Quotes EWE Baskets Oldenburg vs. Szolnoki Olaj

06.11.2012

Szolnoki Olaj head coach Peter Por
"First of all I have to congratulate coach Machowski and his team for this victory. I think Oldenburg controlled most of the game because we let them get into a rhythm  in the first half. We let them play. It got a little better for us when we switched to a zone-defense in the second half. We defended well enough to get back into the game. But in the end we lost our concentration, Oldenburg scored nine easy points and we lost the game because of that."

Szolnoki center Marton Bader
"The loss hurts, but hopefully at the end of the group phase we will be right up there together with Oldenburg fighting for qualification for the next round. I think both teams didn't play that well, but we had some real lapses in intesity and let Oldenburg score some easy points, which was the difference in the end. Still I am disappointed that the final margin was so high, but we will focus on the next games and improve our game."

EWE Baskets Oldenburg head coach Sebastian Machowski
"This was an important win for us. We wanted to accomplish to things: Get off to a good start in this EuroChallenge season and we wanted to show a different face than in the last game against Bonn, which we lost. I think we played well throughout the game. We shared the ball, played as a team and made a lot of shots. I'll have to admit that we struggled a bit when Szolnoki Olaj played a zone defense, but in the end I think that this was a well deserved win for us."

EWE Baskets Oldenburg player Chris Kramer
"For me it was a great feeling to be back on the court and playing with my new teammates for the first time. I was a little rusty as can be seen by the missed free throws, but the team as a whole played some very good basketball. In the second half we played a little hesitant against their zone, passing up open shots and not driving to the basket enough, that way we lost our offensive rhythm at times. But still the win was huge for us and we will need to build on this for the upcoming challenges in the national league as well as in international competition."


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