Despite suffering an 18-point defeat to MiZo Pecs, BK Loko Trutnov produced one of their best peformances of the season in front of 1300 home fans. It was only a 15-3 run in the final 5 minutes which saw Pecs escape with a hard-earned victory.
Trutnov were without 2 players, but the fans appreciated their team's brave efforts and gave the players a standing ovation at the final buzzer.
"It was a great game in a fantastic atmosphere. I make a bow and thank all my players for their performance,“ said Zdenek Sýkora, Trutnov head coach.
|Trutnov's fans turned out in force to watch their side play Pecs|
Pecs controlled the first half of the game and took a 12-point lead into the halftime break. It was in the third period that Trutnov played their best basketball, outscoring Pecs 16-9 and reducing the gap to six at the end of the quarter.
With 5:34 remaining and the score 61-67, Pecs made their break for victory. A steal by Zsófia Fegyvernek and 5 consecutive points by Dalma Ivanyi began the run which gave Pecs the win.
Daliborka Vilipic finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds for Pecs, including 6 at the offensive end.
Hana Ziklova and Michaela Uhrová both scored 14 points for Trutnov.