Confident Hungarian success in the home of the European Championship host

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 8:25 p.m

The Hungarian women’s basketball team, which is preparing for the European Championship, scored an easy 87-64 success as a guest of the European Championship host Slovenia in Celje.

warm-up match:
Slovenia-Hungary 64-87 (18-28, 10-19, 22-20, 14-20)
the best Hungarian pitchers: Kiss V. 17, Török 14, Dombai, Horváth B. 10-10

At the beginning of the match, the teams were tied 8-8, but after that, the game of the Hungarian national team prevailed. Kiss Virágés were resolute in both defense and attack, they constantly moved away from their rivals and quickly increased the difference to over ten points, and then they kept ten of their advantage until the first intermission.

At the beginning of the second quarter, the Slovenians kept pace with the Hungarians, but in the second half of the period, Norbert Székely’s team’s defense became tighter again, they barely allowed a point to the host and built up a nearly twenty-point lead by halftime (28-47).

Photo: Hungarian women’s basketball team/Facebook

After the long break, the Slovenian team gave the Hungarians a bit of a scare, as they halved the difference in lightning speed, but after the Hungarian captain’s timeout, the national team organized their lines and made their lead comfortable again until the end of the quarter (50-67). In the last ten minutes, there was nothing to be excited about, the Hungarian team played basketball very confidently and won easily.

It’s hard to summarize what we saw, because the match looked good, as we managed to win against the host team with so many points – evaluated Székely on the website of the Hungarian association. He added, “this should not deceive them” or make them think they know everything, because they don’t know anything yet, they have to start building now.

Photo: Hungarian women’s basketball team/Facebook

“But it was a good foundation stone for this construction, and it is very important that everyone contributed. Tomorrow will be a completely different match, I am sure that the opponent will be much stronger and tougher. Today we mourn the death of Gábor Bácsalmási,” he said on the news of the death of the training coach on Tuesday, the national team captain.

After Wednesday’s match in Slovenia, the national team will face the Portuguese twice next week in Székesfehérvár, and finally, before the European Championship, they will also meet the Spanish twice in Sopron.

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