The league finals brought a county rivals’ series, in which we had control over three games that we had won we put the golden star representing the 10th championship title in our crest.
With our victory in Győr we were only one step away from the league title. We were facing a historic chance, which had its effect on the basketball enthusiasts in Sopron as well. Despite the unusually early starting time the teams were met with a sold-out crowd and great atmosphere.
We tired to take control of the game with two successful quick offensive possessions. Following a double by Devereaux Simi hit one from behind the arc. In the 2nd minute Goree put back a rebound (2nd minute 5-2). The latter has given the greens such a big boost that in the middle of the period László Sterbenz had to call a time-out (5th minute 9-11). After that we finished three consecutive offenses with shots from outside, two of which came from Aleks, forcing Péter Völgyi to call a time-out (8th minute 18-13). At the end of the first we were ahead by seven thanks to free throws by Peters (10th minute 22-15). After to minutes Iva buried a triple with which we got into a double-digit advantage (12th minute 27-17), and with yet another triple the difference was as high as 15. That’s when Győr launched a come-back effort, and they managed to come back down to a single-digit deficit, but thanks to Aleks and Zsófi we had answers to that, too (20th minute 45-31).
The second half began with a three-minute scoring drought, to which radocaj put an end, and then she added another basket to her tally. Back then it seemed like Győr might have a chance to come back, but after 45-36 we settled the game with an 11-0 run (56-36). The final stage of the game was all about celebration and the young players. Everyone made it on the court and scored points from our team, and we were able to hold on to the difference until the end of the game, which got us our tenth championship title on top of a commanding performance (40th minute 81-60)!
UNIQA SOPRON: Fegyverneky 4, Honti 7/3, Simon 6/3, Krnjic 8, Peters 6 Sub.: Ciglar 18/12, Crvendakic 17/9, Dubei 7/3, Zsovár 2, Lelas 2, Weninger 2, Határ 2
CMB CARGO UNI GYŐR: Radocaj 10/6, Laklóth -, Chaney 10,Grigalauskyte 7/3, Goree 20 sub.: Koch 7/3, Nagy 3/3, Varga Zs. 2, Török Á. 1, Horváth K. -, Horváth L. -, Kovács V. -
László Sterbenz: It’s always good to win, especially at home! We got the win on top of a great team effoert. What’s more, everyone got to score in today’s game. Thanks to the girls for the entire season, and to our sponsors and fans for their support!
Péter Völgyi: The team that stands out from the league with their strength has won the league. Congratulations to Sopron! I am proud of my players, we have closed a beautiful season, and have made a lot of steps forward. It felt great to participate in the finals, I hope we will get to do it more often in the future! Congratulations to Sopron again, their success was carved in stone!
Who would have thought back in 2018 that a year later we would be able to host the Euroleague FINAL4 again? Well, the world set their eyes on Sopron again, because the decision-makers at FIBA thought that only the experience staff of our club would be able to organize the event on a high level within three weeks
Ki gondolta volna 2018-ban, hogy egy év múlva ismét mi rendezhetjük az Euroliga négyes döntőjét? Már pedig ismét Sopronra szegezte tekintetét a nagyvilág, miután a FIBA döntnökei úgy gondolták, egyesül a mi klubunk tapasztalt stábja tudja három hét alatt megszervezni magas színvonalon az eseményt
A 2018-as FINAL4 döntője kapcsán ünnepre készült minden magyar kosárlabda barát! Először léphetett pályára magyar csapat az Euroliga elsőségért! A túloldalon egy kisebb világválogatott sorakozott fel, mely érvényre is juttatta nagyobb erejét a remekül küzdő csapatunkkal szemben
Even making it to the FINAL4 in 2018 was an incredible performance, not to mention that for the first time in club history we were able to host the top clubs of Euroleague and many important personalities of the basketball world
Már az is elképesztő teljesítmény volt, hogy 2018-ban ott lehettünk a FINAL4-ban, arról nem is beszélve, hogy fennállásunk során először láthattuk vendégül rendezőként az Euroliga top csapatait és a kosárlabda világ számos neves személyiségét