Asseco Arka's young player won the silver medal at the Polish Cup (up to 19 years old) at the Navy Academy building. In the half finals we've defeated WKK Wroclaw, but in the finals we lost to Slask.
The sunny February weekend was a great one to play hosts for some of the best junior teams in Polish basketball. In the tournament of the Polish Cup U-19, two teams from Tricity and two from Lower Silesia took part. First off were the teams from Exact Systems Slask Wroclaw and Trefl Sopot. Our local opponents stood up to the challenger, but were forced to yield against the superior foe, with Silesia winning 81:64. Between the half finals, an opening ceremony took place, with all teams attending in addition to special guests - Dean-Commendant of the Navy Academy Tomasz Szubrycht, chairman of PZKosz Radoslaw Piesiewicz and chairman of our team - Przemyslaw Seczkowski. Other well known coaches were present as well: Jacek Winnicki, ANdrzej Adamek and Piotr Blechacz. The presence of such esteemed guests had a motivating effect on our team, who won their first match whilst dominating the latter three quarters. The match ended 100:68, which saw coach Milos Mitrovic and his team advance to the finals. All players showed up to represent, with Piotr Lis and Michal Pluta being especially worthy of praise (18 and 16 points collected each). From the opposing side, Lukasz Wozniakiewicz retaliated with 18 points of his own.
Sunday was the deciding day. At 11 am, Trefl won against 87:81 and took third place. At 13:30, Gdynia was to face off against Exact Systems Slask. This match was referred to as the youthful star wars. Unfortunately, the yellow-and-blues could not get into the game. 15 points of team captain Olaf Perzanowski were not enough to turn the tide. Coach Jacek Krzykala and his team controlled the court from the onset up until the very end, which gave them a victory of 64:47. Perzanowski was named as one of the top five of the whole tournament. Others included Hubert Lalak (Trefl), Maksymilian Wilczek (WKK), Anton Azimka (Silesia) and Kamil Bialachowski (Silesia), who was handed the MVP title. We congratulate Olaf and all other recognized players. Let's keep our fingers crossed for our youths in the upcoming Polish Championships.