Brno Sports Weekly Report — Women’s Czech Basketball Cup Quarterfinals Tip Off Tonight
Žabiny Brno, including Petra Záplatová (right), have advanced into the European Women’s Basketball League postseason. They also play in the Czech Cup quarterfinals tonight, hosting Hradec Králové at 6 p.m. In domestic league play, Žabiny Brno
Brno, Jan 16 (BD) — egoé Basket Brno wins two in a row and host Nymburk Saturday, HC Kometa has two big rivalry road games this week and the Brno sports schedule.
Moussa Returns For KP Brno in time for Czech Cup Quarterfinals
Defending Czech Cup winners KP Brno will host Teamstore Brno tonight (Wednesday) in the quarterfinals of the current year’s tournament. Tip off is at 6 p.m.
In other Czech Cup action, Žabiny Brno will host Sokol Nilfisk H. Králové tonight at 6 p.m.
KP Brno — which recently beat BLK Slavia Praha, 58-63, to stay in third place in the ŽBL — has been stocking up for the end of the season for head coach Martin Pospíšil. In the past two weeks, the team has added Reem Moussa, a 24-year-old Egyptian American, and Czech international Lenka Bartáková. Slovak
Moussa, who played for KP Brno two years ago, has returned from Portugal to help overcome the injuries that have plagued the team.
Against Slavia, KP Brno was led by Oroszová’s 19 points in her third game for the team. She also had eight rebounds. Edita Šujanová had 15 points, one under her season best, and distributed the ball for a season-best six assists.
On Saturday, KP Brno (9-3) will again host Teamstore Brno (1-11) in a ŽBL game that starts at 3:30 p.m.
Žabiny Brno lost in Sweden to Luleå Basket, 75-66, last week but still advanced into the European Women’s Basketball League postseason. They will host A3 Basket Umea, another Swedish team, on Feb. 2 at 6 p.m.
Basket Brno Wins Two in a Row
egoé Basket Brno beat Opava, 67-59, on Thursday and Kolin, 75-80, on Saturday to move into eighth place in the Kooperativa NBL standings.
Brno (7-12) has won four of its last six games.
There are only three games left in the first part of the season. In the first week of February, the 12 teams of the league will be split into two divisions. The top eight teams in the standings go into Group A1. The bottom four go into Group A2.
Making the advanced group guarantees that Brno would not be relegated to a lower league at the end of the season. It also would provide a higher level of competition that could pay off in the future.
This Saturday, Brno hosts undefeated league-leaders ČEZ Basketball Nymburk (17-0) at 7 p.m.
Then they travel to Ústí nad Labem (11-8) on Jan. 26 and close out the season with last-place Kingspan Královští
HC Kometa Plays Rivalry Games in Ostrava, Prague this Week
Kometa won three of five games during their two-week homestand, beating Karlovy Vary, 3-1, on Friday and losing to Litvinov, 3-5, on Sunday.
This week has several interesting games. On Friday, the team travels to Vítkovice for a 5:30 p.m. game. More interestingly, the fans will travel to the Ostrava area with the Kometa Express train.
On Sunday, Kometa will be back on home ice to play Liberec; the puck drops at 4:20 p.m. and the game will be shown on ČT2. Tuesday brings the classic rivalry: Sparta versus Kometa at 6:30 p.m. on ČT Sport.
Brno, the two-time defending champions, is a solid fifth in the standings with a month and a half left in the season. They have 59 points, nine behind league-leader Třinec and six behind fourth-place Vitkovice.
BRNO SPORTS RESULTS
Quick results for various Brno professional and recreational sports for the past week. Home team listed first (when applicable).
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
— Men’s Basketball: egoé Basket Brno 67, BK Opava 59
Friday, Jan. 11, 2019
— Hockey: Kometa 3, K. Vary 1
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019
— Men’s Basketball: GEOSAN Kolín 75, egoé Basket Brno 80
— Women’s Basketball: BLK Slavia Praha 58, KP Brno 63
Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019
— Hockey: Kometa 3, Litvínov 5
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. 16, 2019
— Women’s Basketball (Czech Cup): KP Brno X Teamstore Brno, 6 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball (Czech Cup): Žabiny Brno X Sokol Nilfisk H. Králové, 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 18, 2019
— Hockey: Vítkovice X Kometa, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019
— Men’s Basketball: egoé Basket Brno X ČEZ Basketball Nymburk, 7 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball: KP Brno X Teamstore Brno, 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019
— Women’s Basketball: Loko Trutnov X Žabiny Brno, 5 p.m.
— Hockey: Kometa X Liberec, 4:20 p.m. (ČT2)
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019
— Hockey: Sparta X Kometa, 6:30 p.m. (ČT Sport)
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019
— Men’s Basketball: SLUNETA Ústí nad Labem X Basket Brno, 6 p.m.
— Women’s Basketball: Žabiny Brno X Slovanka MB, 5 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019
— Women’s Basketball: Teamstore Brno X SBŠ Ostrava, 5 p.m.
— Hockey: Kometa X Zlín, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019
— Hockey: Kometa X Chomutov, 6 p.m.
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