The Czechs succeeded on the same day they flew to Istanbul. The tournament program has changed due to the 2nd round of presidential elections in Turkey on Sunday. The team traveled with 14 players, Julia Reisingerová was missing, for example, who excused herself from participating in the European Championship due to heel inflammation.
Coach Romana Ptáčková’s team was on top for most of the game and built a four-point lead at halftime. After the break, the Czechs increased the difference to 11 points (50:39), but the home team managed to equalize in the third quarter. In the final part, nonetheless, the Czechs improved their defense, won it 23:10 and finally triumphed by thirteen points.
Basketball players will also play preliminary matches in the Czech Republic. From June 1-2, they will face Great Britain in Prague and Hradec Králové, and on June 7 and 8 they will challenge Slovakia twice. The EC will take place from June 15 to 25, the Czechs will challenge Israel, Italy and Belgium in the basic group in Tel Aviv.
|Preparatory tournament for women’s basketball in Istanbul:|
|Turkey – Czech Republic 70:83 (20:23, 36:40, 60:60)|
|Most points: Senyüreková 19, Uzunová 13, Günerová 12 – Stoupalová 17, Čechová 14, Březinová 9. Fouls: 17:24. Free launch: 18/14 – 13/12. Trip: 8:9. Rebounds: 36:30.|
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