BK Lotos made their final step in the FIBA Euroleague Women qualifying round by beating Vojvodina Nis-Gas 85-57 at home. The first two quarters were highlighted with quality play from both sides, but the home squad was stronger and had a slight 44-34 advantage at the half.
In what was to be the deciding quarter, Lotos came out fired-up on the defensive end. With their overwhelming and intense defense, the home team completely shut down Vojovodina's offense. This proved to be the devastating blow as Lotos built up a 70-41 lead to start the fourth quarter.
The 30-point lead was too much for the visitors to make up, and in the fourth quarter the reserves from both teams saw a lot of playing time. When the final buzzer sounded, BK Lotos had won clearly 85-57. The MVP honors of the game went to Aleksandra Chomac who posted a career high 10 points, two rebounds, a block and a steal.
Krzysztof Koziorowicz, Lotos Gdynia head coach:
"Tonight my players proved they can play basketball for an entire 40 minutes. They owed it to their fans after a bad league game against AZS Chelm. Tonight the basketball was not only about the result but also the quality. My team is probably as young as their rivals so I am very satisfied with the victory"
Aleksandra Chomac, Lotos Gdynia:
"After our poor perfomance in the Polish league we were very focused since the game started. We had to show our fans that we are playing for them in each, even theoretically easy game.
I am satisfied with 13 minutes I spent on the floor. It was my best game in Gdynia so far and I hope I can repeat it or even play better basketball game"
D. Bukvic, Vojvodina Nis-Gas head coach:
"First I would like to congratulate Gdynia team and wish them all good in the second part of the season. They are a great team.
We played with too much respect for Lotos Gdynia in the first half. Later my players were more loose and they did better even though Lotos dominated the game so much"