First shooting range, then drama. Basketball players for the ME beat Ukraine

“It’s only a point win but counts. If we lost, then the gate would be closed. We really realized a lot. It was either – or, “Hanuš said. “It’s a shame we missed a lead of up to 16 points, but I’m really proud of the girls that we managed to do it at the end,” Elhot added.

The initial match with Montenegro was a miraculous improvement in the shooting.While on Thursday the Czechs only scored 29 percent of the shots, this time they turned ten of the initial 11 attempts and quickly escaped.

In addition, Jana Veselá very well defended Alina Jagupova’s star, so Ukraine had only a two-meter pivot Aleksandra Chomenčuková. “I want to highlight Jana, because without her great defense it would look different,” said Elhotová. However, Jagupov got caught with 7: 0 and the Ukrainians managed to reduce to 30:39. However, the Czechs continued to rely on their unexpectedly excellent shooting. Kateřina Elhotová has already definitely blamed angina and scored 13 points for the first half, the pivot Ilona Burgrová also scored.

Half the time so the representatives gave almost Energybet free sports bet the same points as for the whole game with Montenegro.However, a great deal of unnecessary loss of balls in the hand of the rookies kept Ukraine in the game.

“It was a very important match for us, which brought the nervousness that spilled in unnecessary losses. It negatively affected our game. The main is a win that we are very happy with, because Ukraine has already shown that it is good, “said coach Lubor Energybet sport bet Blazek.

In the second half, both teams improved the defense and the score increase slowed. The Czechs did not get to the easy baskets, but they managed to keep their opponents ten points apart. Especially she was worried about Elhot.

At the end of the third part, the Ukrainians began to decrease and at the beginning of the fourth quarter they approached even three points.The match has become a drama, and the Czechs have lost the pivoted pivot Burgr.

At that moment, it seemed wrong with Czech chances, especially when the Ukrainian went for the first time 40 seconds before the end.


But Veronika Bortel, the Czech favorite, kept the captain Veronika Bortelová twice when she fought the foul and decided against the penalty throws. “Vercha believed because she was an experienced player, she looked cool and I was pretty sure she would.” Elhot said. “Veronica managed it super and showed she was a team leader.But if there was no failure to score when the opponent scored at least eight points out of the free positions, that was not the end, “said coach Blažek. Although Jagupov changed the raid at the end, in addition it was apparently fouled Tereza Peckova, which was overlooked by the referees and the Czechs could celebrate an important win. “It was a heart attack because we almost fouled. I have no words. The referees were on our side at the time and probably compensated that they had not fouled us in similar situations before, “Elhot added.

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