There are three games left until the holidays, two of which we will have to complete on the international stage. The first in line is Famila Schio from 6 pm on Thursday, last year they were below expectations.
The iconic club of Italian basketball is a solid participant of Euroleague, but last year they were below expectations. They were in such a big handicap at the beginning of the season already that even with the addition of Allie Quigley they were unable to come back from it. However, they made it to EuroCup, where they were stopped by the later winners Orenburg.
They couldn't keep Allie Quigley, the American star said yes to the invitation of Ekaterinburg. With the addition of two new international players - Diamond DeShields, Jillian Harmond-, the acquisition of 22-year-old Jamine Keys and the player acquired from their domestic rivals Ragusa, Sabrine Cinilli they made a big step towards creating the ideal roster and structure. This is a key aspect for the French coach Pierre Vincent, who is an ambassador of united team work. French plkayer Sandrine Gruda represents the world class category, but we might know from her era in Szekszárd the trustworthy Slovenian international Eva Lisec as well. Besides the international contingent they have half of the Italian national team lined up. That makes a wide rotation possible, which is supported by the stats as well. 10 of their players average at least 10 minutes on court in the most prestigious series. They have four wins and two losses, by which they lead our very balanced group, in which everything can happen in a single game.
Both teams came away with extremely confident wins at the weekend, however, while the Italian champions delivered a victory in a must-win game, we have, with a great performance, passed by DVTK. We needed this win for our self-confidence after collecting three losses in one week, and we would like to catch Gruda and co powered by this pace, but that hasn't happened since the 2011/2012 season.
We asked Debóra Dubei about her expectations before the game.
Tickets can be purchased at the venue for 1500 HUF. Entry to the game is free of charge below the age of 14 and above 70!
Sopron vs. Schio
7 wins/5 losses
862 points scored/835 conceded
The game that tips off at 6.00 pm can be followed via live online statistics at the FIBA website, and via live video streaming on the Euroleague YouTube channel.
Csütörtökön 18 órakor a spanyol Girona ellen folytatjuk az Euroligában, akik hozzánk hasonlóan három győzelemmel rendelkeznek, így nagyon fontos lenne, hogy visszavágjunk nekik az október végi vereségért
There are crucial games coming up until the break in February in the Euroleague as well as in the Hungarian championship, which are now preceded by the one against ELTE-BEAC Újbuda from 3 pm on Saturday