ZVVZ USK Prague vs. KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow Quotes
Darius Maciejewski (Coach KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow):
"First I would like to congratulate USK Praha. They had a great game, offensively it was just perfect. What I liked a lot about this game was that we had two "queens" of the game, they were both born in 1989, two young players on both sides of the court - Katerina Elhotova and Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk, they both were the best players of the team today. We tried three different defensive styles but still, USK Praha was very succesful in making their shots. Our team had a hard schedule recently, as this was our third away EuroLeague game in a row. So I am hoping that we will do better back home next week."
Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk (KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow):
"Offensively, USK Praha had a great performance tonight, 96 points is a lot to score in a EuroLeague game. We tried more types of defense but the USK team was able to react to these changes and use them for thier advantage."
Lubor Blazek (Coach ZVVZ USK Prague):
"Because of last weeks failure this game was hard, the team still did not recover totally from it. Even though we missed the very beginning of today's game, we stopped our opponent on time not to give them the early lead. Our group is a hard one to start with, people usually just see names of the clubs that are new in EuroLeague, but these new teams are very strong as well. The second halftime defense was not very good though, we let Gorzow score 49 pts! We were ready for the zone defense so it was not a surprise for us, we kept our patience and thanks to that we had open positions to make such an amount of three point shots. And, 13 offensive rebound is a nice figure, too."
Katerina Elhotova (ZVVZ USK Prague):
"The important moments were the beginning of the game and the third period, which usually is pretty critical in our games. Gorzow's defence started quite high so when we managed to play over their pressing players, we had more chances to form overload situations and exploit the defence. And, when we played 5 on 5, we knew what to do against the zone defence and we were lucky with our makes. For me, 25 points is my EuroLeague record so I feel happy."