Thanks to our great performance in the first half we came away with a confident win at the home court of DVTK.
ALUINVENT-DVTK - SOPRON BASKET 65-79 (16-26, 16-23, 14-14, 19-16)
ALUINVENT-DVTK: Burkholder 13/3, Bach 5, Szabó F. 10/6, Peckova 9/3, Melnika 10 Sub.: Engelman 9/3, Zele D. 4, Aldazabal 3/3, Kiss A. 2, Schmidt G. -,
SOPRON BASKET: Fegyverneky 13/3, Dubei 6, Crvendakic 5/3, Milovanovic 19/9, Jovanovic 14 Sub.: Salvadores 10, Turner 7, Határ 5, Weninger -
2-PTS: 18/39 46% ill. 27/39 69%
3-PTS: 6/17 35% ill. 5/22 23%
FTS: 11/12 92% ill. 10/13 77%
Rebounds: 30 (Melnika 7) ill. 36 (Crvendakic 8)
Assists: 13 (Szabó F., Peckova 3-3) ill. 14 (Crvendakic 6)
Steals: 6 (Burkholder 4) ill. 10 (Turner 3)
Turnovers: 17 ill. 14
Blocks: 1 ill. 2
Faults: 18 ill. 18
VAL: 63 (Melnika 17) ill. 94 (Milovanovic 26)
Both teams started the season with an easy win, so the two sides were eager to find out how they would perform against each other.
The first points were scored by Tina Jovanovic who played for Miskolc last year. In the third minute the home fans jumped off their seats after the three-pointer by Burkholder (7-4). The fans in the arena must not have thought that they will have to wait four minutes for the next home points.And even more so, that in the meantime our team will score 13 (7-17). Peckova set off the alarm, but in the 8th minute after the triple by Jeca the difference grew above double digits again (13-24). Betti Határ closed down the first quarter and then started ff the second one (16-27). Melnika reduced the gap to 7 points, and we even committed a turnover. Roberto Iniguez called a time-out right away (13th minute 22-27). The suggestions from the coach had their intended effect. We countered the attacks of DVTK, and after 26-35 we got a nearly 20-point lead with a 12-2 run (28-47). In the end we started the second half from a 17-point advantage (32-49).
Zsófi instantly set the tone with a triple, and DVTK found themselves in a 20-point deficit (32-52). Our former player Fanni Szabó who came home from America tried to keep up with us, but Jeca launched the rockets as well, So despite all their efforts DVTK could not come any closer to us (26th minute 42-58). Although at 46-60 they had a small chance to come back to around 10 points behind, but Aleks closed down the quarter with a well-placed shot from the arc (46-63). The difference got stuck at around 17-19 points, which our hosts could only better in the endgame (37th minute 62-71). After the time-out by our head coach we got back on the right path, and after 65-73 we did not allow any more points to the team led by Stefan Svitek. Leading almost all the way through, controlling the game we earned a very valuable win (65-79).
Our next opponent will be ZTE NKK on Saturday at 6pm in Sopron.
Stefan Svitek (headcoach, ALUINVENT-DVTK):We defended very softly in the first half, we allowed a lot of easy baskets from penetration and turnovers to our opponent who have a high-quality roster. We got better at defense and rebounding after the break, I liked that a bit more.
Roberto Iniguez (headcoach, Sopron Basket): We played well in the first half, our defense and rotation worked as planned. In the second 20 minutes our defense softened, and we made more mistakes than we should have. All in all, I'm happy about the win!