The match in Wabrzych was Marus Kovacic’s first appearance as coach of the Polish national team. The coach, who has won the National Championship twice and the Polish Cup once with CCC Polkowice, has taken over the coaching of the team as of 20 August 2019.
Piao Zirone, led by the Slovak, who sang the Polish anthem with the national team before the start of the match, fought ambitiously with the fourth team from the Old Continent, but lost the fight under the scoreboards (33:39) and a. Weaker attack compared to their competitors sealed defeat.
The disastrous start meant that the Polish women, who went out with five matches: Captain Elena Kobrin, Ironika Jagda, Agneska Skobel, Agneska Kachmarshik, American naturalized Marisa Kastanek, lost 0: 9 three and a half minutes after the match. The time it took the Slovak coach helped organize the match and recover losses. Kastanek, who made his debut in the national team, hit twice behind the 6.75-meter streak, scoring the first points for Poland. In the sixth minute it was only 10:11, but at the end of that segment, the British increased their lead slightly and after the first quarter they won by 21:14.
In the second quarter, the Poles played better in defense and after less than three minutes they were again just one point behind Spanish coach Jose Chema Bossett’s players. They missed the opportunity multiple times to gain an advantage, despite the fact that the court had to leave the field due to a knee injury – Rachel Vanderwal, one of the main basketball players in Great Britain. For more than three minutes, no team scored any points and only the competitors overcame this weakness. Elde Simpson scored three points, Timi Vagbenli, known as Kovacikovy coach, from his appearance in CCP Pulkovici for two points and the British won 30:26.
The biggest problem in the first half of Polish women was the arrest of naturalized American Carly Samuelson. It was she who scored the score at 35:26 for the European fourth team.
During the break, Ewelina Kobryn, the current general manager of the team, received the Polish Basketball Federation badge from President Radosław Piesiewicz and former Vice President Zdzisław Kassyk, which officially and symbolically ended her career in the team.
In the second half of the year, the British were in control of the situation on the trading floor. In the third quarter they advanced 16 points (57:41), and in the fourth by 17 (66:49) after another Simpson shot from behind the 6.75m streak. With the exception of Castanki, Poland, but its franchises are under the boards and frequent acts in an attack accusations against coach Busette.
With four steals and seven assists, Weronika Gajda was double and triple in defense. Ultimately, the Biało-Czerwony was less powerful than their competitors, who had better physical conditions. Polish women also had only 35 percent of the two-point kicks’ 31 percent effectiveness. For three, 63 and 37 percent, respectively. UK basketball players. Sheridan Green, who plays PolskaStrefaInwestycji Enea Gorzów Wlkp. , Got twice – 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Poland-Great Britain 63:75 (14:21, 12:14, 20:26, 17:14)
Poland: Marisa Kastanic 18, Eulina Gala 8, Agneska Kachmarshik 8, Julia Adamovi 7, Wironika Gagda 6, Julia Drop 6, Martina Koge 5, Aniszka Skopel 3, Carolina Popoy 2, Agata Dobrouwalska 0, Amalia Rimpichowska.
Great Britain: Elde Simpson 18, Carly Samuelson 16, Timmy Vagpinley 15, Chantelle Handy 11, Sheridan Green 11, Janice Monacana 3, Rachel VanderWaal 1, Georgia Jones 0.