Brno Sports Weekly Report — Žabiny Brno Win Czech Cup in Double Overtime
Žabiny Brno beat KP Brno in the semifinals and outlasted Hradec Kralove through two overtimes to win their 17th Czech Cup title. Photo credit: Žabiny Brno.
Brno, Jan. 29 (BD) — All three Brno volleyball teams win; mmcité1 plays tonight before Group A2 starts; Kometa gets two wins after train-trip disappointment; and the Brno sports results and schedule.
Žabiny Brno Wins an Exciting Czech Cup, Face KP Brno in League Play on Saturday
Žabiny Brno survived double overtime to win the Czech Cup last Sunday, beating Hradec Kralove 93-90.
“I think it was a huge mental win,” said Viktor Pruša, the head coach of BK Žabiny Brno. “We wanted it a little bit more.”
It was the 17th Czech Cup victory for the Žabiny.
At the end of regulation, Petra Záplatová, who finished with 26 points, had a chance to win the game, but her 15-foot jump shot was blocked. In the first overtime, Záplatová hit a jumper to move the game into a second overtime.
Finally in the second overtime, with 15.6 seconds left, Záplatová scored to establish a three-point lead. Hradec Kralove had an open shot with a couple of seconds left. It missed.
Kateřina Zohnová had 19 for Brno.
“I think we played very cleverly and effectively,” Pruša said. “I have no words, I’m so proud.”
Žabiny Brno earned their way into the Czech Cup title game by beating KP Brno, 71-82, in the semifinals.
The third-place game, which KP Brno won 107-50, was one for the books. Slavia Prague had so many players foul out or get injured that they were unable to put a full team on the court. With six minutes left, Slavia was cut down to four players. At 4:42 they were cut down to three. The final 1:30 was five on two.
“I’ve never experienced something like this and I hope to never experience it again,” KP Brno head coach Dušan Medvecký said after the game.
KP Brno to get revenge for their semifinal loss when they host Žabiny Brno in a Renomia ŽBL on Saturday. The game will be in Kralovo Pole at 3:30 p.m. KP Brno (12-2) won in overtime in Zabovrsky in the previous regular-season meeting. Last Saturday, Žabiny Brno (8-6) got the win in the semifinals of the Czech Cup Final Four in Kutná Hora.
Both teams now appear to be on course to qualify for the Group A.
VK Šelmy Brno Beat Second-place Olomouc, Stay Atop Standings
VK Šelmy Brno beat second-place Olomouc on national television on Monday to pad their lead atop the Uniqua Extraliga Ženy standings.
The straight-set victory gives Brno 55 points. Olomouc has 47. There are six games left in the league season.
VK Královo Pole has 19 points after winning, three sets to two, at Liberec on Saturday.
Brno Men a Point out of Second Place
Brno men’s volleyball continued winning when it beat Liberec in straight sets on Saturday.
The team is now third in the Uniqua Extraliga Muzi with 32 points. České Budějovice, who Brno beat in five sets last week, is one point ahead in second place. Karlovarsko has 42 points and a solid lead.
mmcité1 Hosts Hradec Kralove in Previews of Group A2
mmcité1 Basket Brno has one more game in the first part of the regular season, then it will be forced to fight in order to stay in the Kooperative NBL next year.
Brno (3-18) hosts Kingspan Královští sokoli (4-16) tonight (Wednesday) at 5:30 p.m.
The next phase of the regular season will have Brno will in Group A2 with the other teams in the bottom four, which will be Kingspan Královští, NH Ostrava (5-16) and GEOSAN Kolín (4-17).
On Saturday, Brno lost, 84-69, at Olomoucko (12-9).
“We had a plan that only lasted a few minutes before we were losing 17-3,” said Brno coach Lubomír Růžička.
At the end of the first quarter, Brno was down 22-12 and they were never able to get back into the game.
Radek Farský, who is averaging 19.3 points in the past four league games, led the team with 20 points. Davell Roby added 18.
The Group A2 teams will play home and away games. Then the bottom team will play the top two teams from the lower league for the right to stay among the elite clubs.
The other teams of Group A2 will play for the chance to enter the playoffs with pig-tail series from April 10 to 14. The main playoff bracket is from April 17 to May 30.
HC Kometa Remains in Sixth Place
Though the train trip to Pardubice was a disappointment, HC Kometa won the next two games for a solid week.
Brno lost on Friday at HC Dynamo Pardubice, 4-2. They beat HC Verva Litvínov on Sunday in an extratime shoot out. And, on Tuesday, Peter Mueller scored in the 46th minute for the winning goal in a 1-0 game against HC Oceláři Třinec
HC Kometa are sixth in the Tipsport extraliga with 67 points.
BRNO SPORTS RESULTS
Quick results for various Brno professional and recreational sports for the past week. Home team listed first (where applicable).
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020
—Women’s Volleyball: VK Brno 3, Přerov 0
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020
— Hockey: HC Dynamo Pardubice 4, HC Kometa Brno 2
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020
— Women’s Basketball (Czech Cup, semifinals): KP Brno 71, Žabiny Brno 82
— Men’s Volleyball: Brno 3, Liberec 0
— Men’s Basketball: Olomoucko 84, mmcité1 Basket Brno 69
— Women’s Volleyball: Královo Pole 3, Liberec 2
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020
— Women’s Basketball (Czech Cup, third-place game): KP Brno 107, Slavia Praha 50
— Hockey: HC Kometa Brno 4, HC Verva Litvínov 3, extra time shootout
— Women’s Basketball (Czech Cup, title game): Žabiny Brno 93, Hradec Kralova 90, 2OT
Monday, Jan. 27, 2020
—Women’s Volleyball: VK Brno 3, Olomouc 0
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020
— Hockey: HC Kometa Brno 1, HC Oceláři Třinec 0
BRNO SPORTS SCHEDULE
The schedule for various Brno professional and recreational sports for the next week. All dates and times subject to change. Home team listed first (when applicable).
Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020
— Men’s Basketball: mmcité1 Basket Brno X Kingspan Královští sokoli, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020
— Men’s Volleyball: Zlín X Brno, 5 p.m.
— Women’s Volleyball: Přerov X Královo Pole, 6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 31, 2020
— Hockey: HC Kometa Brno X BK Mladá Boleslav, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020
— Women’s Basketball: KP Brno X Žabiny Brno, 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020
— Women’s Volleyball: Ostrava X VK Brno, 5 p.m. — Hockey: HC Sparta Praha X HC Kometa Brno, 4 p.m.
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