Brno – Opava 81-87
Opava made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Swedish center Mattias Markusson (220-1996, college: LMU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. The former international point guard Jakub Sirina (186-1987, agency: Octagon Europe) contributed with 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. Ukrainian Olexandr Mishula (192-1992) replied with 19 points and Slovakian Richard Korner (201-1990, agency: 011 Sports) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Brno. Five Brno players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Brno: O.Mishula 19+3reb+1ast, S.Pursl 13+6reb+1ast, B.Richard 13+4reb+1ast, R.Korner 12+6reb+3ast, R.Marko 11+3reb+7ast, H.Mickelson 8+6reb+1ast
Opava: F.Zbranek 19+3reb+1ast, J.Sirina 19+2reb+4ast, M.Markusson 18+10reb, M.Kvapil 7+4reb, K.Gumbs 7+5reb+8ast, J.Slavik 5+6reb
Usti n/Labem – Nymburk 64-102
Nymburk dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Usti n/Labem’s 22 and made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Nymburk forced 22 Usti n/Labem turnovers and outrebounded them 39-28 including 27 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Usti n/Labem’s players. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international forward Vojtech Hruban (202-1989) who helped to win the game recording 22 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and American forward Logan Routt (211-1997, college: WVU) who added 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. At the losing side American swingman Lamb Autrey (190-1989, college: St.Mary’s, TX, agency: Haylett Sports) responded with 11 points and 5 assists and Ladislav Pecka (197-1991) scored 9 points and 11 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Usti n/Labem: D.Spencer 11+1reb, L.Autrey 11+4reb+5ast, K.Joseph 11+1reb+1ast, S.Svejcar 9+2reb+2ast, L.Pecka 9+11reb, J.Karlovsky 6+3reb
Nymburk: V.Hruban 22+3ast, L.Routt 16+5reb+3ast, J.Harding 15+2reb+2ast, C.Ross 12+2ast, L.Palyza 8+5reb, P.Benda 8+1ast