Updates: 10/20/2021 9:09 PM
Released: 20.10.2021, 21:06
Prague – The USK Praha basketball players won the home match of the 3rd round of the European League over Szekszárd in Hungary, clearly 83:56 and won the second prize in this year’s prestigious competition. The best scorer of the Czech champions was the American pivot Brionna Jonesová with 18 points, her compatriot Alyssa Thomasová with a double point with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Not even 15 points of Zala Friškovecová were enough for the guests and they lost in the Euroleague and the third match.
In the next match of group A, the Prague team will visit the field of the reigning champion Ekaterinburg. He will play a duel there on October 27.
USK presented itself in the Euroleague in front of the crowded grandstands of the home hall in Královka after 20 months, for the first time since the duel with Venice in February 2020. and the WNBA.
Jones then became the most successful home player in the first quarter, and thanks to her six points, the Czech champion took the lead 24:12. In the course, María Conde and the best shooter added another one of the previous matches of two Euroleague matches so far.
The Hungarian rookie was held mainly by Friškovecová and Nikolina Miličiová, who accumulated 15 points out of a total of 19 during the second quarter.
They increased it even after the break, when thanks to a quick counterattack they got to the next 65:34. At that time, four players were supposed to have a double-digit number of points, and captain Teja Oblaková also joined Thomas, Jones and Conde thanks to three-point goals.
The home players did not admit any complications in the final quarter either, and a week after winning the MBA Moscow by 25 points, they now won by another two points higher.
European Basketball League – Group A, Round 3:
USK Praha – Szekszárd 83:56 (24:12, 47:26, 65:40)
Most points: Jones 18, Thomas 14, Conde and Cloud after 12 – Friškovecová 15, Miličová 14, Goree 8. Fouls: 18:19. Free throws: 15.13. – 9.6. Threes: 6: 4. Rebounds: 41:30.