Quotes Frisco Brno vs. Rivas Ecopolis

18.01.2012

Rivas Ecópolis Head Coach Manuel Martinez Mendez
"Brno has a very young team. In the first period we played very well on defence and fast on offence. We didn´t have problems, we were better in rebounds and I was satisfied with our shooting. In the second period we played with the same intensity. But Brno improved their performance on defence and played more aggressive. This result was very important for my team because we want to step to the play-offs of the best sixteen."

Frisco Brno Head Coach Jan Bobrovsky
"We prepared very conscientiously for this game. In the first game in Madrid our start was crazy, without defence. But today we played awfully in the first period too. Our players were timorous, we didn´t fight on defence and on offence. It's impossible to play basketball this way. We didn't have a classic center, but we must fight for position under the basket. We had only three fouls in first period. If we had fought, we would have more fouls. In the second period Madrid did not play so concentrated. We fought better."

Rivas Ecópolis guard Anna Cruz
"The beginning of the game wasn´t easy for us. Maybe it looks easy on the scoresheet, 52:22 after the first half. But we ran very fast into attack and played good. More important for us were performances of our center players Ashja Jones, Sandra Pirsic and Laura Nicholls. We were better in rebounds. In the second half Brno played better in defence. But they couldn´t turn over the result."

Frisco Brno player Romana Hejdova
"We knew from the first game that Rivas played very fast offensive basketball. We couldn´t return to defence. It was our weakness. Our rivals were better in rebounding. In the second period our performance was better and more aggressive. We kept the difference at 30 points. But with the score in the first period we couldn´t win the game. Today was decided in the first period."


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