We took control early in the game and built up a big lead to which Győr had no answer.
Sopron Basket – UNI Győr MÉLY-ÚT 76-48 (27-12, 13-12, 16-7, 20-17)
Sopron Basket: January 10, Varga K. 7/3, Crvendakic 17, Brooks 10/3, Határ 12 Sub.: Dupree 9, Varga A. 5/3, Dubei 5, Jovanovic 1, Varga S. -
UNI Győr MÉLY-ÚT: Ygueravide 16/9, Dombai 6, Raksányi 5, Török Á. 2, Barnai 3 sub.: Varga Zs. 8/6, Hollivay 5, Dúl 3, Papp K. -, Czank T. -
FGS: 27/63 43% ill. 17/53 32%
3-PTS: 3/13 23% ill. 5/16 31%
FTS: 19/22 86% ill. 9/14 64%
Rebounds: 44 (Brooks 13) ill. 28 (Hollivay 6)
Assists: 19 (January 8) ill. 7
Steals: 7 (January 4) ill. 2
Turnovers: 11 ill. 18
Faults: 19 ill. 26
EF: 96 (Crvendakic 21) ill. 28 (Ygueravide 10)
Kami got the game going with a double, to which Betti added another one off a spin move under the basket. We stretched our run to 6-0 with a shot by Jeca before the guests were able to score their first points in the game by Ygueravide (3rd minute 6-2). Four minutes into the game our advantage has reached double digits forcing Győr’s first time-out (12-2). The stoppage in the game proved ineffective, we kept delivering on offense and were still able to hold off Győr, resulting in a 16-point advantage, which has increased to twenty before the end of the period (27-7), but Győr closed the first with a 5-0 run to make it look better before the short break (10th minute 27-12).
A split pair of shots from the foul line by Barnai opened the second quarter, to which Betti answered back with a lay-up. Zsófia Varga hit one from mid-range to which Ygueravide added one from outside, forcing our first time-out in the game (14th minute 29-18). We came up with two quick baskets after the break which made coach Mehmedovic call his team to the bench to talk things over (34-18). Zsófia Varga made a shot from downtown after the short pause, to which Dombai added one from close in, and when we were still unabel to crack the guests’ defense minutes later, Dávid Gáspár called his next time-out (18th minute 34-24). In the remaining time until the half-time break we came up with a 6-0 run to fight off the away side’s comeback effort (20th minute 40-24).
Jeca made a lay-up over one minute into the third quarter to which Hollivay answered back likewise, and then Dombai ran down the court for another one (23rd minute 42-28). Briann and Hollivay exchanged buckets afterward, followed by a lay-up by Candice, and when Aleks went in for another one, the difference reached the twenty-point mark again (26th minute 50-30). We ended the quarter with a 6-1 run, for a comfortable lead before the fourth quarter (30th minute 56-31).
Briann opened the final stage of the game with a mid-range jumper, to which Raksányi answered back with a lay-up (32nd minute 58-33). Briann made two free throws afterward, and then she handed out an assist to Betti. Then with a shot by Aleks from close in the difference has passed the thirty-point mark (35th minute 64-33). With three and a half minutes left on the clock Sára Varga also got a chance to play, and we were still in a commanding lead, despite the triple made by Ygueravide (37th minute 70-39). Győr made a great effort in the final minutes of the game to get their deficit as low as possible, but we managed to hold them off and won the game with a big margin (40th minute 76-48).
Dávid Gáspár: We had a good control of the game! The players executed the tasks and jobs that we have talked about. We lost rhythm in offense in the second quarter, which affected our defense as well. We didn't attack with the pace that we talked about and at the point we have talked about, but we made it all right mentally very quickly. I am glad that many players took their chance, and that we were able to give everyone valuable minutes on court. I want to thank our fans for their support, and wish Győr the best of luck in reaching their goals!
Briann January: I am proud of the team! Everyone has made at least one basket, even though the one by Sára was erased. Our opponents team consists of good players, whom we had a tough time guarding but we did a good job.
Merim Mehmedovic: Congratulation to my colleague and not only for tonight's game, but also for their great run in Euroleague! We prepared for them and wanted to give 100%. It is hard to play against a team like Sopron, they can always change their shape on court. If you don't have an ideal roster, it is hard to react on these. We fought as hard as possible, I feel we are improving. We can be satisfied wit hthe points conceded. Unfortunately we didn't find ourselves in the first quarter, but after that our game was okay.
Réka Dombai: The first quarter was catastrophic! We were able to switch in the second, we were more agressive on defense, which paired up with good offense. We got tired in the second half, and that is why a difference this big could form by the end. We are improving, I am proud of the team!