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Group:  C | 28.10.2009, 18:00h
Group:  C | 28.10.2009, 18:00h
74-63
17 - 1911 - 1019 - 1927 - 15
17 - 1911 - 1019 - 1927 - 15
Venue: Sopron (HUN) |
Spectators: 1500 |
Referees: Jasmina Juras (SRB), Marek Maliszewski (POL), Fabiana Martinescu (ROU)

GAME REPORT


Fourth-Quarter Surge Propels Sopron Past Good Angels

MKB Euroleasing Sopron broke open a close game in the fourth quarter and beat Good Angels Kosice 74-63 on the opening night  of the EuroLeague Women.

Clinging to a 51-50 lead in the Group C clash with just under nine minutes to go following a jump shot by Kosice's Candice Dupree, Sopron reeled off 14 of the contest's next 16 points to take command for good.

Edit Ratkainé started the game-winning surge by making two free throws and then knocking down a three-pointer before Katalin Honti made one of two at the stripe.

Kosice's Anastasia Kostaki made a lay-up, only for Dora Horti  to reply with a jump shot for the hosts to spark an 8-0 run.

Sopron, who made it to EuroLeague Women Final Four last season, got 17 points from Honti while Dupree scored a game-high 24 in defeat.

If the home side did much of their damage at the free-throw line, making 19 of 23 (82.6%), Good Angels Kosice hurt their cause by missing seven of their 10 attempts (58.8%).

The visitors also turned the ball over 19 times.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes MKB Euroleasing Sopron vs. Good Angels Kosice

Norbert Székely (Head Coach, MKB Euroleasing Sopron):

"Good Angels Kosice surprised us in the first half, but after the break we could play our rythm. Our good defense was the key."

Katalin Honti (Player, MKB Euroleasing Sopron): 

"I hope in the future we can start our games as we played in the second half. In good rythm, with perfect defense and with full power!"

Stefan Svitek (Head Coach Good Angels Kosice):

"Until the end of the 3rd quarter we had a chance to win, but in the last 10 minutes MKB Euroleasing Sopron played better. I hope in the future we can show that style what we showed in the first three quarters."

Accumulated statistics

47.2%

25/53
FG
M/A

50.0%

24/48

54.1%

20/37
FG2P
M/A

55.9%

19/34

31.3%

5/16
FG3P
M/A

35.7%

5/14

82.6%

19/23
FT
M/A

58.8%

10/17

29

9/20
RT
RO/RD

29

9/20

13

AS

2

10

TO

19

9

ST

6

1

BS

4

18

PF

21

74

Pts

63

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