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Group:  B | 12.10.2011, 18:00h
Group:  B | 12.10.2011, 18:00h
77-58
19 - 823 - 1416 - 1219 - 24
19 - 823 - 1416 - 1219 - 24
Venue: Sopron (HUN) |
Spectators: 1000 |
Referees: Aare Halliko (EST), Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Tomislav Vovk (CRO)

GAME REPORT


Duo Leads Sopron In Thrashing Of Tarbes

20. Sara Krnjic (Pécs 2010)
Summer signing Sara Krnjic had a great start in the new season with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds

UNIQA-Euroleasing Sopron enjoyed a dream start to the 2011-12 EuroLeague Women with a 77-58 home thumping off Tarbes GB.

Zsófia Fegyverneky, who has joined the club from Hungarian rivals Pecs, got her Sopron career off to a good beginning with 16 points, five assists and three steals.

Twenty-year-old Serbian center Sara Krnjic also shone with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Krnjic sank all nine of her free-throws and also made four of her six shots from the floor.

Norbert Székely's team never trailed in the game.

Sopron took command with a 14-3 first-quarter run that gave them a 17-6 lead.

Krnic had five points in that spurt.

The hosts then hit Tarbes with another devastating run, outscoring the French 14-5 over the last 3:33 of the first half for a 42-22 lead.

At the break, Krnic led the home side with 13 points and Fegyverneky had eight.

A blowout then turned into a nightmare for Tarbes as Sopron went on an 8-2 run to stretch their advantage to 58-30 with 1:39 to play in the third quarter.

The rest of the game was an exercise in damage limitation for Tarbes.

They walked off the floor with a 19-point defeat.

The French side finished with an assist-to-turnover ratio of nine to 23, and also shot a woeful 18 of 35 (51.4%) at the free-throw line.

The 31-year-old French power forward Naura El Gargati had 18 points but she was just eight of 15 (53.3%) at the line.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Sopron vs Tarbes

Norbert Székely (Headcoach of UNIQA EUROLEASING SOPRON):
"We played in good rythm in the first half. So we had a big advantage for the second half, when we didn't play well against their zone. But it's always good to start the EuroLeague Women with a victory like this."

Pascal Pisan (Headcoach of TARBES GB):
"In the first half we didn't play well. We lost a lot of balls, and missed a lot of free throws, and we had not enough rebounds."

Zsófia Fegyverneky (UNIQA EUROLEASING SOPRON):
"Im very happy that we started the season with a victory! It was very important for our team. We know that we made mistakes in offense, but we will work on it!"

Florence Lepron (TARBES GB Guard):
"The key was the difference in rebounds. We didnt control it, so we had no chance to win."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

43.1%

25/58
FG
M/A

46.3%

19/41

44.9%

22/49
FG2P
M/A

50.0%

17/34

33.3%

3/9
FG3P
M/A

28.6%

2/7

82.8%

24/29
FT
M/A

51.4%

18/35

33

13/20
RT
RO/RD

21

6/15

15

AS

9

17

TO

23

15

ST

14

0

BS

3

29

PF

25

77

Pts

58

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