|Ieva Kublina (right) was one of a number of standout performers for Gyor|
A terrific team performance by Uni Gyor was the foundation for their third victory of the season in EuroLeague Women as they claimed an 81-72 home-floor success in Group A against the still winless Tarsus Belediye.
The hosts started well and once they moved 34-20 in front midway through the second quarter, they barely missed a beat and never looked like losing their grip against a Tarsus side who couldn't get anything going from outside the perimeter, and was always playing catch-up.
Amaya Valdemoro managed to cut the deficit to just seven points at 48-41 in the third period, but the visitors never looked like launching any kind of game-changing run.
Valdemoro certainly did her best to try and inspire her team as they looked to avoid a fourth consecutive loss, but her eye-catching and all-action line of 17 points, seven steals and four assists wasn't enough to deny Uni Gyor.
Gyor had a quintet of outstanding performances posted by Ieva Kublina, Chalysa Shegog, Rita Rasheed, Nataie Hurst and Nora Nagy-Budjoso.
Latvian center Kublina was arguably the pick, with 17 points, seven assists and six rebounds in less than 24 minutes of court time.
Uni Gyor head coach Akos Füzy
"I am happy about our win tonight. Although we have our troubles, we managed to put them aside for 40 minutes tonight. We have to fight our ghosts, and we are looking for our place. Nonetheless we had team unity for this match and this is the road we will have to stick to."
Tarsus head coach Erdal Yegi
"We were no match for Győr in terms of rebounding tonight. Our offence was not properly organised either, and these two things combined led to our defeat. Still, we won’t give up our EWL hopes, and will carry on the fight."
Uni Gyor player Ieva Kublina
"As the result and stats show, we really played as a team tonight. If we continue playing like this, I think we will always have a shot at victory."
Tarsus player Amaya Valdemoro
"Congrats to Gyor, they really played well in this match. Their strength was their team play. Tarsus will keep on pushing for its first EWL victory."