MTK Budapest: Pusztai S. 3, Szeitl 3/3, Süle 5, Szabó F. 5, Hegedűs 12 Sub.: Czirják 8/6, Koch D. 5/3, Bernáth 3, Weber 1, Baksa -, Grof -
FGS: 39/69 57% ill. 15/53 28%
3-PTS:13/23 57% ill. 4/10 40%
FTS: 9/15 60% ill. 11/18 61%
Rebounds: 52 (Salvadores 8) ill. 22 (Szabó F. 9)
Assists: 26 (Dubei 5) ill. 6 (Czirják 2)
Steals: 8 (Varga K. 3) ill. 9
Turnovers: 10 ill. 16
Faults: 17 ill. 20
Amanda began the game with two quick buckets, to which Debi added another for two giving us the early lead (2nd minute 7-0). Then MTK also made their first shot for three points by Szeitl, but Amanda answered back right away with a double. Debi hit one from the corner, to which Szabó reacted with a lay-up, and with the triple by Dalma the difference has reached double digits (5th minute 15-5). In the remainder of the quarter MTK have found the rhythm and tried to cut into their deficit, but we managed to hold them off and retain a comfortable lead (10th minute 23-14).
Fotó: Tóth Zsombor
The second period began with a free throw made by Wéber, and then Angela scored our first points from mid-range (12th minute 25-15). Then Angela came up with three nice shot from downtown to force the guests' first time-out in the game (14th minute 34-15). After the break Amanda hit a mid-range jumper to increase our lead over 20 points, when Angela buried her 4th(!) triple of the game in a row! After that MTK put on a run to reduce the gap but we managed to stop them and perform our own to restore the difference and even increase it by half time (20th minute 51-25).
Licsi got us going in the second half with a nice triple, to which Hegedűs answered back with a double, but then Debi hit one from behind the arc, and after Aleks' double our advantage crawled over thirty points (22nd minute 58-27). In the following couple of minutes we were still making it rain, but MTK also managed to put some points on the scoreboard (67-32). After that we came up with another 6-2 run and forced the next away time-out (28th minute 73-35), and when the teams came back on court Angela's double meant that our lead has reached forty points (75-35). We ended the third quarter at 80 points scored (30th minute 80-37).
In the final period the only question yet unanswered was the difference at the end, and whether we will reach 100 points scored. In a game where all of our players had an opportunity to step on court and managed to score at least two points we finally reached triple digits in scoring and won a game against MTK (40th minute 100-45).
Roberto Iniguez: We wanted to show our respect to our opponents and to our fans by playing a great game. Congratulations to MTK, they have given their all for 40 minutes despite their physical disadvantage. I liked the way they worked. As for us, we are facing a tough week, so we are trying to prepare for these games as well as we can!
Dóra Nagy: Congratulations to my team for being able to keep up with Sopron's rhythm! We managed to fight against this aggressive defense and we had our opportunities. We need to improve on being able to finish off these opportunities against a defense this tight. We had many free throws, of which we were unable to take advantage, and we allowed quite a few rebounds for Sopron's perimeter players. In the fourth quarter we became a bit tired, so in that period we have missed even more chances. Congratulations to Sopron, I hope we were helping their preparation for Euroleague!
Dalma Czukor: We were trying to practice our plays, and try some new ones. We were trying to execute everything the way coach wanted us to do and focus on defense. Us younger players had more time on court tonight, and tried to prove that the coaching staff can count on us.
Noémi Czirják: It was a very physically demanding game. We were trying to get our own offensive plays back on track. I think it was a good preparation for next week's game against PINKK.