The nineteen Rocks from Písek did not advance to the Final Four via the USK
Hornet’s body: Svoboda J. 19, Hejl 12, Primak 7, Šimonek 6, Polánek T. 4, Procházka a Chvála 3, Janovský 2, Čihák, Vovesný, Klement, Marek, Suchánek, Bečka, Polánek A.
The Hornet fans didn’t have a moment’s peace this week. The very second day after the men’s match at Prague’s Slavia, the U19 quarterfinals were on the agenda. “Our opponent was USK Praha, which finished in third place after the basic part, thus gaining a positive home environment for the playoffs. Who knows Prague’s Folimanka, I know that this is a really specific environment. This was confirmed in the first match, when they took advantage of the beating 100: 40 To our surprise, we didn’t give up and even without Josef Svoboda we returned to the home field at 71:56. The third duel had to decide, “the Písek coach Jan Čech returned before the fight. and he continued: “The heated Hornets flew into it as if they were alive and it was clear that they did not want to end the season yet. Our players were still stepping up, and in the middle of the second ten minutes we were even twelve points ahead. Some players began to see fatigue from the last few hectic days of Hornets. Unfortunately, there was no time for regeneration, maybe the players after the final of the first league should have stayed in Prague and rested, but that is a useless question now. Our leadership began to thin, even though we still led 35:31 at half time, we had big problems. Unfortunately, this was confirmed in the third ten-minute period, which was dominated by USK 23:11 and not only was it a better team, but it was also a step earlier everywhere. Even though the Sršni did not give up and in the last quarter they managed to do something about the course of the match, the opponent confirmed his quality and advanced to the Final Four. This leaves a beautiful sixth place in Sršna. “
The extra-league season of Písek U19 had excellent parameters. “If someone told me that during the season we would lose the only 2003 in Kryštof Pytelka’s team and we would still advance through the pre-round playoffs and bother USK like this in the quarterfinals, then maybe I don’t believe it. However, the sixth place overall is a huge surprise to me, but it was well deserved and I dare say that if we risked overloading the players, we could have been one step higher. and to my assistants and spectators for this season, I just confirmed it, since all the team players will continue in this category and all the following, it should definitely be our goal to peek next year after any competition never sleeps and in front of us will be a lot of work if we want to constantly improve, “concluded Jan Čech.