Czech side Loko Trutnov welcomed home Kamila Vodicková in tonight's only EuroLeague Women match-up. Unfortunately for the home town fans, Vodicková was playing for visiting team Dynamo Moscow and her 27 points and 14 rebounds underlined another dominant performance from the Russian side.
Dynamo outrebounded Trutnov 45-18 and shot and nailed 55% of their field goal attempts.
Vodickova hit 12/14 shots for her 27 points, while fellow center Elena Baranova was in similarly dominant mode. The Russian star added 21 points (8/10 field goals, 2/2 three-pointers), 15 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 blocks.
“The game was not easy at all, although we were 10 points ahead from the very beginning. The home players played with a lot of effort and with the help of their fantastic audience managed to keep up with us. We won the match definitely after we controlled the pace and played a bit harder,“ said Vodicková after the game.
Despite the loss, the Trutnov fans were not only happy to see Vodicková, but with their own team's brave peformance and they gave their side a standing ovation after the game.
Semen Khalipsky, (Head Coach Dynamo Moscow):
"We could see the home team playing very well. Coming to the end we established our dominance and reached an expected victory.“
Zdenek Sýkora, (Head Coach Loko Trutnov):
“We played to the maximum, struggling for every ball. We lost the strength in the late stages of the game. I have to bow my players anyway.“
Kamila Vodickova, (center Dynamo Moscow):
"We started the match in a good way, however, then we allowed Trutnov to get back to the game. We reached the decisive score in the final minutes.“
Michaela Uhrova, (guard BK Loko Trutnov):
"We were frightened by the height of Russian player. We played to the maximum and managed to keep up with the rivals almost for the whole course of the game.“