|01 August 2013|
|Debora Dubei and Hungary kicked off their Group D campaign with an easy win over the Slovak Republic |
Dorottya Nagy's impressive first quarter set Hungary up for a 73-41 win in their Group D opener against the Slovak Republic in the U16 European Championship Women.
The nations met twice in last year's tournament with Hungary winning both matches, and Nagy's 11 first-quarter points set them on the path for repeat success here.
The Hungarian team needed a 6-0 run to finish the half and extend the lead to 12 after the Slovak Republic had fought back in the second quarter, but they stamped their authority on the game in the second half to pull clear.
A further 12-0 run early in the third quarter pushed the lead up to 23 and finished the game as a contest.
Virag Kiss top-scored for the Hungarian team, ending with 19 points and 11 rebounds while Nagy settled on 11 and added 11 rebounds also, and four other players added eight points.
Lucia Striesova led the Slovakian team with nine points.