MKB Euroleasing broke open a close game at the start off the second and cruised to a 78-55 victory in Sopron over TTT Riga.
Leading 34-31 late in the first half, the Hungarian hosts had all they could handle against Riga, who boast a very good line-up that includes a couple of Latvian national team players in Ieva Tare andd Zane Eglite.
But the wheels came off for Ainars Cukste's team after the restart.
Trailing 36-31 at the break, Riga were outscored 9-0 to begin the third quarter and never recovered.
The run actually began at the end of the second period, when Albena Branzova scored for a five-point interval lead.
The advantage ballooned to 51-32 midway through the third quarter and MKB rolled to victory.
Olexandra Gorbunova of Ukraine led MKB with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
Székely Norbert, Head Coach of MKB-EUROLEASING SOPRON:
"We played well! We worked a lot on our defense in the last few weeks. and it worked well tonight. In the second half our offense worked much much better. I would like to wish to TTT Riga good luck in the future!"
Ainars Cukste, Head Coach of TTT Riga:
"Congrat for Sopron, they were the better team tonight! We knew that they are very dangerous in offense, but we couldn't stop them for a long time."
Olexandra Gorbunova, MKB-EUROLEASING SOPRON:
"We started the second half with three triples, and after this we calmed down, and could play our rhythm. It was good that we had no game in the championship on the last weekend, so we had more time before this important game."