Updates: 08.04.2022 21:04
Released: 08.04.2022, 21:03
Istanbul – USK Prague basketball players did not make it to the finals of the European League. In the semifinals of the Final Four, they lost to the home team Fenerbahce 74:83 in Istanbul and will play for third place with Salamanca on Sunday. The Turkish team is aiming for the first title in history, and Sopron will challenge in the final.
Not even 22 quarterbacks, Teja Oblaková, were enough for the Czech champions. Brionna Jones scored one point less, Alyssa Thomas scored a double with 12 points and 14 rebounds. The home team, which was placed in the role of the main favorite before the tournament, was pulled in front of the full hall by Alina Jagupovová with 24 points.
Coach Natálie Hejková’s trustee, who celebrated her 68th birthday the day before the match, was eliminated for the fourth time in a row during her fifth participation in the Final Four. They only got into the fight for the title in 2015, when they won the tournament at home in Prague. On Sunday, he will try to get third place as he did three years ago.
Final Four of the European Basketball League in Istanbul – semis:
Fenerbahce Istanbul – ZVVZ USK Prague 83:74 (28:23, 38:45, 59:63)
Most points: Jagupova 24, Zahui 18, McBride 15 – Oblakova 22, Jones 21, Thomas 12. Fouls: 19:20. Free throws: 13.10. – 18.13. Threes: 11: 1. Rebounds: 30:39.
Salamanca – Sopron 69:74 (13:22, 31:47, 52:64)
Most points: Copper 23, Cazorla and KL Samuelson after 9 – Brooks 27, Hatar 15, Williams 13.