It took a while for us to find our rhythm, but once we did, there was no stopping us on the road.
BKG PRIMA Szigetszentmiklós - Sopron Basket 66-98 (24-18,15-27, 13-25, 14-28)
BKG PRIMA Szigetszentmiklós: Angyal B. 14/6, Campisano 20/12, Davis 4, Zivaljevic 14/3, Aldazabal 4 Sub.: Kovács V. 8, Vári 2, Raus -, Suppán -, Varga A. -
Sopron Basket: Fegyverneky 17/6, Jovanovic 13/3, Varga A. 18/9, Brooks 16/9, Határ 7 Sub.: Peddy 11/3, Varga S. 10/6, Gaye 6
2-FGS: 21/39 54% ill. 24/47 89%
3-PTS: 7/16 44% ill. 12/22 55%
FTS: 3/4 75% ill. 14/17 82%
Rebounds: 25 (Campisano 6) ill. 35 (Jovanovic 7)
Assists: 20 (Angyal 6) ill. 22 (Fegyverneky 6)
Steals: 2 ill. 10 (Peddy 4)
Turnovers: 16 ill. 7
Faults: 21 ill. 14
VAL: 84 (Campisano 26) ill. 146 (Jovanovic 28)
Davis got the game going with a double, launching a 6-0 scoring run for the home side before Zsófi finally managed to put two points on the board for us (2nd minute 6-2). After that BKG kept delivering on offense, and built up a seven-point advantage, thanks to their effective shooting and good defense, and since we couldn’t find a way to get close to them, Dávid Gáspár called a time-out (6th minute 18-9). It seemed to have proved effective, we came up with a 9-4 period to cut into our deficit, but then the home side were able to stretch it out again (10th minute 24-18).
Neca opened the second quarter with a lay-up, to which Zivaljevic answered back likewise, and then Angyal added two more points. Then came Sára and hit one from behind the arc, forcing BKG’s first time-out (13th minute 28-23). Not long after that Sára hit once again, this time from inside the three-point line to make it a one-point game following a lay-up by Shey. Zivaljevic made a foul shot to double her team’s advantage, but then Shey came up with a triple to give us the lead for the first time in the game (17th minute 29-30). After that the teams went on neck and neck for a while, neither side was able to take control of the game (36-36). Neca and Betti made two quick baskets to give us a slight edge, which was erased immediately with a triplw by Zivaljevic. Then Neca drained another long range shot to get her team into a four-point advantage, and then she made a steal which led to a mid-range double by Alíz setting the score for the half-time break (20th minute 39-45).
Campisano opened the third period with a triple, while at the other end Zsófi and Neca both scored two. With a bucket by Betti we were only one more away from a double-digit advantage, which we got thanks to another made inside shot by Neca, and when our lead grew even bigger BKG called a time-out (25th minute 44-57). We kept delivering on offense and were able to put in some stops on defense as well, which allowed us to increase our advantage even further. So much so, that we were getting close to a twenty-point margin, when Sára hit one from outside, but the home side were able to hold us off for the remainder of the quarter (30th minute 52-70).
Alíz got the final stage of the game going with a triple, at the same time launching a 7-0 scoring run, before Zivaljevic and Vári both scored for BKG forcing our next time-out (33rd minute 56-77). Coming back on the court after the brief pause Alíz hit one from mid-range, and then Shey added two made shots from the foul line. We were already on an 18-7 run in the quarter when the home side called their next time-out (37th minute 59-88). In the last few minutes the difference reached the thirty-point mark and we came away with yet another confident win in the league (40th minute 66-98).
Dávid Gáspár: We played out of rhythm in the first quarter. There were problems mostly with our defense, which wasn't tough enough, we were late multiple times, and slow in one-on-one situations. Meanwhile, our opponents were shooting fantastically, and punished these advantages. I would like to congratulate them! They are visibly improving, they played a lot more bravely and better than in our first game. We woke up in the second period, and played the way we should have, and after the break it showed in the difference as well.
Alíz Varga: Congratulations to BKG, they gave us a really hard time in the first half! We have to work a lot to be able to show our form from before the break.