Sopron89-77

26-16, 18-15, 24-25, 21-21

Kozachka-Zalk

 

Date: 17.11.2004, 18:00hGroup:  AVenue:   Sopron (HUN) Spectators: 1800
Referees:  Jaroslav Janac (SVK), Tomasz Kudlicki (POL)
TEAM LEADERS
Sopron Kozachka-Zalk
Gordana Kovacevic (23)PtsOxana Pys'Mennyk (20)
Ivana Matovic (7)RebRuslana Kyrychenko (10)
Gordana Kovacevic (4), Bronislava Borovickova (4)ASRuslana Kyrychenko (4)
Bronislava Borovickova (4)STOlena Zherzherunova (3), Olena Fen'ko (3)
Anna Vajda (1), Katalin Honti (1)BSOlena Fen'ko (1), Olena Zherzherunova (1)

GAME REPORT

17.11.2004
MKB Euroleasing 89 vs. Kozachka - Zalk 77

Sopron welcomed EuroLeague Ukrainian side Kozachka-Zalk to Hungary for tonight's preliminary round game. Sopron have made the EuroLeague play-offs for the past five years straight, while Kozachka-Zalk are in their first season at this level.

Nonetheless, Sopron were not expecting as easy night from a Kozachka-Zalk team that contains no less than 9 Ukrainian international players.

Sopron controlled the game from the first minute. Their defense was perfect, and they played wonderful offense. So it wasn't a surprise, that after 8 minutes Sopron led by 11 points.

Sopron started the second quarter well, too. Ivana Matovic (11 points and 5 rebounds) collected her 3rd foul at the 14th minute and had to sit down. Without Matovic, Sopron began to struggle and Kozachka-Zalk worked their way back into contention 

After the half-time the speed of the game was still high. Both teams battled very well and offensively the gam was played at a very high level.

Gordana Kovacevic was the key player for Sopron. She made a lot of important points, when Kozachka tried to come closer to Sopron.

In the first minutes of the 4th quarter Sopron decided the game. They had a lead by 17 points and managed to bring the advantage home.

Kovaceic was selected game MVP and finished with 23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

COACH QUOTES

17.11.2004
Quotes MKB Euroleasing vs. Kozachka - Zalk

Natalia Hejkova, Head Coach, MKB Euroleasing Sopron:

"I knew that it will be a strong game. It was hard to play against this tall team. We made some stupid mistakes also, but the most important thing, that we won this game."

Yuriy Veligura, Head Coach, Kozachka-Zalk:

"Congratulations to Sopron, they played better than we did. Whenever we had the possibility to close in on Sopron, Gordana Kovacevic always scored important points."

Gordana Kovacevic, MKB Euroleasing Sopron:

"It was a hard game. We didn't play as well as last time. In the second quarter we lost the rhythm. We have to play faster against tall teams. But the most important thing is that we won."

Top performers

Sopron Kozachka-Zalk

Ivana Matovic

 

Oxana Pys'Mennyk

18Pts20
7Reb5
2AS2
0ST2
0BS0

Accumulated statistics

Sopron Kozachka-Zalk
35/66FG M/A29/66
30/52 (57.7%) FG2P M/A25/54 (46.3%)
5/14 (35.7%) FG3P M/A4/12 (33.3%)
14/17 (82.4%) FT M/A15/21 (71.4%)
58 (18-40) Reb (O-D) 66 (28-38)
30AS26
30TO28
16ST26
4BS4
42PF38
89Pts77

PHOTO GALLERY

SOPRON
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Bielikova, I. DNP
5Horváth, Z. 244/944.44/850.00/10.01/1100.0224020039
*6Kovacevic, G. 408/1457.18/1361.50/10.07/977.80444320223
8Szlimák, H. 40/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0000000000
9Seres, E. DNP
*10Borovickova, B. 283/837.51/333.32/540.00/00.0022424048
11Honti, K. 81/333.31/333.30/00.00/00.0101131112
*12Blahuskova, L. 345/955.65/862.50/10.03/475.03252200313
*13Vajda, A. 377/1163.65/683.32/540.00/00.01562111316
*14Matovic, I. 257/1070.06/966.71/1100.03/3100.02572200518
15Tajkov, G. DNP
TEAM/COACH920291521
TOTAL35/ 6653.030/ 5257.75/ 1435.714/1782.418405830301644289
KOZACHKA-ZALK
NameMinFG2P FG3P FGFTRebASTOSTBSPFPts
M/A%M/A%M/A%M/A%ODTot
4Zherzherunova, O. 225/1241.75/1241.70/00.02/2100.05382131112
6Kurasova, O. 60/10.00/10.00/00.00/00.0011000000
7Tsekova, I. 60/00.00/00.00/00.00/00.0011101000
*8Lyashkova, O. 101/333.31/333.30/00.02/366.7101000004
10Doroshenko, M. 180/20.00/20.00/00.00/00.0022002040
*11Kyrychenko, R. 404/1330.84/1136.40/20.04/580.046104510412
*12Alyoshkina, L. 304/757.14/757.10/00.06/875.02132110314
*13Fen'ko, O. 406/1250.04/757.12/540.01/333.31122431415
14Shablinska, T. DNP
*15Pys'Mennyk, O. 289/1656.37/1163.62/540.00/00.01452320320
TEAM/COACH1419331419
TOTAL29/ 6643.925/ 5446.34/ 1233.315/2171.428386626282643877
Legend
MinMinutes playedTotTotal reboundsBSBlocked shots
M/AMade/AttemptsASAssistsPtsPoints
%Shooting percentagePFPersonal fouls*Starters
OOffensive reboundsTOTurnoversDNPDid Not Play
DDefensive reboundsSTStealsFGField Goals
+/-Team's net points while on courtCCommitted foulsDDrawn fouls

GALLERY

TOP PERFORMERS

Sopron Kozachka-Zalk

Ivana Matovic

 

Oxana Pys'Mennyk

18Pts20
7Reb5
2AS2
0ST2
0BS0
25Min28

TEAM STATS

Sopron Kozachka-Zalk
35/66FG M/A29/66
30/52 (57.7%) FG2P M/A25/54 (46.3%)
5/14 (35.7%) FG3P M/A4/12 (33.3%)
14/17 (82.4%) FT M/A15/21 (71.4%)
58 (18-40) Reb (O-D) 66 (28-38)
30AS26
30TO28
16ST26
4BS4
42PF38
89Pts77