Pardubice is the first semi-finalist

Pardubice is the first semi-finalist

BK JIP Pardubice vs. Patrioti Levice
78:57 (29:23, 16:12, 11:13, 22:9)

Referees: Petr Hruša, Jan Renc, Matěj Barták (all CZE)
Audience: 712
Venue: Sportovní hala Dašická, Pardubice

Scorers Pardubice: Vyoral 21, Kohout 17, Švrdlík 14, Škranc 10, Svoboda 8, Slanina 5, Tkadlec 3
Scorers Levice: Perovič 20, Harris 15, Krajčovič 8, Bojanovský 7, Juríček 4, Hot 3

Slovak team led in the match to just 2.5 minutes (the biggest lead was 4 points in the first quarter), the Czech team led for 35 minutes. Pardubice in the first quarter scored six three-point shots, Levice zero, but they scored 16 points in the Paint. At the beginning of the last quarter of the guests have lost only 6 points (56 – 50), but after the home team scored biggest scoring run (12 – 0), it was decided on the outcome.

Ken Scalabroni (coach of home team):“I’m very happy for our team and for our fans. We have a tough program, a lot of injured players, so we play with a few players, but we were able to handle it. We showed a solid team performance and I think we deserved progress to the semi-finals. This is a good result not only for our club, but also for the entire Czech basketball.”

Michal Madzin (coach of guest team):“The match was very difficult to evaluate me. We don’t score three-point shots, it was hard for us to score. Pardubice played very good defense, but we didn’t scored open shots. Pardubice played as a team, played fast, thanks to this they won.”