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Group:  F | 04.12.2012, 19:00h
Group:  F | 04.12.2012, 19:00h
83-94
28 - 2121 - 2422 - 2012 - 29
28 - 2121 - 2422 - 2012 - 29
Venue: Szolnok (HUN) |
Spectators: 1096 |
Referees: Gili Cohen (ISR), Milan Brziak (SVK), Christoph Rohacky (AUT)

GAME REPORT


Kormend Rally To Score Big Win

20. Vincent Simpson		 (Körmend)
Vincent Simpson shared a game-high 20 points for Körmend

Kormend have taken control of the fight for second place in Group F and a berth in the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge.

The Hungarians used a huge fourth quarter to overcome their compatriots Szolnoki Olaj - their rivals for second place - 94-83 on the road in a huge result. 

They had trailed 68-60 late in the third quarter and 71-65 at the start of the fourth, but dug deep for a potentially decisive win.

Szolnoki were looking good for a win which would have given them command of their destiny when Ernests Kalve made it an eight-point game with a dunk with three minutes left in the third quarter. 

Marton Bader's lay-up had them up by six to start the fourth quarter.

But things changed with a 10-0 Kormend run - capped by Csaba Ferencz's three-pointer that put them up 78-75. 

Bader would bring the hosts level again at 81 but seconds later a three from Andras Rujak set off an 8-0 Kormend run that had them up 89-81 with 1:45 left, from which point they saw it out from the free throw line.

Vincent Simpson and Zvonko Buljan had 20 points apiece while Matthew Shaw added 18 for Kormend. Ferencz collected 17.

Akos Horvath and Kalve had 20 points each for Szolnoki, with Bader adding 13 and 12 rebounds.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes: Szolnoki Olaj vs. Körmend

Szolnoki head coach Dragan Aleksic

"We have lot of problems. I mean a lot of players are ill and we are have just changed coaches. Players are tired and we didn't believe in ourselves. Congratulations to Körmend."

Szolnoki player Márton Báder

"Congratulations to Körmend. We had to win but we couldn't. I thought we could go deeper but we couldn't."

Körmend head coach Tamás Hencsey 

"I asked from the team a long time ago that we show that we are good and we can play hard. Next round we will be harder, and we will do everything what we can."

Körmend player Csaba Ferencz 

"Last week we played two good games. In the fourth period we played good and we could win because of this extra."

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

41.7%

30/72
FG
M/A

53.6%

30/56

45.3%

24/53
FG2P
M/A

61.1%

22/36

31.6%

6/19
FG3P
M/A

40.0%

8/20

65.4%

17/26
FT
M/A

76.5%

26/34

38

16/22
RT
RO/RD

39

6/33

20

AS

18

9

TO

7

5

ST

4

3

BS

2

27

PF

22

83

Pts

94

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