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Kanova, Motyčakova and Wilkinson lift SBŠ Ostrava over Levharti Chomutov

Photos: Renārs Koris

SBŠ Ostrava despite the short rotation showed a team spirit to secure a 74-69 win over Levharti Chomutov on Sunday, December 11, at the Daugava sports hall in Rīga, Latvia.

Players of the game

Ostrava leaders have shown some amazing performances in the Latvian capital.

Megan Mullings (Alaska Anchorage) set the EWBL efficiency record (44) on November 12 for a 85-64 win over Šiauliai Vilmers.

Anacia Wilkinson followed in her colleague`s footsteps, carrying her team to another memorable win.

Tennessee Tech star scored 31 points on amazing 13-of-15 shooting from the field and 5-of-5 from the charity stripe.

Center added 12 rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots for a efficiency rating of 40.

Efficiency in a single game

Megan Mullings, SBŠ Ostrava 44 (November 12, 2022)

Najai Pollard, Chomutov 41 (October 29, 2022)

Tiffany Brown, Udominate 40 (February 26, 2018)

Anacia Wilkinson, SBŠ Ostrava 40 (December 11, 2022)

Katerina Kanova and Adela Smutna acted like the floor the front court.

Kanova had a game high six assists and 14 rebounds.

Smutna contributed with 13 points, four assists and four steals.

Tereza Motyčakova also had an all-around game.

Ostrava captain posted 14 points, four assists and three steals.

Monika Satoranska led Levharti Chomutov with 18 points and eight rebounds.

The Leopards captain Michaela Krejzova added 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field.

Eliška Brejchova had 13 points.

Key stats

Ostrava starters outscored Chomutov 67-47.

Iveta Raškova`s team had 27 field goals on 23 assists.

Every Ostrava starter registered at least three assists each, while four of them – at least four assists each.

Chomutov received more help from the bench but faced an uphill battle due to the short time for recovery.

Valentyna Kadlečova struggled after a roller-coaster on Saturday.

Katerina Bartonova, Satoranska and Krejzova helped their team to stay in the game until the last possession.

Satoranska`s three pointer, Bartonova`s pull up jumper and Jesika Maud Hibalova`s “and one” cut the gap to three points 72-69 with 50 seconds left.

Ostrava`s attack ended with a missed three point shot and Chomutov got 17 seconds to save the day.

The following play turned into a failure as Bartonova turned the ball over.

Game notes

SBŠ Ostrava split the games again and improved to 2-2.

They traveled all the way from Czezhia in a bus – just like a month ago.

Levharti Chomutov also has two wins but in five games.

They played in Rīga without Najai Wynn-Pollard and probably will need two more wins to advance.

Standings, as of December 11, 2022, CET 12:00

SKK Polonia Warszawa 4-0 (+42)

Levharti Chomutov 2-3 (+16)

SBŠ Ostrava 2-2 (+3)

TTT Rīga 2-1 (+11)

Neptūnas Klaipeda 1-2 (+1)

Šiauliai Vilmers 1-1 (-17)

RSU 0-3 (-56)

Frankivsk Prikarpattya 0-0

Tie-breaker: SBŠ Ostrava 1-1, +14; TTT Rīga 1-1, +3; Šiauliai Vilmers 1-1, -17.

SCHEDULE (local time, GMT+3h)

Saturday, December 10

SBŠ Ostrava 76–60 SKK Polonia Warszawa

BK Levharti Chomutov 68–76 TTT Rīga

Sunday, December 11

SBŠ Ostrava 74–69 BK Levharti Chomutov

13:30 TTT Rīga – SKK Polonia Warszawa


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