl up the Fortuna:Narodni Liga standings and back into the top league for next season.
Zbrojovka (4-4-3 with 16 points) is in ninth place. Only the top teams in the league get a chance to advance. FK Baník Sokolov (3-2-6, 11 points) is just a bit lower in the standings at 11th.
The following week, Zbrojovka will travel to second-place Hradec Králové on Saturday, Oct. 27 for a game that will be televised by ČT Sport at 5:15 p.m.
Lokomotiva wins Moravian Derby against Slovacko
In a hard-fought battle, Jamie Perriello converted a penalty kick in the 62nd minute to give Lokomotiva Brno-Herni Herspice the edge to beat visiting FC Slovácko, 1-0, last Saturday.
Lokomotiva is now 2-1-3 through six games in the top women’s league in the country. Their seven points put them in fifth place.
Slovácko had beaten Lokomotiva handily twice last season by a total score of 9-3.
Lokomotiva will play at home the following two weekends against undefeated AC Sparta Praha on Saturday and sixth-place FK Dukla Praha on Oct. 27. In between, Lokomotiva will travel to last-place FC Hradec Králové for a game that was rescheduled to Tuesday.
BRNO SPORTS RESULTS
Quick results for various Brno professional and recreational sports for the past week. Home team listed first (when applicable).
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018
— Women’s Basketball; KP Brno 74, BLK Slavia Praha 73
— Hockey, Champions League Group D: Kometa 2, EV Zug 3
— Men’s Basketball, Alpe Adria Cup: Egoé Basket Brno 77, BK Klosterneuburg Dukes 76
Friday, Oct. 12, 2018
— Hockey: Kometa 3, Litvínov 1
— Women’s Basketball: Teamstore Brno 56, KP Brno 101
— Women’s Basketball, EWBL: BK Žabiny Brno 67, Horizont Belarus 59
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018
— Women’s Football: Lokomotiva Brno H. H. 1, FC Slovácko 0
— Women’s Basketball, EWBL: Kibirkstis Vilnius 67, BK Žabiny Brno 79
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018
— Hockey: Vítkovice 3, Kometa 4, extra time shootout
— Men’s Basketball: Basket Brno 77, BK ARMEX Děčín 68
— Women’s Basketball, EWBL: BK Žabiny Brno 73, Piesťanské Čajky 39
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
— Hockey, Champions League Group D: EV Zug 2, Kometa 1
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, Oct. 17, 2018
— Women’s Basketball: SBŠ Ostrava X Teamstore Brno, 5:30 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball: Slovanka MB X Žabiny Brno, 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
— Hockey: Kometa X Liberec, 6 p.m. (02 TV)
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018
— Women’s Football: Lokomotiva Brno H. H. X AC Sparta Praha, 11 a.m.
— Women’s Basketball: KP Brno X SBŠ Ostrava, 3:30 p.m.
— Men’s Basketball: USK Praha X egoé Basket Brno, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
— Hockey: Sparta X Kometa, 3 p.m. (ČT Sport)
— Women’s Basketball: Teamstore Brno X Sokol Hradec Králové, 5 p.m.
— Men’s Football: Zbrojovka Brno X Sokolov, 6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
— Men’s Basketball, Alpe Adria Cup: Zalakeramia ZTE KK X Egoé Basket Brno, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
— Women’s Football: FC Hradec Králové X Lokomotiva Brno H. H., 6 p.m.
— Hockey: HC Masaryk University X VSTE Black Dogs Budweis, 8:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
— Hockey: Kometa X Zlín, 6 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball: Žabiny Brno X Loko Trutnov, 6 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball, Eurocup, Group G: Miškolc X KP Brno. 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018
— Women’s Football: Lokomotiva Brno H. H. X FK Dukla Praha, 11 a.m.
— Women’s Basketball: Sokol Hradec Králové X KP Brno, 4 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball: ZVVZ USK Praha X Teamstore Brno, 5 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball: Žabiny Brno X U19 Chance, 5 p.m.
— Men’s Football: Hradec Králové X Zbrojovka Brno, 5:15 p.m.
— Men’s Basketball: egoé Basket Brno X BK JIP Pardubice, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018
— Hockey: Kometa X Chomutov, 4:20 (ČT Sport)
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