Sopron Squeeze Past Rivas On The Road

18.12.2013

EUROLEAGUE WOMEN

4. Zsófia Fegyverneky (UE Sopron)
Zsófia Fegyverneky confrimed her status as the franchise player for UE Sopron, scoring 18 points against Rivas

UE Sopron collected their first EuroLeague Women road win of the season with a hard-fought 65-60 victory at Rivas Ecopolis in Group B.

It was also the first time the Spanish hosts have lost at home as Sopron claimed back-to-back victories to move level with Rivas with a 3-3 record.

Zsofia Fegyverneky excelled for Sopron with 18 points, although there was a nervous finale after the Hungarian national team star fouled out of the game during the last minute.

When Serbian forward Sara Krnjic put her team in front at 8-7 during the early exchanges, she probably didn't expect her team to hold on to their lead for the remainder of the encounter - but that is exactly how it panned out.

And, it was Krnjic who had taken her team out to a 37-24 advantage shortly before half-time, helped by the visitors doing a good job of controlling the glass.

Boosted by the confidence from their victory a week earlier against Lattes Montpellier , Igor Polenek and his players subsequently managed to keep Rivas at arms' length for long periods.

They suffered a slight wobble in the last closing moments as Gaby Ocete twice made it a one-shot game, but free-throws from Zsofia Simon and Kelly Faris got them safely over the finishing line.

Ocete and Queralt Casas both scored 17 points for the losing team.


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