Our series of games continues on Saturday at 6 pm with the 71st Sopron-Miskolc championship game. We have already defeated our opponent in October once, but they have strengthened their roster at the beginning of January.
The rivalry between the two teams dates back all the way to 1991, during which we have emerged victorious 43 times, while our opponent won on 27 occasions.
More changes have been made at DVTK last summer. On the bench the role of the play-caller was taken over from Maikel Lopez by Stefan Svitek, who has resigned from the head coach position of the Hungarian national team. The roster has also gone through a serious transformation, and as it usually happens in these situations, building up the team is taking a long time, especially when injuries hinder the procedure. They have won six games so far, but also lost five of them. This is why they have decided to make some changes to the roster in recent weeks, acquiring Krisztina Raksányi, who left PEAC and veteran American point guard Ashleigh Fontenette from the Turkish league.
We will not play in our usual formation on Saturday either, given that a surgery had to be performed on Jelena Milovanovic's hand on Thursday. Our star player is most likely to be out for weeks now, which is an especially hurtful loss considering the schedule ahead of us. (As you know, we have already signed Danielle Page very quickly since then, who is expected to be able to help our team on the court against Castors Braine.)
We are considered the favorites of the game even without Jeca, and as Dalma Czukor also said after Friday's practice, we will do our best as a unit, working together as a team to keep our nice streak alive.