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Levharti Chomutov show up in full force, claim ticket to the final

Photo: Nikola Krawczyk

Levharti Chomutov is the second finalist of the 2023 EWBL season. The Czech team defeated Frankivsk Prykarpattya, 86-76, on Saturday, March 4, at the Centrum Sportu Wilanow in Warsaw, Poland.

Players of the game

Frankivsk`s Big Three was amazing throughout the season but Levharti Chomutov had more gas in a tank.

Katerina Bartonova guided her team to Levharti`s second final in as many weeks.

Chomutov captain dished out 10 assists and added some high precision shooting.

A 2012 Olympian posted 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field, including a 3-of-5 show from the three point line.

Bartonova had an efficiency rating of 25.

Najai Wynn-Pollard experienced some painful moments but never gave up.

Delaware State standout had 23 points, including a 9-of-12 effort from the free throw line.

Wynn-Pollard grabbed 13 points and forced seven fouls.

The other starters – Monika Satoranska, Valentyna Kadlecova and Monika Fučikova – scored 15, 13 and 12 points respectively.

Krystyna Filevich led all scorers with 28 points, including a 7-of-13 from the three point line.

Prykarpattya captain added seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks for a efficiency rating of 31.

Taisiia Udodenko had 24 points and 17 rebounds for a game high efficiency rating of 32.

Center blocked two shots as well.

Oksana Mollova posted 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Key stats

The Big Three of Frankivsk Prykarpattya had another amazing game as they combined for 65 points.

Levharti Chomutov`s answer?

The Big Five.

Chomutov`s starters scored 74 points.

The teams combined for 73 three point field goals attempts.

Frankivsk Prykarpattya attempted 45 three pointers and made 13 of them.

Levharti connected 8-of-27 three pointers.

The Czechs scored more points on fast breaks, 17-8.

Levharti had 28 field goals on 26 assists and led by as much as 22 points, 70-48.

Prykarpattya answered with a 0-14 run, highlighted by four three pointers.

Krystyna Filevich made three consecutive three pointers to cut the gap to eight points, 70-62.

Chomutov regained composure and renewed a double digit lead.

SCHEDULE (local time, GMT+2h)

Saturday, March 4, semifinals

SKK Polonia Warszawa 73–79 BC Neptūnas Klaipeda

BC Frankivsk Prykarpattya 76–86 BK Levharti Chomutov

Sunday, March 5, medal games

11:00 Bronze medal game

13:30 Final

Final Four history

Rīga 2016: TTT Rīga, Basket 90 Gdynia, Astana Tigers, Tsmoki Minsk

Košice 2017: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Basket 90 Gdynia

Rīga 2018: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Udominate Basket

Rostov on Don 2019: TTT Rīga, Tsmoki Minsk, Rostov Don SFEDU, Žabiny Brno

Brno 2020: season five cancelled (Žabiny Brno-Tsmoki, Novosibirsk-Pieštany)

Maladziechna 2021: Horizont Minsk, Nika Syktyvkar, TTT Rīga, Prometey Kamianske

Pieštany 2022: Žabiny Brno, Pieštanske Čajky, Kibirkštis Vilnius, SBŠ Ostrava

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