|Nora Nagy-Bujdoso finished the game with personal season-highs of 20 points and five assists|
Uni Györ produced one of the most impressive results of the entire EuroLeague Women season in Group B when they shrugged off the double departure of Ieva Kublina and Chalysa Shaygog to muster a super 78-72 success against Rivas Ecopolis.
Having been torn apart in Vidnoje last week, Györ then suffered a potentially devastating blow to their hopes of qualification to the post season when they waved goodbye to two of their starting five.
However, showing incredible amounts of resolve, spirit and some excellent play, they left Rivas Ecoplis stunned by producing a fine home win.
There had been little to separate the teams during a tight first half which Györ shaded 36-34 and it was a similar story when the teams returned to the court after the break.
Successive baskets by Nora Nagy-Budjoso put Gyor 59-51 in front, but Rivas responded with the last four points of the third period to ensure it was a close encounter once again.
However, Györ were always on the front foot and when they scored the first eight points of the last quarter, it proved to be the game-winning run they needed.
Gyorgyi Ori landed a triple to put her team 74-62 to the good, meaning Györ were able to hang on when Rivas threatened a late rally.
Nagy-Budjoso had a terrific 20 points, whilst Natalie Hurst came up with ten assists for Gyor.
Aneika Henry had 21 points and 12 rebounds for Rivas who missed the additional presence of Laura Nicholls inside.
Rivas head coach Miguel Martinez:
"Congratulations to Győr for their victory, they played a wonderful match with a big heart. Our major problem was that we made a lot of mistakes in defence."
Rivas player Katalin Honti:
"We were running after the result from the first moment. We were looking for tactical solutions; nearly nothing worked. In general, our defence was good but the match did not work out for us now. Some players were missing but that is also true for Györ, so it is a poor excuse."
Györ head coach Akos Fuzy:
"Our club is in its golden days, and this advance is a real achievement for our team. A number of our players were excelling, and if anything had hindered the girls those cuffs have fallen off, and such players contributed a lot, who had less often excelled in the season before."
Györ player Zsofia Simon:
"This victory was an emotional breakout. We played in a similar structure to that of last year, and it fits us better, and I really enjoyed my new role."