MEL conquered by Good Angels

Basketball players of Good Angels Košice managed to conquer the regular season of international competition MEL, but they couldn’t win a single game against Hungarian Sopron in this season. Hungarian champion was also their opponent in finals. As it was shown later, “yellow-blues“ spared the triumph for the best possible moment and repeated a reprisal of last year final game in Steel aréna Košice.

RESULT SUMMARY AFTER SECOND DAY OF FINAL FOUR MEL 2014

Friday – 7th March 2014

FINALS

UNIQA Euroleasing Sopron – GOOD ANGELS Košice 63:70 (10:19, 22:35, 40:55)

team GOOD ANGELS Košice defended the overall victory from previous season of MEL
Sopron: Hawkins 20, Fegyverneky 14, Faris 8, Zsovár 1, Krnjič 0 (Ciglar 13, Stankovič 4, Simon 3, Tetemondová and Licskai 0). Coach: I. Polenek
Good Angels: Perkins 23 /4 three pointers/, Bojovič 16, Kizer 9, Abdi 8, Hruščáková 0 (Žirková 11 /3 three pointer/, Zietara 3, Bálintová and Krivačevič 0). Coach: M. Kováčik
FT: 23/34 – 11/15, fouls: 23 – 26, 5 fouls: 38. min. T. Krivačevič (Good Angels), technical foul: 38. min. Z. Žirková (Good Angels), three pointers: 4/15 – 9/19, referees: M. Brziak (SR), Z. Pala and G. Kapitány (both Hu.), spectators: 2850, quarters: 10:19, 12:16, 16:20, 23:15

The fate of the duel was decided in the first quarter, Košice managed it superbly compared to semifinal game. They defended Hungarian team in their offensive “mission“, moreover they were quite successful in scoring points (also from behind three point line) what helped them build double digit advantage.

Good Angels “survived“ the pressure of basketball players of Sopron who tried to turn the course of the final game. Home team was in a great shape, their lead was sufficient and because of this was their performance self-confident, so slight mistakes could divert them from the right way. “Yellow-blues“ finished the game without problems and raised the trophy for MEL champion over their heads again.

Next Schedule of Good Angels Košice:
11. 3. 2014 (Tuesday): Bourges – GOOD ANGELS (1. game of play-off EuroLeague, 7.00 pm.)
14. 3. 2014 (Friday): GOOD ANGELS – Bourges (2. game of play-off EuroLeague, 8.00 pm.)
19. 3. 2014 (Wednesday): Bourges – GOOD ANGELS (poss. 3. game of play-off EuroLeague, 8.30 pm.)
22. 3. 2014 (Saturday): GOOD ANGELS – Šamorín (1. game of semifinals Extraliga SR, 6.00 pm.)
26. 3. 2014 (Wednesday): Šamorín – GOOD ANGELS (2. game of semifinals Extraliga SR, 6.00 pm.)
22. 3. 2014 (Saturday): GOOD ANGELS – Šamorín (3. game of semifinals Extraliga SR, , 6.00 pm.)
2. 4. 2014 (Wednesday): Šamorín – GOOD ANGELS (poss. 4. game of semifinals Extraliga SR, 6.00 pm.)
5. 4. 2014 (Saturday): GOOD ANGELS – Šamorín (poss. 5 game of semifinals Extraliga SR, , 6.00 pm.)

BRONZE MEDAL GAME

PEAC Pécs – ŽKK Novi Zagreb 64:58 (17:14, 37:27, 49:36)

team PEAC won bronze medals
PEAC: Jovanovič 14 /3 three pointers/, Nagy-Bujdosó /9 rebounds/ and Raksanyi 8, Bishop 2, Szüc 0 (Reid 17, Kublina 13 /4 three pointers/, Kiss 2, Kaposi, Raus, Nagy and Demeter 0). Coach: Ž. Djokič
ŽKK: Ivankovič 24 /13 rebounds/, Ivezič 12, Dojkič 10, Komplet 2, Karčič 0 (Semren 6, Jurič 4) . Coach: V. Ivankovič
FT: 11/16 – 15/20, fouls: 23 – 20, technical foul: V. Ivankovič (head coach of ŽKK Novi Zagreb), three pointers: 9/16 – 1/11, referees: P. Papp (Hu.), M. Kúkelčík and T. Kiss (both SR), spectators: 250, quarters: 17:14, 20:13, 12:9, 15:22

Croatian champion entered the duel confidently and gained quick lead 8:0, but Hungarian team managed to reach them by patient performance in defense and turned the score. Pécs slowly started to build the advantage and moved away from the Istrian team until the half time. The finish of the game brought a dramatic moments – Croatian team lowered the score difference on 4 points, but Zagreb didn’t have enough time and lacked strengths to block the Pécs's triumph.

 

Scoreboard

UNIQA Euroleasing SopronUNIQA Euroleasing Sopron63 : 70
07.03.2014
Good Angels KošiceGood Angels Košice
PEAC-PécsPEAC-Pécs64 : 58
07.03.2014
WBC Novi ZagrebWBC Novi Zagreb
UNIQA Euroleasing SopronUNIQA Euroleasing Sopron59 : 52
06.03.2014
PEAC-PécsPEAC-Pécs
Good Angels KošiceGood Angels Košice66 : 62
06.03.2014
WBC Novi ZagrebWBC Novi Zagreb
Aluinvent DVTK MiskolcAluinvent DVTK Miskolc68 : 55
01.02.2014
WBC Novi ZagrebWBC Novi Zagreb

Standings

#TeamW/L%
1Good Angels Košice18/290.0
2UNIQA Euroleasing Sopron14/670.0
3PEAC-Pécs14/670.0
4WBC Novi Zagreb13/765.0
5Aluinvent DVTK Miskolc10/1050.0
6PINKK Pécsi 42410/1050.0
7Piešťanské Čajky9/1145.0
8MBK Ružomberok9/1145.0
9ŠBK Šamorín7/1335.0
10ŠKBD Rücon Spišská Nová Ves5/1525.0
11CEKK Cegléd1/195.0