Brno Sports Weekly Report — Exciting egoé Brno Hosts Pardubice Saturday
Egoé Brno is bringing more hoops excitement to Brno. Photo credit: Jan Russnák.
Brno, Oct. 24 (BD) – Brno Women’s hoops team enjoying strong start, Kometa has two home games this week, Zbrojovka scoring drought continues, Lokomotiva looks to return to winning ways against Dukla Saturday and the Brno sports schedule.
Egoé Brno Brings Exciting Play Home on Saturday
Though they had a double-digit lead midway through the fourth quarter, egoé Brno got caught and got stung by a last-second 3-pointer by USK Praha, losing 77-76 last Saturday.
It ended the Brno winning streak at three in the league and four overall.
Nevertheless, Brno is playing exciting basketball and breaking through the malaise of previous years. The next home game is Saturday against BK JIP Pardubice. Tip off is 7 p.m.
USK Praha was down for most of the game. They outscored Brno 28-14 in the final quarter.
“It is a tough loss. There were too many turnovers,” said Brno head coach Dejan Jakara. “We have had some luck in previous games. What goes around comes around. I think in the end it was a fair game.”
The head coach for the Prague team, Dino Repeša, felt that his team’s defensive pressure was the difference: “(Brno) controlled the game for 35 minutes,” he said. “Finally our defensive pressure came through. From this defensive pressure we had lots of easy defensive points, transition points.”
Deremy Geiger had his best scoring game for Brno, totaling 26 points largely by going 6-for-8 from 3-point range. The rest of the team, which has relied on the long ball, was only 2 of 11.
In the Alpe Adria Cup, Brno lost at Zalakeramia ZTE KK, 88-70, on Monday.
Gašicová Leads Teamsport to victory in Ostrava
Teamstore Brno went to Ostrava on Wednesday and, behind the lights-out shooting of Hana Gašicová, won, 80-86.
Gašicová was 8 of 11 from behind the 3-point line and totaled 30 points. Kamila Selucká added 18 and Tereza Zítková had 15. Overall, Teamsport Brno was 14 of 26 from long range.
It was the first victory for Teamsport Brno (1-3). On Sunday Teamsport Brno lost, 47-118, to Sokol Hradec Králové.
Ostrava also had a rough game against another Brno team: The northern Moravian team played at KP Brno (5-5) on Saturday and lost 97-58. Edita Šujanová led the balanced KP Brno offense with 16 points. Stephanie Madden had 10 points and nine rebounds.
Žabiny Brno (3-1) went to Slovanka MB on Wednesday to win, 60-66. Natálie Stoupalová led the team with 14 points. It was only a few days after they won games on three consecutive days in the European Women’s Basketball League. They had a bye over the weekend to rest up. Žabiny Brno now plays two home games, against Loko Trutnov tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. and against U19 Chance on Saturday at 5 p.m.
All three local teams play on each of the following weekends. See the schedule below.
Kometa Plays Two Home Games this Week
HC Kometa is in fifth place with 20 points after losing twice to teams above them in the Tipsport extraliga standings. They lost to fourth-place Liberec, 2-5, at home on Friday and to league-leading Sparta, 4-2, in Prague on Sunday.
Kometa plays two home games this week: against Zlín tonight (Wednesday) and against Chomutov on Sunday.
Zbrojovka Settles for a Scoreless-tie Point
FC Zbrojovka Brno played visiting Sokolov to a scoreless tie on Sunday.
Zbrojovka (4-5-3 with 17 points) is in ninth place in the Fortuna:Narodni Liga standings. It is the second scoreless tie in the past two home games. In between they won at Znojmo by scoring one goal.
Zbrojovka travels to third-place Hradec Králové on Saturday for a game that will be televised by ČT Sport at 5:15 p.m.
Lokomotiva Drops Two, Hosts Dukla Saturday
Lokomotiva Brno-Herni Herspice lost to visiting AC Sparta Praha, 0-9, on Saturday and then, in a rescheduled game, lost at last-place FC Hradec Králové, 2-1, on Tuesday.
Lokomotiva Brno H. H. (2-1-5) is currently fifth in the standings with seven points, although the next three teams in the standings also have two wins on the season.
Lokomotiva plays at home again on Saturday, hosting sixth-place FK Dukla Praha (2-1-5), at 11 a.m.
Anna Pušková scored for Brno in the 27th minute on Tuesday, but the defense couldn’t maintain the lead in Hradec Králové.
BRNO SPORTS RESULTS
Quick results for various Brno professional and recreational sports for the past week. Home team listed first (when applicable).
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
— Women’s Basketball: SBŠ Ostrava 80, Teamstore Brno 86
— Women’s Basketball: Slovanka MB 60, Žabiny Brno 66
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
— Hockey: Kometa 2, Liberec 5
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018
— Women’s Football: Lokomotiva Brno H. H. 0, AC Sparta Praha 9
— Women’s Basketball: KP Brno 97, SBŠ Ostrava 58
— Men’s Basketball: USK Praha 77, egoé Basket Brno 76
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
— Hockey: Sparta 4, Kometa 2
— Women’s Basketball: Teamstore Brno 47, Sokol Hradec Králové 118
— Men’s Football: Zbrojovka Brno 0, Sokolov 0
Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
— Men’s Basketball, Alpe Adria Cup: Zalakeramia ZTE KK 88, Egoé Basket Brno 70
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
— Women’s Football: FC Hradec Králové 2, Lokomotiva Brno H. H. 1
— Hockey: HC Masaryk University 7, VSTE Black Dogs Budweis 0
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. 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 p.m. (ČT Sport)
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018
— Hockey: Plzeň X Kometa, 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
— Men’s Basketball, Alpe Adria Cup: BK Klosterneuburg Dukes X Egoé Basket Brno, 7 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball, Eurocup, Group G: KP Brno X Reyer Venezia, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018
— Men’s Basketball: Basket Brno X GEOSAN Kolín, 7 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball: DSK Basketball Nymburk X Žabiny Brno, 5 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball: KP Brno X ZVVZ USK Praha, 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018
— Women’s Football: FC Slovan Liberec X Lokomotiva Brno H. H., TBD
— Women’s Basketball: Teamstore Brno X Loko Trutnov, 5 p.m.
— Hockey: Ml.Boleslav X Kometa, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
— Hockey: HC Masaryk University X UK Praha, 8 p.m.
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