CEZ Nymburk continued its total dominance of Basketball in the Czech Republic by wrapping up the Czech Cup on Saturday. The club was eased through the title decider and claimed a commanding 72-52 win.
The sheer control of hoops in the country CEZ Nymburk enjoys cannot be overstated. However, the club that has won the last 12 Czech league titles has been out of the cup picture for two years. Pardubice won in 2016 and Prostějov claimed the cup in 2015. This is a return to dominance for Nymburk, which had won the last eight cup titles between 2006 and 2014. This is Nymburk’s tenth Czech cup.
As for the game, Nymburk never looked troubled and claimed a 19-14 lead during the first quarter. A 21-14 rally in the second quarter handed the favourites a 40-28 advantage through the long break. The momentum continued in the third act as Nymburk used a 16-8 flurry to move into a position that meant the game was over.
Howard Sant-Roos topped the winning effort with 16 points, while Martin Gniadek took 11 points for the losing team.