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Group:  F | 13.11.2012, 20:00h
Group:  F | 13.11.2012, 20:00h
92-96
19 - 2818 - 2323 - 2632 - 19
19 - 2818 - 2323 - 2632 - 19
Venue: Körmend (HUN) |
Spectators: 1200 |
Referees: Vaclav Lukes (CZE), Nikolaos Somos (GRE), Jean-Charles Collin (FRA)

GAME REPORT


Big Rally Falls Short For Körmend

14. Marton Bader (Szolnoki Olaj)
Marton Bader led Szolnoki with an outstanding double-double of 33 points and 14 rebounds

A fourth-quarter rally from Kormend fell short as they dropped to 0-2 in Group F of the EuroChallenge, with Szolnoki Olaj taking their first win 96-92.

The visitors never trailed in this all-Hungarian clash, but only just as Kormend came roaring back at the finish.

Szolnoki had taken control early, leading 21-10 on Brandon Gay's lay-up late in the first quarter and going up 40-19 when Akos Horvath nailed a pair of free throws midway through the second period.

The lead was 51-37 at half-time and the game seemed as good as over as Miklos Szabo's three-point play gave Szolnoki a 77-60 lead going into the final period.

But Kormend scored the first nine points of the final stanza, with Andras Rujak's lay-up cutting the gap to 77-69.

It was down to 80-75 with 5:25 left when Matthew Shaw made a lay-up, and it was Shaw again who made it 84-82 with 3:31 left on the clock.

Shaw then hit a three-pointer to tie it 86-86 with 1:58 on the clock and a stunning victory appeared to be on the cards.

But Gay hit back with a three of his own and Marton Bader then made it a five-point game with a lay-up.

When Bader split his free throws with 15 ticks left, Szolnoki were up 96-90, and although Rujak got two back from the line, Kormend had come up short.

Bader led Szolnoki with 33 points and 14 rebounds while Horvath had 21 points and Ernests Kalve 15.

Shaw collected 25 points for Kormend, with Zvonko Buljan adding 20, Rujak 19 and Vincent Simpson 17.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Lami-Ved Körmend vs. Szolnoki Olaj

Körmend head coach Tamás Hencsey 
"
First of all, congratulations to Szolnoki Olaj. In the beginning of the game we were not able to solve the neutralization of Márton Báder and our permanent problem came up. Especially from the offensive rebounds we allowed to much to the visiting team and thus got a lot of easy baskets. In the second half we were much more aggressive in defense and also in offense. In the 4th quarter our sixth player - the fans of Körmend - joined us and finally it was almost a ball game."

Körmend player András Ruják
"
The EC series is different for us than for Szolnok. We have different goals and we could play freely and without any pressure. The defense was not working in the first half but we were able to show that our team has a good spirit."

Szolnoki head coach Péter Por
"We started the game well. We had a good rythm in the defense and also in the offense. We were able to make easy goals after a good defense but we were also able to play well against an organised defense. Mainly in center position thanks to the good play of Báder Márton. We almost won the game in the first 20 mins but Körmend changed its mind in the second half and due to their aggressive defense and their supporters they were able to catch us. At the end of the game my team played calmer and this led us to win the game."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

54.7%

35/64
FG
M/A

50.8%

33/65

75.7%

28/37
FG2P
M/A

63.4%

26/41

25.9%

7/27
FG3P
M/A

29.2%

7/24

65.2%

15/23
FT
M/A

92.0%

23/25

29

8/21
RT
RO/RD

37

11/26

12

AS

20

8

TO

9

6

ST

3

0

BS

4

22

PF

26

92

Pts

96

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